15 Tips For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Hi Everyone!

With the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just a week away we thought it would be a great time to share our top tips for shopping our very favorite sale of the year! As a reminder, you can view the full catalog here. Also make sure to check out our other Nordstrom Anniversary sale post here. It includes all the dates plus more!


Here’s our Top 15 Tips:

Tip 1: Get a Nordstrom credit card so you can have early access when the sale first opens on July 12th! It takes about a week for them to mail the card to you so definitely call the 800# {or go to your local Nordstrom or NordstromRack store} asap. You can also ask them to expedite your card so that you have it in time for the sale. Otherwise they should be able to link your card number to your login so that way you can still access it if for some reason the sale starts before you have the card in hand.

Tip 2: Save money now. Okay that sounds easier than it is. But what we mean is maybe hold off on spending money on any non necessary shopping purchases because you will definitely find SO many things that you want at the anniversary sale.

Tip 3: Set a budget for how much you want to spend. Stick to it once the sale starts! Luckily there are several pay days that hit during the length of the sale, so you might want to set aside an amount to shop at two times during the sale.

Tip 4: Write out a list of the items you wore the most last fall and winter. Use this list to help guide your purchases once the sale starts. Boots, sweaters, jeans and jewelry were at the top of our list – as well as makeup and hair care items.

Tip 5: Make a list of items that sold out last year that you weren’t able to grab in your size. For us it was several tops from the Leith and Gibson brands, Nike running shoes, B.P. leopard slides, Zella leggings, Tory Burch shoes, Ab Solution jeans, Barefoot Dreams cardigans, and several items from the Kendra Scott collection specifically made for the anniversary sale.

Tip 6: Read old posts to get an idea of what will be included. You can see two of our most popular 2017 NSALE posts here and here.

Tip 7: Set your alarm if you plan to shop the sale online! For those that have a Nordstrom debit or credit card the sale should technically go live at 12:01 am on Thursday, July 12th. Public access to the sale will start at 12:01am PST on Friday, July 20th.

Tip 8: If you plan to shop in store, definitely contact your personal stylist if you have one! They may be able to pull items for you on the preview day and have it ready for you once you arrive. This will save you lots of time! Some of them may even offer to send you photos in advance too.

Tip 9: If you are a Level 4 credit card holder than you get some extra special access! The day before the sale starts you will be able to shop in store and see all the new Anniversary sale merchandise 24 hours early. YIPPEE!

Tip 10: For those shopping in store, we suggest taking a phone charger, water bottle and extra snacks. You will be there much longer than you plan, trust us! We always go to Dallas to shop since Oklahoma doesn’t have any Nordstrom stores. We always have dead phones by the end of our fun sister shopping excursion.

Tip 11: Get gifts for the upcoming holidays! The Anniversary sale has some of the best under $50 gift items that you will see all year. From throw blankets and candles to serving trays and coffee table books, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale home section definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Tip 12: Don’t forget to check the makeup section. We suggest going there first! The special edition items and value kits always go SO fast. The MAC lip kits are on the top of that list for sure. We can’t wait to get the Oribe kits this year as well as the Charlotte Tilbury kit. It looks amazing!!

Tip 13: Download the Nordstrom app. Updates and such will be added there as the sale starts and goes through August 6th

Tip 14: If you don’t like something, don’t worry! There’s no expiration date on returns, which is absolutely amazing. Plus they are FREE! We wish all stores had the same policy LOL.

Tip 15: Last but not least, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and subscribe to our newsletter list here to see the best items of the sale! We spend hours and hours going through all the items online to find the very best deals. It’s such fun and we’d love to have you along for the ride.

**Plus we will have some AMAZING giveaways from Kendra Scott, Tory Burch and so much more!**

P.S. Here are some our favorite finds from last year’s sale! See this year’s catalog HERE!

Barefoot Dreams Cardigans, Ab Solution Jeans, and Vince Camuto booties were some of our favorite fall/winter purchases from the sale last year!


This camel sweater vest sold out almost immediately! 


Tory Burch Riding Boots 


Faux Leather Moto Jacket


Vince Camuto Booties


Kendra Scott Earrings


Tory Burch Sandals


Floral Flounce Hem Dress & Sole Society Satchel


Suede Moto Jacket


Leopard Slides


Beauty Favorites That Were In The Sale Last Year

Here are some other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outfits we loved from last year!

nordstrom-anniversary-sale-tops-under-50-in-stock-2017charles-henry-ruffle-dress-nordstrom-saleeliza-j-sale-nordstromnordstrom-anniversary-sale-2017-dressing-room-diaries-the-double-take-girlslast-day-nordstrom-anniversary-sale-2017-best-buysHappy Wednesday! If you don't already know by now the Nordstrom anniversary sale is in full swing and we have had so much fun picking out affordable items that we think you all the love! From jeans to booties to dresses and accessories, the anniversary sale has had so many amazing deals this year. One of her favorite categories are sweaters

Thank you for stopping by today! You can read our latest Nordstrom Anniversary Post HERE with pics of items from the 2018 catalog! See the 2018 CATALOG  HERE.

Here are some 2018 SALE items that we are eyeing! 


  1. July 7, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I can’t wait for the sale! So exciting! The Wit & Wisdom ab solution jeans were my fave from last years sale too!

  2. Joni La Fave
    July 10, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I’m ready! It’s so exciting! Ready…set…gooooooo! Let’s do this! 👍😍

    • The Double Take Girls
      July 10, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      We are SO excited too! It’s going to be fun!! 🙂

      Lindsay & Whitney