Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Everything You Need To Know To Shop The #NSALE

July 10, 2019

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Some say that the biggest sale of the year is here, they claim that it is the biggest fashion event of the year, and some even equate it to Christmas in July. Yes, I am talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale which happens every year in July.

 Well, in case you didn't already know, now you do ;)

I may or may not have already gone to the store and spent 5+ hrs picking out and trying on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items. 
So stay tuned for more on here, Instagram, Like to Know it app... 


P.S. With Amazon Prime Day and Target Deal Days both happening on July 15th and July 16th, it may as well be Christmas in summer, right!? Not that I am complaining, and be rest assured that I will be sharing the best of those deals as well. 

P.P.S. Shop if and only if you really want to and not because everyone else is spending $$$ & buying stuff (never spend beyond your means and budget).


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So, I am going to break down the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for you all and share all the tips and tricks on how to shop the #NSALE and get the most out of it. 


Full disclaimer: I have said it before and I say it again, I am more of a Nordstrom Rack kinda girl than Nordstrom kinda girl (if you know what I mean). 



But having said that, the #NSALE does seem worth all the hoopla around it to score some great bargains on brand name items, staples and more. I know this because I have stalked various Nordstrom sales the last few years and now I can confidently say that I have a few tricks up my sleeve and today I am sharing that ‘gyaan’ with you all. So here goes...



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WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE AND WHY SHOP THE #NSALE ? 



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is not your typical sale, meaning, items that go on sale now are NOT the usual summer clearance stuff, but they are brand new items for FALL and WINTER (including items that can be used year-round) that will actually be launched during the #NSALE 

So it is a great time to start shopping for fall and winter and even get started with your holiday gift shopping. I know, it is still summer and this may seem like it’s too early but if you are going to be splurging on some items then why not save some $$$ while at it? I mean, saving up to 30%-50% is a big freaking deal! 

Plus, it is always a good idea to keep your wardrobe updated with quality basics and staples that you can use over and over all year round. 

NOTE: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is not a site-wide sale but there is a huge selection of merchandise that goes on sale (over 10K items). So you can be absolutely sure that there will be something for everyone - women, men, babies, kids, home, beauty, hair, travel, accessories and much more… 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Details & Tips featured by top US fashion blog, Sveeteskapes



WHEN DOES THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE HAPPEN? 


NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IMPORTANT DATES: 7/9 - 8/4 
  • 7/10 Last day to open a Nordstrom Credit Card to get $60 Nordstrom Notes (more below)
  • 7/12 - 7/18 Early access, exclusive to Nordy cardholders
  • 7/19 - 8/4 Public access, open to all even if you don’t have the Nordy card
  • BONUS: 7/19 - 8/4 Glam-Up Days - Beauty Bash exclusive events happening during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
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  • 7/9 Nordy cardholders with Icon status can shop the sale in stores
  • 7/10 - 7/11 Nordy cardholders with Icon or Ambassador status can shop the sale in stores
  • 7/11 Nordy cardholders with Icon or Ambassador status can shop the sale online
  • 7/12 Early Access for all Nordy cardholders at 12:30 PM EST (both in stores and online)
  • 7/19 Opens to the Public at 12:30 PM EST (both in stores and online)
  • 8/4 Last Day of #NSale
  • 8/5 Prices go up
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Details & Tips featured by top US fashion blog, Sveeteskapes


TIPS & PLAN OF ACTION TO SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE:


