It may be a little delayed this year, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here! I’ve been shopping this sale for years now and always stock up on fall and winter goodies while they are discounted. I’ve compiled a bunch of information on the sale and some of my strategies for how to shop the sale efficiently.
Starting Friday (08/24) everyone will be able to preview all the sale items!! This is huge because in years past the only sneak peaks of sale items came via the catalog which only included a select few items. This will allow you to go through and add items to your wish list that you are interested in purchasing. When it comes time to checkout you can easily add wish list items to your cart and be done!
The higher your Nordstrom status, the earlier you can shop the sale. The way you earn a higher rank is by spending more money at Nordstrom over the course of the year. No matter your status, if you are a Nordstrom cardmember, you will get early access to the sale ahead of the general population.
Tips for Shopping
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale can be overwhelming to shop! The addition of the preview this year will definitely help with the chaos, because you’ll be able to look at everything and really narrow down what you want/need.
Set a budget and stick to it!
From personal experience this is so important. You’ll see all your favorite influencers shopping the sale and posting their picks and it will tempt you to buy and spend more than maybe you can actually afford. I know it’s hard not to let what other’s have found influence your buying choices, but be honest with yourself about what you can afford and stick to it. One sale is not a good enough reason to go into debt!
Look for gaps in your wardrobe
We’ve all been there, aimlessly shopping and adding things to our carts that we might not actually even need. To help cut back on mindless spending, go through your fall/winter wardrobes and see what items of clothing are missing or need to be replaced. I’m so guilty of buying more than I need and justifying the purchases because they were on sale, only to end up not wearing more than half of the items. I’m trying to be more thoughtful and conscious about my spending habits and only purchasing items I know I’ll get a lot of use out of, and that fit into the wardrobe I already have and love.
When in doubt, buy multiple sizes
This year especially more of us will be shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online. I love online shopping, especially when I can read other people’s reviews about how certain items fit. With a lot of the Nordstrom Sale items, there won’t be reviews to read yet. Make sure to carefully read the sizing descriptions, and if in doubt order multiple sizes. I know I just spoke about not over buying, but in this case sale items sell out fast. Sometimes by the time you’ve received an item you LOVE it’s sold out, making exchanging for another size impossible. Nordstrom has a great free returns policy, so I would take advantage of that to make sure you get the right fit of something you’ll love and wear.
Use your double points day during the sale
As a Nordstrom cardmember, you have the ability to earn double points on purchases on a day of your choosing. Most of us will be spending more in one day during the Anniversary sale than any other day during the year, so why not earn some Nordstrom notes in the process!?!
I hope you’ve found this helpful if you are shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year. Some of my favorite accessories are from Nordstrom, so if you’re still in the market for summer accessories, check out this post!