(The Chelsea28 sweater above was part of last year’s Anniversary Sale.)
Ok girlfriends – it’s that time again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is starting this week, and if you don’t know why that kiiiiiind of a real big deal, you def need to read this post! I wanted to fill you in on some basic info and a few little secrets that will help you slay this sale. Yep – slaying a sale – that’s a thing.
Tomorrow I’ll share part 2 of my ‘Secrets of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’ arsenal, plus what you can expect from me in terms of coverage of the sale. Let me know what you’d like to see or find helpful in terms of sale content/coverage – ok?
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Well, see secret #3 below for a full answer on this one, but short answer is that it’s Nordy’s biggest sale of the year where for a limited time, brands’ new arrivals are offered at crazy sale prices. When the 3-4 week sale event ends, all items return to their original prices.
What are the sale dates? Early access to the sale starts this Thursday, July 13th, and public access starts on Friday, July 21st.
Secrets of the Sale:
Secret #1: Get a Nordstrom card. Get it right now. If you have a Nordstrom card, you get to shop the sale early. As in a week before the peeps who don’t have a card. As in this Thursday! That’s right – the sale begins this Thursday for card holders. No card? Well then you’d have to wait until the following Thursday, July 21st to shop the sale. WOOF – picked over much? Yeah. If you’re someone who gets spooked by cards, then get the Nordstrom debit card. Yeah – ya heard that right. Nordy’s now has a card that is connected to your debit account. No credit card madness. No balance. No interest. No debt. No reason not to open one. Trust me on this you guys. Even if you’re hesitating to believe me and just do the dang thang, once you DO, you’ll be thanking me. No regrets. You can open a Nordstrom card HERE!
Secret #2: The best stuff sells out fast. Like so so fast. Again, hence why secret #1 is to get yourself a stinking card before this Thursday so you get early access and stand a fighting chance! But in all seriousness, people stalk this sale like a creepy ex-girlfriend and shop multiple, multiple times during its duration, so yeah – stuff sells OUT – and fast! I still remember this blush Chloe bag that was included in the Anniversary sale two years ago (see pic below!). It was on sale for over $300 off the retail price. BUT, like a noob, back then I didn’t have a Nordstrom card so I didn’t get early access, and of course by the time the sale opened to everyone, the Chloe bag was long gone. I still think about that stinking bag you guys!
What things sell out the fastest, you ask? From my experience, it tends to be the following: fall booties, riding boots, cardigans, designer bags, designer denim, basic tops, blanket scarves, and beauty sets. Remember, things like Tory Burch bags, Stuart Weitzman boots, AG jeans, Nike tennis shoes, Zella athletic wear, Rag & Bone booties, Hunter Boots, Uggs, Mac, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown makeup, and so much more – ALL go on sale… which happens basically never. And since most people know that, there’s major urgency to snag favorite items and favorite brands while they’re on sale.
Secret #3: You can get a sneak peak of what’s on sale via the Catalog, AND there are tons of killer sale items for under $50 and under $100! Get a head start on your stalking by checking out the catalog of sale items, AND more importantly guys: Don’t think that this sale isn’t for you if you’re not wanting to buy designer things. There are tons of killer items for under $100 and under $50. TONS. And that includes jeans, shoes, and bags. You don’t have to break the bank while shopping the Anniversary sale peeps. I promise!
Secret #4: Everyone obsesses over this sale because it is legit the only one of its kind, and it is so, so good. Guys – do you understand what is happening during this sale? Nordstrom brings out all the new arrivals for the fall season, and during the 2-3 week duration of the sale, these new arrivals are heavily discounted. We’re talking like 30-40% off status. And it’s the new stuff. Not things that brands are trying to get rid of cuz they weren’t selling well. We’re talking the brand new FALL stuff that hasn’t seen the light of day yet! It all gets pulled out for the sale, then goes back into hiding after the sale ends until several weeks or even months later when it hits the sales floor at the normal time. It’s crazy! We’re talking Brand new arrivals – on mega sale?! Crazy I tell you. So crazy in fact that Nordy’s is the only store that I know of that does something like this.
Below and at the bottom of the post are pics of items I snagged in past Anniversary sales – just to give you a preview of how great this sale truly is!
(Vince Camuto bag – last year’s sale)
(Tunic and Blank NYC jeans – part of sale two years ago)
(Vince Camuto Bag – last year’s sale)
Secret #5: The best way to shop the sale, honestly, is ONLINE baby. Right from the comfort of your own home. At least that’s my opinion! Be sure to stop by my blog Thursday morning before you shop to check out my initial favorites from the sale. I’ll also be doing reviews of things I purchase, which I’m hoping will help you guys with your purchasing decisions.
More on all of this tomorrow, but please let me know how I can make my coverage of the sale best and most helpful for you! You’re my peeps! I got you! 🙂 xoxo
Have a Marvelous Monday!
Thanks for reading! xoxo
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