NSALE 2019

JULY 19, 2019

Public Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is today through August 4th. There’s a very limited selection for petites which helped to narrow down my choices. Here are some basics I ordered to try and I will share another update with reviews if and when my order is fulfilled:

JULY 12, 2019

The Nordstrom Anniversary catalog is available online.

Will you be shopping the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale? Early Access starts July 12th at 12:30PM ET, access to the general public begins July 19th and the sale ends on August 4th this year. Personally I haven’t had a lot of luck shopping at Nordstrom. Last year I placed 5 orders and I only kept these Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie (back again this year, review here), the Topshop Jamie high waist ankle skinny Jeans (review and measurements here) and the Zella ‘Hatha’ high waist crop leggings (review here). I regret keeping this Caslon Two Pocket Knit Blazer (review here) which I listed on Poshmark since I lost the receipt but I may just try to return it since the tags are attached.


1. No need to sign up for a credit card to shop Early Access – If you don’t have a Nordstrom card check out the below tip for how to gain access to shop the nsale without being a credit card holder in previous years.  Update 12:30PM ET: The workaround is not working this year since they are verifying your Nordstrom card number.

2. 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. After all, fall weather is still far out and I wouldn’t want to spend 3 weeks of summer shopping solely based on a fear of missing out. In 2017 the only purchase I made were for the top selling Vince Camuto Fileana Split Shaft Bootie (review here) in September well after the #nsale had ended. I had tried to order the booties during the sale only to have my orders cancelled twice so customer support via chat price matched the sale price when I did finally manage to order them in September. In full disclosure, I ended up returning them since the style didn’t fit my feet comfortably so technically I didn’t keep anything from the 2017 sale.

3. 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.

4. 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.


Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ Expandable Tote (sale price: $133.90) – I reviewed this expandable tote here compared to the other sizes I own.

Diptyque candle set (sale price: $55) – You can see the sizing compared to the full-size 6.2oz candle here. I like to display them on my bookshelf since I like the pretty labels but the votive size doesn’t have much scent throw.

You can also refer to my past season reviews below.

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

Happy shopping!