The Nordstrom Sale Jeans I’ve been to Nordstrom over the past few months with clients. Each time I’ve happened upon a couple pairs of…
Nordstrom Sale Wish List
Every year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I get excited, then a little disappointed… But then excited again. As I’m scrolling through page by page creating my Nordstrom Sale Wish List, this is how it normally goes:
Ohhh it’s the NSALE! I’m going to stock up, for myself and my clients! I’ll get all of our fall shopping done in one fell swoop.
Then I look through the preview and it’s a little ho-hum. A whole lotta cake and not a lotta frosting.
And then I remind myself that, that is precisely what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is about. It’s a time to stock up on basics – especially the items that need replacing year after year (like pj’s, jeans, tee’s, sweaters, outerwear, boots). With that reminder, I feel a little better and begin my browsing with a different attitude.
Questions to ask yourself when shopping the Anniversary Sale
The Details YOU NEED TO KNOW: WHAT is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the 2021 Nordstrom…
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s Best UNDER $100 Finds
Every year there’s a whole bunch of pomp and circumstance surrounding the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. BIG yellow signs, customer excitement, early access dates, and special buys for the upcoming season. In some ways, I think it has usurped the role of the big, fat, Vogue September issue as the official marker of Autumn fashion.
While I’ve felt slightly skeptical about this sale in past years, in 2020 I’m finding it’s arrival quite familiar and comforting. Perhaps it’s that many of the items included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are perennial favorites brought back year after year. Or that I know I can stock up on my most worn shoes, pj’s, sweats, makeup, and more at the best prices of the year. So many of my best finds are under $100, even under $50 – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has some treasures.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts NOW
You’re going to see a lot of content from me (and probably other bloggers as well) about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the next couple of weeks.
Why? What’s the Big Deal?
Because this sale, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, is not like all other sales. Typically sales happen when retailers hit the end of a season and are trying to make space for the new season of merchandise. Basically, a sale means it’s leftovers.
But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is different. With this sale, fall merchandise (for the upcoming season) is being sold BEFORE the season begins, and at an extreme discount.
What to Keep in Mind when Navigating the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Consider this the starter post, sharing the basics of the 2020 sale. The dates to keep in mind and the best strategy to use, so you can get the products you want and need.
Please, don’t waste your precious time or money on a bad buy. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1000 times. It is not a good deal just because you get it on sale. If it hangs in your closet with the tags on, it was a waste of money! Period. The end.
The Nordstrom Sale
Don’t Buy it Just Because it’s on Sale
I have a rule about sales and it’s true for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale too. If you wouldn’t buy it at full price than don’t buy it on sale. For real. I can’t tell you how many peoples closets I’ve been in where there are clothes hanging with a tag still on them (like they’ve NEVER BEEN WORN!!) because “it was on sale”.
Bottom line, it’s not a deal if you’re not going to wear it or use it.
The great part about buying it from Nordstrom is that they pride themselves on customer service and have a very generous return policy. So, if you decide you don’t really like it, with Nordstrom, you can always return it.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Don’t Waste Your Time…
Nordstrom Sale – What to Get
I LOOOVE that you guys gave me ideas on IG as to what you wanted to see from the big old Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. And as I said over on stories, I have a bit of #NSale fatigue this year. And it seems about half of you do too.
It may just be that I have summer brain (aka vacation) and a bit there is so much noise out there regarding this sale (sensory overload, like every blogger and their brother, and mother are talking and posting about it – so it feels saturated)
So my thought is this… to keep it short and sweet. And well organized so it is easy to shop.
I’m organizing my picks into 3 categories.
-CLASSICS – Items I already own, love and stock up on at the sale
-TRY ON SESH – Items I saw in person and tried on
-Fall 2019 “trendy” pieces to add
If you want the low down on men, beauty, etc just let me know – I saw some good things but seriously don’t want to overwhelm.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks from a Style Savvy 22 year old
By now you’ve probably seen both Hallie and Elana’s picks from the Nordstrom Sale. But what if you’re reading this and you’re in your 20’s, and our “old lady” picks aren’t relevant to you? Or, what if you’re looking to get something from the #NSale for your 20 something daughter, or granddaughter? Well, our super cool, summer intern, Paris, from Kent State University, is doing a blog take over this week and she’s going to share what’s hot (and not) from her POV.
A Little About Paris
Hey guys! Like Hallie mentioned my name is Paris Young and I am a 22 year old Fashion Merchandising student at Kent State University graduating in just under a month. I am originally from…
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What’s so special about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
It’s that time of year again… The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’re not familiar with this sale (is that even possible??) here’s a quick 411. Unlike of typical sales where mark downs are on PAST season merchandise, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale marks down PRE SEASON items. Like all the things you might need for this upcoming Fall/Winter 2018! And because it’s pre-season there are full size runs, not just the picked over stuff. It’s only for a few weeks in July/August and after that the pieces go UP to their regular price!!
Really, the sale is worth it. You can end up with some key pieces for a lot less – but there are some tricks of the trade I’ll share with you to up your chances of success.
Both personally and when advising clients, I like to approach this sale in a few ways…