NSALE 2021 | Tips & Tricks for Public Access

It’s here!! Today starts public access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’ll be honest I am writing this post BEOFRE the public access starts so I have no idea what will be restocked (if anything) but from years of shopping this sale I have some tips and tricks for you.

1. MOVE YOUR WISH LIST FAST

During all card holder day we saw sell out happen on popular items a few minutes after shopping began at 3am CST. So that means having your wish list ready to go is crucial! Also what makes a huge difference is being on a computer versus the app. On the app you have to select each item individually versus on the full website you can “select all”.

  1. Click here to get to your wish list
  2. On Desktop in upper right hand corner click “select all”
  3. Click Black “Add to Bag” box will move all items selected to your cart

mobile view where you have to select individually:

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computer view where you have the “select all” option:

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2. BUY ALTERNATIVE COLORS OR SIZES

Last year it REALLY depended on who you talked to if this worked, some members of customer service were awesome and allowed switching colors and some did not. Most of the time it worked out if that item was in stock to switch to your desired color/ size. While I can’t guarantee this will work (I don’t represent Nordstrom) it has for me in the past but it’s within a week or so of the sale ending. Worst case your size/ color doesn’t come back and Nordstrom has free returns.

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Madewell Kent Colorblock Sweater (Sold out) | Kent Solid Color | Kent Colorblock in Plus Sizes


3. FIND SOMETHING SIMILAR

Even though the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has great prices and AMAZING deals they are not the only retailer that carries some of these items. I’ve found quite a few lookalikes for you this year and many of you have said you love the alternative even more! Click on the + to go straight to the product


4. CHECK THE RETAILER’S WEBSITE

That’s right friends Nordstrom has some great in-house brands but the rest is all stuff sold elsewhere. In the past those websites have PRICE MATCHED the NSALE price on their own website.

Starting TODAY SPANX will be price matching all NSALE prices and they have fully stocked inventory (but it will go fast!) Wanted those faux leather leggings in tall or petite go grab them!

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | Gibsonlook NSALE V Neck Fleece Top | Gibsonlook V Neck Fleece Top alternative colors 59% off on their website

Fit Tips: Top, L // Leggings XLP

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Gibsonlook Top | NYDJ Trouser Pant NSALE (Sold Out) | Amazon listing (regular length) (petite length)

Fit Tips: Gibson top size up for larger chest, L // Pants size down if in-between 12P

These NYDJ Trouser pants were a total winner in my books and so sad to see that they sold out quickly until I saw that they are available on Amazon in both regular length and petite.


4. PICK UP GREAT IN-STOCK ITEMS

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Apron with built-in pot holders

Grab this super fun apron for gifts later! It has built-in pot holders and a little secret measure conversion chart hidden in a pocket.

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Minnetonka Slippers (size up if in-between these run slightly small)

These slippers are still fully stocked and I think are just as comfy as my Uggs for a fraction of the price! I’m loving this year’s stone color.

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Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

I’m loving the neutral color of this crossbody bag and it really does hold a good amount. This versatile bag is perfect for work or night out!

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Spanx Back Seam Skinny Pants NSALE | Price Matched on Spanx | Karl Laugerfield Royale Pump (tts)

Fit tips: Pants size up if in-between or going to petite XLP // Pumps tts

The Spanx Back Seam Skinny Pants are such a great workwear staple and while sizes are getting a little slim remember you can grab them on Spanx website starting today for NSALE pricing!

Plus these pumps have a slight bit of pinky nude matching so well to my new Tory Burch crossbody. The heel is not too high and very comfortable!

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Natori Bliss Cotton Briefs

It’s a great time to stock up on staples like undies, bras and home goods. These Cotton Briefs are still in good supply and one of my must-buys every year.

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Zella Restore Soft Pocket Joggers (L) | Zella Energy Strength T-Shirt vs. NSALE Zella Alli Performance T-Shirt

While some of my activewear sold out quickly these comfy Zella joggers are still in stock and great to grab on sale. I also picked up this active tee that was less than the NSALE version!

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Bobbi Brown Soft Glow Set

Don’t forget to pickup some of the great beauty sets while they are available!

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Bliss Plush Blanket | Oversized Style (our favorite)

I mean who doesn’t need more blankets?! We love the oversized version and this is one of the few times a year it goes on sale.


5. IF ALL ELSE FAILS

If your heart is SET on a certain item and you just can’t find an alternative option don’t forget to switch “on” your alerts in the Nordstrom app to be noticed when a item goes on sale or is back in stock. This has been amazing for me in the past because it’s not always “real time” but those things that come back into stock AFTER the sale it will email you when the price drops again. Don’t forget to keep this link handy –> GET TO MY WISH LIST

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