The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here! If you are unfamiliar with the sale, you might be wondering what all the hype is about. Most sales only include items from the previous season that the store is trying to sell before bringing in the new season items. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unique in that upcoming season items go on sale upon releasing them. Basically you can get new Fall and Winter items on sale as soon as they are launched in stores and online. Once the sale is over, those items go up to full price for the rest of the season. If you are looking to revamp your Fall/Winter wardrobe, or if you need to do back to school shopping, it’s wise to shop the sale.
Also know as the NSale, the sale is so popular it’s important to prepare for it. Below are some details about the sale and tips to help you shop and prepare for the sale.
The 1st thing you need to know about the sale is that if you have a Nordstrom Card, you can shop the sale early. The date you specifically can shop the sale is determined by your card level. You can find out your card level by logging into your account on Nordstrom, and selecting “Nordy Club” on the left sidebar.
To make shopping the sale less stressful and impulsive, I suggest creating a wish-list.
- What items in your Fall/Winter wardrobe need to be replaced?
- What items do you wear the most?
- What items did you want last year but didn’t buy?
I know this might sound crazy, but sometimes I will even start doing Christmas shopping during the sale. Seems to early? Nordstrom has one of the best return policies out there, just make sure to get gift receipts.
On July 24th I will create a blog post that share all the items you should buy, all the items on my wish-list, and all the items that will sell out fastest. Although this sale is mostly new arrival items, there are also items included in the sale that Nordstrom sells year-round. Below are some items that are sold year-round that historically always go on sale during the Anniversary Sale.
Be prepared for website issues. I love Nordstrom, but I hate their website. Every year their website crashes during the sale so be patient. I imagine this year, with everything going on with the pandemic, even more people will opt to shop the sale online rather than in store. If you choose to shop in stores, be prepared to following social distancing guidelines. At the time of writing this post, Nordstrom has not announced how they will handle in store shopping. Social distancing guidelines will likely vary from store to store.