The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 20. Early access, available to Nordstrom card members, started today. The NAS is by far my favourite sale of the year. It is unique in that it offers deep discounts for items from the upcoming Fall and Winter season. Prices go back up after August 5

The NAS is quite the event, especially in Seattle, the home of Nordstrom HQ and its flagship store. During the week of early access I have wall-to-wall appointments with clients. I spend a few hours with each of them, working from 8AM to 10PM most nights of the week. I love every minute of it, but I’m exhausted by the end of early access.

The NAS also generates a lot of excitement here on YLF and there is a special section of the forum dedicated to the sale. We have a lot of fun talking about the items, and also working together to ensure we spend our sale budgets wisely. I will be posting on the forum as I go, reporting on what I find and giving you some behind-the-scenes peeks at what my clients and I are up to. On the right is my own first find of the sale. A pretty, elegant, cool-weather dress that fits like a dream.

Whether or not you’re actively shopping the sale, please feel free to join the fun.

By the way, many people are not interested in the sale and that is part of the reason we have created that special NAS section. If you would like to tune out the NAS, just collapse that featured forum section using the “hide” button.

Enjoy the sale!