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2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips

Early Access for the 2014 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 Vince Two-Tone Coat or maybe the Rag and Bone Moto jacket.  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

Besides being the absolute prettiest card in my wallet, 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 will earn double points during the sale towards Nordstrom Notes (e.g. gift certificates).  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!

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! 🙂


Who’s Getting Excited?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost HERE!!!!!!  I just received my catalog in the mail (though I’ve been searching online for weeks for any clues or leaks!).  I’m not crazy about anything I saw in the catalog, but I am sure I will still find a ton of great stuff instore just like I do every year!  The sale starts July 10th for cardholders and July 18th for the general public.

My favorite departments to hit are Point of View and BP for clothes.  I also always check out handbags, shoes, lingerie and active.  Each year I’ve been shopping the sale, I’ve noticed that Nordstrom will put some showpiece type items that sell out immediately as well as some basics that come back year over year.

For me, the basics that I always like picking up are Natori, Chantelle and Calvin Klein bras, Shimera camis and Zella leggings.  In fact, I personally think the Zella leggings are the best deal of the sale.  They are so well priced to begin with (especially when you compare the quality to other brands like Lululemon) they are just such a great deal on sale.

I picked up my first pair of AGL flats at the sale last year and oh my gosh… they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever worn.  From the very first wear, they were comfortable and have never caused me to have pain.  Even though they are pricey, are 100% worth it.

I have already cleared my schedule to shop Early Access which starts July 10th.  I can’t wait… can you?  What will you be shopping for? 🙂

2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates

Update: Looking for the 2015 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale date?

Mark your calendars!

I took a peek at the Nordstrom Fashion Rewards calendar and found the 2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates.

The sale will start on Friday, July 18 and end Sunday August 3. Early Access pre-sale for card holders will start Thursday, July 10 and end Thursday, July 17.

Yippee!  This is my favorite sale of the year and I look forward to it all year long! 🙂  I can’t wait for the lookbook to come out, though that won’t be released until sometime in July.