Hi! I’m Kristen, the Lucie’s List Fashion Editor, and I’m going to share with you all of my pro tips for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which I’ve accumulated from years of working at Nordstrom Corporate, living in Seattle, and shopping there since I was a teen.
It is happening TODAY, people. We expect most of this stuff to sell out within the day.
What’s unique about this sale is that it’s product from an upcoming season – FALL! – on sale now. Fall is the biggest season in the fashion world, so buying new items for this season (at sale pricing) – is pretty rare.
Also: designer baby gear brands, like Nuna, Bugaboo and Thule, neeeeeever go on sale, so this is a rare opportunity to save some cash on select items.
I try and strategize when shopping this sale. Essentially, I have a few top items I shop for every year and count on buying during this sale. Stuff I know I’m gonna need, like jeans and boots.
Here’s what I go for:
- Designer Denim: these jeans always have a hefty price tag, so pricing during this sale is amazing. Remember, people, PPW (price per wear!)
- Boots (and shoes in general): Nordstrom started in the shoe business and this sale actually started with just shoes! Hunter, Ugg and a number of brands have some great styles in this sale at an easier-to-swallow price point.
- Cozy Tops & Sweaters: if you’re into cashmere and other high-end fabrics, this is a great time to buy it. You can even find styles under $100. There are also many good cardis and warm sweaters for the fall/winter.
- Athletic Gear: because leggings are the mom uniform – of course!
- Beauty: there are always great value sets during the sale. This is a great time to try a new cosmetic company you wouldn’t normally spring for.
- Big Brands: this is when you can shop bigger brands like Patagonia, Nike, and The North Face. Pull the trigger on that Patagonia down vest you’ve been eyeing!
Here are just a few of my top picks from this amazing sale. I hope you find something you love. #Treatyoself
$129 during sale, $195 after — I love all my rag & bone denim styles. Amazing Price!
$149 during sale, $225 after
This high-waist fit is so flattering.
$35 during sale, $54 after
All day, every day!
$64 during sale, $98 after
These leggings have a cult following.
Madewell Ryder Cardigan ~ $64 during sale, $98 after
Comes in a few different colors, so cute.
Free People Saturday Morning Cardigan ~ $98 during sale, $148 after
Super chunky and comfy!
Nike Sportswear Rally Sweatshirt ~ $51 during sale, $70 after
Matching bottoms are available for this sweatshirt!
Patagonia Nano Puff Water Resistant Jacket ~ $148 during sale, $199 after
A great investment I bought in the sale years ago. Packs up super small for travel.
The North Face Aconcagua Down Vest ~ $68.90, $99 after
This is an insanely good price for brand name, down. Comes in 4 colors, the quilting pattern is unique and flattering at the waist.
Giraffe at Home Chenille Robe ~ $64 during sale, $98 after
I have been eyeing this for awhile, totally getting for chilly fall mornings!
Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas ~ $42 during sale, $65 after
I just bought a second pair of these after religiously wearing the pair I bought last year!
Nike Indy Sports Bra ~ $25 during sale, $35 after
Great medium-impact support. Available in 3 colors!
The North Face Crew Run Wind Anorak ~ $62 during sale, $90 after
I bought as a nice alternative to my traditional rain coat. Perfect match with leggings.
Babiators ~ $12 during sale, $20 after
The perfect sunglasses for your little one. Size 0-2 yrs.
Mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat ~ $49 during sale, $75 after
Perfect for travel, carpools and grandma’s house. During this sale, you can get the premium sport version (leather, added comfort and racing stripe detail) for just $10 more than the original model.
Little Giraffe Blanket ~ $56 during sale, $86 after
This is a great baby shower gift. In our family (Melissa), baby sister gave it to big brother when she was born. He treasures it like no other.
The North Face Mossbud Swirl Insulated Reversible Jacket ~ $66 during sale, $90 after
For those who like to invest in one quality coat per year. Check out more of our Winter recommendations.
Nook LilyPad Play Mat ~ $79 during sale, $120 after
The Nook LilyPad is never on sale! Probably one of the most versatile and long lasting baby buys – we (Melissa) used it through two babies.
Maxi-Cosi Mico Max 30 ~ $186 during sale, $249 after
Check out our full review of the Maxi-Cosi infant car seats.
Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat ~ $374 during sale, $499 after
Designed for smaller cars, we love this seat for extended rear-facing and now for the price. Check out our quick review of the Nuna Rava.
Thule Urban Glide 2 ~ $426 during sale, $569 after
Move over BOB, we just reviewed this new-ish jogging stroller LOVED it! Check out our full review of the Urban Glide 2.
Nuna Mixx Travel System ~ $785 during sale, $1,049 after
Bugaboo Cameleon ~ $800 during sale, $1,069 after
Bugaboo NEVER goes on sale. If you’re in the market for a Bugaboo, you might want to jump on this.
Adidas Gazelle Sneaker ~ $67 during sale, $90 after
Pair back to your favorite denim or even casual dresses.
Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot ~ $99 during sale, $150 after
Who doesn’t need a sleek pair of all black Hunter Boots?!
Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie ~ $99 during sale, $169 after
Cute booties with updated details! Not a crazy tall heel, but a little height.
Madewell The Elinor Loafer Mule ~ $98 during sale, $148 after
Pair with jeans or leggings, throw on a cute tee and cardi. So comfy for everyday wear.
Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot ~ $86 during sale, $129 after
Over the knee boots are still totally in! Try this trend at a great price and not an insanely tall heel.
Madewell Mini Transport Perforated Crossbody Bag ~ $109 during sale, $168 after
I have this bag and use it with and without my kids. It can fit a few essentials, my phone and wallet.
Quay Australia The Playa 64mm Aviator Sunglasses ~ $39 during sale, $60 after
Great universal sunglass style. I live in my aviators!
Fresh Binge-Masking Treatment Set ~ $79 ($120 value)
This set gives you 4 amazing masks for easy, at-home spa nights. I am a major fan of this cleanser too! Everyone to bed, mama needs to mask!
Compagnie de Provence Cotton Flower & Wild Rose Liquid Soap Duo ~ $31 ($46 value)
Smells heavenly in your kitchen or bathroom.
Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Glowing Skin Set ~ $75 ($128 value)
I swear by this magic cream! The wonder glow adds so much life to your skin, I love using as a primer before face make-up.
Philosophy Purity Trio Set ~ $55 ($87 value)
Great cleanser for the whole fam. Super effective and mild!
Arcona Triad Toner Pad Duo ~ $45 ($72 value)
LOVE these facial pads. I buy them every year!
Hope you found some good steals before they sold out. Happy Friday!