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It’s that time of year again! July is here and with that, comes one of the biggest sales of the year… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!
Last year was the first time I even heard of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (shortly after I started blogging). I grew up in a super small town that barely even had a mall, so it goes without saying Nordstrom was not somewhere I frequented. I actually didn’t even know it existed until I moved to Houston and started shopping at the Galleria! However, after I started shopping there, it quickly became one of my favorite stores.
So last year, I learned about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shortly after I started blogging and (long story short) ended up getting a Nordstrom credit card on the second day of the sale so I could shop with the rest of the Early Access crowd. I actually took Jordan and my brother, Donovan, with me to help fight the crowds and hold my bags and we actually ALL ended up leaving with our arms full of bags from finding good sale items! Here are just a few points I wanted to let you guys know about for the sale this year:
So what is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Well, in short, it’s Nordstrom’s “Black Friday” sale that happens towards the end of every summer. The reason this sale is so special is because Nordstrom actually puts their fall fashion on sale during this time. So instead of shopping items from the past season like so many sales require you to do, you can to purchase items on MAJOR discount that you can wear for the upcoming season!
Last year, I racked up on soooo many good basics like BP. V-Neck Tees that were on sale for just a few bucks and a ton of fall staples like these Sam Edelman Knee-High Boots that I bought in both tan and black and literally lived in last year from October to January. I had just started out blogging last year and didn’t really know how to cover a sale that huge (not to mention, I didn’t even know about the sale until it had already started), but this year I decided to cover the sale in a way that was kind of my own.
I mentioned the other day on my Instagram stories that I didn’t want to bombard my readers with a ton of information about the sale since 1) not much has actually been released about the sale, content-wise, and 2) so many other bloggers are covering the sale so I felt like it might be a tad repetitive. But what I did decide to do was simply share my top picks with you guys that I will personally be looking out for during the NSale this year. I’ll continue to share more items as they are released once the sale starts (probably on my Instagram stories so make sure to follow me and turn on story notifications to ensure you don’t miss anything!) but for right now, I just wanted to share the top items I have my eyes on.
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale start?
There are a few different start dates based on your “status” at Nordstrom. A few of them have already passed, but here is the schedule found on the Nordstrom website:
Icon Pre-Shop in Stores: July 9
Icon & Ambassador Pre-Shop in Stores: July 10-11
Icon & Ambassador Pre-Shop Online: July 11 (Starting at 12:30pm ET.)
Early Access for Nordstrom Cardmembers (This is when I will be shopping!): July 12-18 (12:30pm ET.)
Anniversary Sale (open to public): July 19-August 4
Prices will go back up to normal starting August 5th!
Will restocks happen for any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items?
Maybe. Honestly, things sell out SO fast during this sale since the prices are so low on items. I would highly recommend purchasing anything you REALLY want first and then continue shopping afterwards. Even if it’s in your cart, it’s not yours until you purchase! (I only say this because I learned this the hard way last year when I had like 3 things in my cart sell out before I even got a chance to purchase them.) Last year, they had some restocks, but not for a ton of items to be completely honest. Best advice I can give is have a plan set beforehand for top items you want (I call them first tier items), add them to your cart and check out with those items first. Then go back for the items in your “second tier.”
I actually think I tried to purchase these last year and they were sold out! These heeled, suede sandals are adorable and come in three different colors: this blush color, black, and mustard. I think they would be so cute styled with jeans and a sweater for a cute, fall outfit! I’m actually considering getting them in blush and either black or mustard as well, because they look so adorable and easy to wear. Plus, you can never have too many pairs of booties… right??
Sale Price: $49.90
After Sale Price: $79.95
I normally stick to American Eagle for my jeans, but these are just soooo cute. I love the wash and the fit of these, so I’m super excited to try them out! A few of my friends have bought many a pair of jeans from Nordstrom and always have the best things to say about them. So I decided to give them a try since they’ll be on sale. Plus, they look like the kind of jeans that would go great with boots, since they are fitted at the bottom! I’m also looking forward to checking out these High Waist Skinny Jeans that are a cheaper option and will be under $100 during the sale!
Sale Price: $169.90
After Sale Price: $255.00
This bag I’m looking at is definitely more of an investment purchase (for me at least!) but I’ve been needing a new purse for a while and would rather buy one I can use for a long time and actually get my money’s worth. I love Coach bags and this one is SUCH a lovely color for fall! Mustard is one of my favorite colors to wear in fall just because it goes with so. dang. much. BUT if mustard isn’t your color (I know some people aren’t crazy about it, which is totally fine!) this bag also comes in black as well!
Sale Price: $233.90
After Sale Price: $350.00
*Hint: If you’re looking to purchase ANY luxury/designer items, I would do it during this sale because some of them are up to half off! For example: this purse will be on sale for over $100 off during the NSale!
I am such a huge fan of slouchy sweaters in the fall time. I would literally wear them all day, every day if I could! (Quite honestly, 99% of the time, I do.) This sweater screams fall to me with the cowl neck detail and the burnt orange color. I am already putting an outfit together in my mind with this and the mustard color Coach purse! There will be a ton of sweaters on sale during the sale, but this one for sure is on my wish list.
Sale Price: $49.90
After Sale Price: $79.00
So those are just a few of my top picks I’ll be looking out for! I’ve included some more things below that I’ve placed on my wishlist (although obviously I won’t be able to get everything!) I will say though that the NSale sells out SUPER quickly, so if you see something that you REALLY want, I would suggest signing up for a Nordstrom Card so you can shop the sale starting this Friday, July 12th at 12:30pm ET. when it opens for Early Access Members (Nordstrom Cardholders).
You can also check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog to get another sneak peak of a few items that will be on sale!
Thanks for reading friends and I hope you all get a chance to check out the NSale! It’s such a good time to buy the fall pieces you’re wanting for the season since not many sales put the next season’s line out for up to half off! Stay tuned here and to my Instagram to check out more details on the sale as it gets closer and gets started! Xx.