Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Guide for Workwear and Beyond

Nordstrom anniversary sale 2018

2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018? Early access starts July 12, 2018 and regular access to the sale starts July 20, 2018 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond!

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — are you? We’ll be updating this page as we get closer to the sale. Early access starts July 12, and the sale is open to everyone from July 20 to August 5 (when prices go back up).

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What is the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or NAS) is a once-yearly summer sale where Nordstrom marks down new fall merchandise for a limited time. Unlike other sales, which focus on clearing out old merchandise, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale gives you discounts on brand new fall merchandise as it’s hitting the shelves.

Wait, what? Really? New Fall Merchandise On Sale?

Yes, truly. This is why readers LOVE this sale — there are a ton of sizes and colors available, it’s all current trends, shapes, lengths, and colors, and in general it’s a great time to stock up on basic things, from underwear to shoes to bags to suits, from budget picks to investment pieces. We’ve recently rounded up the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom based on shoppers’ ratings; you may also want to check out our roundup of the best-selling denim at Nordstrom.

What Will Be Included In the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale of 2018?

The selection is a bit different every year, though, so stay tuned here (or, even better, sign up for our newsletter!) for our picks for this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Brands we’ve seen represented a lot in the past include Halogen, Vince CamutoBoss, Sam EdelmanEliza J,  Hanky Panky, ChantelleCosabella, Natori, Wacoal, Lafayette 148 New York, Tory Burch, TheoryZella, and more. The 2017 sale catalog gives you a taste of which brands will be included this year, but it’s definitely not all inclusive. (You can see our NAS picks from previous years right here!)

What are the 2018 Dates for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be July 20-August 5. Early Access starts July 12, 2018, unless you’re Level 4, in which case it may start even earlier. (Warning if you don’t have Early Access: things DO sell out!)

How Do I Get Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018?

If you have a Nordstrom rewards card or a Nordstrom credit card, you can shop Early Access. You can sign up for a rewards card here. (You can read our older thoughts on the benefits of the Nordstrom credit card — it is still one of the few “store cards” that I use.)

Should I Shop Online or At the Store?

I’m Team Online in general, all the time — but especially with Nordstrom because they offer free shipping and free returns (to say nothing of a great return policy! As of 2018 there is no end limit on returns. That isn’t to say you should take advantage of them — as they note, “We will do our best to take care of customers and deal with them fairly; we ask that our customers treat us fairly as well.”

That said, if you really want your stuff TODAY, do note that Nordstrom offers an “in-store pickup” option — depending on which store is your local one, they may even offer curbside pickup, where they bring it out to you. You can find your local store here.

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