The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially launched online at midnight last night and it’s YLF tradition to provide my top picks. A bumper issue with more than 80 items! Stores open bright and early this morning so swing by as soon as you can.

The Anniversary Sale kicks off the Autumn retail season and is hands down my favourite sale of the year. Nordstrom discounts brand new Autumn and Winter merchandise for two full weeks only. Prices go back up on August 1st. You can pre-select the sale with a sales assistant if you have a Nordstrom card. It’s too late to preselect for this year’s sale, but I highly recommend the process for next year.

There is a LOT on sale and it’s an overwhelming experience navigating through the goods. I’ve been preselecting merchandise with clients for ten days, so by now I’m very familiar with the fabulous assortment. Below are my suggestions that cover a range of price points. There are many, many more incredible items to be scored but I had to draw the line somewhere. I will be revisiting my list and exploring some areas in more detail as the sale progresses.

Jackets and Outerwear

Boots and Booties







Remember that not everything is available online. Top stores have even more items to choose from, so if you’re serious about this sale, head over to a very large Nordstrom. Call customer service if you’ve seen something on someone else but cannot find it online or in a store.

If they don’t have your size in store, Nordstrom will ship it to you asap. Also, don’t panic if things are sold out. People return items left, right and center and items often come back into stock both in stores and online. But in order to get the price advantage you have to purchase by the 31st July, or wait until end of season sales in November and December.

If you’ve already shopped the sale, feel free to share what you’ve bought in the comments section. Post your finds on our forum if you’re unsure about your loot. And remember that you can use the YLF iPhone app to post pictures and questions directly from the store. I’ll be watching for incoming questions and together with our great community on the forum I’ll guide you as best as I can.