Christmas in July: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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Christmas in July: It Really is THAT Good

This time of year is basically Christmas in July for all of us fashion lovers and savvy shoppers out there. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is considered one of the biggest sale events of the year and for good reason. First and foremost, the NSale features name brand and high end products for the upcoming fall season. Also, unlike most department store sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features NEW pieces at a discounted price for a limited time. The NSale is not a clearance sale friends! (See some of my picks from last year HERE to get an idea of what’s included.

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When does the sale start?

For Nordstrom debit or credit card holders, early access begins July 12th. Every year my favorite items seem to sell out almost immediately, so early access is crucial. If you’d like to gain early access to the sale, you can sign up here. I signed up for the debit card a few years ago right before the sale, and got it just in time to start shopping. Public access begins July 20th and the last day of the sale is August 5th.

 

Make a list and set a budget.

Before I even browse the sale, I like to take time and go through my closet and identify any gaps as well as any items that need to be updated, like jeans, sweater, coats and/or boots. When browsing the sale, write down your must have items. For example: a cashmere sweaternew bootsa new handbag, etc. Think staple pieces for fall you know you’ll wear over and over, or the skincare cream you’ve always wanted but never goes on sale.

Pick investment pieces. 

This is the part of the sale that always pulls me in! Brands that are rarely on sale are often discounted during the sale. The NSale is a great time to pull the trigger on that investment bag or pair of boots you’ve been coveting. If you’re not really looking to stock up for the fall, definitely peek at some of these items.

What will be discounted?

This sale really is like Christmas in July. The hottest items of the season from clothing, accessories, shoes and beauty. Brands like BaublebarBobbi BrownStuart WeitzmanKate SpadeJoieChloeTopShopTory BurchHunterRebecca MinkoffPaige DenimKendra ScottRag & BoneCurrent/ElliotFrye, and Madewell just to name a few!

Who are you Shopping For?

Are you shopping for yourself? The kids? Your husband? Mom? Remember this sale is a great time to start your Holiday shopping. Why not get them quality items for a huge discount? Its also a great time to shop for items for the home!

I’m planning to shop for sweaters, boots and denim, staples for my husband and possibly some new makeup.

I HOPE YOU ALL ARE EXCITED FOR THE SALE, AND MAKE SURE TO STOP BACK HERE FOR MY TOP PICKS. I PROMISE TO DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU!