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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW TO SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE THIS YEAR

*The Nordstrom Anniversary 2017 sale will run from July 21-August 6. Find out how you can get $20 to spend during the Nordstrom sale here
Today I’m going to get you all prepped and ready for one of the biggest and best sales 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 2017 SALE?
Early access to the sale is July 13th-20th (available to Nordstrom card holders only), and it opens up to the general public July 21st-Aug 6th. Prices go up August 7th.


HOW CAN I SHOP THE NORDSTROM SALE EARLY?
In order to get the sale price during the early access from July 13th-20th, you have to have a Nordstom card. You can sign up for one online here.Get first dibs on the sale by applying for a Nordstrom debit or credit card! If you are approved before July 9th, you will receive a $20 Nordstrom Note toward your first purchase during the sale! Plus, as a cardholder, you will receive Early Access to shop the best arrivals at their Anniversary Sale discounted prices!

If the card isn’t for you, you can join Nordstrom Rewards here without applying for the credit card and you will still receive a $10 Nordstrom Note to spend at the Anniversary Sale!

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.

 

WHAT IS THE SMARTEST WAY TO SHOP THE SALE?
Online, online, online! I cannot stress this enough! I always post all of my top picks from the sale by 6 am the morning the sale starts. Then, 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 to find the best stuff in person, and I do a dressing room round-up the day after the sale goes live so you can get a good feel for the cut/sizing/fit of the best items. Then I also do a post with all of the full fall looks I end up taking home with me. I do all the legwork for you, so all you have all the info you need to get the best items of the sale.

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 the morning of July 13th. 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!



IS IT WORTH IT TO GET A NORDSTROM CARD JUST FOR THIS SALE?
I sure think so! The pieces with the best discounts usually are sold out by the third day if the Early Access portion of the sale. That means that if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you won’t even get the chance to purchase the item before it sells out.

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 booties right when they go on sale.



WHICH ITEMS SELL OUT THE FASTEST?
In the past years, the items that sold out the fastest were:



CAN I GET A PREVIEW OF WHAT ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE?
Yes! You can get a sneak peek of the Anniversary sale online soon. Just scroll down to where it says Woman’s Catalog | Men’s Catalog

Make sure you check out my blog all throughout the day July 13th. 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 best items from the sale as well. You can see the ones I did for 2015 and 2014 and 2016.  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…

2016 WISH LIST

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2015 WISH LIST

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If you have any questions or have specific items you will be looking for in the sale, just let me know in the comments