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 begins Tuesday. 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 August 19 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 near the end of the Month.
“Back-to-school” items and baby gear 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 $35 from $55. Nike kicks are $53 from $70. (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 cute shorts in case you need to do a mid-season refresh. We even spotted UppaBaby stroller that’s discounted to $727.
We are a bit choosier when picking pre-season items for ourselves but a Nili Lotan cashmere sweater is $475 from $800. We really like this L’Alegance herringbone blazer that’s $375 from $800 and this Veronica Beard dress is $224 from $450. We even found On sneakers for $84 from $140.
It’s interesting that more upscale 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