How to Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

How to Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most, if not the most, important sale of the year. While Nordstrom holds half-yearly sales throughout the year, this sale has become legendary among Nordstrom customers who enjoy outstanding savings on the most exciting new fall merchandise, along with plenty of stuff for summer.


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale offers new arrivals on sale from top brands like Madewell, Vince, Topshop and more. It’s a great time to stock up on your fall boots such as Marc Fisher or the All Saints leather jacket. As always, Nordstrom cardmembers get to shop the sale before everyone else during Early Access. Apply for a Nordstrom credit card to unlock Early Access. Subject to credit approval.

Anniversary Sale has always been a time of celebration. To continue that tradition this year while adapting to the unique impacts of COVID-19, we took a little extra time to ensure your comfort and safety. This year Anniversary Sale will be from August 19–30. While the dates have changed, what makes Anniversary Sale special hasn’t—new arrivals from top brands at great prices. And with more ways to find the best deals—plus our convenient services—we’re committed to making this year one to remember. Here’s all you need to know to get ready to shop.

Anniversary Sale and Early Access: how it works.

When is Anniversary Sale?

  • All cardmembers can shop Early Access starting August 13—shop even earlier depending on your Nordy Club status.
  • Anniversary Sale is open to everyone August 19–30. Prices go up August 31.
  • You can shop the sale in open stores during normal business hours. Online shopping begins at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.
Nordstrom cardmember Early Access dates.

How to Preview the #nsale

We’re giving everyone the ability to preview all sale items even earlier—starting July 24. This way, you have plenty of time to save your favorites to your Wish List so you can check out faster when it’s time to shop. This preview experience will replace our print catalog this year.

Cardmembers with Icon, Ambassador or Influencer status will get even more time to shop Early Access. The higher your status, the earlier you shop. This is on top of the six days of Early Access all cardmembers get.  

Anniversary Sale is coming to Canada August 19–September 3, and this year you can shop online at! To learn more, go to

Cardmember Early Access

Nordstrom cardmember Early Access dates.

How to Get Ready to Shop

1. Have your Nordstrom card ready.

Nordstrom cardmembers can shop the sale before everyone else. 

Already have a card?

Want to shop early?
Apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card
Subject to credit approval.

2. Know your Nordy Club status.

We’re letting our cardmembers shop even earlier this year—the higher your status, the sooner you can shop.

3. Mark your calendar.

Don’t forget to set a reminder so you’re ready to shop as soon as you have access.

Top Sellers from the 2019 Anniversary Sale

Boots / Blank NYC Moto Jacket / Love Shack Fancy Dress / Faux Leather Blazer / Python Boots

Anniversary Sale Pro Tips

Download the App. Now you can get notified when items in your Wish List and Shopping Bag are back in stock.

Preview the Sale. This year, you can preview sale items earlier—starting July 24. Save your favorites to your Wish List so you can check out faster when it’s time to shop.

Double your rewards. Cardmembers, use a Personal Double Points Day to earn 2X the points on any day you choose.

Get Email Updates. Sign up for emails so you can stay up to date on Anniversary Sale news.

Free Shipping & Free Returns We’ll ship almost anything on our site to anywhere in the United States—even Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico—for free.

Contactless Curbside Pickup. It’s a fast and convenient way to get your Anniversary Sale finds!=

I will be previewing the sale on July 24! Stay tuned for my preview on what to buy in a few weeks!

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