Before Pittsburgh got their own Nordstrom, I wasn’t very aware of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Now that we do have one, I am super stoked to be counting down the days until the 2016 sale! If you shopped it before, I know you are counting the days too and if you haven’t, you need to check it out pronto! It’s like Christmas in July for sure!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a once a year sale where they take Fall merchandise and temporarily mark it down, allowing you to buy your Fall must have’s ahead of time. Once the sale is over, the prices go back to normal. Nordstrom selects items they feel are either a staple or a trendy item for Fall. It’s a great way to get started on school shopping for yourself or your kids and it’s a great time to buy a winter coat, purse, etc. Or if you are one of those people who start Christmas shopping super early, this is the sale for you. Stock on each item is limited, so you want to act fast when you see something you want.
If you are a Nordstrom card holder, there is a presale starting July 14th. If you aren’t a card holder, the sale opens up to the public on July 22nd. August 7th is the last day to get the sale prices and on August 8th, the prices go back to normal. No joke, they really do. This isn’t like a Macy’s one day sale that happens every weekend.
Another tip, if you have a Nordstrom card triple points day you have been saving, arrange to use it on the day you are shopping the sale!
Don’t have a Nordstrom near you? Nordstrom always offers free shipping. I tend to purchase a lot online, knowing I can take it back in store or send it back if it doesn’t work. The only thing I have to go into the store for is shoes. I don’t have the kind of feet that are universally the same size in every brand, so I like to try them out before buying.
What are the best deals? These are just my opinion based on checking out the sale the last couple years.
Boots-Every kind of boot from booties to over the knee are on sale. The best boot selection ever at Nordstrom!
Coats-I mentioned before it’s the best time to buy a coat for you or your kids!
Jeans-Plenty of designer jeans on sale
Makeup-Many brands do special items and special gift with purchase deals for the sale. These I may go in person to check out!
Watches-Plenty of designer watches marked down.
Purses-My kryptonite! The absolute best prices on purses you are going to want for Fall. All kinds of designers from my beloved Rebecca Minkoff to Kate Spade and more.
Here’s some of my shoe picks from last year’s Anniversary Sale. I’m sure they will have similar offerings this year.
Are you excited about the Anniversary Sale? I’d love to hear what you are looking for this year in the comments!