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Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale began on July 6th for the highest loyalty card members (Ambassadors) and the sale requires a card to shop. I’ll be able to place my order on Saturday, July 9th. Public Access this year is July 15th – 31st. Last year I caved and signed up for the retail Nordstrom card but then I wasn’t even able to use it to place my order. I received help through Nordstrom’s live chat and someone in their Credits department changed my account options which allowed me to use a non-Nordstrom card to checkout. I ran into the same issue this year and it was all because my card wasn’t activated even though I was pretty sure I tried to activate it last year upon receipt. However, I’m finally able to use the Nordstrom card on my order for this sale.
Here are some of my favorite #nsale picks so far (I’ll update my wish list as new items catch my eye):
NSALE SHOPPING TIPS
1. Don’t sweat it – