â Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Todayâs newsroom and any business incentives.Itâs the most wonderful time of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If youâre not familiar with this amazing time period of deals, let me explain it to you in three words: Fashion's Black Friday. AKA my favorite holiday.Every year in July, I look forward to Nordstrom's annual sale because many things I know I will end up buying anyway are available for a discounted price. Everything from shoes to bags to jeans to home dÃ©cor become slightly cheaper and it's glorious.As a proud Nordstrom cardholder, I had access to the pre-sale, which ran from July 12th to July 19th, and although my bank account would say otherwise, I did very well for myself. The deals became available to the public on Friday July 20th and they run through Sunday August 5th. But donât wait to get your hands on these prices. The best things are guaranteed to sell out. In fact, many of my favorite deals already have.After browsing almost every single deal available this year (online and in store) for DAYS, I put together a list of some of the best deals I could find that are still available. Here are this yearâs best picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.Deals for Women1. High-waisted jeansDuring the pre-sale, I got my hands on my favorite jeans from Madewell in black for $84.90. It was a victory, as I would have purchased them for $128 after the sale. Unfortunately, these gems sold out already, BUT Khloe Kardashianâs brand of jeans Good American are still available. While shopping the sale in store, I tried on these jeans and I LOVED them. They are high-waisted and comfortable. I recommend.Get the Good American Good Legs High Waist Skinny Jeans for $99.90 ($149 after sale)2. LeggingsYou can never go wrong with a new pair of yoga pants, right? Nordstromâs athletic/athleisure (that decision is up to you) brand of leggings always go on sale during the anniversary sale, and if you donât pick one of these bad boys up, thatâs on you. My picks this year are high-waisted Zella leggings - cropped and pants.The pants have 3,800 4.5 star reviews (wow). I also threw in Spanx faux leather leggings because the people love them (1,200 4.5 star reviews say so), and fall is off in the distance calling for this chic look.Get ZellaLive In High Waist Leggings for $35.90 ($54 after sale)Get ZellaMeditate High Waist Crop Leggings for $35.90 ($55 after sale)Get Spanx Faux Leather Leggings for $64.90 ($98 after sale)3. A cardiganHow can you not love a good cardigan? The best-selling Barefoot Dreams cardigan already sold out (I am having buyerâs remorse of not purchasing this thing), but Nordstromâs BP. has a cardigan thatâs much cheaper. I actually own this cardigan and love it. I wore it all the time last fall and winter.Get the BP. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan for $31.90 ($49 after sale)4. Long sleeve topsI know, I know. Itâs so hard to shop for fall and winter when itâs 80 degrees outside and youâre in beach mode. But oversized sweater season is upon us, my friends, and your body is probably ready. Youâll need this stuff soon, so you might as well buy it before it goes up in price. This year, I bought the BP. Balloon Sleeve Sweater in red and I am obsessed. It looks better on than it does online. I also bought the Gibson Fleece Tunic in the beautiful blue colorâand it came in petite. A win for all.Get the BP. Balloon Sleeve Sweater for $31.90 ($49 after sale)Get the Gibson Cozy Fleece Tunic for $39.90 ($60 after sale)5. The comfiest button-down flannelRails shirts are so soft and comfortable. I became a believer after renting one of these shirts via Rent the Runway. Now, I want to live in one of them. You will too.Get the Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt for $104.90 ($158 after sale)6. Short sleeve topsShort sleeve tops are essential for all seasons. Wear them in winter with a cardigan and wear them in summer with shorts. This year, I found a Trouve top in store that I fell in love with. Never would have chosen it online, but it fit my curvy frame so well, I had to buy it (see below). Then, thereâs plain t-shirts. BP.