Well it’s official, we are now one week away from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is one of the biggest sales of the year. It’s not your normal sale in which all the items that didn’t sell for the season get priced at a discount, but it is an advance season sale. That means new arrivals that haven’t even been released yet (think Fall boots, sweaters and outerwear) that are on sale, and at discounted prices pre-season! I know, shocking right. So you’re probably wondering… how do I get to be a part of this sale and take control of it in the right way. I’m here to provide all the details you need to know, just keep reading.
When does this sale start, and how long does it last?
The sale starts for Nordstrom card holders on July 13th, and for those that do not have a Nordstrom debit or credit card, the sale opens to the public on July 21st. The sale for both card holders and non-card holders ends on August 7th, and all prices return to normal at that time. That means that anyone who has a Nordstrom card, credit or debit, has access to the sale before everyone else. The reason this is a hugeeee advantage is because a lot of the best items sell out early on, so to make sure you have access to the best items, it is a great idea to shop the sale early.
How do you I gain access, so I can take advantage of the sale?
In order to gain access to the sale, you have to be signed up for a Nordstrom credit OR debit account. I am personally signed up for a Nordstrom debit account because it felt “safer” to me and I didn’t feel that I wanted invest in another line of credit. If you feel like you could use an opportunity to build your credit, this is a great card to have because it also operates as a Nordstrom reward card. For ever dollar spent you receive 2 points. When you reach 2,000 points you get $20 in Nordstrom dollars back to spend at Nordstrom any time you want. Currently, if you sign up for a Nordstrom card and spend $100 you will automatically receive $20 to Nordstrom to shop the sale. Pretty nice perk.
How do I sign up for a Nordstrom card (credit or debit)?
Now that I’ve told you all the amazing details of the sale, you’re probably wondering how you can sign up, and believe it or not, you can become a part of the sale with nearly no strings attached. If you’re like me, you dread signing up for your 10,000th credit card, because really who needs that many lines of credit. It’s a lot of potential for damage if you have a hard time keeping up with your credit line. Good news is, you can sign up for the sale through a debit account, which doesn’t require a check into your credit nor the necessity to sign up for a credit card. It is the exact same benefits as the Nordstrom retail card, except the money draws directly from your cash bank account rather than adding to your credit line. It is the card that I am signed up for because I truly didn’t think another credit card was necessary. The application process is painless and you can find more details out HERE.
Can I earn Nordstrom reward dollars without being a card holder?
Yes! You have the opportunity to sign up for Nordstrom rewards without being a card holder. Being a rewards member is free & easy and you don’t have to be a Nordstrom card holder to take advantage of the rewards program. The only difference is you only early 1 point per $1 spent at Nordstrom as opposed to 2 points per $1 when you are a Nordstrom card holder. See more details about the rewards program HERE.
What items can I expect to be included in the sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes new Fall arrivals that are discounted from 25-30% of the retail prices. Every year, Nordstrom releases its advance catalog to give you an idea of the items included in the sale. You can access the complete catalog HERE. You can browse this interactive catalog in advance of the sale and take note of the items you really love. You can click on each item to see the price, and the amazing deal this sale brings.
Please keep in mind that there are many other items included in the sale, and you can tune into the blog on July 13th for all the HTS favorites. I’ll be sharing a post that day shortly after midnight rounding up the best items of the sale, and updating the Nordstrom Sale SHOP tab at the top of my blog.
Most Popular Items in the Sale that You can Expect to SELL OUT FAST!
The most popular items in the sale are usually shoes/boots, tops/blouses, cardigans/sweaters, jeans and of course outerwear. The three top selling items last year were AG jeans, a BP cardigan and a v-neck tee.
When I shop the sale, I go directly to the shoe racks and designer items because I feel those are the items that they don’t have as much stock of, but things like t-shirts and jeans I imagine they would have larger quantities. I don’t know this for sure, but that is what I would assume judging by what sold out quickly last year.
If you’re not already convinced how amazing this sale is, take a look at my post from last year’s sale opening for a sneak peek on the types of items you can expect to find in the sale. Also – this was my favorite outfit I styled from last year. All items in the post were also included in the sale.
Don’t forget to check back in first thing next Thursday for all the best items you need to be shopping for! XoXo.