I grew up with Nordstrom so I was not quiet about my glee when the one in Nashville opened last year. With the Nashville and Atlanta stores having their own individual vibe, they are each proving to be destinations for local residents and out-of-towners alike. And, NOW may prove the best time to open up a Nordstrom account and shop online or at the store. Why? Because it’s that hap-happiest time of the year…. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
No, this is not an end-of-season sale. This is a PRE-season sale, as in Fall 2012. Leather jackets, plum suede pumps, plaid blouses, wool coats, designer bags… and they are all seriously marked down.
Tina Adams, a local stylist, had this bag picked out as having a great higher-end look without the price tag. Sale: $191.90 After Sale: $288. I ended up buying it in green, which is outside my neutral safe zone. But, it should make a great pop of color for fall.
I did not have a Nordstrom account, but with the sale open exclusively to account holders at this point (until July 20th when it opens to the public) I can now say I have one… and several new items in my closet. The deals were just too good and I simply couldn’t wait until July 20th. I mean, I was there the moment the sale opened and by the time I left there were several items that were sold out. I scored 2 sweaters, a scarf and a handbag at the Nashville store.
Now, I’m searching the sale online (just like the physical locations, the sale online is only open to account holders until July 20th) wondering if I need to order some shoes and a pair of jeans… and possibly a dress as well. And, oh, perhaps some workout wear, cosmetics and jewelry. Oh, the mindset of a woman faced with a serious sale. And, not sale items that have been picked over. These are Fall 2012′s best, available NOW at 30-35% off.
I met up with Tina Adams of Tina Adams Wardrobe Consulting. She was there bright and early pulling items for her clients, who arrived to already stocked dressing rooms filled with their sizes and Tina’s best picks for their body shape and lifestyle. Lucky gals.
Tina preparing some of her “must have” picks for her next client.
Here’s that Kenneth Cole coat that Tina was hanging. The one button closure will make the coat move well when you walk. It’s a great vibrant color!
Tina had this Burberry wrap, with fur trim, pulled for a client. Sale:$665.90 After Sale: $995
A rack of clothing Tina put together for a client to be wheeled into a dressing room upon arrival!
This tray of jewelry Tina picked out showcases pieces on sale
Virgin Saints & Angels is a favorite of StyleBlueprint. This jewelry line has pieces on sale at the Nordstrom sale!
Here are some further samples of what I found:
House of Harlow lovelies all on sale
DVF colorful scarf. Sale: $118.90 After Sale: $185. Bright colors continue to be showcased for fall.
Tina’s clients and I were drooling over this Chloe bag. This bag was on sale for $1300, down from $1995, but it sold out the first day of the sale!
Tina spotted these Sam Edelman shoes that are a deal at full price. But, they are a steal now. Sale: $79.90 After Sale: $119.95
We were all amazed at the great price of this pair of stylish Hinge shoes. Sale: $59.90 After Sale: $89.95
I totally want this. Helmut Lang leather jacket. I have big birthday coming up in September…
This shearling jacket is one to have this winter and it’s $199 at the sale
I ended up with this: Alice+Olivia Sale: $229.00 After Sale: $395.00
This Rachel Roy skirt is flattering and easy to pair with many tops.
For a less expensive option than the Rachel Roy skirt, this one from Nordstrom’s brand, Halogen, has a similar black slimming feature on the sides as well as Fall 2012′s IT color: plum.
The color gold, as in metallic gold, is HUGE for Fall 2012. Here is a Hinge piece at a great price.
This striped chevron skirt looks as if it would be insanely flattering on many and it’s only $45.90! By Halogen, Nordstrom’s house brand.
Now that I’m flushed with Nordstrom sale euphoria, I’m scanning the online site. I wanted to point out some other great finds:
Burberry Brit Double Breasted Trench: Sale: $695.90 After Sale: $1,095.00
These Sam Edelman boots are a great. Sale: $179.90 After Sale: $274.95
Cole Haan. Sale: $199.90 After Sale: $348.00
Complete outfit on sale. Sale items range from $52.90 – $269.90 and After Sale: $79.00 – $398.00
This post just scratches the surface of what is available. When the sale opens to the public many items will be sold out, but there will still be an abundance from which to choose.
So, what are you still doing reading? Head to the sale and enjoy!