  • Mark your calendars for when you will shop the sale (depends on your Nordy card status, more about the Nordy card below). 
  • Take stock of your wardrobe, go over fall and winter trends and make a note of what items you most definitely want to buy (including staple or investment pieces that you will use several dozen times) 
  • Set aside a budget and DO NOT overspend beyond your means, this really is key! I know, there are a lot of items that go on sale and not everyone can afford to buy everything, so please do NOT feel that you need to buy a lot or anything at all for that matter. 
  • Review the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog and create a wish list or shopping list before the sale begins. Be sure to bookmark the items you are eyeing, that way you don’t have to take screenshots of products. PRO TIP: You can also go through last year’s top sellers for more ideas. 
  • Stalk your favorite bloggers/Instagrammers on their blog, Instagram (including stories) and the Like to Know it app. Trust me, we all spend hours upon hours scouring the stores and the internet to bring you the best picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so bookmark your favorite pages, hit refresh and stay in the know. 
  • Begin shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, first online (avoid all the madness and the crowds in-store) and if you still want to then you can go into the store to check out what they have and try something on before making a decision. PRO TIP 1: Be sure to book an appointment or you might have to wait long to get access to a fitting room. PRO TIP 2: Shop online with in-store pick up if you want to get your items the same day.
  • Start by snagging items that are bound to sell out fast (boots, denim, cardigans, sweaters, etc)
  • Shop staples, essentials and investment pieces first and don’t get sidetracked by the $25 top that is super cute but you most definitely don’t need, if you know what I mean ;) 
  • Never leave your items in the cart and not check out immediately but to go back a few hours/days later only to find out that they are no longer in stock. Hard lesson I learned last year. 
  • If things do sell out then check back often. Hopefully, they will be restocked. PRO TIP: If your size is sold out then buy it in another size and you can always exchange later once they are back in stock (especially after all the returns come in). Another hard lesson I learned last year, wish I knew this when the Spanx leggings I was eyeing was gone in my size within seconds. 
  • If in doubt or if you are not sure about sizes then buy anyway, in multiple sizes, Nordstrom has a great return policy so you can always return if you don’t like what you got or if you change your mind (but be watchful of your budget limit)
  • If you are unsure of what to buy during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, then book an appointment with a personal stylist at Nordstrom for free and shop the sale like a pro.
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NORDSTROM CREDIT CARD & NORDY CLUB MEMBER DETAILS & BENEFITS


Nordstrom credit card gives you Early Access (i.e. on 7/12) to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Meaning, the #NSALE items that are on display in-stores are cordoned off and ONLY Nordstrom cardholders will be given access to shop this area from 7/12 - 7/18 (until 7/19 when the sale opens to all). Same goes for online shopping as well, except, in this case, you won’t have an option to buy sale items until 7/19 if you do not own a Nordstrom Credit Card. 

Sign up for a Nordy Credit Card ONLY if you are OK with having another credit card (I know, most of us own one too many cards) and if you will use it. And if you think that your favorite sale items will sell out fast and might not be restocked so you’d rather get early access to shop the #NSALE. 
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Nordstrom has 2 different credit card options to choose from: 
  1. Nordstrom Retail Card that you can only use at Nordstrom. 
  2. Visa Signature and Visa Platinum Card that you can use to shop anywhere, much like any other credit card.
I highly recommend that you get a Nordstrom Visa Card that you can use everywhere. That way you can earn more points for every dollar you spend. 


Full Disclaimer: I myself only recently got a Nordy card after pondering about it for a while and had almost made up my mind that I DID NOT need it. But changed my mind after I saw a preview of the sale catalog and heard about the bonus $60 Nordstrom Notes that you get if you sign up for the card by July 10th (after which you get $40 Nordstrom Notes for signing up). Plus, since Vinay and I anyway shop quite a bit at Nordstrom Rack it made even more sense to get the card ;) 


NORDY CLUB: It is free to join and you can earn points no matter how you pay (i.e with or without a Nordstrom Credit Card). And with a Nordstrom Credit Card, you’ll automatically unlock access to special benefits with The Nordy Club.


EARNING POINTS: Nordy Club members earn 1 point per $ spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, and Trunk Club as opposed to Nordstrom Credit Cardmembers being able to earn 3 points per $ spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, and Trunk Club and 2 points per $ on dining, entertainment and travel (when paying with a Nordstrom Visa card). And for every 2,000 accumulated you get a $20 Nordstrom Note. 


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Details & Tips featured by top US fashion blog, Sveeteskapes



That’s it! That’s the full scoop and the A-Z of shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, hope this is helpful and let me know if you are shopping the #NSALE?

And if yes, what are you most excited to snag? 
DM to let me know or tell me in the comments below :)

Follow me on Instagram (and stories), LTK app, and be sure to come back to the blog every day for try-on’s from the #NSALE and to see the best sale buys and bargains!

Happy Shopping!




”It's an add to cart kinda day.”

xoxo,

Kusum

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