8 Tips for Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2024

Y’all! It is officially Christmas in July!!! Today marks one of my favorite days of the year…the start of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!

Like any good shopaholic, I love a good sale and this one takes the lead by a long shot!

For those of you that have no clue what I am talking about, let me just give you a little info and I am sure you will be just as excited as I am! Okay, so the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is where Nordstrom partners with some of our favorite brands and offers this years must have fall items at a major discount. Some items are specific just for the sale and won’t be found again, but most will still be available and go back to normal pricing once the sale is over. The sale covers everything from shoes to beauty must haves with everything being offered at a major discount. This sale only happens once a year and is your best bet for stocking up on fall items you may be needing this season, in addition to a few investment pieces.

*Photo taken from Nordstrom Website

Now, that you have a little back story, I am going to give you some of my BEST tips for shopping the sale.

  1. If you are going to shop, you need to know WHEN you can shop. Early access for Nordstrom card members begins today (eek!) and continues in a tiered process until it opens to the general public on 7/15! Essentially what this means is if you have a Nordstrom credit card, you get to shop the sale early. Depending upon how much you spend on said card, will indicate when you get to shop the sale. If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, you can either look to open one OR wait until the sale opens to the general public on 7/15. The sale will then continue to be open until 8/4.
  2. Tip number two is one of my most important and that is to set a budget. It can be very easy to get carried away and spend more than you anticipated. I personally hate buyers remorse, so this is why I highly recommend you go in with a budget or at least a rough number in mind.
  3. Now that you understand when you can shop and how much you want to spend, it is important that you shop with a plan! Tip number two is to do a closet inventory specifically of your fall and winter items. While, there are other pieces available not specific to these seasons, this is where you will find your best deals which means best bang for your buck. So, take a look and see what is worn down or what you have been wanting to add to your closet for those upcoming seasons. For example, maybe you are needing a new pair of booties or a few new sweaters. Regardless, create a little list for yourself, this way you can keep focused when shopping.
  4. Now that you have a list of fall items you are looking for, think about what things that are worn down in your everyday wardrobe. In addition to fall/winter items, the sale is also a great time to stock up on some basic essentials. For me, I like to always pick up a few bras, underwear, and socks. I of course also love to pick up some of my favorite pajamas!
  5. Tip number five is to keep in mind any upcoming birthdays you might have and of course the holidays. I know, I know, Christmas may seem like it is forever away, but because this sale is so good and offers a wide variety of items, it is a great time to get some gifts taken care of too. Trust me, your future self will thank you.
  6. Tip number six is to act fast on anything you might love. THE WORST feeling is when you put something in your shopping cart, only to come back later and find it’s no longer available. Many items get restocked (and/or returned) becoming available again, but think of this like a movie in that nothing is guaranteed – I want you to be ruthless and keep them elbows out ladies! Plus, if you end up buying it and don’t love it, you can always return it.
  7. Tip number seven is for those of you who want to shop, but may not have anything specific in mind and are just looking for a few cute items to add to your closet. As the sale continues, you will see via socials more and more of your favorite bloggers sharing their hauls. This means, you will see some of the trending items because they will get repeated. I always like to leave room in my budget for this because I always end up seeing things on some of my favorite girls later and wanting those items. If you are needing a few bloggers to follow on this here are two of my favorites that do an AMAZING job of covering the sale: Caitlin Covington and Brittany Sjogren. Another amazing place to look for inspiration is within the Like to Know It app. You can easily search Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it will show you TONS of influencers and their picks. The app is free and has so many awesome perks.
  8. My last tip is to make sure you check out ALL categories. As I mentioned above, the sale covers SO much, so make sure to check it all out. A few I feel like that get passed up, are the baby/kid stuff and the home section. They always have amazing deals on kids things that you probably aren’t going to see again and there are always great gifts hidden in the home section.

I hope this helps you have the best time shopping one of my most favorite sales! I will be sure to share as much as I can with you all, so make sure you are following me on my socials and have subscribed to the blog, so you don’t miss a thing.

Happy Shopping TCDers!

xoxo,

Melissa

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