Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017!

If you follow ANY bloggers on their sites or social media, you've more than likely already heard that the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started this morning! I'm going to give you a super quick and easy rundown on why this sale is awesome, how it works, and what your game plan should be over the next 25 days!

What's the big deal?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is their biggest of the year and is basically like Christmas in July for all of us shopaholics! ;) The coolest part about this sale is that Nordstrom gives access to new items at discounted prices as opposed to older items just being on sale like in a traditional sale. This means it's the perfect time to shop for Fall/Winter, as items are brand new and marked way down! 

What are the shopping deets?

  • Early access to cardholders began this morning and runs through July 20th
  • The sale opens to the public on July 21st at 12:01a
  • Sale ends and prices go back up on August 6th at 11:59p

You can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in store and online. I like shopping online for the most part because the stores get crazy! Although, sometimes it's fun to pop into an actual store to be part of all the hustle and bustle (and try on/see anything in person, of course)!

If you're shopping online, don't worry, Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns on anything that ends up not working out for you! If you're wanting to pick up your items from your local Nordstrom, be sure to choose the "In-Store Pickup" option for shipping. Some stores even offer curbside pickup, meaning you might not even have to get out of your car! [Insert praise hands emoji here!]

What should I shop for?

As I said earlier, since this sale is for new items, I always take advantage of this time to grab up anything I'm dying to have come Fall. For me, that's boots, sweaters, denim, and maybe a good bag or two! I also think this is a great time to pick up any beauty products you've been wanting to try but have been on the fence about. With prices like these, what better time to go for it?

What if I'm not a Nordstrom cardholder?

Although being a cardholder is definitely the way to shop this sale each year (because of the early access!) you need not worry because as mentioned before, the sale will open to the public on July 21st. Although many items sell out quickly during early access, many things will be restocked before the sale opens to the public next week!

Any final tips?

Get a game plan! There are SO many good items that are part of this sale and it can be super overwhelming if you just decide to browse casually. You can take a peak at the catalog here, or head right on over to Nordstrom's website and see what's available! If you're not a cardholder and will be waiting until July 21st to shop, you have plenty of time to think through what you want to snatch up. My biggest piece of advice is to not hesitate! Items will sell out and/or prices will go back up after the sale, so the time is now! This is seriously the BEST sale of the entire year. Do not miss out, people!

I'll be sure to pop in before the sale goes public again and share some of my favorite purchases with you then!

Happy shopping, friends!