It’s that time of year again!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog was officially released and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other! Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory for a new season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean fresh fall styles that haven’t hit the shelves yet. Basically you are getting the newest fall pieces at a sale price!
WHAT IS ON SALE?
ALL of the goodies won’t be known until the sale officially begins, but the Nordstrom Anniversary catalog gives a great sneak peek of some of the offerings! I’ve already browsed it a few times and circled a bunch items I want to add to my closet! I love shopping for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially shoes and denim!! I always find great deals on new staples for work too, because we all know one of the best parts of being a teacher is the back to school shopping! It’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family! You can get ahead of the game by downloading the catalog HERE and figuring out your game plan!
The sale officially opens to the public on July 19th, but you can get a sneak peek, and even start shopping early (what?!?) if you are a cardholder starting July 12th! Cardholders get 7 whole days to shop the sale before it is even open to the public (even more so if you are an icon or ambassador cardholder)! Why does this matter you ask?? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public!
Becoming a card holder is EASY! Don’t miss out on shopping early and sign up HERE.
This way, you get to shop 7 days early. This is definite bonus as you get access to the sale before the public and get first pick on hot fall finds at their sale price before they sell out!
WHERE TO SHOP
Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale, but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I also live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstom…soooo there’s that! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale (July 12th – August 4th), I will have posts featuring my sale favorites on the blog! I plan on sharing my top sale picks, shoe favorites, styling tips, teacher faves and more! If there is something you want to see let me know!
My first post will be live shortly after the sale opens, so make sure to stop by and share what you are buying! If you are interested in what I picked up last year, check out this review of my purchases, teacher picks, denim guide and all of the other nsale goodies I featured HERE!
TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE SALE
1. SHOP, SHOP, SHOP – This is a huge one and something I always do every year! Hot selling items will go fast (Nordstrom anticipates some being gone within 24 hours!). Order early, try on in the comfort of your own home and keep what you can’t live without. Remember, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns! Because I live almost 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom, I find that this works best for me! I usually place an order as soon as the sale opens (and will probably place a few more before the end of the sale, if I’m being honest), and plan on trying everything at home to determine what works for me. I typically snag a few items that I am even on the fence about because I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES I have debated a purchase only for me to decide I did want it just as it sold out! Find out sale details an how to become a cardholder HERE so you can get access to all the goodies before they sell out!
2. MAKE A LIST (and check it twice!) – While I firmly believe in buying more and returning what you can live without during the sale, I also think it’s important to not go overboard! I mean do you really need the North Face down parka coat if you live somewhere that rarely gets below 50 degrees? Just because it’s a great deal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a must buy! I’ve too often been tempted to purchase items I really don’t need, so now I always go in with a shopping list! Write down the items you are looking for and keep your eyes peeled for good deals in those categories!
3. GET FAMILIAR WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE – Spend some time looking over your wardrobe before you shop. Not only does this ensure you don’t walk away with items you already have, but it also helps you find pieces to incorporate into your closet! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eyed something only to realize I have an almost identical version at home! I have also used this trick to find pieces to style with items already in my closet. One of my favorite things to do is look for fall accessories that I can pair with some of my easy summer dresses. It’s so easy to turn a summer tee dress into a fall appropriate look by pairing it with a cardi, scarf and some boots!
Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE tab on the top menu bar!
I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until the sale starts!