10 Best Buys in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Every Year!

The biggest and best sale of the year officially starts this week for Nordstrom cardholders! This is a sale to shop for things you’d normally purchase anyway but at a discount of up to 40% off. In other words, strategic shopping! Today we are sharing 10 great buys in the sale every year – think wardrobe staples, back to school items, gifts (yes, even holiday!) and more. 

If you’ve followed DoSayGive the past eight years you know we provide incredibly detailed guides to this amazing sale. Our goal is to show you the absolute best finds in the sale so you don’t have to browse through the thousands of items. Our full Nordstrom Sale Guide launches Thursday morning when Ambassador cardholders get access! Make sure you subscribe to DoSayGive emails to get all our sale guides via email!

When You Can Shop the Sale:

July 6: Early Access for Icon Cardholder Status 

July 7: Early Access for Ambassadors Cardholder Status

July 9: Early Access for Influencer Cardholder Status 

July 15: Sale opens to the public!

July 31: Sale ends

Login to your Nordstrom.com account to check your level!

How to prepare now:

Prepare for your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping by logging into your Nordstrom account (or create a new one) and save sale items to your “wishlist” for easy shopping once the sale opens. (Items in the sale will have a yellow “Anniversary Preview” sign under the product name.)

So what are the best things to purchase during the sale? Think about what you are going to buy anyway as far as back to school, fall/winter clothes and upcoming birthday gifts. With prices continuing to rise, you may want to go ahead and shop holiday gifts as well. You can buy much of this in the sale and be a savvy shopper by saving up to 40% off!  

Athletic Shoes:

This year Nike, Adidas, and Ons are included in the sale! Women’s, Men’s and Children’s shoes are great to shop in the sale. 

Popular Winter Coats and Fleeces:

I don’t like paying full-price for these brands so love when I find them in the Nordstrom sale! Brands like Barbour and The North Face usually sell quickly. 

Undergarments for the Whole Family:

Every year my favorite bra is on sale during the sale. (Note: I am small chested and go up two cup sizes on this bra.) Bras are expensive, but we need them so why not buy on sale? It’s also a great time to stock up on panties. I bought these one size fits all panties last year and I am hooked. They don’t show lines! 

Back to School:

Shoes, clothes, socks and more! 

Athletic Outfits:

Zella and Bombas on sale!


The Moonlight Pajamas are so comfy and come in several colors! They come in long and short sets and make great gifts, too. 


So many great gifts this year in the sale! We will do a full roundup in our complete sale post but check out these: 

Beauty Sets:

If you had you’re wanting to try a new beauty product or refresh what you already have, now is your time to purchase! Think holiday gifts, too! 

Baby Gear

I bought our NUNA car seat in the sale several years ago and so glad I did!

Denim and Pants

The Nordstrom Sale is a great time to buy designer jeans on sale! 

Stay tuned for more strategic shopping posts!

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