Prepare to Curate Your Summer Wish List: Early Access to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Is Here

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Prepare to Curate Your Summer Wish List: Early Access to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Is Here
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If you think Amazon Prime Day (or, should I say Days) is the only sale to look forward to this summer, think again. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is happening merely days after Amazon’s big one, and the store just leaked its own deals for us to see what’s in store. It’s giving Beyoncé. And, let me tell you, as somebody who online shops for a living, this sale is unlike any others. Jeff, mind holding Nordies’ crown while I go over all of the exquisite details? TYSM.

Now, first thing’s first: Nordstrom’s beloved anniversary sale is taking place between July 6 and July 31. Access is divided into four tiers: Icon Early Access from July 6-July 14, Ambassador Cardmember Early Access from July 7-July 14, Influencer Cardmember Early Access from July 9-14 and general public July 15-31. So, this means if you’re a normal gal like me, you have 16 days to shop until you drop! Somebody alert my credit card companies because this month is about to be a doozy!

I know that sounds wonderful — and believe me, it is — but I have to warn you all that because this sale is so massive and so good, the hottest items are going to sell out ASAP. I’m talking moisturizers disappearing within hours. So, whether you have early access or are beginning your endeavors on the 15, you need to go in with a plan. DW, I got you. I checked out every single page of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale preview to find the absolute best deals worth your money. I’m going to be frank: there’s a lot. Nordstrom confirmed that so many of our favorite brands like Madewell, Nike, Olaplex and Barefoot Dreams will have goodies discounted. But, you can narrow down your wish list to however many items your budget allows pretty easily when you follow a few shopping rules.

First, if you’re going to shop at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, you should go for high-end items you’ve been wanting for ages that never go on sale. I.e., La Mer. I’ve wanted the brand’s coveted moisturizer for years on years, and it looks like my patience has been worth it since the brand is offering a humungous jumbo-sized cream that will save you more than $330. Second, you should shop for items that make the most sense in your wardrobe. If you wear sneakers all the time, you’ve got to check out New Balance’s sale, where some of its cutest 574s are discounted for under $60. Third, you should absolutely not forget about your home. Nordies has an incredible home section that features everything you could dream of (appliances, cookware, toiletries, I could go on) and so many of these goods will be on sale. My eyes are on the Jo Malone hand and body wash set.

Before I go on any longer, let’s get to the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals that you should bookmark before the big day.

La Mer Moisturizing Cream Grande

Courtesy of La Mer.

La Mer Moisturizing Cream Grande

For what I believe is the first time ever, La Mer is offering a jumbo size of its incredibly loved moisturizer, which is beloved by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Queen B herself. This 8.5-ounce jar would typically retail for a whopping $1,667, but you can save more than $300 during Nordstrom’s sale. To put this deal into perspective, the largest jar you can get right now is 3.4 ounces and it goes for $545, so you will be saving a massive chunk of change when you opt for this size. Plus, it’ll last a long, long time.

574 Classic Sneaker

Courtesy of New Balance.

New Balance 574 Classic Sneaker

If you’re a sneakerhead or somebody who can appreciate a cute pair of wear-anywhere tennies, then you’re going to need this pair of 574s. They have that retro vibe that New Balance is known for, and come in so many adorable colorways. Plus, they’re gonna be on sale for $30 off.

Bond Maintenance Set

Courtesy of Olaplex.

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Set

A $126 value, you’ll be able to shop Olaplex’s Bond Maintenance Set for $99 during the sale. It comes with the No. 3 Hair Perfector which is known for completely transforming damaged and dried-out locks, as well as the No. 4 and No.5 Bond Maintenance shampoo and conditioner. Grab this and your hair will be looking like it’s fit for a commercial in no time.

Stylecaster | Top-Rated Leggings at Nordstrom

Courtesy of Spanx.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

One of the biggest discounts is on Spanx’s faux leather leggings, which have just about as many fans as Harry Styles himself. The shaping and flattering bottoms look chic with everything from workout tops to blouses for the office, and they’re forever stylish. You’ll be able to shop them for $65 — they’re usually $98 — during Nordie’s sale.

English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash

Courtesy of Jo Malone.

English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash

I’m obsessed with fragrances and love Jo Malone so much. The brand has some of the freshest aromas on the market, and the same goes for its body and hand washes. This set would be a great gift to new homeowners or colleagues you cherish. Typically, it’d retail for $72 but it’ll be on sale for $58 come July.

Intimately FP Adella Frilled Chemise

Courtesy of Free People.

Intimately FP Adella Frilled Chemise

I love Free People almost as much as Taylor Swift, who is rarely seen not in the brand. This airy dress would make for a great beach cover-up or date night ensemble. It comes in so many dreamy colors, and it’s going to be on sale for $55. What more could you want?

Padova Reserve Set of 3 Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans

Courtesy of GreenPan.

Padova Reserve Set of 3 Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans

Chances are, you probably need a new set of ceramic cookware in your home. Use the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as a chance to upgrade. GreenPan’s ceramic frying pans are dishwasher safe, nonstick and have a ceramic coating that’s extremely resistant to wear and tear. Usually, this set sells for $150, but you can take a whopping 33 percent off that price tag and buy it for $100 during this savings event.

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot

Courtesy of Hunter.

Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot

There’s never a season you don’t need rain boots — especially when you live in the East Coast like me. Save your feet from a sopping wet predicament with the stylish, ever-classic Hunter rain boots. These olive green ones add color to your outfit while still functioning as a neutral. And they’ll be on sale for more than $60 off.

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