Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023: What Our Editors Are Buying First


Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Day! It’s hard to believe the big sale is here already, but we’re ready. As of noon today, Nordstrom has graced us with a whopping 85 pages of Anniversary Sale fall-fashion goodness, and at first blush, we like what we see.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2023: What Our Editors Are Buying First

Whether you’re an Anni Sale pro or you’re new here (welcome!), our first look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens during the Preview period where we can look, but not buy. This is where our editors ruminate on their fall wish lists and make note of the pieces they’ll be buying first. Every year there’s always a few exciting standouts (this plaid coat, tho) as well as some boring basics/staples we stock up on every year during this sale (fave underwear, anyone?).

If you’re curious to see which pieces our editors are the most excited about, we did a little end-of-day survey to see what caught their eyes. From Julieta’s favorite jeans in a perfectly faded-black wash to “THE” LED mask that Scotti has been using for years (hmmmm, she had a before-and-after pic around here somewhere…), they’ve found some good stuff.

And since this team tends to shop this sale for the whole family, we also asked our editors to give us a peek at what they’re planning to get their partners & kids as well, plus any must-have home finds (this Barefoot Dreams throw, for example, was cited by more than a few of our editors).

And let’s not forget about the jeans. Because we always manage to find a few winning pairs of denim in the Anni sale, year after year.

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Women’s: Top NSale Picks

The NSale is always the place to get the latest in women's fall fashion. Like this plaid Avec Les Filles coat, Topshop blazer & Ralph Lauren trench.

Featured: Plaid Coat | Blazer | Trench Coat

  • While I usually go for the the big-ticket items, this year I’m kinda blown away by…Zella. Specifically? These freaking cargo/parachute pants. – Shana
  • During the Nordstrom sale, I try to find pieces I would NEVER buy full price (because $$$)…and this gorgeous coat from Reiss is a perfect example. LOVE. – Scotti
  • Not only is this blazer named after me, but gah….the lines are SO gorgeous, and Reiss makes some of the best coats and jackets around. A black blazer is a closet staple. – Laura
  • I had my fingers crossed for epic Western boots this season, and Nordstrom delivered! I have about eight pairs on my wish list, but these ones are my absolute favorite. They feel like the kind of “Western” boots that Samantha from “Sex in the City” would have worn. – Kat
  • You have got to be KIDDING! I was literally JUST saying how much I wanted to try this piece….and in the most GORGEOUS (what looks to be exclusive) new color! – Linzi
  • This cozy Vince coat is an updated version of one of my all-time most-favorite NSale purchases — and I can’t stop thinking about that new charcoal color. – Amy
  • Joe’s Mia jeans were the best denim purchase I made last year, and I’m absolutely captivated by the newest washed-black color. They’re perfect for year-round wear. – Julieta
  • These luxe PJs remain the best gift Chris has ever given me (aside, I suppose, from our girls). They’re one of my biggest motivators for doing laundry. I prefer sleeping in them to all else. Almost never on sale and exactly the kind of NSale splurge that gets me excited. – Em
  • As soon as I saw the Relaxed Fit Plaid Coat from Avec Les Filles, I knew without a doubt that this will be one of the very first items I’ll be buying this year. The NSale is always where I buy my fall statement coats for the upcoming season. Avec Les Filles coats have never let me down, and the color combo of this plaid coat is just perfection for autumn. – Jess
  • I passed up getting an AllSaints leather jacket last year, and the fashion gods have looked kindly upon me, because this year AllSaints has a version of the Balfern jacket with silver studs. So rock ‘n’ roll and top of my wish list. – Anne

Beauty: Top NSale Picks

Stocking up on beauty essentials? Hit up the NSale & find our faves. Think: Supergoop! Glow Screen, all the OSEA skincare & even that Dr. Dennis Gross LED mask!

Featured: Supergoop! Glow Screen | OSEA Set | Dr. Dennis Gross Mask

  • Yes! This isn’t sexy, but the anti-dandruff shampoo my husband and boys swear by is in the Nsale! It’s from Black-owned Briogeo, and this set comes with its scalp massager too (the only way I can get Pax to wash his hair, haha). – Shana
  • Ooh, The Mask is part of the Nordstrom sale! I swear by this mask, you guys…and it comes in a set that’s worth over $640! – Scotti
  • These are the two products I wear every day in the summer, in one little handy set! I hate foundation, but the Glow Screen feels and looks amazing on, and the Glow Stick I keep in my purse because it’s so quick to apply and doesn’t feel the slightest bit greasy. Top pick for sure. – Laura
  • I promise you, this OSEA set will give your skin such a luxurious glow, it’ll put you in the mood. – Kat
  • Can’t get enough of this stuff. Ever. Just brought this jumbo bottle on family vaca and set up a self-serve pumping station by the door. – Linzi
  • I’m most excited about the NSale beauty category, and this bundle is worth every single penny (gift one to a friend, or save both for yourself like I will be doing — trust me, it’s gold). – Amy
  • Without a doubt, the one item I’m getting during this sale is this facial-toning device. I was tempted to purchase the mini version (also on sale) last month but opted to wait to get the benefits offered by this version. – Julieta
  • I became slightly obsessed with Kopari during last year’s sale, and this trio of deodorants (aluminum- and baking-soda-free!) is too good a deal to pass up. If they guarantee that I smell even remotely as good as I do after using Kopari’s other products, I’ll be a lifelong devotee. – Em
  • I’ve been using St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse for years and years now. It goes on so smoothly and beautifully, it leaves no residue on your clothing, and it smells pretty darn good too. – Jess
  • The Lancer Method Polish Exfoliator is the only physical exfoliator I will use on my sensitive skin. Used once per week, this stuff really helps maintain a smooth skin texture. – Anne

Home: Top NSale Picks

We cannot stop thinking about the home decor & gadgets in the NSale. Apotheke candles, Barefoot Dreams throws & the Click + Grow smart garden? Yes, please.

