#NSale Preview: Early Favorites

Alright, ladies. This is it! The long awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview is live online, and I’ve put together my early favorites for you! Shopping won’t open until July 9th, but you can see what will be included and start making your Wish Lists.


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: A Refresher

If you’re new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, start here: 2024 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates & Info. Also, be sure to sign up for my #NSale email list, where I send exclusive #NSale content and the first notifications when I have new posts!

Here’s the gist: The Anniversary Sale is when Nordstrom brings out a large selection of their Fall 2024 inventory and immediately marks it down so you can get “of the moment trends” at a discount before the season even begins. Some items are best sellers from previous seasons, but many are brand new styles.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is also a great time to stock up on personal care products and refresh your wardrobe basics like bras, underwear, t-shirts, etc.

First Thoughts

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Wide leg and flare leg jeans and pants are still going strong into fall, and stripes and collared sweaters are still big. Red may be the It Color, but we are also seeing lots of brown (both chocolate brown and cognac) and warm neutrals. I’m noticing more summer styles and fabrics and transitional pieces in the sale this year than in years past, which I think is a smart move since people don’t seem to shop ahead for the next season the way we used to. There are still some good boots in the #NSale this year, but many more shoes and sneakers than usual.

Also, while this sale is all about bringing out new styles, I’m seeing a lot of old favorites this year, but there are some nice surprises and really good prices. I was excited to see my Vince Pia wedge sandals (that Tan is on my Wish List) and my FRAME Le High Flares in a raw hem version. Also included are the Rails Geneva Stripe Cardigan that I wore to death last fall and winter, as well as the Rails Harris Stripe Polo. I was also surprised and delighted to see Frank & Eileen in the #NSale this year!

While there are definitely some familiar pieces, there are a lot of new styles too; you just have to dig deep to get to them. It seems like it’s all the old standbys that are on the first few pages. Fortunately, I did the deep digging for you. I spent hours combing the website, making lists of my top picks, and creating shopping widgets to round up my top recommendations across all major categories.

#NSale Shopping Quick Tips


As you prepare to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, here are my best tips for making the most of it and getting the items you want.

  1. Shop online, rather than in-store. The store is a zoo, especially during Early Access, and many items are stuck in someone’s dressing room. It’s a lot more efficient to shop online, plus online shopping starts at midnight, and stores don’t open until 9 or 10AM.
  2. Shop early and often. Popular items sell out quickly, and they can disappear from your cart while you’re making up your mind. If you KNOW you want something, purchase that first, then go back and take your time sorting through the rest.
  3. Shop online and choose the Contactless Curbside Pickup option. This is the best way to avoid the chaos and crowds AND get the things you want immediately. Of course, not all stores carry the full #NSale inventory, so you may have to wait for some items to ship.
  4. Buy 2 sizes. If in doubt, buy two sizes and return the one that doesn’t work for you. The hottest items sell out within the first few hours (no joke), and if you wait to get your order, find out you need a different size, and go to re-order, it may not be available.
  5. Pay for expedited shipping. This helps cut down on order cancellations when the computers can’t keep up with how fast the inventory is moving. If you pay for the next day or two-day shipping, your order will get processed more quickly, and it’s less likely to get canceled.
  6. GET THE APP! This is a new tip this year, because the Nordstrom app* will notify you when items on your wish list get restocked. (Make sure to turn on price drop and back-in-stock notifications for Wish List, Shopping Bag, and Saved for Later items. It should prompt you to do this when you download the app and go to your Wish List.)

* It used to be that affiliate links would not get counted if you shopped from the app, but they have fixed that, so if you are someone who likes to make sure I get credit for your purchases, feel free to shop via app or website. As always, thank you so much for your support!

Alright, let’s get this party started! I’ve spent hours combing through the Nordstrom website to find all the best items across all categories, and these are my favorites so far.

HINT: All images are clickable, and prices shown should be the sale prices.

