Woo hoo, it’s like Superbowl Eve of shopping over here! Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow! I wanted to share some pro shopping tips and my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favorites from Early Access.
I don’t know how, but I was extra lucky to get a special sneak preview of all the Anniversary Sale items yesterday at Nordstrom! I didn’t know what to expect, but I was happily surprised at what I found. I think you will be too! I’ll be heading back to Nordstrom this morning with our favorite girlfriend, Ali-Shaun, so we can share detailed fit and styling reviews for different shapes. I know you guys appreciated seeing how the clothes fit her too!
I wish I could show you everything now, but pesky rules say I have to wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m sharing all the important details about the Sale, including my Pro Tips, after having shopped and blogged about this sale for the last several years.
HOW THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SALES
The unique thing about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that it’s ALL of the brand NEW Fall merchandise that’s 40% off for a limited time. It’s not the end of season things they are trying to unload at a discount; it’s new styles and trends that you’ll want to be wearing this year! After the sale, everything goes up to full price.
NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE DATES
Here are the important dates, so mark your calendars!
Thursday, JULY 12 : Early Access Shopping Begins (cardholders only)
Thursday, JULY 19 : Last Day of Early Access
Friday, JULY 20 : Sale Opens to Everyone
Sunday, AUGUST 5 : Sale Ends
6 NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE PRO SHOPPING TIPS
Pro Tip #1 : Join me here tomorrow before shopping the sale.
I can help navigate you through all the overwhelming Fall goodness! There are hundreds of items in categories like Sweaters, Tops, Jackets, Cardigans, Jeans, Pants, Skirts, Dresses, Activewear, Shoes, Lingerie, Beauty, Home, Mens, Kids, etc. It’s a lot!
My first Dressing Room post will share my initial favorites from the sale with fit and styling tips and will go live tomorrow at 4 a.m. CT. You can subscribe to my blog here, so you get the email as soon as my post goes live!
Pro Tip #2 : Things sell out fast (not exaggerating), so don’t wait to purchase something.
You don’t want to be Sad Sally when those booties you were dying for sell out in your size. No, no, no. You want to be Happy Helen, rocking those booties you got for a steal at the Anniversary Sale! If you’re undecided on size, I’d order two and return the one that doesn’t fit because returns are FREE. Having said that, I will do my best to let you know if something fits true to size (“TTS”) or runs big/small, so you can figure out what size to get.
Pro Tip #3 : Having a Nordstrom card is the “golden ticket” to shopping the Nordstrom sale during Early Access (tomorrow!)
A whole 8 days before the sale opens to everyone. You can get the card here and receive a bonus $40 Nordstrom Note if you make a purchase the day you’re approved!
Pro Tip #4 : Shop online.
Trust me on this one! The store is a madhouse during the sale, not to mention the parking! I got trapped in our Galleria mall parking lot one year forever just trying to leave! I swore never again! However, if you have a tradition of shopping the store with your Mom/daughter/bestie and love that time together- then I’d definitely make an exception for that! Just remember, you’ll have loads more options online than what is carried in most stores.
If you do shop online and want to support my blog, you can shop directly from the links in my blog post, Instagram or Facebook at no additional cost to you. But, using an app will cancel out any credit I receive. Please know that I value our relationship and appreciate that you trust my honest styling reviews. I’ve been blogging over 8 years and feel like y’all are my true girlfriends after all these years! Some of you have been with me for so long that you remember when James was a baby, not just Jordan!
Before I get all sappy, I’ll just say thank you for reading and I’m always happy to answer any questions you have. I’m open to special requests to review something you’re curious about and will do live try-ons on Stories! Just DM me or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Tip #5 :
If you have a Personal Triple Points Day, use it during the Sale for even more savings!
Pro Tip #6 : What to buy.
I save up so that I can stock up on all kinds of goodies including boots/booties, jeans, sweaters, athletic wear, beauty items and new bras/undies. I can’t resist picking up a few new things for Jordan and don’t want my son and hubby to feel left out! If you’re into designer digs like bags and jeans, you’ll be able to save big on those too. My favorite AG jeans are in the sale, Barefoot Dreams cardigan, NeuLash, Tory Burch Boots, and more!
TOP NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE THINGS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT
Now onto the good stuff! Unfortunately, I can’t show you the things I saw in store until tomorrow, but based on the catalog, there are some treasures to be had! These links will say “sold out” today, but will work as soon as the sale starts!
BOOTS & BOOTIES
DRESSES • SWEATERS • ACCESSORIES
Chevron Spinner Luggage Set
$299, $223 ($408 value)
What are you most excited to shop for?
See you back here bright and early tomorrow morning!
P.S. You can find out more about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale here.