How Does Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Work?

By | 2018-07-19T20:23:08+00:00 July 19th, 2018|The Fashion Edit|

It’s peak markdown season for all the spring and summer merchandise that’s still in stores. But what makes the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale different is that their discounts of up to 40% off are actually on new, just-arrived fall merchandise that will bounce back up in price on August 6th. The sale starts Friday, July 20th, in stores and online (although in Canada, if you’re a Nordstrom Visa cardholder, you have the chance to shop early for four days this week).

So, is the sale worth checking out? Sure, 40% off is great, but there are significantly higher discounts available elsewhere right now if you’re looking for the best possible discounts, period. That said, because the sale is on newly-landed products, there are plenty of good reasons to at least take a look if you’re in the market for cool-weather pieces and new trends that you’ll want to wear in the fall, seasonally-appropriate back-to-school clothes and footwear for kids, and custom beauty sets offering great value that were created specially for the sale.

Here are a few of our favourite finds from this year’s sale, all available in Canada.

 A.L.C. Michaela Silk Wrap Dress, $464.90 (regularly $694).
 Vans Classic Slip-on Sneaker, $59.90 (regularly $79.95).
BIKO Liquid Petal Stud Earrings,$46.90 (regularly $70).
 MAC Nordy Girl Matte Face & Eye Set, $53.50 (suggested value of $242).
Men’s Nike Windrunner Jacket, $89.90 (regularly $120).