Hey pretties! Coming up this week, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (better known as #NSale) begins and I am SO excited! This is truly Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year, and for good reason. I’m going to talk about why this sale is important, and some strategies for you to use to snag your favorite items!
Why shop this sale?
Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale is unlike any other sale. Tons of Nordstrom retailers roll out their NEW fall merchandise, and instead of putting it on sale later in the season, like everyone else does, they actually START with it on sale, and then it goes back to full price after the sale. What that means is you can stock up on some amazing items for fall and winter BEFORE fall even begins… which is amazing! I typically find myself starting the season with all my stuff from last year, and wait until things I want go on sale to stock up on new items. But with this sale, I can get NEW things to begin with at a great price.
When is the sale?
Early access is July 13-20, and this is for Nordstrom debit or credit cardholders ONLY. This is extra important because if you do NOT have this early access, you will likely miss out on some really good items! I love having my Nordstrom card because I get great rewards from the place I shop the most, and I pay it immediately when I buy something so my spending doesn’t get out of control. If you want to be able to shop this sale early, you can sign up for a Nordstrom card right here.
The sale opens up to the rest of shoppers on July 21st, and prices go back to normal on August 7th. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss it!
When shopping a sale like this, you DEFINITELY need to go in with a plan so you don’t get overwhelmed, and spend every last penny to your name… (trust me, it will be so easy to do, LOL!). Here are my tips for shopping the Nordstrom Sale:
Go in with a budget.
Make a budget for yourself and stick to it! It can be SO easy to go crazy and spend so much money, but that’s not a good idea for obvious reasons. Decide what things you are looking for and what you’re willing to spend money on. Think ahead to pieces that you will wear over and over throughout the fall and winter.
Know your sizes.
If you are shopping online, you will definitely want to make sure you know what sizes you need so you can quickly snag the items you want. The best things sell out really fast during this sale, so you will want to be confident when ordering! Nordstrom has free shipping and returns on any order, so you can always order more than one size if you are still unsure, and return the one that didn’t work. I do this ALL the time, especially with shoes, because sometimes I just don’t know how they will fit! Also, always look at the sizing guides online, and if you are shopping in-store, make sure to grab different sizes to try on so they don’t disappear!
Figure out what you need NOW.
I would suggest taking some time to look through what fall and winter items you have already so you can decide exactly what you’ll be shopping for during the sale. For example, I got a pair of Tory Burch riding boots last year in cognac, but I REALLY need a new pair of black boots. So that is one of the items I will definitely be on the lookout for during the sale. I also wear TONS of loose and comfy sweaters, so that’s another thing I will be purchasing. Do yourself a favor and figure this out now, so when the sale starts, you’re not scrambling and buying EVERYTHING… lol! You can check out the 2017 Sale catalog right here to get an idea of what will be on sale.
Throughout the duration of the sale, I will be sharing items that I’ve purchased, and my favorite picks of the sale! Be sure to subscribe to the blog AND my Instagram feed so you don’t miss anything!
Now for the most EXCITING part… I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers to give away a $500 Nordstrom Gift card just in time for the big sale! All of these bloggers are shoppable through LikeToKnow.It, and don’t worry, it is a short loop!
Make sure to enter so you can do some EXTRA shopping during the sale! Hope y’all have a great week, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for this amazing sale!