Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAQ & $1,000 GIVEAWAY!

The countdown is officially on! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 begins in less than 3 days. It’s the most anticipated sale of the entire year — hello, Christmas in July! (but, for real, a great time to get ahead on holiday shopping, whaaaat!) I’ll be sharing some FAQ, a sneak peek of what to expect & a $1,000 Nordstrom gift-card giveaway. (details below)


DATES TO REMEMBER:
July 13th | Early Access (will explain more below)
July 21st | Public access (non card-member holders)
August 6th | End of the sale

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/24.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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WHAT IS THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE ANYWAY?

For a limited time (early access begins July 14th) — Nordstrom marks down BRAND NEW fall merchandise. All goodies are up to 40% off, and it’s a great way to get ahead on your fall wardrobe (and dare I say it) holiday shopping. I did a stocking stuffer roundup last year, and I plan to do a similar one in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Personally, fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the cozy cardigans, faux fur vests, booties & trench coats. This year, I’ll be shopping for a baby girl, too! Cannot wait! (I’m due September 4th, so this sale will look a little different for me this year) Eeek! Don’t forget, all items go back to full price on August 8th, so remember to plan ahead. Legit, millions of people shop this one!

WHEN CAN I SHOP?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the public on July 22nd, so that means everyone has access to the sale. Early access begins July 13th — and these guys get priority for all of those chic designer pieces! In my experience: things sell-out incredibly quickly, so it’s best to shop the early access (more on that below) This means an entire week of shopping before the public. Bang bang!

HOW CAN I ROLL WITH THE EARLY ACCESS COOL KIDS?

You’ve got to become a Nordstrom cardholder. I know this sounds ‘scammy’ but it’s totally worth it. You can rack up points throughout the entire year, not to mention the incredible benefits that go with it. (like shopping these crazy sales before everyone else) If you’re reluctant to sign-up for another credit card, that’s totally fine, too! You can easily sign up for the Nordstrom Debit Card (this links directly to your checking account) and there’s no strings attached. 

WHICH ITEMS SELL-OUT FIRST?

The top selling products from 2016: Tory Burch, Rag & Bone booties (these are my go-to every year!) Ponchos, cardigans & handbags. (view collage below to shop & bookmark for Thursday!)

PRO TIP?

If you’re unsure about an item(s), buy it anyway! One of my favorite things about Nordstrom is the ease of returns. Seriously, no questions asked — they always return. My sister recently bought a maternity bra, and it didn’t fit her — she lost the tags & they still credited the money back to her account. Buy whatever looks good, and return the rest. I’m such a pro online shopper (hate crowds!) so this sale is the ultimate dream!

WHAT’S WORTH THE SPLURGE?

  • Beauty products and sets (such great gift ideas for the holidays!)
  • Riding boots (I’m eyeing these)
  • Cardigans
  • Cozy sweaters (can never have enough sweaters!)
  • Booties — these go with everything, and they’ll last for a few seasons.
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Intimates and loungewear (especially for this mama-to-be!)
WANT TO TAKE A SNEAK PEEK? 

Here’s the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary catalog! I’ll be posting a 100+ product roundup on Thursday, so stay tuned!! 

You can see some of my posts from last year to see what to expect here!