The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

It's that time of the year again! Anniversary Sale!

What is Anniversary?

Anniversary is a sale that Nordstrom created a couple of years ago as a way to maximize the lull in sales that happens in the summer (true story).  What's unique about the sale is that all of the product is brand new. Although some of the product is ready to wear (RTW), most is Fall/Winter based. Not every designer is apart of the anniversary sale, and not every item is discounted. If you walk into your local Nordstrom, you will see sanctions of product that are considered "Anniversary" product; this is everything that is discounted for the sale. Early access, which is what cardholders can shop one week before the public, opens up TOMORROW!  Although it may not seem like a crazy sale for those who have not shopped it before, but it truly is. Some items (like the Stuart Weitzman OTN boots) go fast. If you are in the market for a splurge, I would suggest signing up for a card and making that purchase at Anniversary price! Scroll down below to see how and why you need a card to shop the pre-sale. 

What should I be stocking up on?

Anniversary has both new fall merchandise along with RTW. I would suggest stocking up on some basics (like the live in legging by Zella, Hunter Boots, a winter coat or bras)! I also like to get some birthday presents at the sale. Last year I got my moms birthday present (a designer scarf) for almost half off, such a good steel!

I'm new to Nordstrom, do I need a card & why?

To shop the Anniversary early access, you do need a credit card. Unfortunately, Nordstrom discontinued there debit cards so you cannot apply for anything but a credit card. It's a great way to access amazing sales with Nordstrom, get points (and free Nordstrom $ back) along with the 0% APR for 6 months!

I need help shopping, who do I go to?

ME! All jokes aside, I would love to help you with your shopping needs. Even if you are not local to Chicago, I am still able to help you get product and ship it out to you. If you do want to have a more personalized experience at your local Nordstrom, ask to set up a time with a personal shopper. It's completely free, you don't need a purchasing minimum and it can help you start a new wardrobe!


Make sure to check out my Instagram where I will be posting my Nordstrom favorites as soon as the sale opens! I will be chatting all about new product throughout early access, so make sure you are following along! Have a great week & happy shopping!

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