âs t-shirt has a 4-star review from 692 peopleâand itâs just under $12. Caslonâs t-shirt is a little âpricierâ at just under $18, but it has a chest pocket and more 4-star reviews (1,100 to be exact).Get the Trouve Knot Front Blouse for $45.90 ($69 after sale)Get the BP. Raw Edge V-Neck Tee for $11.90 ($17 after sale)Get the Calson Rounded V-Neck Tee for $17.90 ($25 after sale)7. Nice brasI hate buying bras. There, I said it. But if you have breasts, these things are essential, so we must talk about them. Recently I bought Natoriâs Rose Dream Underwire Bra NOT on sale and fell in love with it. Well guess what, my friends? ITâS ON SALE FOR THE ANNIVERSARY. Buy her while sheâs hot. I should also mention this bra has 5 stars from 691 reviews, meaningI would be the 692nd person to give this thing 5 stars.NATORI Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra for $47.90 ($72 after sale)8. Nice underwearWhat do I hate buying more than bras? Underwear! But I have to say, my cheap underwear is not lasting, and adulthood is forcing me to be smarter about what I invest my money in so better quality underwear is becoming a priority on my shopping list (my shopping priorities used to be dresses and skirtsâthatâs how you know youâre an adult). Hanky Panky undies are super popular, cute, and highly ratedâ5 stars from 230 reviews. Spanx are also classic. I own the Undie-tectable Lace Hipster Panties (I got them not on sale) and I wear them a lot! They arenât super tight, but they provide more coverage than regular underwear, and for that reason, I love them.Get the Hanky Panky Regular Rise Lace Thong for $16.90 ($22 after sale) OR buy and save - 4 for $59Get the Spanx Undie-tectable Lace Hipster Panties for $15.90 ($24 after sale)9. Coats for wintery weatherWhile shopping for sweaters and long sleeve shirts is hard during winter, buying coats is nearly impossible. But you just need to remind yourselfâyouâre going to NEED this stuff soon. If you know you will need to upgrade to a new winter or rain coat this fall/winter, consider buying now while stuff isnât as expensive. I love my The North Face waterproof jacket.Get The North Face âResolve Plusâ Waterproof Jacket for $68 ($99 after sale)Get the Badgley Mischka Water Repellent Anorak with Stowaway Hood for $99 ($159 after sale)Get The North Face Apex Bionic Grace Jacket for $169.90 ($230 after sale)10. Nike sweatpantsNike items are amazing prices at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year, and sweatpants are necessary. Logos are in the process of making a big comeback right now (nice to see you again, 2003), and the Nike logo is a classic one to rock.Get the Nike Sportswear Rally Jogger Pants for $44.90 ($60 after sale)11. Nike socks$8.90 for 3 pairs of no-show socks by Nike isnât bad. Socks always disappear (why? no one knows), so this is arguably the smartest purchase you can make during a sale. Also, if youâre going to wear boots this fall, youâll need these babies so your socks donât pop out.Get the Nike 3-Pack No-Show Socks for $8.90 ($14 after sale)12. Nike sneakersNike again! These training shoes have 4.5 stars and 62 reviews. If you need a new shoe for fall workouts, consider these.Get the Nike Free TR8 Training Shoe for $74.90 ($100 after sale)13. Trendy and comfortable bootiesBooties are essential for fallâand waterproof booties are even more essential. I have a pair of non-waterproof black booties that Iâve worn almost every day during fall and winter over the past two years, and they get more destroyed every day. Blondo is known for making great waterproof boots, and these ones on sale have a little heel. As for other booties, Frye boots are classic (and almost $100 offârun, donât walk), and BP. booties are surprisingly great quality (Iâve had the same BP. booties for 7 yearsâand I still wear them!).Get the Blondo Nova Waterproof Bootie for $99.90 ($149.95 after sale)Get the Frye Carly Chelsea Boot for $198 ($297.95 after sale)Get the BP. Brice Notched Bootie for $79.90 ($119.95 after sale)14. Sam Edelman sandalsI saw these when I was shopping in store, and Iâm pretty sure a bright light shined over these from above with angels singing. Unfortunately, Iâm pathetic when it comes to heels, and these are too high for me (Iâm a flats-happy women, hear me roar). Sam Edelman is by far my favorite affordable shoe designer, so if you can rock these, enjoy this dealâand also, I am jealous.Get the Sam Edelman Orlane Sandal for $79.90 ($119.95 after sale)15. Tory Burch flatsAs one co-worker described these, âiconic.â Thatâs exactly what Tory Burch flats are. If youâve been eyeing Tory flats, or you want new ones, these are almost $100 off right now.Get the Tory Burch Benton Ballet Flat for $164.90 ($248 after sale)16. A crossbody bagI am a big fan of the crossbody bag. I wear my black crossbody bag almost every day. This classic Kate Spade bag is perfect for everyday use and comes in multiple colors. I also picked out this super fun Rebecca Minkoff bag that I purchased myself. Itâs a statement piece, and if you already have a basic crossbody, itâs worth it.Get the Kate Spade New York Large Oakwood Street Corin Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag for $165.90 ($248 after sale)Get the Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Genuine Calf Hair Crossbody Bag for $149 ($225 after sale)17. A bucket bagAs the â90s continue to run through 2018, bucket bags remain a hot ticket item. I am a big fan of Madewellâespecially