October 4, 2023


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31 Great Buys From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is already underway — that is, if you’re one of the lucky few shoppers with “Icon” status. While the sale doesn’t open up to the public until August 19, today marks the first tier of early access for Nordstrom Rewards Club members and cardholders. (The next tier opens up to those with “Ambassador” status on August 7, “Influencer” status on August 10, and “Insider” status, which includes anyone with a Nordstrom credit card, on August 13.)

The rest of us may have to wait a few weeks, but in the meantime the retailer has made an online preview, which means you can scope out the sale in advance as well as stick items in your wishlist for easy shopping later. To help you get a jumpstart, I’ve combed through just about every page of the sale to find some of the best items that will be marked down.

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From current-season staples (think designer denim or new outerwear from brands like the North Face or Patagonia) to surprising savings (including a few jewelry pieces that are several thousand dollars off), there’s a whole lot to explore. See my top picks below, and head to our explainer piece to find out all the details on early access to the sale. Check back often as we’ll be updating this page with category-specific picks as more items are added to the sale.

Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks for Men

Patagonia Nano Puff® Vest

Available in four colors, Patagonia’s Nano puff vest is sure to come in handy this fall and winter, and would make a great gift to boot.

Barbour ‘Tinford’ Regular Fit Quilted Jacket

Barbour jackets never go out of style, which is what makes snagging one on sale so satisfying. Men’s and women’s options will be including in the Anniversary Sale; this pick will be priced at $129 (36{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} off).

Another good outerwear option to consider: This quilted winter jacket from Patagonia, available in three colors, and marked down to $195 during the sale.

A.P.C. Max Short Sleeve Pique Polo

Aside from the outerwear, the menswear selection in the sale preview leaves a bit to be desired, but there are a few classic items from covetable designers like A.P.C. and rag & bone in the mix. This navy polo will be marked down to $89 during the sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks for Workout Gear

Nike Air Max 270 Premium Sneaker (Women)

These sleek sneaks — which will be marked down to $112.50 during the sale, and are also available in black — are one of the items we expect to sell out, with over 8000 people viewing the product at the time of writing.

Beyond Yoga Over It High Waist Leggings

Beyond Yoga is known for stylish, comfortable yoga and athleisure wear. The brand’s top-rated high-waisted leggings will be marked down by 40{a38ddb2ded6b05e28c8ae73a8db0e271c21f7193684bd9e4e28acae292f81d99} ($59) once the sale is live.

S’well Smokey Quartz 17-Ounce Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

S’well Smokey Quartz 17-Ounce Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Several different styles of S’Well water bottles will be including in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including this neutral option, marked down to $23.

Nike React Phantom Flyknit 2 Running Shoe (Men)

This supportive, sock-fit running shoe is stylish enough to work for everyday wear, too. Normally priced at $140, this pair will be $105 during the sale.

Patagonia Black Hole Water Repellent 55-Liter Duffle Bag

With removable backpack straps and plenty of storage space, Patagonia’s 55L duffle bag makes the perfect gym bag or weekender. During the sale the bag will be priced at $89.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks for Women

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka

Some of the best deals in the Anniversary Sale will be on outerwear, including this super popular North Face puffer. Priced at $225 during the sale, the extra-warm parka is likely to sell out.

Madewell Cali High Waist Demi Boot Jeans

Denim is another category you should plan on shopping during the sale. You’ll find dozens of solid options, including these vintage-inspired Madewell boot cuts, which will be priced at $85 during the sale.

Topshop Cable Sleeve Cardigan

Another popular style — over 2000 people were looking at the style at the time of writing — this cozy cardigan from Topshop promises to be a cold weather staple.

La Canadienne Sara Waterproof Boots

You can never go wrong with a classic Chelsea boot, and this waterproof pair by La Canadienne will be $185 off during the sale, priced at $299.

Levi’s 501 Ripped Straight Leg Cropped Jeans

Levi’s® 501® Ripped High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans (Sansome Light)

The one thing every “cool girl” has in her closet? Perfectly faded and ripped vintage Levi’s 501s. This distressed pair, priced at $64 during the sale, has vintage vibes but a more comfortable, modern fit.

Rag & Bone Walker Convertible Leather Tote

rag & bone Walker Convertible Leather Tote (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Priced at $250 during the sale, this basic black tote is everything you’d want in a work bag. (And if you’re after something a little more fun, the sale has no shortage of great handbags in the mix.)

Veja V-10 Sneaker

Veja sneakers, priced at $112 during the sale, are quickly replacing Stan Smiths as the go-with-everything fashion trainer. Men’s options will also be available during the Anniversary Sale.

Allsaints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

British brand Allsaints is one of the best brands for leather jackets. This classic biker cut will be marked down to $299 during the sale.

Ugg Fluffette Slipper

With all the time spent at home right now, you’ve got every excuse for investing in a pair of slippers — especially when they are $30 off (priced at $60 during the sale).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home & Baby Picks

Anthropologie Home Happy Plaid Throw Blanket

A soft, cozy knit in a neutral color is the perfect fall update for your living room, marked down to $45 during the sale.

Riedel Red Wine Glasses

Marked down to $44 during the sale, this four-pack of Riedel wine glasses is just one of many great glassware finds.

Click & Grown Smart Garden

Reviewers rave about Click & Grow’s indoor gardens, which promise to help black thumbs succeed in growing herbs and flowers. Multiple models are included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including this which, which will be marked down to $80.

Uppa Baby Vista V2 Stella Stroller

It’s no secret that baby gear is expensive, which makes sale picks like the super-popular UPPAbaby convertible stroller (marked down to $727 during the sale) enticing for anyone in the market.

Thule Elite Child Backpack Carrier

With camping and hiking more popular than ever this year, this top-rated Thule baby hiking carrier makes a great buy at $288, the price during the sale.

Patagonia Furry Friends Fleece Hoodie

There’s no shortage of painfully cute baby and kids’ clothes included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, as this teddy bear-eared fleece makes clear. Also available in big kids sizes, the baby version will be marked down to $38.50 during the sale.

Smeg ‘50s 2-Slice Retro Toaster

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes limited numbers of appliances, and some of the best options are from retro-inspired Smeg — including this cute little toaster, marked down to $172.

The White Company Waffle Edge Spa Bath Sheet

Marked down to $39 during the sale, these huge, fluffy bath sheets are great for anyone looking to update their linen closet. Available in five colors including white, light pink, soft blue, slate, and pebble.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Beauty & Grooming Buys

La Mer The Replenishing Moisture Collection

It’s nearly impossible to find brands like cult-favorite La Mer on sale, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of few opportunities for devotees to stock up at a discount.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets

Charlotte Tilbury was one of the most-searched brands around last year’s anniversary sale, and for good reason: Its lipstick is long-lasting and the colors are universally flattering. During the sale, this set (another item we expect to sell out) will be marked down to $68 from $91.

Kiehl’s Jumbo Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Jumbo Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash ($66 Value)

A perennial men’s favorite, this gel cleanser is seriously discounted during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, marked down to $39.

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment Home & Away Kit ($170 Value)

Another cult favorite, reviewers swear by this lactic acid exfoliator, which is nearly impossible to find on sale. (Marked down to $114 from $170.)

10x Pro Ultralight Speed Dryer

This top-rated ionic hair dryer promises to dry your hair in 10 minutes, and is nearly $100 off during the sale.