It's here, it's here, it's here! Well, okay, it's *almost* here, but that's close enough! If you're a fashion lover like me, you know what I'm talking about, but if you're newish, let me introduce you to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
This is hands down my favorite sale of the year, because it's the only sale I know that releases next season's pieces at heavily discounted prices. We're talking Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, AG Denim, Top Shop, and (my sources tell me) some exclusive pieces from Madewell all on sale before they're available at regular prices later in the season.
I did a quick IG stories poll earlier this week to see how you guys wanted me to share info about the sale, and a surprising number of you wanted to see a post chatting about what the sale is & how to best shop it! So let's get into it:
WHAT IS THE ANNIVERSARY SALE?
We kinda covered this above, but in a nutshell, it's sale prices on brand new Fall/Winter '18 merchandise from some of the top brands/designers at Nordstrom.
WHEN IS IT?
This Nordy sale runs July 11 - August 5, with prices going up on August 6th. But not everyone has access to the sale through the entirety of that time! Early access is just for card holders. You can see the break-down on the calendar right here:
HOW DO I PREPARE TO SHOP IT?
The key is the Nordstrom Card. You can have a credit card or a debit card (debit is my personal preference!), and the card gives you AAALLL the perks. I use mine year round since Nordstrom is one of my favorite retailers (it's good at Nordy Racks, too!). Here's what you get with the card:
Personal Triple Points Days
Reimbursement for Alterations
Anniversary Sale Early Access
Bonus Points Events
Style Tips & Trends Events
Earn Nordstrom Rewards Notes for $$ spent
You can apply for yours here.
I also encourage you to do the following:
1) Spend some time in your closet!
What do you need? What basics are you missing? Do your boots need replacing? How about some new denim? This is the perfect time to get quality basics at amazing prices. I would avoid trend pieces, unless it's something you really love. Focus your buying power on amazing staples that will take you through season after season. Need some help figuring out what your style is so you can shop for what you'll actually love and wear? Check out my Building the Perfect Wardrobe series! (links in the suggested posts on the sidebar, or start with Part I right here).
2) Browse the catalog!
You can access the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog here. I highly recommend giving it a look-through so you can get some ideas of what's available/what might play well with your other closet items.
3) Set up an appointment with a personal shopper!
Nordstrom provides personal shopper services for free, and this is an excellent time to make use of them! Call your local store and see what they have available. You can often have your shopper pull pieces you love in your sizes and have a dressing room ready for you! How convenient is that? It's my fav way to shop the sale.
HOW WILL YOU BE COVERING THE SALE?
I'll be tailoring my coverage based on how you said you love to shop! Instagram :) You can find me here: @simplicityandcoffee and I will be utilizing the Swipe-Up feature in my IG Stories to share dressing room diaries, favorite staples, and hot items with you every day! You can also find previous days coverage saved under my highlights:
That's it for now! I'll be sharing tips & tricks, sneak peeks at favorites, and how to find me on LiketoKnowit via my IG Stories over the next few days, so be sure to follow me there! Can't wait to shop with you all :)