Well folks, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas in July is here! That’s right, it’s #nSale time! One of my favorite ways to save money on my Fall Wardrobe, is to buy it in the SUMMER! It may only be July, but this is the time to get the best deals of the year on everything you’ll need for Autumn at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Today I got to shop the Sale in Indianapolis! I shared a couple snaps on my Instastory and got tons of questions asking about the sale, how it works, when the items will be available etc…I’ve been shopping the nSale for 3 years now and it’s hands down my favorite sale of the year! I want to share with y’all what I’ve learned from past years, how I’m approaching it this year, and some tips and info that will hopefully make it more successful for YOU!
So WHAT is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? It’s a massive store-wide sale that Nordstrom has once a year. They have items on sale in literally every department like Womens, Home, Beauty, Shoes, Kids etc…
The best thing about it is HOW it’s different from other sales. Most stores place older items on sale at the end of the season, but not Nordstrom. The items on sale are all NEW ARRIVALS for Fall! They launch them at super discounted rates, and then at the end of the sale, the prices go up for the rest of the year.
So the key is knowing WHEN to shop. Here’s a breakdown of this year’s schedule so you can plan your shopping spree! If you are an “Icon” or “Ambassador”, you can shop at your local Nordstrom now, and online this Thursday! If you have a Nordstrom card, you’ll be able to shop with that starting this Friday! If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you’ll be able to start shopping July 19th when the sale opens to the public!
The sale can be a little overwhelming, so it’s good to have a game-plan ahead of time. The first year I went to my local Nordstrom on the second day of early access and between the giant tents everywhere, the massive number of items on sale, and the crowds, it was kind of nuts. I grabbed a bunch of things while I was there, but I went home and did most of my shopping online from the comfort of my own bed that night. Nordstrom has free shipping so it’s so much easier and less stressful to do it that way. There were a couple of items I wasn’t sure about the sizing on, so I just ordered two sizes and then returned the one I didn’t need (They have free returns too).
Secondly, since there’s so much to go through, start thinking about what you’re actually looking for, or make a list of what you need. For me? I pretty much always get fall boots or booties, and any new denim I need. I usually look for a Fall handbag, some light weight and chunky sweaters, and a pair of new leggings.
Once you know what you’re looking for, it helps you to make a budget and pull the trigger when you see something you want. The tricky part of the sale is that items can go FAST and sometimes they aren’t able to restock them. EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR. I wear my nSale items all Autumn long and I always feel bad when my followers click on the links and are no longer able to get the exact items I’m wearing. If you see something you like – grab it! If it’s not as cute in person you can always do a free return both by mail or in the store.
I did all my shopping today, and I’m planing to shoot everything I got tomorrow! Make sure to check back here on Thursday morning to see photos, fit information and what my favorite items were!
I’m also doing some fun giveaways during the sale so make sure to stayed tuned to my Instagram for a chance to win!
Happy Shopping Everyone!