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. (Like, now.) The Anniversary Sale is a presale 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 runs to July 19st but is limited to customers who have a Nordstrom credit card. Afterward, on July 20, 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, you know your kids want new Adidas sneakers for the start of school and they are right here for $36 from $60. Nike Cortez kicks are $45 from $60. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here is a Herschel Supply backpack for $50, which is normally $75. There is also a large amount of swimwear in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Bugaboo Cameleon that’s discounted to $800.
We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard jacket with a removable sweatshirt lining is $529 from $800. We really like this Alexander Wang leather biker jacket that’s $1295 from $2000 and there is a really a large selection of loungwear and swimwear with great discounts. We even found a S’well for $15.
The selection this season isn’t quite as good as last year but there is still a lot of temptation. It’s interesting that designers have realized that pre-gaming sale season is better than post-season markdowns. Don’t forget to also check out the beauty deals. We are always a sucker for a new shade of lipstick or an updated nail polish