Nordstrom is known for having great sales. There are two in particular that can send a city girl shopping in the burbs: The “Half-Yearly Sale” and the “Anniversary Sale.” The Half-Yearly sale is clearance, usually towards the end of the season. The Anniversary Sale is a pre-sale before the new collection hits the department store floor.
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts today. The sale consists of a catalog of pre-Fall merchandise that is discounted 25% to 40% off. Each department has its own special items that are featured in the pre-Fall sale. You can sift through the catalog right here.
The presale sale runs from July 9th to July 16th but the sale is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card until July 16th. Afterwards the sale opens to the general public. Prices return to normal once the sale ends in August.
Back-to-school items are especially attractive during this Nordies sale. For example, we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing Uggs but they are a staple for school-age children. For example classic Uggs are $100 from $150, Hudson jeans are $32 from $69 and Vans are just $30.
We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a DVF wrap dress caught our eye for $265 from almost $400. A casual coat from Topshop is just $100 from $160 and classic Stuart Weitzman boots are $400 from $625.
There are also some great beauty packages with terrific brands like Kiehl’s, Molton Brown and La Mer. Check out this Charlotte Tilbury package that comes with a cosmetic case and offers a $60 savings. This year there is also an extensive home section, which includes sheets and towels, kitchen accessories and decor accent pieces.
Clearly the savings are significant. Identifying what you want for Fall is a bit more difficult but surely worth the effort. Sometimes it pays to plan ahead.