Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

Nordstrom Anniversay Sale PicksClick on the image to shop these items

Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale? I updated my Nsale page last week. Shopping early access requires a card so I’ll be watching/reading reviews and updating my wish list until I can shop the sale. Public Access this year is August 19-30. Fortunately, there’s a very limited selection for petites and size 00/XXS which  always helps to further narrow down my choices.

Update 8/19: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale public access is open today August 19 at 9:30AM ET through August 30, 2020. Not surprising but a lot of the items I wanted are sold out in the color and sizes I want/need. Here is what I ordered to try (note: some items are not #nsale specific and I also ordered a pricey camisole that I’ve been curious about):

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PicksClick on the image to shop these items

Nordstrom Anniversay Sale PicksClick on the image to shop these items


1. Don’t sweat it – Per Annie‘s helpful tip, Nordstrom will honor the sale price of an item that has been restocked only if your #nsale order was cancelled. Therefore, I wouldn’t sweat it if you miss out on an item due to a cancelled order as long as you don’t mind online stalking an item. I bookmark the item’s page and check at random times throughout the day for pop-ups in the size/color I want.

2. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack accept each other’s returns – This is yet another helpful and convenient tip I’ve learned from Annie in case you don’t have a Nordstrom store near you. This article (short and sweet) and this article (more in depth) both confirm how and why cross-chain returns are possible. I’ve only tried this once in 2017. The politically correct response from Nordstrom Rack employee I asked was that they accept Nordstrom returns as a courtesy to their customers.

3. Be wary of restock alerts – Items will be returned and pop back in stock online in random sizes and colors throughout the sale (and well after the sale has ended). I believe this is due to many people ordering multiple sizes and colors. However, items that frequently get restocked in almost all sizes and colors may also be due to poor fit, poor quality or both. Most people can’t wait to return something fast enough if we don’t love it and the majority will not bother to leave a helpful review either way. I typically review items regardless of whether or not they work out for me.


Due to the pandemic I noticed that the sale price is lower than previous years for some of these items.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (retail price: $116 sale price: $68.90) – Review here.

Gibson Cozy Twist Front Pullover, size XXSP (retail price: $49 sale price: $28.90) – Review here.

Zella Live In High Waist Leggings (retail price: $59 sale price: $38.90) – Review here. I also reviewed the cropped version here.

Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Expandable Tote (retail price: $195 sale price: $119.90) – I reviewed this expandable tote here compared to the other sizes I own.

Diptyque candle set (sale price: $75) – You can see the sizing compared to the full-size 6.2oz candle here. The votive size doesn’t have much scent throw.

On a related note, I noticed that the Silk’n Flash & Go hair removal device isn’t part of this year’s anniversary sale and it coincidentally just sold out on Nordstrom as I’m writing this. I bought the Silk’n BellaFlash Pro Touch & Glide HPL Technology Hair Removal Device (last year it was $149.99 after an automatic $50 discount) from Costco last year (on August 22) after shopping around. I noticed the device is currently $139.99 after an automatic $60 at Costco right now. I’ve used the device on my arms, legs and bikini area successfully. It took me 3-4 sessions on each area before I started to see noticeable reduction in hair growth. However, I’ve used 6 sessions on my arms and legs and my leg hair has stopped growing but I still have a few spots where I see some stubble come in on my arms slowly in some spots that I missed. I can tolerate the highest setting (5) on my arms and legs but my bikini area can only tolerate the middle setting (3). I’m hoping to finish the bikini area after a few more sessions. I also need to try the device on my upper lip which I currently pluck.

You can also refer to my past season reviews below.

2019: Part 1
2018: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3| Part 4
2016: Part 1 | Part 2


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