— ALL ABOUT THE NSALE —
Cancel all your other plans, get your wallets ready, and grab your girlfriends because it's finally here, The Mothership's, aka Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. That means all the best in upcoming Fall/Winter fashion and amazing beauty deals are ready and waiting for you. It's basically Christmas in July. Nordstrom is where I buy 90% of my wardrobe. You can find great quality at all price points and you can't beat their customer service. So first things first...
WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
For a limited time, The Mothership puts upcoming Fall/Winter fashions on sale along with many wear-now items. All the items are brand-new and on-trend pieces giving you the opportunity to get a jump start on next season's wardrobe. The sale isn't just for women. It includes items for men, kids, beauty, and home furnishings as well. The savings all around are too good to pass up.
WHEN IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE?
Nordstrom changed things up this year and depending on your Nordy’s card status you have different opportunities to shop the sale. The sale officially starts on July 19. However, Nordstrom credit card holders get early access to shop the #NSale starting this Friday, July 12th; that's an entire week before the sale opens to the public. You can read more about how you can gain early access here. While shopping early access is where it's at, use your discretion if you choose to open up a credit card. The sale ends on August 4th, which means all those Fall/Winter items you passed up will go back to full price on August 5th. Next to the designer sales that happen in May, the #NSale is pretty epic (in my opinion). I will tell you that many items do sell out during early access. However, I've seen many of them restocked throughout the sale but just not as timely.
This year they’ve broken down the access to sale into cardholder levels for even earlier access than early access:
Icon Members: Tuesday, July 9th, in-store only | Icon & Ambassador Members: Wednesday, July 10th & 11th, in-store only; Thursday, July 11th, (online shopping starting at 12:30pm EST) | Early Access for all Nordstrom Cardholders: Friday, July 12th at 12:30 pm EST in-store and online through Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | Public Access: Friday, July 19th through Sunday, August 4th.
CAN I PREVIEW THE SALE?
Luckily, Nordstrom sends out their anniversary catalog a couple of weeks in advance but if you haven't received one, no worries because you can view it online here. Not all items that are part of the sale are listed in the catalog but it will give you an idea of what you can expect. So start ooh'ing and ahh'ing and bookmark those pages.
Additionally, prior to the sale opening to the public you can actually look at the #NSale items in store. Years back they used to put of tents for early access shoppers but nowadays they just rope off the area but anyone can go into the roped off sections and view and try-on the anniversary sale items. You just won’t be able to purchase them until July 19th, unless you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card.
WHAT'S ON MY #NSALE LIST?
With the prices so good, I use this sale to stock up on a few staples. I like to get some new undergarments...you know it's a good time to freshen up those bra and panties. I also like to grab a new pair of jeans because you can't beat premium denim on sale and I always like to get some new basics...like long sleeve t-shirts and cozy cardigans. Some good layering pieces that I'll be able to mix and match with what's already in my closet but allow me to feel a bit updated. I'll be sharing what I buy and tips for sizing in upcoming posts.
While it might be hard to be thinking, let alone shopping for fall fashion in the summer, some of these items are pieces that you'll be grabbing all season long because they are the essentials. You don't want to be kicking yourself in a few months when you know you could've gotten these things on major sale. However, I will tell you that you can also get these same items in the fall when Nordstrom put’s them back on sale to start making room for spring items. Be sure to check out my NSale Shopping Tips post below on ways I go about shopping this sale.
So grab your coffee and check out everything you need to know about the The Motherships #NSale along with some of my picks below. Also, if you have any questions about specific items, let me know.
Keep checking back to this page because I'll have new posts going live through the duration of the sale talking about my favorite items, sizing tips, concealed carry items, and more.