The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner and there’s a reason why it’s so popular and my absolute favorite of the year. If you aren’t familiar, the #nsale previews all of the latest fall and winter merchandise and the kicker is, it’s BRAND NEW. It’s literally never been seen, all new inventory and a sneak peak into the hottest trends of the fall/winter seasons. The best part is it’s marked down for a few weeks for the public to shop before going back up to full price the beginning of August. Best. Sale. Ever. Therefore, I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I’ve learned since first sharing the sale nearly three years ago. I am SO excited to be covering this sale as I’m forever a Nordy girl and have been an avid shopper of this retailer for years and years.
So, when is the sale?
The Nordstrom Card: This card is your golden ticket to access the sale early; beginning for Icon and Ambassador members on July 10th-11th and for card holders on July 12th. It allows you to shop early and receive double points for every dollar spent, that can be converted into notes to use on future purchases and can also be a valuable asset in a successful shopping experience. Yet, I’ll be honest, my first year as a Nordstrom card holder wasn’t my finest. I’m pretty sure I bought about everything my first go-round and by August when I received my statement was wondering how in the world I was going to pay it. I ended up with at least 7 pairs of boots, 15 cardigans, a few handbags and no idea how I was going to break the news of my astonishing debt to my husband. I ended up with several items left with tags after that season and sold the majority on a re-sell Facebook page. It wasn’t my most shining of moments and from there have learned how to navigate the sale and not go completely overboard. I have been there, friends and would encourage you to choose wisely. The Nordstrom Card can be a great way to earn rewards and is awesome to have for this particular sale, but make sure you’re using it correctly, so you don’t get yourself in a bind. No sale is worth it and no pair of shoes is THAT cute! Create a budget and stick with it.
A guide for check out: One suggestion I will make is if you find something you know you want, BUY it immediately. These items tend to go FAST and without notice. Just because something is in your cart doesn’t mean it will be saved. I would encourage you to go to check out and finalize your purchase to ensure you get the items you’re wanting. You can make as many purchases as you would like, so be sure to check out as quickly as possible those items you KNOW you want. There is also no guarantee they will restock. Last year, I remember many items didn’t restock. It was unusual and I’m curious to see what will happen this year. There are so many items and several people will send things back, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get something on the first try. Many times it will go back on the site, but try to snag the most desired items if you can, just in case they don’t restock them.
The best way to shop: I will be shopping online only this year because I have a four month old and we just got back from a trip so its just not feasible this year to travel to a Nordstrom, as the closest one to me is nearly 5 hours away. I would definitely say, go to the store if it’s within your reach to check everything out, try things on and just to experience the #nsale. I was in Las Vegas last year during the preview and I was able to attend. It was so fun and I loved getting to actually try things on in store. It made making decisions easier and I wasn’t as concerned about things selling out. You can go through this link to access the Nordstrom site and start shopping if you’ll be doing so online.
I thought I’d share a few preview items I’m loving below as inspiration and wish you much luck as you embark on shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whether it’s your first time shopping or you’re a veteran to the sale, keep in mind to shop first, fast and smart and be sure to check back here, as I’ll be updating and sharing more once the sale becomes public on the 12th. Can’t wait to see what you guys are loving and to share more as it goes live! Also, I hope you’ll use me as a resource for any links or questions you may have! Happy shopping, friends!