*Shop all my picks for the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary sale in this post
Today I'm going to get you all prepped and ready for one of the biggest and bestsales of the year - the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! Like you, I love a good sale, and this one is my very favorite. I've been shopping and studying ;) this sale for a few years, and I wanted to share a few insider tips so that you can be prepared later this week when the sale starts!
(a round up of my favorite buys from last year's Nordstrom Anniversary sale)
WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
This sale is different than most of the big sales, because instead of marking down clothing items that have been available for a while or are past season, all of the Norstrom Aniversary Sale items are brand new for the upcoming Fall season! This is your first look at the upcoming trends, and a rare chance to get brand new seasonal items at a deeply discounted rate. Once the sale is over, the items that are not sold out remain available, but the prices all increase to their normal price. WHEN IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Early access to the sale is July 14th-21st (available to Nordstrom card holders only), and it opens up to the general public July 22nd-Aug 7th. Prices go up August 8th. HOW CAN I SHOP THE NORDSTROM SALE EARLY?
In order to get the sale price during the early access from July 14th-21st, you have to have a Nordstom card. You can sign up for one online here. If you sign up now, before the sale starts, with this link, you will get $10 to spend during the sale. You will get your membership number right away, so you don't have to wait for your physical card to come in the mail before you can shop.
A few years ago, I signed up for my Nordstrom card the night before the sale started, and I had no problem using my brand new membership number to order online. IS IT WORTH IT TO GET A NORDSTROM CARD JUST FOR THIS SALE?
I sure think so! A few years ago I didn't have a Nordstrom card, so I had to wait until it opened to the public to shop. I was so disappointed to find that a lot of the items on my wish list were sold out or out of my size. It's absolutely crazy how fast some of the items go. If you don't have a card yet, it isn't too late to register for one and be able to jump on that cute new Kate Spade bag, or laser cut booties right when they go on sale. WHAT IS THE SMARTEST WAY TO SHOP THE SALE?
Online, online, online! I cannot stress this enough! In order to give you a detailed description of which items are good quality, flattering on, and cuter in person, I always brave the crowds....but it can be such a pain!
My advice to you is to get yourself a Nordstrom card if you don't already have one, and check out my blog first thing Thursday morning. I usually pull an all-nighter the night before the sale, narrowing down the items online, to select the best stuff. Then, place your order online first thing! If you aren't sure about sizing, order 2 sizes! Nordstrom's free shipping/return policy makes shopping so painless. Your order will come with a return label, so if there is anything you don't want, just stick it on your box and set it outside for the mailman to pick up. You don't even need to make a separate trip to the Post Office! WHICH ITEMS SELL OUT THE FASTEST?
In the past years, the items that sold out the fastest were cognac ankle boots (especially ones with fringe, or this cut), Kate Spade and Tory Burch handbags and wallets, floppy felt hats,gold/nude flats (gold is always the most popular color because it goes with everything!) designer sunglasses, leather jackets (there is one jacket I have my eye on for this sale and I can't wait to show you!), slouchy striped tees, and cognac tote bags.
CAN I GET A PREVIEW OF WHAT ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Yes! You can get a sneak peek of the Anniversary sale items here. Just scroll down to where it says Woman's Catalog | Men's Catalog
Make sure you check out my blog all throughout the day this Thursday the 14th. I always do my best to keep you guys updated, starting that morning, and I will do a Nordstrom sale round-up of all of the bestitemsfrom the sale as well. You can see the ones I did for 2015 and 2014. I pour through pages and pages of sale items (so you don't have to) and only pick out the good stuff.Throughout the sale, I post about all my favorite buys (and why they are my favorites), I give dressing room peaks of multiple items and talk about the fit/style of each one, and I give fall styling tips to get your mind working on how you will want to style your sale buys.
Here are some of my wish list's from years past...