Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022 – Everything You Need To Know

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Tis the summer season for everyone’s favorite annual sale. That’s right friends, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost upon us – 2022 edition. I was fortunate enough to be on a call the other day with the Nordstrom & Shopstyle team to get us all the details we need for this year.

Everything like the new brands that are launching, how to make the most of the sale, how to get in early and the deals that are just too good to pass up. It’s going to be an epic one so be sure you’re signed up for the newsletter so get you don’t miss a thing.

Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

When is the sale?

The digital catalog and sale wishlist opens on June 29th, 2022. All sale times are starting at midnight EST this year to make it easier for everyone to remember.

Early access will run from July 7 – July 14 with the following access levels getting to shop first:

Icon 7/6

Ambassador 7/7

Influencer July 9

The sale will be opened to the public on July 15 and run through July 31st. Prices will increase again on August 1st.

What brands are in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year?

Popular brands like Nike, Halogen, Madewell, Zella, Ugg, La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Barefoot Dreams, Natori, and Olaplex will be featured again this year.

New brands such as Open Edit, Naked Wardrobe, Farm Rio, Westman Atelier Beauty, Fjällräven, Reiss, Proenza Schouler White Label and more will be added.

Is it better to shop online or in store?

I would say shop online and do store pick up. There’s not a lot of guarantee that things will stay in stock during the sale. And certain items tend to sell out quickly. Plus, the stores tend to change with marked off areas for the sale so it’s easier to navigate and get exactly what you want online.

Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

Can I still get an item if it’s sold out?

The Nordstrom team heavily emphasized using both the wishlist and downloading the app with notifications to help make sure you snag any items that sell out and restock during the sale. It’s quite common for things to randomly pop back in stock as items get returned through the sale. But if you want to make sure you have your best chance, adding things to your wishlist as well as turning on notifications will help.

How do I shop the sale early?

The best way to shop early is with a Nordstrom Card. With the reward card, you’re automatically granted Influencer status (a term that has nothing to do with the other influencers of the world). This will allow you to start shopping at least a week before public access. 

What’s the best part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year going to be?

I’m really excited for new brands like the Open Edit & Westman Atelier. But there are also daily beauty deals throughout the sale. Lancôme, NARS, Kate Somerville, Kylie Cosmetics and more will have sale days which is a great time to re-stock or treat yourself to something new.

Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Annual Sale 2022
Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

What are the best things to buy during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

I’m a big fan of buying fall items, staple pieces, candles, that extra present just in case. There’s often deals on large quantity beauty items – so things you might already use just in a bigger bottle. 

There’s also quite a few pieces in the jewelry department that always seem to catch my eye. From cubic zirconia studs to my go to ring, I’ll be doing a round up on WSS so stay tuned!

Is the Nordstrom Credit Card Worth It?

Absolutely. I’ve had some form of a Nordstrom reward card for years (I started with the debit option). You get alterations credit as well as bonus points days to be used at your leisure. Plus, it’s an easy way to build cash back to spend in stores.

With the card, you’re earning 2 or 3 points per dollar vs 1 at the basic reward level. Nordstrom has quite a few brands available so it’s easy to make the most of the reward system and use it to your advantage.

There are a lot of store cards that don’t often feel worth it to me. But the benefit of the Nordstrom Credit Card is that Nordstrom often price matches with other sales online. So things you might want to snag at Anthropologie on Black Friday have the same lower price at Nordy but with a better bonus.

Is there another way to get Nordstrom Rewards?

There is a traditional reward system that just requires your phone number. It’s free for everyone and easy to use. Plus, it allows you to earn points towards Nordstrom notes (aka their cash reward system).

Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022

Anything else?

I’ll be honest – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is all in what you make it. There have been a few years where it hasn’t felt worth it. But at the same time, there are always good deals. If you’re a trend shopper, Topshop always seems to have great options and will be back apart of the sale this year.

If you’re a classics gal, like me, there are always good finds. I bought a sweater dress last year that I’m still obsessed with. Plus, the PJs are always a good find. From what I’ve gathered about this year, I think it’s going to be the best year yet. The Nordstrom team has really made an effort to take feedback and learn how to make the sale work for everyone. 

But I’d love to know what you’re most excited about with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. What are you shopping for or hoping to find? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to keep an extra eye out for it. 


I’ll be adding my wishlist to the blog once the preview is live as well as covering additional Nordstrom content on tiktok so be sure to come follow along. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy

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