If you’re a lover of clothes in any way you’ve most likely heard of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Two plus weeks of deals and steals in all their Nordstrom glory. Cardholders get in a week early for early access which started last week and ends this Thursday before it opens to the public on July 22nd.
This year it’s particularly challenging because our budget is tight but my love for clothes is still larger than life. So it takes some serious strategizing to take advantage of the good deals without causing marital strife. Here’s what I’ve found works for me, or great tips that I’ve heard from my savvy shopper friends. All in seven, easy steps 🙂
Navigating The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on a Budget
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Clean out your closet
This is something that should be done seasonally anyway but if you haven’t gone through your closet for summer yet now is the time.
Get rid of what you don’t want or need or better yet, create a capsule! When your closet is minimized you are able to see exactly what you have, and what you need for the upcoming season. I actually started a closet makeover last fall and recently finished it with a little help :). I can’t wait to show you guys the process in the next few weeks!
Make a list of trends you want to try, clothes that you need, and any upcoming events. With your closet more visible you should be able to see clearly what you are lacking or what you have too much of. Trends I’m loving that will be big in the fall? Lace up flats and bomber jackets!
Review your budget
You’ll be a lot less likely to overspend if you know exactly how much freedom you have. I’d say this is the most important part of successfully navigating the Nordstrom Anniversary sale on a budget.
Rank your items on your list in order of importance. Then you can go down it while shopping and when you reach your alotted amount, stop the search!
Choose online vs. store
If you’re on a tight budget, online might be an easier way to go because you can just type in the high priority clothes and limit the distractions. Shopping in store also has its perks, like the “going, going, gone” sections where you can snatch up clothes before there gone forever. There’s nothing worse than having something in your cart online being snatched away before you can checkout. Obviously, you can try things on in person which is nice. Just know your limits; if in-store is too temping then stick to online only.
Think about others
It’s sooo fun to get wrapped up in all possible future outfits that it can be easy to forget about others in your life. Some of my favorite people use this Anniversary Sale as a chance to stock up on clothes for their significant others or kids. If you can save ahead of time, this strategy will save you some serious money later!
Leave room for beauty
There are a lot of deals on beauty products that can often go unlooked. This is a great time to stock up on your needs or try a new look in-store.
Now that you’ve got your strategy, here are a few of my favorite things. Some of them high are on my list, and some (like the flamingo) are just plain fun. Click on pics for links and info