Madewell bagsâand this bucket bag is a beautiful âenglish saddleâ color and a cool, chic, casual style.Get the Madewell Lafayette Leather Bucket Bag for $129.90 ($198 after sale)18. A pendant necklaceA nice necklace for a costume jewelry price that you can wear everyday? Yes, please. With 5-star reviews from 12 people, the numbers will probably grow for this new pendant necklace. Iâm intrigued.Get the Nordstrom Cubic Zirconia Pendant Necklace for $35.90 ($55 after sale)19. MulesOne style you need to be aware of for fall 2018: Mules. Iâm into this for the sole reason that backless shoes mean no blisters. Itâs a gift from the fashion gods. These new Steve Madden studded mules have a 5-star review from 10 people. The new Madewell loafer mules have more of a casual look, and the Halogen mules are perfectly plain. Thereâs mules for everyone!Get the Steve Madden Trace Studded Mule for $49.90 ($79.95 after sale)Get the Madewell The Elinor Loafer Mule for $98.90 ($148 after sale)Get the Halogen Violet Mule for $64.90 ($99.95 after sale)20. Moisturizers that people LOVEThis Kiehlâs moisturizer has a 5-star review from 494 people. That is no joke. And thanks to the anniversary sale, you can see what the hype is all about for less. La Mer, the Beyonce of moisturizers, was on sale too, but that has since sold out. You gotta act fast, people. This sale is no joke!Get the Kiehlâs Sincle 1851 Jumbo CrÃ¨me de Corps Bottle with Pump for $52 ($75 after sale)Deals for the Home21. An All-Clad 4-quart potAs my mom taught me, when All-Clad is on sale, you buy it. I checked with our kitchen expert, and she confirmed this deal on a 4-quart pot is in fact good.Get the All-Clad 4-Quart Casserole with Lid for $143.90 ($215 after sale)22. Le Creuset dishesLike All-Clad, Le Creuset is another aspirational brand that you should consider buying when on sale. Our kitchen expert also confirmed this deal of 2 dishes is good. If you cook side dishes and/or host dinner parties, this could be a big win for you. They also come in red!Get the Le Creuset Heritage Set of 2 Oval Au Gratin Dishes for $55.90 ($84 after sale)23. A beautiful cheese boardIâm getting married in September and registered for a very similar looking cheese board at Crate and Barrel. While Iâm going to keep my cheese board on the registry, I would not be mad if someone bought this one instead (after all, it is cheaper than the one I picked due to the sale). If youâre into cheese boards and hosting friends, this is a must, in my opinion.Get the Nordstrom at Home Round Marble & Acacia Wood Serving Board for $49.90 ($75 after sale)24. A corkcicle tumbler to keep your wine cold (and hidden)My co-worker told me about Corkcicle wine tumblers the other day and how trendy they were. Then, Iâm shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and I see this. These things are insulated, keep your drinks (wine) cold, and this one is pink. Love.Get the Corkcicle Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler for $19.90 ($29.95 after sale)25. A wine rackThis wine rack is beautiful (according to both me and our home design expert, Cindy), and the price is amazing. Need.Get the Nordstrom at Home Wine Rack for $29.90 ($45 after sale)26. Bath towels4.5 stars from 448 reviewsâthat says a lot about Nordstromâs bath towels. Our home expert, Cindy, said these were a great price and worth the money, and that was my cue to add to cart. If you need to upgrade your bath towels, get these while theyâre cheaper. If you get a bundle, youâll save a lot of money.Nordstrom at Home Hydrocotton Bath Towel for $20.90 ($29 after sale)27. A cozy plush throwYou can never have enough throw blankets in my opinion. This throw from Nordstrom at Home has 5 stars from 638 reviews. I trust the people, and the pictures. How soft does this thing look! I need it!Get the Nordstrom at Home Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw for $25.90 ($39.50 after sale)28. A beautiful and stylish bar cartApproved (and swooned over) by our very own design expert, this bar car is an amazing piece.E2 Concepts Metal Serving Cart for $129.90 ($195 after sale)29. The best-smelling Capri Blue volcano-scented candle- *SOLD OUT*My favorite smelling candle is the volcano scent by Capri Blue. I buy these not on sale ALL THE TIME, so when you can find this scent on sale, you buy itâfor yourself or as a gift.Get the Capri Blue Signature Jar Candle (Volcano Scent) for $19.90 ($30 after sale)30. A glass vaseA vase with taste. This vase is $15 off, making it Home Goods price worthy. Described as a âminimalistâ piece, this vase would be a great addition to any home.Get the Treasure & Bond Large Glass Vase for $25.90 ($39 after sale)Deals for Men31. Quarter Zip PulloversMy fiance and three brothers are all big fans of the quarter zip pullover. For this yearâs sale, you can get