The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and it is better than ever this year!!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram @rachels_insight to see all of my top picks and try ons!

First of all…What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The sale offers new arrivals and bestsellers from top brands!!  Some of my favorite brands I find at Nordstrom are Free People, Madewell, Topshop, Barefoot Dreams, and more.  Unilke shopping a normal sale, where brands put items on sale that are last season or items they are trying to get rid of, the Norstrom Anniversary Sale is brand new arrivals!!  You have to be a Nordstrom credit card holder to shop before everyone else during Early Access. Is this really necessary?  The answer is YES because the best items sell out quick, so you will miss out on so many amazing deals if you do not shop early access.  Here is information on how to sign up for a Nordstrom card. Right now, if you sign up, you will unlock a $60 Bonus Note (see Nordy Club).

What is the Nordy Club?

Every time you shop at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, or Nordstrom Trunk Club you will earn points toward your Nordstrom Notes. You can spend your Nordstrom Notes on anything in store or online!!  Here is how to earn points:

Redeeming your notes is so easy! You can enter your notes reward number code online or use the Nordstrom app during checkout in store.  How many points do you need to earn a note?

Now that you’re a card member, let’s get back to the sale…

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This year, the sale officially runs from August 19th through August 30th, though card members are able to shop as early as August 4th, depending on your card holder status. You start out as a Member (you spend $0-499 with Nordstrom per calendar year). The next tier is an Insider (spend $500 per calendar year).  I am an Influencer, which means I spend a good deal at Nordstrom ($2,000 per calendar year…do not tell my husband), but not enough to make me an Ambassador ($5,000 per calendar year…definitely do not tell my husband this is my goal for next year).   I’m able to shop August 10th as an Influencer, and I will be there when the doors open.

Luckily, Nordstrom released a preview of every item that will be available during the event.  I recommend checking out the preview and making wish lists. You can make a list for everyone in your family (see my family lists below).  When the sale goes live, you will be ready to shop!

Remember this is just a small preview of the items available to shop. Follow me on Instagram to see ALL of this years favorites!!  Happy Shopping!

XOXO — Rachel