Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Everything You Need to Know + $100 GIVEAWAY x3!

How to Shop the #NSale

The much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins next week!  I cover this sale every year, and today I want to prep you with what it is and why you should shop it.

 

WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE ALL ABOUT?

Usually, sale items are leftovers marked down at the end of the season.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the opposite.  Nordstrom marks down BRAND NEW stuff at the beginning of the season.  Many of my PMT staples come from this sale.  You guys ask about them all year, and at regular price they are a bit out of my comfort zone.  So I LOVE getting them ON SALE during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  

WHEN DOES THE SALE HAPPEN?

  • July 12th – Early Access begins for Nordstrom cardholders only.  Sign up for a card to shop early and get a $60 bonus note!
  • July 19th – August 4th – Sale opens to everyone

 

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS ARE ON SALE?
WHAT SHOULD BE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST?

Fall clothes for sure!  This sale is for new arrivals for the coming season, not the leftovers from summer.  I focus on higher ticket items and staples like boots and booties, jeans – get the best jeans discounted (!!).  I try some tops, bags, activewear, makeup/beauty, and home decor, too.  This year I might check out more of the men’s clothes–Benson’s been increasingly interested in shopping the sale each year.

Some of my favorites from previous years:


These oversized cardigans are my FAVORITE and I always get them during the sale!  The blue jeans, black leggings, white top, and ankle boots, and red-orange flats are more of my favorite sale purchases from past years.

HOW CAN I SHOP THIS SALE THE SMART WAY?

Make a list.  The sale can be overwhelming, so get focused with a game plan and a list.  It’ll help you make better purchasing decisions!  What holes do you need to fill in your closet?  Personally, I’d focus on staples like jeans, blazers, pants for work, and fall shoes.

Shop Early Access.  The sale opens 1 week earlier to everyone who has a Nordstrom card.  Items and sizes sell out FAST, and they often do NOT restock.  Some items are exclusive only to the sale.  Shopping early is totally worth it.  Find out more info, like how you can get a $60 bonus note (!!), and sign up for one HERE!

Shop online.  Crowds are crazy.  Your size may not be available in store.  Some items aren’t even sold in store and are online-only.  And, shipping and return shipping is always free, so ordering online from the comfort of your home in your pajamas is the WAY TO GO!  Or, order online and use Nordstrom’s curbside pickup (WHAAAAT?  YES, that’s a THING!!) so that you can avoid the crowds but not wait for it to ship!
Buy multiple sizes!!!!  Items run out fast, and your size might not be available by the time you want to exchange.  Buy two sizes and send back–for free–the size that doesn’t work.  Read my recent Guide to Shopping for Clothes Online for more.

HOW CAN I GET THE BEST STUFF?

Get Early Access by signing up for a Nordstrom card HERE.  You get to shop 1 week before everyone else, and it really is worth it!

Follow PMT for sales highlights.  I’m here to do the heavy lifting for you!  I’ll pour through the items and find the best stuff to save you time.  And I’ll go brave the crazy crowds so that you don’t have to and bring you sizing and fit info.  Follow me through:

  • PMT Emails – This is the best and most surefire way to know about posts and sales highlights as they will be delivered right to your inbox.  You’ll never miss out this way!  Sign up HERE.
  • Facebook – I post more often here than anywhere else!
  • Instagram / Instastories – Another place I share highlights.

Bookmark the PMT Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Guide.  This ONE page will house ALL the items I try over the course of the sale.  Easier than sifting through multiple posts as the sale goes on!

Tell me what you’re looking for.  If I know what the majority of PMTers want, I can prioritize that when shopping and sharing.  Comment here telling me what you’re looking for so I can help you!  And be sure to follow through PMT Emailsso you don’t miss it.

White top, super comfy stretchy knit blazer, and CRAZY comfy bootcut jeans–fantastic staples part of past sales!

 

UPCOMING PMT POSTS ON THE SALE

Here’s an idea of what I’m currently planning to cover between July 12th – August 4th:

  • Friday, July 12th – Early Access opens!  I’ll send a reminder email and possibly some first glance picks before Katie and I head in-store to try things!
  • Saturday, July 13th – Try-on session #1 with reviews!  I’ll brave the crowds in store on the first day so that you don’t have to, and I’ll review select items with material, quality, fit, and sizing info.
  • Several more try-ons
  • Women’s Casual Staples
  • Women’s Workwear Staples
  • Men’s Fall Staples Highlights
  • Beauty & Home Highlights

Summer content will continue to be posted 1-2x/wk as usual.  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts will be additional to regular content, for the most part.

 

PAST PMT NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE POSTS

 

This sweater from a couple years ago–still something I wear regularly today.  Sold out super fast!

 

GIVEAWAYS: $100 NORDSTROM GIFT CARDS x3!

To add to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fun, I’m giving away THREE $100 Nordstrom Gift Cards!  All you have to do is sign up for PMT Emails!

If you’re already subscribed, no need to do anything else.  You are automatically entered.

Three people will be chosen at random from the subscription list.  Winners will be announced in the PMT Email that goes out on July 12th, the first day of the Nordstrom Sale’s Early Access.  Sign up for PMT Emails below!

JOIN PMT EMAILS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Get the latest blog posts, style tips, outfit inspiration, new releases, special sale alerts, exclusive giveaways, and behind the scenes peeks!

TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR!

Lastly, drop a comment below to let me know what you’re shopping for from the sale this year.  Jeans?  Coats?  Work pants?  Fall shoes?  Cardigans?  It’ll let me know what to prioritize for ya!

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