Patagonia, The North Face, and Vineyard Vines items for less. The North Face fleece pullover has 5 stars from 818 reviews. The other pullovers are new, so they have no reviews yet, but both are popularâand well-madeâbrands.Get the Patagonia Better Sweater Performance Slim Fit Quarter Zip Jacket for $88.90 ($119 after sale)Get The North Face âTKA 100 Glacierâ Quarter Zip Fleece Pullover for $39.90 ($55 after sale) Get the Vineyard Vines New Lindenhurst Quarter Zip Pullover for $85.90 ($115 after sale)32. Dress pantsBoth of my picks for pants are highly rated on Nordstrom already. The Bonobos are pricier and have 4.5 stars from 192 reviews, and the Nordstrom brand pants have 4 stars from 120 reviews. Take your pick, but if you dress up for work, you can always use new pants, right?Get the Bonobos âWeekday Warriorsâ Non-Iron Slim Fit Cotton Chinos for $64.90 ($98 after sale)Get the Nordstrom Menâs Shop âClassicâ Smartcare Relaxed Fit Flat Front Cotton Pants for $38.90 ($59.90 after sale)33. Dress shirtsLike work pants, you can always always use work shirts if you do dress up for the office. Both of my picks are Nordstrom brand and have 4.5 stars from just about 100 reviews.Nordstrom Menâs Shop Trim Fit Non-Iron Solid Dress Shirt for $29.90 ($39 after sale)Nordstrom Menâs Shop Trim Fit Non-Iron Gingham Dress Shirt for $29.90 ($49.50 after sale)34. A t-shirt for working outLike I said above, Nike products are priced well for this yearâs anniversary sale. This t-shirt has 5 stars from 56 reviews and comes in many colors.Get the Nike Hyper Dry Training Tee for $25.90 ($35 after sale)35. Coats for wintery weatherI said this above, but buying coats is hard to do during summer. However, you will need this stuff soon. If you know you will need to upgrade to a new winter or rain coat this fall/winter, consider buying now while stuff isnât as expensive. This North Face raincoat has 4.5 stars from 349 reviewsâand the TriClimate coat has 4.5 stars from 29 reviews. I also picked out a Patagonia jacket because this brand is having a moment in 2018.Get The North Face âAll Aboutâ TriClimate Waterproof Hooded 3-in-1 HyVent Jacket for $148.90 ($199.99 after sale)Get The North Face Venture II Raincoat for $69.90 - $83.90 ($99 - $119 after sale) Get thePatagonia Better Sweater Performance Slim Fit Zip Jacket for $109.90 ($149 after sale)36. Leather dress shoesThese oxford shoes have 4.5 stars from 919 reviews. Thatâs almost 1,000 reviews. Thatâs huge! While they are pricey, they are well over $100 off and worth it, according to reviewers.Get the Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford for $279.90 ($425 after sale) 37. Boots My brother has these boots and loves them. The people do too. With 4.5 stars from 222 people, these boots speak for themselves. No, you wonât be able to wear these for a few months, but they are almost $100 off, and youâll be angry if you realize you want them later on and have to buy them full price.Get the Red Wing 6 Inch Moc Toe Boot for $186.90 ($280 after sale)38. SneakersAnother highly rated shoe, these Ecco sneakers are a great find. With 4.5 stars from 198 reviews, these shoes are fashionable and casual.Get the Ecco Soft VII Lace-Up Sneaker for $99.90 ($149.95 after sale)39. Boxer briefsBoxers are something you needâand these 5 star Calvin Kleins are on sale.Calvin Klein Steel Micro 3-Pack Boxer Briefs for $38.90 ($59.50 after sale)40. SperryâsBoat shoes are classic. These Sperryâs are a great color and a great price. If you need to upgrade your boat shoes or want to buy them for the first time, you canât go wrong with Sperryâs.Get the Sperry Cross Lace Pull-Up Boat Shoe for $66.90 ($99.95 after sale) 41. A suitThis one is for the guys who wear suits. Need one for work? Need one for weddings? This one is well $200 off. Itâs a great color and has 4.5 stars from 50 reviews.Get the Boss Huge/Genius Trim Fit Navy Wool Suit for $529.90 ($795 after sale)42. SocksSocks. One of lifeâs most important essentials. This 3-pack of Nike socks is something youâd probably buy not on sale, so why not stock up when they are on sale? Just being smart over here.Get the Nike Dri-FIT 3-Pack Cushioned No-Show Socks for $12.90 ($18 after sale)43. A leather bag -*SOLD OUT*This leather bag is classic and will last forever, unless you destroy it (but thatâs on you).Get the Frye âLoganâ Leather Overnight Bag for $447.90 ($598 after sale)44. SweatpantsSweats you can wear at home and out of the home. Polo brand too.Get the Polo Ralph Lauren Relaxed Fit Jogger Pants for $24.90 ($38 after sale)45. CologneA classic cologne for over $100 off. Get this for yourself or get this as a gift. Either way, youâre winning on the price.Get the Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio pour Homme Set for $118 ($226 value)Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.