Featured: Apotheke Candles | Barefoot Dreams Throw | Click & Grow Smart Garden

  • Oh, gosh — my beloved Parachute linen duvet cover is showing up in the NSale preview! I’m suspicious, though…seems too good to be true. – Shana
  • I always buy a new throw during the sale…this one by Barefoot Dreams is insanely soft! – Scotti
  • My friend hipped me to the brand Dusen Dusen a couple of years ago, and I LOVE its vibe. These towels are just too fun, and I need an upgrade! – Laura
  • Barefoot Dreams is so freaking soft and cozy, and this colorway is perfect for our living room…we’ll definitely be fighting over it. – Linzi
  • Omg, it’s not even a question for me: Beis luggage is the best home-section grab by a country mile. – Amy
  • Since I can’t go without my daily dose of tea, I’ve been on the hunt for a visually appealing electric kettle, and this one fits the bill perfectly. – Julieta
  • You’ve all heard me wax (ha!) poetic about Apotheke candles before. I stock up on them at every opportunity, and I can vouch that the two scents in this duo are both lovely. – Em
  • I have been obsessed with Click & Grow’s Smart Garden Self-Watering Indoor Gardens for years now. In fact, I bought mine a couple of years ago during the NSale. My li’l indoor garden kept me sane during lockdown. – Jess
  • If you’re a coffee enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the Moccamaster coffee brewer. The copper heating element in the brewer keeps the temp of your water at a precise 205 degrees, ideal for your perfect pot of morning joe. Coffee heaven. – Anne

Kids’: Top NSale Picks

Shopping the NSale for your kids? Scoop up these Hunter rain boots, a cool Treasure & Bond tee &, ofc, cute UGG boots.

Featured: Hunter Rain Boots | Treasure & Bond Tee | UGG Boots

  • It’s the faux-fur lining of this practical puffer that miiiight convince Pax to actually wear a winter jacket. I also love that no-its-not-black-its-green color. – Shana
  • OMG I DIE…G would rather wear this, though…– Scotti
  • Hunter rain boots are an obvious pick from your resident Pacific Northwest mama! Great for toddlers to big kids, and if you resell, they really hold their value. – Laura
  • This sale makes it much easier to keep up with kids’ sneaker needs…these Nikes (in white/game royal) at this price are DEFINITELY being purchased. – Linzi
  • Even by the ocean (especially by the ocean?) these boots are must-haves. – Amy
  • These kids’ cargo joggers from Adidas are precisely what my nearly 10-year-old, soccer-loving goalkeeper needs. They perfectly suit his style and provide the functionality he requires. – Julieta
  • Elle has almost outgrown her Doona Convertible Carseat, and Chris and I continue to cram her into it because we’re both just so smitten. It’s not designed to fully replace a stroller, but it’s invaluable when it comes to not having to lug a carseat around. Truly the one thing I wish we’d had the first time around with Lana. – Em
  • I love the versatility and practicality of this Tripp Trapp Highchair, Baby Set, Cushion & Tray Set. It can be adjusted to seat newborns, toddlers, children and even adults. – Jess
  • In my current role as “fun aunt,” my goal is to make your cute kid even cuter. This fleece number will do the trick. – Anne

Men’s: Top NSale Picks

Don't think the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is for men's clothing too? Look at those Cole Haan sneakers, the AllSaints tee & BOSS sports coat, & tell me I'm wrong.

Featured: Cole Haan Sneakers | AllSaints Tee | BOSS Sport Coat

  • I’ve found that one easy way to pull together a date-night look for Mike is: his usual jeans + cool shoes that aren’t sneakers OR his office dress shoes. Like these. – Shana
  • I mean…what’s hotter than a man in a suit?? – Scotti
  • These are some of the bestselling, comfy-but-dressy men’s shoes around. The look-ish of dress shoes with the comfort of sneakers. – Laura
  • If I had a boyfriend, I’d make him wear this AllSaints graphic tee. – Kat
  • I’m not the only one in my family who likes comfortable, nice-looking shoes. – Linzi
  • My husband has taught me that comfort is the #1 goal for his closet, always, and I can’t help but think any man would be super-excited and super-comfortable rocking these luxe sweatpants this fall & winter! – Amy
  • According to my husband, these On Cloud sneakers are his all-time favorite. In fact, besides a more formal pair, these were the only shoes he brought with him for our trip to Italy. – Julieta
  • It’s nothing fancy, but Chris has used this face wash for more than 10 years. It’d be just silly not to stock up during the sale. – Em
  • Jon loves his On Cloudswift Running Shoes. We do a lot of walking and hiking, and these are the shoes he wears exclusively. They get the “Jon Seal of Approval.” – Jess
  • My guy is trying to hit as many 14ers this summer as he can, and these ventilated track pants are just the ticket for long hikes. – Anne

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