The time is almost upon us all to fast forward to fall fashion and prepare ourselves for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You may wonder why this sale attracts so many people, and the reason is simple enough. Unlike all other sales where a brand put its apparel on sale because the season is changing or a style is on the way out, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is quite the opposite. All items that are “on sale” are actually brand new styles that will be all the rage in the upcoming season. So while you will be able to purchase them when the timing is just right in the coming months, these items are available for a discounted price starting July 13th. Then, once August 7th rolls around, the prices on these items will actually go up. As someone who shopped the sale as a cardholder last year, there are a few tips and tricks to note if you want to get the most out of this once a year sale!
#1: Become A Nordstrom Cardholder
You must have a Nordstrom credit/debit card to shop the sale early. For one week, early access is given to those with a Nordstrom card and it is the essential time to get a head start on items that will be sold out by the time the sale opens to the public.
#2: Decide What You Need v. What You Want
The sale can be a little bit overwhelming, so a few days before it starts (aka now!) browse your closet and write down the items you need on one list, and save some room for those items that you really want. New skinny jeans essential to add to your wardrobe for fall? Put that on your “need” list so you won’t get distracted by the other items that are such good deals. Decide on a budget you are able to reach and to stick to it! Though tempting, creating a budget is very important if you don’t want to blow your entire paycheck in one online shopping trip.
#3: Act Fast
If you like it, buy it- then and there. Styles and sizes sell out so quickly and I learned this the hard way by contemplating purchasing an item for a few days. By the time I went to purchase, the sweater was completely sold out! Thanks to Nordstrom’s amazing free shipping policy, it’s best to buy items right when you know you love them instead of waiting. Want to add in a few more items the following day even though you already completed a purchase prior? There’s nothing to worry about since shipping and returns are free!
#4: Purchase Online In 2 Sizes
If you really love an item and can’t pass up the price point, buy the item in 2 sizes when shopping online . This will ensure you will get the size that you need and then you can simply return the size that doesn’t fit as well. Bonus for not having to face the chaos of the crowds and fitting rooms by ordering online!
#5: Activate Your Triple Points Rewards Day
As a cardholder, you can take advantage of this time and get the most points possible towards your next Nordstrom note by activating your Personal Triple Points Day during the sale! You can do this in store or online during checkout.
#6: Check Back Here
I will be sharing all my favorite items once the sale has begun in the coming days, so be sure to follow along on Instagram for live updates on what you need to add to your closet this year! In the meantime, check out some of my favorites from last year’s sale. Happy shopping!
IMPORTANT SALE DATES TO REMEMBER:
July 13th: Early Access begins for Nordstrom cardholders July 21st: Open to the public August 7th: Prices go up
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