Hello friends! If you follow many fashion bloggers you are probably sick to death of hearing about the upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Some bloggers started talking about it weeks ago! I decided to wait until it got a little closer to show you all the best tips and tricks to shopping the sale. You can preview the catalog (a very small portion of what’s on sale) to get an idea of some of the goodies in store!
BEST TIPS AND TRICKS
July 12th– EARLY ACCESS for all Nordstrom Cardholders. If you have a Nordstrom Credit Card or Debit Card you will be able to shop all of the sale items before they are available to the public. Items will sell out FAST! Many people will even set their alarm clocks to wake up early to shop. If you are wanting to sign up for a Nordstrom Card you can do so here. You still have time to open a card today and be able to shop tonight!
- July 20th– The sale opens to the public. Everyone is allowed to shop the sale!
- August 5th– Last day of the sale and all items will go back to full price the next day.
Why This is My Favorite Sale– This is Nordstrom’s biggest and best sale of the year because most sales are on older merchandise. This sale is up to 70% off of new, just hitting the racks fall and winter merchandise! This is when I do the majority of my fall and winter shopping.
Today I will be taking inventory of my closet and seeing what I’m lacking in and what needs updating. This sale is where I stock up on all of the basics, so I try on my jeans and sweaters from last year and check out to see if my boots or booties need replaced.
#1 THING TO REMEMBER– Items will sell out super fast! Last year I put items in my cart and by the time I checked out they were already sold out! If there is something you know you want checkout with it right then and then come back and continue shopping. Nordstrom has free shipping so you can check out as many times as you want and it won’t cost you a thing. This is especially important if you are wanting a Barefoot Dreams or Madewell sweater as those seem to sell out first!
You can also buy online and have curbside pick up the next day! Many people shop at night when the sale starts and then pick up the next day! If I’m unsure on sizes I get both and then send the other back. Again, Nordstrom has free returns so it won’t cost you a dime and you are assured to get the right size!
What Will I Be Buying?
First of all I set a budget so Topher (my hubby) doesn’t kill me. When the sale goes live you have to move fast or items sell out, and it can be tempting to buy everything! I make a list of items I want/need ahead of time and try my best to stick to that and not spend too much over my budget.
- A pair of my favorite brand of jeans either Paige or Articles of Society in black and in blue
- A pair of Sam Edelman boots or booties
- A couple of cardigans
- A Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (THESE WILL SELL OUT!)
- A couple of basic tees
- A couple of trendy tops
- A couple of makeup/skincare sets
- A few Christmas gifts for friends and family
- Chantelle Seamless Undies
- Bioionic Flat Iron
I usually pick up a pair of my favorite brand of jeans either Paige or Articles of Society in black and in blue as they are super comfy and I wear them constantly. A pair of Sam Edelman boots (again with the comfort), a cardigan or two, a couple of basic tees, and maybe a couple of fun trendy tops. They also have some amazing deals on makeup/skincare so I stock up on my SK-II and usually a couple of other makeup sets. It’s also a great time to pick up a few Christmas gifts. Christmas can sometimes be overwhelming on the budget having to buy everyone’s gifts at once and I find it nice to grab a couple of makeup or skincare sets now on sale and then when the holiday’s come it’s a relief I already have that put away!
RESTOCKS–Word on the street is they will NOT HAVE RESTOCKS for the public sale on July 20th. When an item is gone, it will most likely NOT BE RESTOCKED!
Are there any perks to having a Nordstrom Card other than Early Access?
Nordstrom Points-For every dollar you spend on you Nordstrom Card you get points and as your points add up they send you $20 Nordstrom Notes which are like Nordstrom Cash you can use on anything. You can save them up like I did last year and buy a Tory Burch purse or save them to shop next year’s sale!
Triple Point Days– You can also pick Triple Point Days every so often! You of course want to use those days on days where you will be purchasing the most such as Christmas.
I’ve had some sweet readers want to know how to give me credit for any purchases they make. If you want a blogger you like to get credit/commission for your purchase (which doesn’t affect the price you pay) you must click on that bloggers link and stay on that site until you check out. If you start your purchase clicking through one bloggers link and then add another item from another bloggers link the credit for the entire purchase will go to the last blogger if that makes sense? If you want multiple bloggers to get credit you would need to do two separate checkouts. Needless to say, I just want you all to get all of your goodies that you want no matter how you do it! Just know that I’m so thankful for you and appreciate when a sale is made via my link!
I know this is a lot to take in, but I wanted to give you guys the best shot at getting the items you want! I will have a tab at the top of my blog that say NORDSTROM SALE where I will update you with all of my favorite items from the sale. I will also be on my IG stories a lot of the next couple of weeks letting you know what is still in stock and doing some try on sessions for you!
My IG stories will be live starting at 2 and my post will be up by 4am!