The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale's fashion and clothing deals can overwhelm even professional shoppers, myself included. There are already more than 3,000 deals included in this year's Early Access sale, from Miu Miu sunglasses to Max Mara dresses to many others we don't have the space to name-check. If history repeats itself, the list will only grow when the sale opens to everyone on July 15.
To shorten the distance between you and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale's finest fashion deals, BAZAAR editors have curated 19 must-have items to shop before anything else. In keeping with this sale's reputation for early savings on the chicest fall fashion, our editors are shopping autumn gems like knitwear by La Ligne and Rag & Bone, plus the coziest coats from Lafayette 148 and Proenza Schouler. Then, there are a handful of rare finds—a dainty Bony Levy necklace, stovepipe Re/Done jeans—we're buying now to wear year-round.
Read on for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fashion deals our editors consider worthy of your "Add to Cart" above all others.
"I'm already thinking ahead to fall and all of the cozy sweaters I'll be adding to my closet. La Ligne makes the most luxe, not-too-on-the-nose Parisian chic knitwear that I want to wear all the time." —Bianca Betancourt, culture editor
"I am ready to have an Adult Woman Autumn, which means super-polished, understated, beautifully made clothes ONLY. This beautiful green cashmere jacket by Lafayette 148 certainly fits the bill—I can wear it with billowing trousers, little skinny plaid pants like I’m going to a football game in 1962, or with a pencil skirt. And the reverse lime green color means it always has FUNK potential." —Rachel Tashjian, fashion news director
"One of my neighbors is an impeccably dressed Brooklyn mom who always looks like she just came from brunch with Gwyneth Paltrow. Last summer, I ran into her wearing a pair of towering platform slides, and I haven’t been able to get them out of my head since. They could easily skew too Y2K, but if you wear them with something simple like a flowy black dress, the effect isn’t throwback-y, just chic." —Izzy Grinspan, digital deputy editor
"These sunglasses are so classic, you'll have them in your arsenal for years to come." —Kerry Pieri, contributing fashion editor
"Run, don't walk. This boxy stripe cardigan is the perfect transitional knit for a nautical summer look now and a collegiate style layering piece for fall." —Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen, fashion and accessories editor
"There's nothing like a chic and versatile pair of pants that you can style season to season. These Veronica Beard ecru high-waist pants are my go-to. You can style them day to night, and the fit is amazing! For summertime, I'd wear them with a crop top or a classic T-shirt with a blazer (over the shoulders) and, better yet, curate the chicest winter white outfit for breezier days ahead. I'm here for it!" —Alicia Banilivy, fashion and retail credits editor
"While jewelry trends seem to favor oversized, chunky jewelry, I’m still a huge fan of dainty chains. I’ve been looking to invest in a new gold necklace to layer with my other ones, and the Nordstrom sale is the perfect time to shop for jewelry. This one is 14-karat gold that pairs well with my skin tone, won’t cause irritation, and I won’t have to take it off every single day." —Mariah Morrison, senior social media editor
"I tried on this coat at the Nordstrom flagship and immediately fell in love. It has all the makings of a perfect everyday coat—including cuddly fabric, deep pockets, and a wear-with-anything shade—so I know it's worth the splurge." —Halie LeSavage, fashion commerce editor
"I love Re/Done jeans. They feel like vintage you sourced without any of the legwork." —KP
"I dream of Cult Gaia’s sculpturesque shoes and will definitely be picking up this pair at the sale. The gold heel detail can dress any casual outfit up. I also love the navy color, because I can easily transition this shoe from summer to fall." —Katie Intner, assistant beauty editor
"Summer always calls for a few great pairs of white pants, and since I'm a mega fan of the fit of Rag & Bone jeans, I'll likely be scooping up this easy yet structured pair during the Nordstrom sale." —Tiffany Dodson, associate beauty commerce editor
"Trends come and go, but cat-eye sunglasses are forever. This pair from Miu Miu has a sleek, timeless design that could easily be dressed up or down." —Chelsey Sanchez, associate editor
"A sweater dress paired with knee-high boots is my dream fall uniform. Throw a leather jacket on, or a long wool trench if it's colder, and the look is complete. This Rag & Bone dress is over $100 off, and I'll be surprised if I don't wear it 100 times this holiday season." —Melody Liebner, editorial intern
"I love an old-school-inspired utility jacket. Pair with oversized jeans and look instantly cool." —KP
"I’m taking this opportunity to get a head start on refreshing my fall denim collection. Mother is one of my go-to brands time after time. I’ve been really into looser fits lately, so I love this wide-leg style to pair with fall jackets, from buttery leather to fur-trimmed ones." —KI
"As fall (too) quickly approaches, I already know I am going to sport penny loafers all autumn long. These Paul Green loafers can be dressed up with trousers and a blazer or down with a micro-miniskirt. Personally, my vision of a Blair Waldorf fall look or two has me giddy." —ML
"I also have my eyes on this super-versatile three-piece set that can easily be dressed up with a pair of heeled, strappy sandals and the right accessories, or dressed down with sneakers or my go-to slides." —TD
"I didn't know I needed cushioned, seamless socks until I tried them. They're the secret weapon for making every closed-toe fall shoe so much more comfortable." —HL