Yesterday was the first day of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pre-selection. The sale actually starts on July 19, but if you are a Nordstrom cardholder you can make an appointment with a sales assistant to see the merchandise in store and make purchases before the 19th.

This year, for the first time, Nordstrom is allowing everyone to see the sale items online before the sale starts. 

A few quick tips:

  1. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement, but beware of buying things you don’t need. Rather, make a few informed purchases.
  2. Of course the focus will be on wonderful designer garments and statement pieces, but don’t forget underwear. This is a great time to get quality underwear at 40% off.
  3. Don’t worry too much that items are out of stock. As the sale goes on many of them will re-appear as other people return them.

I will still do my traditional roundup of top picks with more information when the sale starts on the 19th, but as a preview here are the boot styles I saw yesterday that will make the list: