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It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiiime of the year! Calling all shopaholics – grab yo’ credit cards. The time is now. One of the biggest sales of the year is about to be here, so it’s time to get serious. We’re talkin’ everything you could possibly need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Now before you click off cos you don’t typically shop at Nordstrom or cos you’ve sworn off of shopping altogether (I’m sorry for your loss)…hold up a hot sec. This is seriously one sale you do NOT wanna miss. And I say that with confidence as a frequent bargain shopper (you guys know the story) and clearance racker. Yes, Nordstrom may be pricier than other retailers sometimes. But YES, many things at Nordstrom are a bajillion times better quality and really worth every penny. If you don’t think you need another graphic tee,you’re right, you probably don’t and neither do I, so hold me accountable? Kthnx – Ha.
Grab yo’ coffee and let’s have a lil’ girl chat, shall we?
Typically, retailers put things on sale to liquidate merchandise that hasn’t sold particularly well – hence the common thought that sale items aren’t necessarily “the good stuff.” That’s definitely not always the case, tho, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect exception to this rule. It’s almost a backwards-sale; everything in the sale is NEW stuff coming for fall. It’s debuting AT the sale price before jumping UP to normal price once the sale ends. So, it’s perfect for stocking up on a few fall favorites and prepping for the upcoming season!
Also perfect for gifts. Cos Christmas is in five months (but who’s counting… 😉 )
Beyond the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just Nordstrom in general.
Lordy Lordy, did I misjudge. Y’all, I won’t lie. I totally wrote off Nordstrom in the past as being this uppity, goody-two-shoes of a retailer. Boy, was I oh so wrong. Let’s chat perks of being a Nordy girl, shall we?
Perk #1: Free shipping. I mean…speaks for itself, folks. There is nothing worse than the anticipation that comes with waiting for your online shipping total to calculate. I could do without that anxiety thankyoukindly.
Perk #2: Free returns. An easy peasy return policy is always clutch.
Perk #3: In-store pickup + curbside pickup. Lovelovelove shopping from your couch, but don’t lovelovelove waiting for shipping? No problemo – just buy it online and pick it up at your local store. Does it get any easier? I think not.
- Early Access starts July 13th
- Public Access starts July 21st
- Sale ends for all on August 6th
HOW TO GET EARLY ACCESS
- Have a Nordstrom credit or debit card!
When I first heard this, I rolled my eyes a bit – ain’t nobody got time for another card to track (slash spend too much money with? Just me?). BUT. There are #perks. If you get approved for a Nordstrom credit or debit card before July 9th, you’ll receive a $20 “note” to spend. “Notes” are basically just gift cards to use whenever on your shopping. Beyond the NSale, you’ll receive points on your Nordstrom shopping all throughout the year on anything + everything and get random notes sent to ya in the mail. Talk about a day-maker amiright???
But, shopping on July 13th instead of the 21st actually makes a huge difference, since so much sells out so fast during this sale.
ALSO, if ya don’t want another credit card, you can get the Nordstrom debit card instead and just hook it to your choice checking account; you don’t actually have to even shop the sale with it – perfect way to get Early Access! Personally, I can’t be trusted to make clear-headed shopping decisions with a store-specific piece of plastic. So…debit it is. 😉
WHAT A NORDSTROM CARD GETS YOU
- Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
- $20 “note” to shop Early Access
- Random “notes” throughout the year as you shop to be used towards purchases
WHAT TO WATCH
The best deals are all for fall – now’s the time to grab cute booties, new sweaters, the perfect fall + winter coats, and a bag or two (or three? #CantStopWontStop). I’d recommend prepping for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale by a.) going through your closet. Now’s the time to do a solid summer clean out, especially if you neglected spring cleaning a weeeeee bit (guilty). Then, go on to b.) and check inventory. You’ve cleaned out, so make a list and check it twice! What should you not buy for awhile, versus what seems to be missing? Lastly, c.) make a wishlist. Personally, I like to get wants vs. needs in order ASAP to stay clear-headed while shopping during sales. Might seem silly, but I’m a sucker for a good sale and I can rationalize anything. So I need to go in strong knowing what I’m on the hunt for specifically, to avoid distractions along the way. 😉
So that’s the low down! The actual sale items are not yet showable/linkable for ya, since everything launches for Early Access on the 13th. BUT, Nordstrom IS having 40% off on a buncha stuff right now, and they’ve got tons of staples all year round. I’ve rounded up a bunch of my own favorites below…a little NSale pregaming never hurt nobody!
ONE IN EVERY COLOR
Are you going to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017?
If you’ve shopped the sale in the past, drop any insider tips + tricks below, wouldja? Also, do you shop Early Access, or wait for Public Access?
P.S. For all of y’all in the USA, how was your 4th of July??? ICYMI, Baby, You’re a Firework…
P.P.S. Make sure you’re following along on Instagram (@ericaligenza)…a super fun lil’ giveaway is happening THIS WEEK. Brace yo’self. 😉