#NSale 2024: The Best of Tops & Sweaters

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I’m combining tops and sweaters, so there’s a lot to digest here, but I’m more excited about the sweaters than the tops. I like the collared styles, and there are still a lot of stripes out there. There’s more color this year than in years past, but neutrals are still going strong. I’m loving the soft blues and warm brown shades.

My early favorites are this gorgeous Theory Cable Knit Sweater, this Veronica Beard Johnny Collar Pullover, and this Treasure & Bond Speckled Pima Cotton Blend Sweater. I’m also excited to see my Rails Geneva Cardigan in an oatmeal color, and this Vince short sleeve wool and cashmere sweater is back this year in 4 new colors. (I have the burgundy from last year’s #NSale.)

#NSale 2024: The Best Denim

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I’m seeing a lot of familiar denim styles in this year’s #NSale, and there’s a good assortment of silhouettes represented. I’m happy to see some of my favorite styles from MOTHER, PAIGE, and FRAME in fresh washes. The MOTHER Weekenders are included, as well as the FRAME Le Easy Flare Jeans in a raw hem style and the PAIGE Anessa High Waist Raw Hem Wide Leg Jeans in a full length style. Also, the PAIGE Laurel Canyon High Waist Flare Jeans are back, and I’m excited to try the MOTHER The Twister Sneak High Waist Flared Wide Leg Jeans.

In the under-$100 range, there’s tons of Wit & Wisdom denim in the #NSale this year, KUT from the Kloth and Good American make a good showing as well. The Meg Patch Pocket Wide Leg Jeans look amazing.

#NSale 2024: The Best Shoes & Boots

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Boot trends this season seem to be leaning toward the sleeker and more streamlined styles, not as many lug soles or chunky heels, and I’m not seeing much of the Western trend this year. This makes sense, considering where all of the fashion trends are going. I love the more elegant styles, but they aren’t always practical for my casual lifestyle, so I have to be careful and not get too carried away buying things I love but won’t have anywhere to wear.

There seem to be more shoes that are not boots in the sale this year, and the sneaker selection is especially strong. I love the On Cloud options, there are some new P448s, and I’ve got my eye on these Paul Green 90s inspired sneakers. Then there are lots of flats and some nice sandal options. I also noticed these iconic Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong 4″ heels. I finally donated mine (even though I adore them) because I can’t walk in heels that high anymore, but I’ve got my eye on this lower heel version.

#NSale 2024: The Best Handbags & Luggage

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I won’t lie, this year is not my favorite for bags. There are some nice luggage options, though, and AllSaints has some really nice styles. I also like this Rebecca Minkoff leather tote quite a lot. I rounded up a lot of cute styles, but most seem to be really small. At least you can get an idea of the trending styles.

#NSale 2024: Coats & Jackets

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I want to go back through the coat section because I wasn’t very thorough, but I did notice a lot of elevated wool coats, and there are some good leather jacket options. I have my eye on this AllSaints leather bomber.

As far as jackets go, I don’t see a lot of denim and utility jackets, but my KUT from the Kloth Jacqueline Denim Jacket is included, and how cute is this little corduroy number? I just wish it didn’t have puff sleeves. There are also a lot of nice practical puffer coats and rain coats, if you need to update yours.

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#NSale 2024: Favorite Foundations

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The #NSale is a great time to stock up on bras and underwear, and they have a lot of the usual favorites included. The True & Co. bralette is back this year; I love these for sleeping. And the popular Wacoal t-shirt bra and Red Carpet Strapless Bra are included again.

For underwear, I love the Hanky Panky Cotton & Stretch Lace Original Rise Thong for wearing with jeans for no pantylines and the Natori Bliss Briefs for sleeping. They also have Period underwear in the sale this year.

#NSale 2024: Best of Beauty

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The #NSale Beauty Exclusives always sell out fast, so be sure to pop these in your cart and check out right away when it’s your time to shop. I always stock up on large sizes of my favorite beauty products like the L’Occitane Almond Oil Shower Gel and the Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Body Moisturizer. I’ll have a separate post about the #NSale Beauty Exclusives later this week, with even more of my top picks, but this is a quick highlight.

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