Everything We Know About the 2020 Nordstrom Sale

If we had to rank our favorite holidays, it would go: Christmas, Halloween, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale got its reputation for being the sale of the year for one major reason: everything that’s discounted is a brand-new arrival. It isn’t picking through rack’s of last season’s pieces picking things up that you won’t be able to wear until next year; it’s next season’s pieces (fall and winter) that were all just released.

Usually the sale takes place in July, but this year, it’s happening this month (and we’re not mad at it because it just means we’re one month closer to being able to wear our purchases!). The preview is out, the sale is nearing, and we’re breaking down everything you need to know to snag your dream pieces for 2020.


When is it?

Usually, the sale opens up to Nordstrom Cardholders, followed by the public. But this year, it’s broken down based on Nordstrom Card status (what you spend in a year). The opening dates are as follows:

  • August 4: Icon access (cardholders that spend $15,000+ per year)
  • August 7: Ambassador access (cardholders that spend $5,000+ per year)
  • August 10: Influencer access (cardholders that spend $2,000+ per year)
  • August 13: Insider access (all Nordstrom cardholders)
  • August 18: Public access 

The sale will run through Sunday, August 30th.


How can I shop it?

This year’s sale is obviously also different in the fact that, yes, there is a pandemic happening, which puts a wrench in rushing to the store to shop amongst large crowds.

Nordstrom has reopened their stores to the public with extra precautions that protect both shoppers and employees. They’re also offering safe, contactless curbside pickup for online orders.

If you don’t feel comfortable physically going to a store, as always, the entire sale will be available online and orders are shipped directly to you.


What’s on sale?

Just about everything—coats, top, boots, bras, activewear—are available; all from brands we love like Madewell, Topshop, Vince, Adidas, and more. Nordstrom took it upon itself to also offer more picks for our recent situations, which include a lot more lounging and a lot less dressing up for work. The best part, though? The more business-casual picks are all timeless enough that they can be worn year after year.

Beyond clothes, there are incredible shoes, accessories, and beauty items (some of which are created exclusively for the event) on sale. 

You can preview the entire sale now—but these are some of the things we already have on our wish lists.



Double-Face Wool Coat

Sale price: $149
Originally: $249


Live In Performance Jacket

Sale price: $49
Originally: $89


The Nightingale Faux Leather Blazer

Sale price: $48
Originally: $98

(2 colors available)


501 Ripped High Waist Jeans

Sale price: $63
Originally: $98

Barefoot Dreams

CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan

Sale price: $85
Originally: $147

(3 colors available)


Faux Leather Leggings

Sale price: $64
Originally: $98


Ponte High-Waist Pants

Sale price: $39
Originally: $69


Swift Run Sneaker

Sale price: $49
Originally: $85

(3 colors available)


Remi Mule

Sale price: $49
Originally: $88

(4 colors available)

Sam Edelman

Davis Knee-High Boots

Sale price: $149
Originally: $249

(2 colors available)


Elvina Waterproof Bootie

Sale price: $99
Originally: $149

(7 colors available)


51mm Hexagonal Sunglasses

Sale price: $99
Originally: $154


Captain Round Leather Crossbody

Sale price: $179
Originally: $298

Marc Jacobs

Leather Multi Wallet

Sale price: $74.90
Originally: $120

(2 colors available)


Bond Maintenance System

Sale price: $84
Originally: $126

Charlotte Tilbury

Pillow Talk Lip Set

Sale price: $68
Originally: $91