Tips & Tricks for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access

It’s here!! Finally everyone can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Now I’ll be honest I am writing this post BEOFRE the public access starts so I have no idea what will be restocked and what will not but I have some tips and tricks for you to get the best deals from this sale.


  1. Click here to get to your wish list
  2. Click Edit in the upper right corner, if on a desktop you will just click your first item. 
  3. Click your 1st item then “select all” desktop users will see this in the lower right hand area. 
  4. Click Black “Add to Bag” box will move all items selected to your cart

The final step will not be there on public access day after 8:30am it will just allow you to check out since it will be open to everyone.


This is one of my BIGGEST tips for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! If you can get your desired item in another color or size GRAB IT! In the past two years I have used this strategy and after the sale was over and prices went back up surprise so did inventory. All the colors and sizes I wanted were back so I just chatted with customer service for an exchange still honoring Nsale prices. While I can’t guarantee this will work (I don’t represent Nordstrom) it has for me in the past. Worst case your size/ color doesn’t come back and Nordstrom has free returns.

Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan

Wanted the Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan in green? Grab one of the other colors and wait until after the sale to exchange. I’m seeing Carbon, Pewter and Pacific Blue available in most sizes I wear a medium

Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag

Had your eye on this cute Tory Burch crossbody in tan and stripe? Grab it in the black or red which are both still in stock!


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 of my favorite buys this year.

Democracy Ab-Solution Distressed Jeans | NSale Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Distressed Jeans

These Amazon Democracy distressed Ab-Solution jeans have the same internal waistband and similar distressing. They are about 1.5 inches shorter and lightly lower rise but pretty darn close! True to size in a 12 in both

Gibsonlook Skye Joggers (tts, L)

Gibsonlook Skye Joggers w/ code RYANNE20 on their website are the same price as the NSale ones BUT all colors and sizes have been restocked over there including the new animal print and olive! Now if you are looking for the tunic I don’t see the new colors on their website but some other prints/ color combos are. Tunic size down if in-between, M // Joggers tts, L

N Sale Blondo Glenda Wedge Sneaker | DSW Blondo Glenda Wedge Sneaker

Now I haven’t seen these DSW Blondo wedge sneakers but man they look identical to the Nordstrom Anniversary ones that I love. Both are Blondo brand, waterproof and adorable. The DSW pair are also on sale and I’ve heard that if you have any rewards they can be stacked on top!

Adidas Swift Run Sneaker | Athletic Works Leopard Sneaker

When I received these Adidas sneakers I didn’t love the fit since I have a high arch and it was hard to get my foot it without a detachable tongue, but so many of you mentioned that you have these Walmart look alike and LOVE them! For under $20 well worth the switch. Both run true to size

Madewell Kent Cardigan (size down if in-between, M) | Time and Tru Women’s Open Front Cardigan (size up if in-between, L)

Halogen V-Neck Cami (size up for larger chest, L) | Lark & Ro Sleeveless Layering Tank Top (tts, 10 but a bit tight in chest)

Midi Suede Crossbody Bag | Stella & Dot Animal Print Mini Bag

Halogen V-Neck Cami (size up for larger chest, L) | Lark & Ro Sleeveless Layering Tank Top (tts, 10 but a bit tight in chest)

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic™ Leopard Cardigan (fits oversized, M)| Daily Ritual Women’s Ultra-Soft Leopard Jacquard Cardigan Sweater (size up for looser fit, L)


KUT from the Kloth Diana Fab Ab High Waist Skinny Jeans (tts, 12)

Wit & Wisdom Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans (size down, 10)

Caslon Drape Collar Knit Blazer (tts, M)

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoe (size up 1/2 if wearing with socks/ running)

Kent Cardigan (size down if in-between, M) | Cole Haan Marit Wedge Pump (size up 1/2

Sweaty Beaty All Sport Backpack

BLANKNYC Vital Signs Faux Suede Moto Jacket (tts in a M for thin layering size up if going with thicker sleeves under, French taupe )

Minnetonka Cosi Faux Shearling Slipper (size up if in-between)

Kendra Scott Sydney Charm Drop Earrings

Bobbi Brown Easy Essentials Eye, Cheek & Lip Set

Madewell The Transport Stripe Embroidered Zip Top Crossbody Tote

Bliss Plush Throw


Oshay Pointed Toe Bootie (size up 1/2)

These are next to impossible to get on my feet without a zipper, size up 1/2 and wear a sock if you want them or go with the product description “If boot is difficult to slip on initially, place a plastic bag over your sock for easier entry. Tear away the bag once the boot is on your foot.” Um WHAT?!

Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater

This sweater was much more fitted than I had expected and although I love the color there were much better picks out there!

Articles of Society Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans (in a 12/31)

I had these jeans a few years ago and remember wearing them a bit so I decided to buy them again and NOPE! I forgot how low rise and too long they are. At this point in life I need a way better fitting jean than these.

Vince Camuto Pintuck Stretch Crepe Skinny Pants

Y’all too say that these were bad is an understatement! I tried on the size 10 in store, BIG mistake and thought ok if I grab my right size they might be okay when I get home, NOPE! These are waayyy too high rise for me, have no stretch and were a weird length. Skip these and grab these if your size is available.

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