2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Best Deals!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016

It’s finally here- the best sale of the year- the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  I know I say “best sale” a lot, but something unique about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is that it has upcoming seasonal pieces on sale. Rather than discounting out-of-season and older items, all of the things you will want to wear in a month or two are discounted, and the discount is steep! The saying is “Those who know, go” and it is true! It is worth it, for sure!

If you don’t have a Nordstrom store card, you can’t shop until July 22nd. Before that (now!) is early access. You can still open a card before then, so don’t be discouraged. If you’re wondering why it is important to shop early access, it’s because often time big-ticket items sell out. Think of top designers that you lust over, and just know that their deals are so great that everybody is snagging items left and right!

I always shop the sale online because I don’t live near a Nordstrom (sadly, Boston’s closest store requires a car to access!). If you want to shop online too (avoid the frenzy in-store!) I recommend you buy multiple sizes for items you’re unsure of. Nordstrom has a great “fit predictor” calculator that’s usually spot-on, but I always like to be safe rather than sorry. I always buy a couple of sizes, and sometimes even more styles/items than I know I will keep.

All purchases, no matter the price, ship free both ways. There is a limited supply of items, though. If you don’t mind having a lump-sum on your card for a week, buy a lot and make decisions at home! Just be smart about returning (thought the Nordstrom policy is so giving so there’s no worry about a timeline!).

What are your favorite pieces from the sale? Last year, I bought this Rebecca Minkoff bag and I use it more than I ever imagined. This year, I’m really looking forward to my shoe and jacket picks!

xo Rach