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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024: Everything we know, plus early deals to shop now

Save the date! The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale returns in July and we've got the scoop on all the savings from your favorite brands.

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This once-a-year sale is your chance to load up on your favorite designer goods for less. (Nordstrom)

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is an unofficial holiday for fans of the brand. After all, the massive savings event offers deep discounts on a range of products, including cult favorites and just-released merchandise from popular brands like Barefoot Dreams, Birkenstock, Zella, Spanx, Charlotte Tilbury and more. Dubbed “the biggest fashion event of the year,” it’s a great time to stock up on clothes, shoes, accessories, beauty products and home goods for yourself, along with gifts for others at jaw-droppingly low prices you won’t see during any other time of year.

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There’s a lot to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. To take advantage of all that this shopping event has to offer, it’s important to plan ahead. Ready to dive in? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts on Monday, July 15, with price cuts on a huge range of merchandise, and runs through Monday, August 5. But Nordstrom cardmembers, who also belong to the brand’s Nordy Club, get what’s known as Early Access to the savings.

Early Access varies depending on your level of Nordy Club membership, which is dictated by how much you spend during the year. “Icons” can shop as early as Tuesday, July 9, giving them a huge head start on the savings. “Ambassadors” are able to start saving on Wednesday, July 10, while “Influencers” (which is the level everyone starts at) can shop starting Thursday, July 11.

Don’t have a Nordstrom card? It’s a good idea to sign up ASAP. Again, only Nordstrom cardmembers get early access to the savings, and the sale's most popular items tend to sell out fast.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a huge savings event that some people wait for all year. It's different than other Nordstrom sales because it offers brand-new, just-released items at sale prices instead of discounts on older items. You'll find rare discounts (our favorite!) on some of the biggest fashion, beauty and home brands on the market. It's a great time to shop for fall and winter merchandise at reduced prices as well as score deals on trendy new arrivals and everyday essentials.

Nordstrom puts a ton of must-have merchandise on sale — think clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty products and home goods. There are items for men, women and kids so you can shop for every member of your family.

While you can find apparel and goods for just about any time of year, the sale has a big emphasis on fall and winter collections. Brands to look out for include Zella, Barefoot Dreams, Good American, Stuart Weitzman, Nike, Birkenstock, Charlotte Tilbury, Le Creuset, Free People, Tory Burch and more. In the past, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has offered major deals on brands that don't typically go on sale — we expect the same for this year.

Everything! Start with high-fashion items you've had your eye on but may have been too pricey — this is your time to pick up designer goods (think handbags, shoes and accessories from luxury brands) that are rarely discounted. Essentials like basic T-shirts, bathing suits, transitional jackets, sneakers and socks are also on our list.

And don’t forget beauty must-haves, too. In the past, we've spotted some of our favorite anti-aging moisturizers, high-end makeup and must-have fragrances at amazing prices during the sale. You should also keep an eye out for deeply discounted home goods like cookware and bedding.

If you’re not already a Nordstrom cardmember, it’s a good idea to change that in advance of the sale. You can apply for a card right now and earn perks like two points per dollar you put on your card, an $80 bonus note to use on future purchases and, of course, early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Deals on must-have products typically sell out fast, so being a cardmember definitely gives you a leg up.

If you plan to shop on your phone, it’s also a good idea to download the Nordstrom app to make it easier to scroll through selections and redeem the rewards you earn by shopping with Nordstrom. You can even set up push notifications to let you know when hot items are on sale, as well as when certain products are back in stock.

A preview for the sale drops on Thursday, June 27. Once the sale items are up, Nordstrom lets you create a "Wish List," so you can do a quick checkout once you’re granted access. (Heads up: Putting things on your "Wish List" won’t guarantee they’ll be in stock when you’re ready to shop, but it can make the process of buying them a lot easier.)

Technically, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn’t start until July 9 (for select cardmembers) and July 15 for the general public. However, Nordstrom is currently offering impressive deals on some of our favorite items — think Zella leggings, flowy maxi dresses and Le Creuset bakeware. If you’re looking to score discounts ahead of the big savings event, consider these steals:

When it comes to go-to buys for Nordstrom shoppers, Zella leggings are actually worth the hype — especially the buttery-soft Studio Luxe high-waisted pair. Not only are they flattering and stylish, but everyone says they are very much squat-proof. This bright reddish-orange hue is giving off the best summer energy, too.

$47 at Nordstrom

This gauzy cover-up maxi dress is essential for a trip to the beach or a day at the pool. It has a surplice bodice and slit skirt for a hint of leg. You’ll stay breezy and comfortable all day long. Plus, the lightweight material dries quickly. 

$48 at Nordstrom

From days at the office to dinners with friends, this black twist top can be styled for any occasion. The front twist keeps the deep V-neck from feeling too revealing and the flattering shape is easy to pair with jeans, skirts or trousers. It's on sale in white too.

$44 at Nordstrom

Every closet needs a pair of lightweight linen pants for the summer. This favorite from Caslon has a cute, slightly cropped tulip hem that will flatter sandals, flip-flops, sneakers and everything in between. If you're worried about staining these crisp white pants, you can snag the style in black, tan and olive.

$45 at Nordstrom

When Tory Burch bags go on sale, they shoot right to the top of our wish list. This roomy leather tote keeps its classic shape, thanks to its flat bottom, no matter how much you fill it. Plus, this pretty taupe shade is a year-round hue.

$279 at Nordstrom

These gold slides look just as pretty with a sundress as they do with white pants. And while heeled sandals are all well and good, you'll be able to wear this flat pair all day.

$90 at Nordstrom

We love nothing more than a comfortable sneaker that's also fashionable. This pair from Dr. Scholl's, now nearly 40% off, gets extra props because it easily slips on and off. The neutral color matches all of your summer attire. 

$50 at Nordstrom

Get long, fluffy lashes with just a few swipes of this Laura Mercier favorite — now 30% off. The mascara wand has a unique design to fan out lashes for a bold look and help prevent smudging. 

$18 at Nordstrom

Le Creuset is pretty much the gold standard in bakeware, beloved by renowned chefs (including one Barefoot Contessa!) for durable, enameled cast iron cookware that stands up to high heat and the test of time. The Dutch oven is perfect for saucy pastas, chicken dishes and stews. 

$280 at Nordstrom

This hearty set of stoneware from Staub includes three versatile dishes for all of your cooking needs — think a rectangular dish for breakfast bakes and enchiladas, the oval for savory meats and pasta, and the round dish for making desserts. Scoop up the white for everyday use, and cherry or blue for summer cookouts and holidays.

$130 at Nordstrom