Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

Alright, party people, it's almost here! My favorite sale of the year starts in just four days! I know the last thing we want to think about in the heat of the summer is the arrival of colder weather (although I could go for a smidge less humidity here in Charleston), but this is a sale that you don't want to miss. I'll be sharing some of my favorite picks from the sale in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, I've pulled together a little Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guide that tells you everything you need to know before July 13.

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WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NSale) is hands down the store's biggest sale of the year. In my opinion, it's one of the biggest retail sales in general. It allows Nordstrom customers to shop brand-new arrivals and trends for Fall at majorly discounted prices. The items are on super sale for a limited time, before going back up to full price when the sale ends on August 6.


WHEN IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you can receive early access to the sale from July 13 - July 20, 2017. On July 21, the sale opens to the public (non-cardholders) and lasts through August 6.


TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS EARLY ACCESS! HOW DO I GET IT?
If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you automatically receive early access to the sale! There is a credit and debit option, both of which allow you to shop the sale before it opens to the public. I have a Nordstrom Debit, which is perfect for me. It links to my bank account, and I get all of the perks of the card without any bills to pay! 

Early Access to the sale begins on July 13 and goes through July 20. Things sell out quickly, so being a Nordstrom cardholder is a great way to best ensure you walk away (literally and digitally) with the sizes and color options you need!

You can apply for a Nordstrom Card here.


WHAT KIND OF DEALS ARE THERE?
Check out the NSale catalog here to get an idea of the items that will be on sale and to see a preview of some of the items that will be included. You can save roughly 30 percent on brand new fall items across all departments, including shoes, women's and men's clothing, jewelry, and accessories. I stock up on Frye riding boots, cute fall booties, and tons of basics (including sneakers, sweaters, outerwear, and denim), and make it a point to select a handful of trendy pieces as well.


WHERE CAN I SHOP THE NSALE? 
You can shop online or at your closest Nordstrom retail store. Nordstrom also has an amazing app, which you can shop through as well! 


MY BEST ADVICE FOR THE NSALE

SHOP FAST
The good items sell quickly, and while Nordstrom occasionally will restock a few items, nothing is guaranteed. When I worked for the company, we would sell out of certain shoes in every size run in the first hour!

MAKE A LIST
Take an inventory of what is currently in your closet to determine what you need. I love to stock up on basics, and then throw in a few trendy items as well. This is also a great time to clean out your closet to make room for the new arrivals. 

KNOW THAT RETURNS ARE ALWAYS AN OPTION!
Nordstrom has THE best return policy, and offers free shipping and seamless, free returns. I'll be shopping the sale from my computer, and it's great to know that I can order as many items as I'd like and easily return the ones that don't work out.

Have fun and happy shopping! Be sure to check back in the next couple of weeks as I share some of my favorite picks from the sale!