How to Best Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Hey y’all! It’s me again finally creating more content. I have been mega-slacking lately due to moving into a new place and building all (LITERALLY ALL) of my furniture and painting my walls myself. It’s not easy being a do it all gal, but that’s the life I chose! I will admit I feel very powerful after building a dresser using instructions with no words though.
Now onto what you actually want to hear about…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It comes around every single year and some people love it, others hate it. I personally have extreme FOMO no matter what the launch is so I will be shopping the sale this year! I finally caved and got a Nordstrom card because now as a working professional they have all the clothes that I need for work all in one place.
To start, I wanted to break up this post into a few sections! First, I want to tell you more about the sale. That way you can know if it’s something you’re into or not! Then I’ll explain how to shop it and the key dates for the sale that you should definitely pay attention to. At the end I’ll also give you a little preview of some of the items I have on my personal wishlist!
Let’s get started…
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is basically just a massive sale Nordstrom holds every July-August that features the BEST fall styles on massive sale. They also put summer favs on sale too! This is completely opposite of the normal industry standard which suggests marking everything down after it’s been live for about two months. This gives you the BEST fall items at an even better price.
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Start?
The sale starts on July 19th (at 12:30pm) and runs through August 4th! That being said, early access to the sale starts on July 12th and runs through the 18th. How do you get Early Access? You have to be a card holder. I know I should be a true salesperson here but DON’T sign up for the credit card if you know you shouldn’t financially. This will be my only card and I know I’ll shop there more so it made sense for me to do so!
If you want to sign up for the Nordstrom Store Card for Early Access, you can do so (here)! They have a regular store card as well as a Visa credit card that you can use everywhere.
What brands do they feature?
They feature literally every brand you could think of! Nordstrom sells a variety of popular brands that are customer favorites. The best part is a lot of companies that RARELY go on sale will have items available in this sale! I listed some of my favorites below:
What Styles Will they be featuring?
The NSale literally features so many styles that I couldn’t list them all if I tried! They have everything from purses/handbags to dresses! The best part about the sale is that Nordstrom literally puts every commodity on sale for this. They also have mens, kids, home, and beauty on sale as well as women’s! Check out their online catalog below that rounds up some of the sale favs.
How to BEST Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
1. Apply for the Nordstrom Store Card
As I said above, I’m not going to tell you to apply for a card if it’s not good for you at the time! This is something I legit thought about for a year before doing and I looked into it deeply before committing. If you’ve been on the fence, I suggest going for it! That way you can shop the sale before anything sells out.
2. Check out the Catalog
Checking out the catalog and listing things I love takes me back to when I was like 8 and I showed my mom my Christmas list. This is basically the adult version of that and I have NO SHAME. I love looking through and finding some deals that I know can’t be beat. You can find the catalog linked (here).
3. Bookmark your Fav Items
This is one thing I do no matter WHEN I’m shopping. Sometimes I know I have enough money but I want to make sure I have enough in my next check to save and then spend. In this case, bookmarking makes sure that you have your fav items saved for when the sale goes live! That way you’ll be able to grab what you want before it potentially sells out.
4. Sell/Donate Old Clothes
Okay this is def not a necessary step, but in the grand tradition of me trying to always help others, it’s on my list! Before I get new clothes, I always make sure to sell them on Poshmark to get some money back (to spend on the sale obvi). I do that or I donate them to a local shelter! Either is a good option and also keeps old clothes out of landfills.
So there yah have it! These are all my answers to your potential questions. I hope this helped you get a little more informed on what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale actually is. I also hope it got you excited to shop it because I know I sure am! I now wanted to round up some of my favorite picks for the sale to help you start that bookmarking process!
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