(These are all items purchased from last year’s #NSale)
Why is it important?
Unlike other sales, where items start out at full price and then are marked down, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is opposite. Items start on sale for a selected period of time, and then prices go back up in August. You won’t find deals like this on brand-name items anywhere else for the rest of fall and winter, so people usually buy now and wear later.
When can I shop?!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has an Early Access Sale for cardholders from July 14-21. During this time, only Nordstrom debit or credit cardholders can shop the sale. This is important because items usually sell out quickly and you get the first pick, so your size is guaranteed to be available. If you want to shop the pre-sale, you can sign up for a Nordstrom debit or credit card here. It takes a few days to process a new card, so if you want to shop the Early Access Sale on July 14th, you should sign up sooner rather than later.
The sale opens to the public on July 22, and prices go back up on August 8th.
Which items usually sell out quickly?
It’s good to know which items usually sell out the fastest, because those are the items you should shop for first! Tory Burch riding boots and flats usually sell out the quickest, as well as faux fur vests, suede booties, Tory Burch handbags (especially in the “cognac” color), black leggings, Hunter boots, Michael Kors watches and Kendra Scott jewelry. The Tory Burch boots are always marked down more than $100, so they are the quickest to go.
Here are last year’s most popular items that sold out the quickest:
Should I have a strategy?
YES!! You should definitely have a strategy for shopping the sale. To start with, go back through your fall and winter clothing. Is there anything your wardrobe is missing? Do you need new black pumps for work? Do you need a new watch? Maybe your black leggings from last year are starting to look worn, and you want a new pair? Take inventory of everything you have, and make a list of new items you’ll need for the fall and winter. Write them down! These should be items that you look for online during the sale.
Also, know your sizes! If you want a new pair of Hunter boots for the fall, know that they run large. I size down an entire foot size in Hunter boots. My normal size is a 7, and I order a 6 in Hunters. If there’s something you want in particular, research a little bit about it before the sale starts.
If any of the items on your list are items that sell out quickly, make it a priority to buy those first. If you’re still unsure about sizes, Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns. Order two sizes, and send back the size that doesn’t fit. I do this all the time!
Nordstrom has already released its Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog, so take a look and see if there are any items that are “must haves” so you can be on the lookout for them during the sale.
And lastly…. I have a surprise planned for July 14th, the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so come visit first thing in the morning! I’ll also be rounding up my picks from the sale, including which items are guaranteed to sell out.
Whew! That was a lot. Can you tell I’m excited? P.S. This post isn’t sponsored at all, but a lot of you guys ask about the sale and I figured this would be helpful!