My favorite time of year — it’s almost time for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! This sale is one of the best of the year, and it’s so much fun to shop and take advantage of the amazing deals. Haven’t heard of it? Here’s the scoop.
This year, the sale will start on July 12 at 12:30pm EST for Nordstrom cardmembers. Cardmembers get a week of early shopping before the sale opens up to the rest of the public, and it is 100% worth it! I’m definitely not one to have or recommend credit cards for specific stores, but in this case, there are a ton of perks. Number one of course is getting to shop the sale early, since items can sell out very very quickly on day one. In addition to the early access, you get alteration credits, and points per dollar when you shop with your card, which in turn earns rewards dollars to spend at Nordstrom. Right now there’s also a special $60 bonus note if you sign up for a card by July 10. If you’ve been on the fence and you’re a fan of Nordstrom, now is a great time to grab the card.
How long is the sale?
This year the Nordstrom Anniversary sale runs from July 12-August 4. Prices return to normal on August 5. Cardholders shop early from July 12-July 18, and the sale opens to the public on July 19.
Why is this sale such a big deal?
Tons of items are on sale, with pretty significant discounts, and includes designers that you may not normally see on sale. There are sales in every department, including clothing, home, kids/baby, beauty, and shoes. (Read my spiel here about the carseat we love and got at a great price last year.)
You’ll see a lot of fall clothing items and some summer as well. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on fall gear, even though I know it’s hard to think about it when you’re in the midst of hot summer weather!
What’s the best way to shop?
Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, which is one of the many reasons I love shopping there. You can also order online and pickup in store if you prefer to get your items same-day. Since this is such a popular sale and items go quickly, there’s a few things you can do to make sure you get your favorites before they sell out.
- Buy as you go! Since there aren’t any shipping charges to worry about, there’s no need to wait until you have a full cart to purchase, especially if you’re trying to nab a popular item. Also, buy multiple sizes if you aren’t sure of the fit. Sometimes items that sell out aren’t restocked, so if it’s something you really want, buy the colors and sizes you think you may want and just return what doesn’t work!
- Check out the catalog and make a note of anything that catches your eye. If it’s already on the site, you can always put it in your cart now!
- Make a note of anything you need in your wardrobe for fall, or items that you’ve been waiting to buy. Save items to your wishlist and/or your cart.
- If an item you really want sells out, keep checking for restocks! Last year I would check early in the morning (one benefit to having young kids and being up anyway), and I had good luck with grabbing a few of my wishlist items at that time.
I’ll be posting my favorite finds here, so check back. I’d also love to see what you all find, so share your favorite purchases from the sale in the comments! Happy shopping!!