Mark your calendars! This year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NAS) starts on Friday 16 July and runs through to 1st of August. For those unfamiliar with the event, it’s when Nordstrom previews brand new Autumn and Winter collections and offers them at excellent prices for two weeks only (usually between 40% and 60% off). Prices are marked up again after the sale period.

This is my favourite sale of the year because the merchandise is hot off the fashion presses. It’s much more fun getting items at reduced prices at the start of a new retail season than waiting for end of season sales. Rest assured if you live in hot weather most of the year, the NAS also offers plenty of lightweight options.

I hope we have another brilliant NAS as because some sale years are definitely better than others. Last year was particularly good and will be hard to match.

The sale requires a little forethought and planning so refer back to these insider tips on how best to prep. I will share my favourite NAS items in a post on the 16th July so that you can navigate the sale a little easier and focus in on the best killer items for your style.

If you have a Nordstrom Card, make an appointment to preselect for the sale as soon as possible. Some stores will allow preselections sans a card so if you’re determined to preselect you’ll probably be able to. I’m preselecting with my clients right now and for the rest of the week. I’m excited to share my finds with you, AND nab a few killer pieces myself. Anniversary Sale. Fall Fashion Now. Shop Early. Save Big.