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It is HOT as Hades…. really. I can’t think of fall. I can’t think at all. Why should I care about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Which opens to the public tomorrow July 21 and ends August 6th. We don’t even have one. Birmingham, Al was supposed to get a Nordstrom but that whole market collapse thing happened. We do have a Nordstrom Rack. All I have seen on the internet this week is bloggers and their great Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hauls. Why should I care?
Well actually….I really like Nordstrom. They have been my “go to” for dresses and formal wear. Their return policy and customer service is the best in the business. Free Shipping/Free Returns. They carry petites and plus sizes in the better brands with larger selection. Reminds me of the old Parisian (heavy sigh). Even though I have not walked into a store, I have bought many, many, many items from them. They have super expensive high-end stuff, but more affordable products too. And Nordstrom has great sales! You just need to know what you want or need.
What Do I Need To Be Looking For?
Good question! Right now the retail emphasis is on clearance of summer and intro of fall. Believe it or not, retailers are getting merchandise in daily for the Christmas holiday season. NOOOOOOOO!!!! It may be 95 degrees outside but retailers are busy singing jingle bells. The best inventory for the holiday season will be in store from now till Veteran’s Day. Savvy shoppers will have their Christmas list ready and bought by the second week in November.
Not that savvy, it’s okay, I am not either. So what we can get from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is trends. They have some of the best buyers in the business. So, let’s look at some of the upcoming trends for the fall and holiday season.
Colors For Fall 2017
In the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I am seeing lots of gray, black, taupe, olive, and a touch of a dusky pink. Below are the “official” Pantone colors for fall 2017. Many designers use this pallet to create merchandise. Look for these colors from other retailers. I have notice that Chicos is real big on using the Pantone color pallets.
Leather IS HOT
Leather is going to be everywhere. I am seeing leather short jackets paired with a flowy print dress and short booties for fall.
Crushed Velvet “Can You Say Viva Las Vegas?”
This is one trend I am going to have trouble with. Crushed velvet on everything. Not my thing but excited to see what others do with it.
Now this is a trend I can get into. I am seeing not just gold, and silver but pewter, platinum and much more. Kinda of digging the metallic sneakers … not going to lie
Cold Shoulder & Bell Sleeves
LOVE the cold shoulders look and I am glad we are going to see it continue into the fall. I think my shoulders are sexy. I also like the bell sleeves for a nice feminine touch to blouses, sweaters, and dresses
What Items is the Nifty50girl Keeping Her Eye On
Beauty Products! Especially MAC- Nordstrom is going to be featuring beauty product lines through out their sale. If you like a particular line, you may be able to scoop up some bargains.
Great Jackets! I have decided to add jackets to my wardrobe. So I am scoping great leather jackets at great prices. I am a deal shopper.
Anything Animal Print! Cause I love it…….
Nordstrom sale is known for selling out of hot items early, adding new products midway through sale, and prices going up to regular price right after sale is over. Can’t swing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or just to hot- You are in luck! Macy’s, Belk, Lord and Taylor and many others copy cat the success of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with their own. Black Friday in July is Macy’s & Lord and Taylor sale, Saks has a sale going on too. If you are savvy enough to have that Christmas gift list ready or just want to add to your current wardrobe, YOU are the winners in this game.
But don’t worry…. their will be many, many, many other sale opportunities.
All items in the above style boards are from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
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