Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 – Workwear Picks & Must Have’s

Here’s everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017, including key dates, early access, key picks, included brands & more. 


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Once a year, Nordstrom holds it’s biggest sale of the year for Nordstrom cardholders. The sale is different from regular sales in that it’s new merchandise that goes on sale, and not out-of-season, old products that are discounted.

If you’re excited about the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you’re in luck! Here’s my ultimate guide for what to expect this year, product reviews and key sale dates. 


Here are my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks for workwear, casual clothes, activewear fitness clothing and beauty!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAQs

I’ll be updating this post throughout the sale with product picks, styling and reviews. In the meantime, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Nordies sale, including early access dates, promo codes, included brands, perks of being a Nordstrom cardholder and more.

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The 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be July 21 – August 6, 2017. But, Nordstrom credit cardholders get ‘early access' to the sale, allowing them to both preview + purchase items a full week before the sale opens to the general public. It's a way that Nordstrom rewards it's most loyal customers.

The sale isn't live yet, but once it is you can shop it online here.



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You can shop Nordstrom's sale a couple ways:

  • online
  • in-store
  • buy online and pick up in-store

If you have a favorite in-store salesperson, perhaps you'd like to shop in store. Personally, I prefer to shop online and try items on in the comfort of my own home.

Another benefit of doing this is sometimes items will later go on deeper sale in late August and if you purchase online, you can easily ask an online sales associate to price-match in the chat box. If you buy in-store, you have to go in-store to price match (which I think is super annoying).

If you choose the third option, to buy and pick up, you'll get a text to your phone when your items are ready. Some Nordstrom store locations even provide curbside pickup, where a sales associate brings your purchases straight to your car. Nordies really knows how to open our wallets, ha.

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The catalog will be mailed to Nordstrom cardholders and is expected to ship out the week of 6/26.

Update 6/26: Yay! The catalog is up, you can browse it online here.

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Nordstrom releases a catalog specifically for the #NSale, which shows a highlight of top items – usually I gravitate towards the beauty sets, fall boots and winter coats.

Based on past items in the sale, here's what I estimate will be in this year's Nordstrom Sale:

  • Designer Bags: Chloe, Marc Jacobs, MCM and Longshamp Le Pliage
  • Boots: Ugg, Hunter rain boots, Rag & Bone, Fyre, Sperry
  • Designer clothing: St Johns, Barbour jackets
  • Designer shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Vince slip ons, AGL, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, Sam Edelman, Seychelles, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Alexander Wang
  • Active wear: Nike, Zella, Adidas
  • Jewelry: Monica Vinader jewelry and Michele watches
  • Cosmetics: Nars, MAC, SK-II, Clarisonic. They release beauty sets during the sale.
  • Other Beauty: Diptique, Volupsa, Jo Malone, AHAVA, Amore Pacific,
  • Good Value buys: Zella workout pants, Barefoot Dreams cardigan, Natori bras, Chantelle Rive bras

You can get an idea of products and brands that go on sale from my last 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks post. Until the catalog is released.. people like to guess or call their sales associates for insider tips, but no one knows for sure.

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All Nordstrom cardholders automatically receive early access to the Nordstrom sale. You can also sign up for a Nordies credit card and gain access that way.

While some cult favorite items sell out very quickly, and designer things will definitely sell out in the pre-sale, most things get continually restocked over the length of the sale so I wouldn't say it's a “must” to be a cardholder.

You can shop it as a general public member just fine. Just know that if you have your heart set on a designer bag, there are very limited quantities of those and it pays to be a card holder.

If you do decide to sign up, sign up before July 9th and make a purchase the day you open it. Then you'll be mailed a $20 bonus note in time for the anniversary sale.

Typically you need to spend $100 on the day you're approved for a Nordies card to get the $20 bonus note, but they are waiving that during this time period for the Anniversary Sale.

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Here are a couple perks that a Nordstrom Credit or Debit card gives:

  • Early access to the sale
  • 2 points/$ spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and TrunkClub (these are all Nordstrom-owned brands)
  • 24 hour customer service

I believe that they have discontinued Nordstrom debit cards at this time. Only open a credit card if you are able to pay off your balance in full each month, otherwise it's not worth going into debt for a sale!!

There are different levels of Nordstrom cardholder status. Here's a handy chart below or visit this link for the complete details. Level 4 cardholders will have first access to the sale on July 12th.

nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 early access cardholder benefits

Key sale dates are summarized below:

Date Event
July 12th, 2017 Sale opens for Level 4 Nordstrom Cardholders
July 13th, 2017 Sale opens for all Nordstrom Cardholders
July 21st, 2017 Sale opens to general public
August 6th, 2017 Last day of the sale.

Note: Nordstrom is based in Seattle, Washington and opens the sale at 12:01am on each of the dates listed above, pacific time.


Nordstrom Giveaway

In celebration of the recent launch of Lili Alessandra a maker of fine linens and soft furnishings on I have partnered with a few of my favorite bloggers to give away a $500 Nordstrom gift card! Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and ends on 8/2. Winner will be announced here. Good luck!

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  1. Ellese
    July 19, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    This is one of my favorite sales! Thanks for an amazing giveaway opportunity as well!

  2. Luci
    July 26, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Great selection! Love the red jumpsuit, such a fun piece!

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