How To Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | My Tips + Tricks

For those of you who have never shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before, (or anyone for that matter) it can be SUPER overwhelming. I only learned of this sale a year or two ago and this is the first year where I will actually be shopping and sharing the sale! Since I’m not quite a pro at this huge event yet, I just wanted to share a few of the tips + tricks I’ve learned for how to make the most of this sale!

The first thing you need to know about this sale is that it is NOT last seasons styles being clearanced out to make room for new inventory. The pieces that are included in this sale are BRAND NEW for fall! New sweaters, tees, jeans, shoes, accessories, and more all on sale the second they hit the floor. That’s why this sale is such a big deal, especially in the blogging world. I think we all know that Nordstrom isn’t the cheapest place to shop, so this sale isn’t always for those of you who like the lowest prices around (including me). BUT, this sale is for those of you who love a good deal on designer and high-quality brand new pieces! You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make out with some great deals during this sale, there are tees for $11 and sweaters under $40! You can shop my initial picks from the sale in this post.

Anddd now for my shopping tips. . .

  1. Set a budget:
    It can be super easy to get carried away during this sale with so many pieces on sale. Take a look at your funds and set a budget that you think is reasonable for you. Don’t stretch your budget or tell yourself it’s okay to spend more just because things are on sale. If you only bring your set budget in the store or a friend to keep you accountable, you are more likely to stick to that budget and not regret overspending in the future! Remember, just because something is on sale that doesn’t mean you need it!
  2. Shop online first:
    Even if you aren’t a Nordstrom cardholder (to shop the sale early) you can still browse all of the sale items online! If you want to be able to shop the early access you can easily apply for a Nordstrom card on their website. When shopping/browsing online you will be able to see every. single. item. that is on sale, not just what is available in your store. This way you can find the best deals and not end up over paying for that black cardigan just because it’s the only one you can find in store. You can even shop online and pick up in your store if you want to avoid the craziness!
  3. Make a list:
    Before you end up buying 3 sweaters that look exactly the same and 4 t-shirts that you probably already have in your closet, make a list of the things you want to get from this sale. Pick out some general items that you want to add to your wardrobe, or specific pieces that you saw online that you just have to have! Don’t go in empty handed or without a game plan, that’s when this sale can do some damage to your bank account!
  4. Shop early access:
    I know that not everyone wants to have a Nordstrom credit card, but if you want to do some serious shopping at this sale I would recommend it! Nordstrom cardholders get early access to the sale (an entire week before the sale opens to the public) and therefore the best shopping selection. I know that a lot of pieces will sell out before the sale opens to the public, especially the basic pieces and items that are on super sale! So if you want to be the first to shop the sale make sure to apply for your card and wait for the benefits to start rolling in!

I hope you enjoyed these tips and learned a little bit more about the #nsale , happy shopping!

love always,laurensignature

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