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2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips

Early Access for the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts TOMORROW!  OMG I can hardly contain myself.  According to the online chat customer service, the website will be updated at midnight PST with everything available in the sale.  I will definitely be staying up to see what they unveil!  I also have a shopping appointment tomorrow during the day with one of my friends.  We go every year together and its now an unofficial tradition of ours 🙂

After shopping the sale for a number of years now, there are a few tips I’ve picked up along the way that I’d like to share.

1. Know what goes fast and go for that first

Nordstrom Hinge Victoriana Jacket
This Nordstrom Hinge Victoriana Jacket sold out instantly on the first day.

There are always 1-2 hot items from the sale that will sell out immediately.  One year, it was Tory Burch boots.  Another year it was the beautiful jacket above that was featured on the cover of the catalog.  This year, I’m not quite sure what it will be.  Perhaps the Veronica Beard Jacket (page 4, item #5159429) or maybe the Vince color block coat (page 12, item #5149611). If you aren’t able to shop early access, or if the item you want sells out, don’t worry, there is separate stock allocated to the public sale as well.

2. Be a Nordstrom Card Holder!

Nordstrom Visa Signature Card
Nordstrom Visa Signature Card

Nordstrom card holders get to shop Early Access which starts 8 days before the public sale.  This is great for the impatient shopper like me who wanted to see the catalog in June!  Haha!  Nordstrom card holders also have special perks like free alterations and when you shop enough to be in the higher levels, there are things like invitations to the holiday party and private parties.  I’ve been to the holiday party and it is SO MUCH FUN.  Not to mention, the past few years it has been 10 points per $1 spent on your Nordstrom card!  You can choose to use your personal triple points day when you make your big order too, for extra points.

3. Make an appointment with a sales associate

If you typically shop with a stylist all year round, then this will be easy. I’m sure your sales associate will have already called you to make an appointment!  If you’re like me and don’t normally shop with a sales associate then you’ll have to just find someone to book with.  I called my favorite department a few weeks ago and booked an appointment with someone.  Working with a sales associate is great because they can help you track down your favorite items and they can also help pull all of the items you’re interested in and put them aside in a room for you so that you don’t have to deal with the chaos of the first shopping day if you don’t want to.

4. Make a list of what you want from each department

In preparation for your shopping appointment, make a list of all the must-see items from each department you want to visit so you don’t forget anything.  If you’re shopping the first day of early access or the first day of the public sale, it gets pretty crazy in the store.  If I don’t make a list, I tend to forget about things and I will blow my budget and forget to buy some of the essentials I came for!  I try to mark down department by department what items I want to check out in the catalog.

Will you be shopping the sale on Thursday (or next Friday)?  I will be online at midnight eagerly awaiting the site re-opening with the Anniversary items, then at the store on Thursday bright and early!  Can’t wait to see what you all get! 🙂


My list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I’ve been busy making my shopping list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale by talking to sales associates, checking IG and googling for as much intel as I can find!

Here’s what is currently on my list:

Barefoot Dreams – Drape Front Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan
Barefoot Dreams Drape Front Cardigan

The Barefoot Dreams drape front cardigan is BACK and thank goodness it is!  This was one of the most popular items last year and I’m so glad it is part of the sale again.  My sources say that the pewter, stone/cocoa ombre and pewter/black ombre colorways will be part of the sale.  Shown above in the pewter/black ombre which is stunning!  I also love the velvet plum/aubergine colorway but unfortunately that one is not part of the sale.

I’ve been told that the Barefoot Dreams Circle cardigan and a travel shawl will also be part of the sale.

 Michele Watch

I don’t normally wear a watch but this Michele watch is so gorgeous its really more like a piece of jewelry. I love the diamonds all around.

Zella Leggings

Zella Live In Leggings
Zella Live In Leggings

I always pick up a few pairs of Zella leggings to add to my collection and replace any that are 2-3 years old and are starting to look a little faded and worn. This year I would like 1 more pair of the bootcut and 1 more pair of the full length Live In Leggings. I have plenty of the Live In capri length, but those are my absolute favorite to wear!  (Btw – for those of you who are new to the brand, the material is more matte than shiny. I find Lucy yoga pants to be shinier and same with Lululemon).

I forgot to confirm with a SA about whether or not these 3 items will be part of the sale, but they have been for as long as I can remember.

What’s on your list for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Staples, trend items or are you searching for something special for yourself or a loved one?

What’s New for the 2016 Anniversary Sale

Every year Nordstrom tweaks the Anniversary Sale just a little bit. There are new designers and new procedures.

This year I’ve noticed 3 things to start with. I’ll keep adding to the list as I find out more intel!

1. Level 4 cardholders get an Early Access preshop opportunity 1 day before the start of Early Access. This is instores only and you should be receiving your invitation in the mail.

2.  Everyone will be able to earn Nordstrom Notes via their expanded Rewards program

3. New designer joining the sale this year: Alexander Wang

4. Double points for Nordstrom card holders has disappeared. We used to see double points during Early Access and the first weekend of the sale. This is a huge bummer!  You can still use your Personal Triple Points day — this is what I’ll be doing!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 – Handbag Sneak Peek!

I have seen a few of the handbags that will be part of the 2016 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I’m here to report back!

Let me get the bad news out of the way first: unfortunately, this year there are no Chloe or Burberry bags in the sale.  A total bummer because I always look forward to these!

I do still think there are some bags to get excited about!  Here’s a few of the standouts for me:

3.1 Phillip Lim – Quill bag in both large and small sizes

This came in black but I’m not sure what other colors.


Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag

It’s shown here in this picture in black leather, but the anniversary sale options are in suede. I believe the colors were a camel suede and a burgundy suede.



Rebecca Minkoff Dog Clip Saddle Bag

This one was priced really well at about $120.


In addition to these, I remember seeing an MZ Wallace, a few Tory Burch totes and a wallet, a few Kate Spade bags and wallets and a cute Coach tote.