Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I'm sure you've heard by now, but in case you haven't - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow! If I'm being honest, I didn't start shopping the sale until about two years ago. I grew up in Mississippi, and we didn't have a Nordstrom store, so I didn't shop there much and didn't know many details about their anniversary sale. Since living in Nashville, I now shop at Nordstrom all the time and have learned just how great the deals are during this yearly sale! I'm going to share what I've learned along the way so that you're ready to tackle the sale yourself - even if you don't have a store near you!

You must be a Nordstrom cardholder to shop early access!

Early access starts tomorrow and goes through July 20th. Why is it important to have early access? Well, this sale is so popular and has such good deals that a lot of items will sale out fast! Cardholders get first dibs, and you want to be in on that - trust me! You can apply for a card HERE and while you wait for it to come in the mail, they will give you your account number so you can start shopping immediately! If you're not a cardholder (and don't want to be), then no worries - this sale lasts several weeks and you will have the chance to shop! They often re-stock really popular items, too!

Why is this sale such a big deal?

There are so many sales at different stores throughout the year, it can be hard to keep up with. But if there is one you should shop - it's this one! It's unlike any other because it's not just unsold items being marked down - it's BRAND NEW styles and pre-fall items all at sale prices. Everything will go back to full price once the sale is over. It is a great time to stock up on some designer items you've had your eye on, or on some fall wish list items. I usually shop for fall sweaters and boots. I also love checking out the workout gear and handbags! 

You can shop it even if you don't have a store near you!

This is something I wish I had known years ago. I am someone who likes to try on things before I buy, as I tend to fluctuate betweens sizes. Buying online is not ideal for someone who likes to try on, but the best thing about Nordstrom is that they offer FREE SHIPPING AND FREE RETURNS! So if you see something you like, order it! If it doesn't fit how you thought it would, or you just don't like it, all you have to do is slap the return label they send with your items back on the box and leave it for your mailman to pick up, or run it by the post office yourself. It's so simple and makes online shopping super easy! I often order things in a few sizes so I can decide which fit I like best, and I just return what doesn't work. You seriously can't beat free shipping and returns, and it makes shopping this sale accessible for everyone.

Photos by Catherine Truman

Happy shopping, y'all! I'll be keeping you updated on what I find during the sale, so make sure to follow along on Instgram.

Start shopping here!