The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has become a shopping tradition. Like a festive holiday meal with extended family, it’s not always the most anticipated but it feels remiss to ignore the occasion altogether. After years and years, we’ve come to accept this isn’t a fashion event. Think of “the sale” as an opportunity to try a new beauty product or grab a bit of saving on an item you anticipate needing in early fall. The sale is still only available to Nordstrom credit card holders but opens to the public on July 15. Below are a few shopping suggestions.