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 options right here.
The presale runs to July 18 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 kicks are $45 from $65. (There is really no reason not to get them!) Over here is a Champion backpack for $47, which is normally $70. There is also a large amount of cute shorts in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted Stokke Xplorer that’s discounted to $785.
We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a classic Veronica Beard tweed blazer is $435 from $650. We really like this Tibi faux python skirt that’s $280 from $242 and this blazer resembles the shape of a Balmain blazer but it’s under $400. is just and I really don’t mind these tweed style pumps for about $100. We even found a S’well for $22.
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