Our Top 15 Tips For Shopping The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Hi Everyone!

We hope you are having a great weekend! With the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale less than a week away we thought it would be a great time to share our top tips for shopping THE very best sale of the year! In today’s post we will also share a huge SNEAK PEEK of items on our wishlist that aren’t in the catalog, yay!! Stay tuned to the end of the post for pics of what we will be shopping first on our list. 🙂

In case you missed our NSALE intro post from last week, make sure to check out our Nordstrom Anniversary sale post here. It includes all the dates plus more!


Here’s our Double Take Top 15 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 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. Now until July 10th you will receive an bonus $60 note too! 

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.

NOTE: We did hear that this year will be different in that ALL purchases during the pre access sale dates will have to be on your Nordstrom debit or credit card. In the past this wasn’t mandatory. If we hear more about this we will let definitely update you all!

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. Also, you can always return items if they don’t work for you or you spent more than intended.

Tip 4: Write out a list of the items you wore the most last fall and winter as well as items you gave as gifts. 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, the always popular Nike running shoes, B.P. leopard shoes, Zella leggings, Tory Burch shoes, Ab Solution jeans, Barefoot Dreams cardigans, and several items from the Kendra Scott collection that were made specifically made for the anniversary sale.

*While some restocks do happen, it’s very slim and often didn’t include any items on our wish list.

Tip 6: Read old blog posts from your fave bloggers {which hopefully includes us LOL} to get an idea of what will be included. You can see two of our most popular 2018 NSALE posts here and here. Lindsay did SO many try on sessions to help you all find the best options!

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 12:30pm EST on Friday, July 12th. Public access to the sale will start on Friday, July 19th. This time change is a drastic difference to the sale. We heard that Nordstrom wants to have all available staff ready to tackle any website issues during the mid day time slot vs issues happening at 3am in the morning.

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. We have a stylist and she’s amazing!!!

Tip 9: If you are an Ambassador or Icon level Nordy a Club rewards member than you get some extra special access! Starting July 9th you will be able to shop in store and see all the new Anniversary sale merchandise before all the other card holders. 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 {and the shoes too LOL}! 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 LikeToKnowIt app HERE and follow us! 🙂 We will be posting tons of additional try on photos there which you’ll be able to shop immediately! The app will make it so easy for you to see everything we have posted that is sale related if you don’t have time to read our blog posts prior to each time you check out. Remember this sale is almost 3 weeks long!

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

Tip 15: Last but not least make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and subscribe to our newsletter list HERE to see the best items of the sale! We always 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 stay tuned as we will have some AMAZING giveaways from Kendra Scott, Tory Burch and so much more!**

Now time for our 2019 NSALE Wishlist!

Tory Burch Everly Tote // Shop HERE

BP Leopard Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Halogen Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Tory Burch Watch // Shop HERE

BlankNYC Jacket // Shop HERE

BP Lace Cami // TTS // Shop HERE

Drybar Kit // Shop HERE

Adidas Swift Sneaker // TTS // Shop HERE

Tory Burch Boots // TTS // Shop HERE

Vince Camuto Booties // TTS // Shop HERE

The North Face Vest // TTS // Shop HERE

Pleated Skirt // TTS // Shop HERE

Tory Burch Everly Flap Bag // Shop HERE

Halogen Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Kendra Scott Kathy Necklace // Shop HERE

Caslon Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Lucky Brand Wedge // TTS // Shop HERE

Blondo Sneaker // Size Down 1/2 Size // Shop HERE

Kendra Scott Earrings // Shop HERE

Sam Edelman Boots // TTS // Shop HERE

J Crew Blazer // TTS // Shop HERE

The North Face Jacket // TTS // Shop HERE

BP Pocket Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan // TTS // Shop HERE

Halogen Leopard Cardigan  // TTS // Shop HERE

Adidas Tennis Shoes // TTS // Shop HERE

Eliza J Dress // TTS, but size up if between // Shop HERE

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Kit // Shop HERE

AG Jeans // Size down if between // Shop HERE

UD Face Spray Kit // Shop HERE

Leopard Scarf // Shop HERE

Vince Camuto Booties // TTS // Shop HERE

Lindsay & Whitney’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist 2019

Thank you so much for stopping by our post today! We can’t wait to show you all our favorites in person when we do our preview shopping this week!!

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


  1. July 7, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    I can always count on y’all to post the best things!!!! Can’t wait – I have icon (this year only I am sure) and can shop online Thursday at noon eastern. I hope your links work then. So much goodness just on your list 🙂

  2. Linda Williams
    July 8, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    You gals just made my day! I’m embarrassed to say how much I’m looking forward to this sale. I will definitely be checking back to your posts.

  3. Rebecca Stelzer
    July 13, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    I hope there are still some amazing items left!!!

  4. Katie Waters
    July 14, 2019 / 1:37 am

    You girls have the BEST style and always share the greatest deals! I love your picks!! Can’t wait for your next finds!! 💗