We are just two weeks away from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018! Some have referred to the sale as the “big Kahuna” and there is really good reason for that. It is basically amazing if you are into fall fashion. Really, all fashion, but the sale does focus on brand new fall items that haven’t even hit the store yet, with some marked down up to 40% off – hence the “big Kahuna” reference. This is one to prepare for and definitely take advantage of. Let me answer a few questions about the sale and why you should shop it this year…
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Nordstrom puts their brand new fall and winter inventory at a major discount for a limited time before they restock and the prices go back up at the end of the sale. This is a big deal because these are the latest styles that have not even hit stores yet that are marked down! No other retailer does this!
When is the Sale?
Early Access starts July 12th – July 19th
Public Access begins July 20th – August 5th
What is the Best way to Shop The Sale:
I shop the sale online and in-store. This year, I will shop online first because I will not be near a store until a couple of days before it opens to the public. I will do a try-on and get it posted just before the public access begins! I recommend shopping online because things have been known to sell out during the night. It can get pretty crazy. You can always order online and pick-up in store if you live near one or are planning to be near one that first day.
Advice for Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018:
Shop Early – I recommend shopping early and purchasing quickly. Because Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns, you can make as many purchases as you need to at no extra cost. If you do not like the items, you can always return them for free.
Check out quickly – I also recommend checking out immediately after adding to your cart. If you are shopping through my Instagram Stories swipe up, add the item to your cart and check out right then. Same if you are shopping on your computer, through LiketoKnow.it links, etc. Things sell out so fast – especially if it is a popular item. Remember the Topshop striped cardigan from last year? It never came back and sold out so quickly. That is why I recommend checking out immediately.
Get that card! – I highly recommend getting a Nordstrom card if you are planning to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018. You can only shop early access if you have a card. PLUS when you sign up for one, you receive a $40 Nordstrom note that you can use during the sale! If you don’t already have one, I HIGHLY recommend getting one now so that you have it in time for the sale. You can apply for your Nordstrom debit or credit card here!
Shop smart – meaning, make a list of things you really need so that you don’t overbuy. It is easy to do during this sale, trust me. The deals are so good that they can be hard to resist, so have a game plan before the sale begins. Write down the things you need for the fall and winter months. It’s also a great time to shop for Christmas gifts. Make a list of people to buy for or things you need for yourself, kids, husband, home, beauty, etc. I normally buy jeans. cardigans, boots, sweaters, jackets and a bag or two to style throughout the season. I love to have a list of my favorite brands on hand as well so that I can look at their new arrivals.
The catalogue was released a couple of days ago and I’ve already poured through it! I also asked a few questions about what you guys want me to style this year. In past years I have focused on jeans, sweaters, cardigans, tees, leggings, active wear and kids. If you would like to see anything new this year, let me know in the comments or by emailing me!
Make sure you are following me on Instagram and Facebook as well because I tend to post the deals and finds there a little faster than I do here. I will be covering the sale through a series of posts starting with a huge round-up the first day of the sale (July 12th). Be sure to bookmark my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tab because I will be adding all of my updates and posts there! Now, who’s ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018?! Eeekkkk