It’s that time of year again: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially underway! I remember back in high school making very special and strategic trips to the mall with my mom to take advantage of the Nordstrom sale in preparation for back-to-school. I recall leaving the store with tons of bags, though I have very little recollection of what I actually bought.
While in high school the sale was an opportunity to invest in expensive and trendy items that I normally wouldn’t be able to get, now it’s all about finding items to expand my mom uniform for fall (how many pairs of leggings is too many?), plus an amazing time to purchase necessary big-ticket baby items, like a new car seat or stroller.
Not only does my shopping cart look different these days, but the entire shopping experience is also different. You won’t find me getting to the mall early to snag the best deals. Like many other shoppers, I’ll be doing all of my shopping online this year. And since I barely leave the house, my selections will likely be more limited and even more strategic than in the past.
As you begin to browse, a quick reminder about how the sale works. The date you can start shopping depends on your Nordstrom card status. Influencers ($2,000+ spent on the card per year) could start shopping August 10, Insiders (all Nordstrom cardholders) can begin August 13, and everyone else (no card necessary) can shop the sale August 19-August 30.
Of course, this has been a challenging year for many reasons, and it’s very understandable to skip the sale this time around. However, if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe or are looking to invest in a few classic items for yourself or your family, we’re here to share some of our favorite items that we’re adding to our own carts—scroll down to shop all our picks for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Clothing & Loungewear
This article was originally published on August 13, 2020 and has been updated for timeliness.