If there was ever a sale worthy of Siri reminders or faking a dentist appointment in the name of retail therapy, it’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. Those who've been shopping the annual sale since the first coming of UGGs will already be well acquainted with the cult-loved shopping event. For the uninitiated, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale differs from nearly all other sales because it includes deals on new fall styles before the season even starts, in addition to classic best sellers.
Anniversary Sale 2022 is coming up fast with Early Access officially open to some cardholders as of July 6, all cardholders on July 9, and the public on July 15. Good news for anyone who doesn’t fancy the anticipation of waiting—Nordstrom has already dropped the official preview of the sale on their site, which includes every single item—and discount!—shoppers can expect this year. BAZAAR.com shared an exclusive first look at some of this year’s women’s deals last month, but having since been able to go through the preview in its entirety, we can confirm that this year’s curation might be the most exciting to date.
From a fresh crop of elevated basics to special pieces that encapsulate some of FW22’s boldest trends, we’ve rounded up our favorite finds ahead. Word to the wise: Products tend to fly out of stock during Anniversary Sale faster than one can crowdsource their family groupchat for a Nordy card number. We recommend saving this link somewhere you'll remember because we'll update this article throughout the entire sale with our favorite still-in-stock picks.
Editor's' note: This post has been updated to add the date of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview's launch.
$69 $49 (33% off)
In case you missed it, it’s passé to refer to oversized poplin shirts as being borrowed from your ‘boyfriend.’ Here, an elevated basic that can be paired with everything from leather pants to loose trousers.
$129 $86 (33% off)
Half hoodie, half blazer, wholly cool. Style this with only a bra underneath when you're feeling bold or throw it over a plain white t-shirt for a casual day look.
$180 $135 (25% off)
Speaking to BAZAAR.com about the biggest trends from Anniversary Sale this year, Nordstrom fashion director Marie Ivanoff-Smith said, "Pink is becoming the fashion color focus of the season. Everyone needs something pink in their wardrobe!” Even running shoes.
$75 $60 (20% off)
Another trend shoppers can expect to see a lot of during Anniversary Sale this year? Leggings with flare silhouettes. "This resonates with the bigger shift in fashion and our customers adopting looser and wider leg jeans and pants,” Ivanoff-Smith said.
$68 $45 (34% off)
Natori's Feathers Underwire Contour bra boasts a small cult following among Nordstrom shoppers (think 3.4k ratings and counting). Editor's note: As the proud owner of three of these, I can attest to why this bra is worth every penny. It's comfy enough for all-day wear and seemingly invisible underneath everyday T-shirts. Also: The mesh and lace detailing simply feels and looks sexy.
$138 $93 (30% off)
Dripping in vintage appeal, and yet wildly comfortable (these are made from 73% cotton), this pair of Pistola jeans is a must. These hug at the waist and have a slightly relaxed fit throughout.
$100 $75 (25% off)
No wardrobe staple fuses hot girl summer energy with coastal grandmother aesthetic quite like an exercise dress. This year marks the first time Outdoor Voices will be part of Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale deals—so take advantage.
$119 $80 (33% off)
Daydreaming of a trip across the pond? The faux leather finish on this classic trench has a British rocker feel.
$100 $66 (34% off)
Sweaty Betty's Power leggings are so popular that one pair sold every 60 seconds in 2021. In the jam-packed space that is women's activewear, this style's sculpting abilities and second-skin feel set them apart. More patterns will be included in Anniversary Sale, though our hearts are set on this leopard print pair.
$1,225 $820 (33% off)
From Balmain to Saint Laurent, #RobeLife was warmly embraced all over FW22 runways. This wool wrap coat from Nanushka is cozy and refreshingly bold in equal measure.
$69 $46 (33% off)
If it's been a minute since you upgraded your LBD game, behold a dress that you can get away with dressing up or down on most occasions.
$160 $100 (38% off)
The delicate stitching on this Club Monaco number lends instant sophistication. We also love how this can be worn with mid-rise jeans sans needing to be tucked in.
$248 $166 (33% off)
The perfect pair of wide leg jeans doesn't ex—.
$299 $200 (33% off)
The chunky lug sole on this pair of leather AllSaints boots isn't messing around.
$650 $435 (33% off)
The tailoring of this blazer is impeccible. (The bracelet-length sleeves! The slightly peaked lapels!) This year marks the first time L'Agence has been included in Anniversary Sale as well.
$79 $50 (37% off)
Launching in tandem with Anniversary Sale, these wildly comfy leggings are another must-have from Nordstrom's in-house active brand, Zella. These feature a flattering high rise and a convenient side pocket. PS: Zella's fan favorite workout leggings tend to sell out even when they're not on sale, so we anticipate these flying out of stock.
$2,496 $1,671 (33% off)
If you're in the mood for something special and shiny, the sale's expansive selection of pieces from in-house designer fine jewelry designer Bony Levy are well worth a peruse. P.S. 14k gold pieces start at $85 this year.
$245 $160 (35% off)
On sale in black and dove gray as well, this hard-working top wool blend sweater deserves to be a hero piece in any capsule wardrobe it graces.
$59 $40 (32% off)
If you've yet to take the coastal grandmother trend for a spin, this two-piece set is a wallet-friendly place to start.
$118 $79 (33% off)
You don't need to be lounging around an eco-chic resort to rock these travel-friendly joggers, though these would be perfect in that setting.
$306 $226 (26% off)
Anniversary Sale includes a whopping 85 pairs of sunnies this year, most of which are designer. If you're after a classic pair of cat-eyes with a silhouette that's ever-so-slightly exaggerated, look no further.
$105 $78 (26% off)
British jewelry brand Missoma delivers when it comes to costume pieces that are at minimal, yet impactful. This pair of hoops is no exception. PS: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have both been spotted in several pieces by the brand over the years.
$365 $240 (34% off)
Worth the splurge. Wear the slip dress in this two-piece set now and throw the sweater over it for an effortlessly pulled together look come fall.
$1,495 $1,047 (30% off)
A camel-colored coat is timelessly chic. This piece is a splurge, but its quality will outlive fads for years to come.
$348 $250 (26% off)
Clogs have been enjoying a renaissance as of late. From Hérmes sending their entire SS2021 collection down the runway in the Dutch-born style to spottings all over Copenhagen's Spring 2022 fashion week, you can expect iterations everywhere this fall. Paige's mid-heel style can be dressed up or down with ease.
$40 $30 (25% off)
Featuring a mesh open back, this polka dotted sport bra plays nicely with just about every workout tank.
$49 $33 (32% off)
Biker shorts aren't going anywhere anytime soon. If you take this as good news, this Zella pair is worth the wait. It comes equipped with two side pockets (which, for reasons that remain a mystery, is a rarity for biker shorts).
$95 $76 (20% off)
Inspired by the Nike Air Max 90, this new Excee color way feels at once modern and retro. Featuring supportive foam midsoles, they're a suave training shoe.
$895 $600 (33% off)
Winter feels like it's light years away right now. But, if you know you're going to need a new coat when temps dip into the 30s, you can count on this blanket-like beauty.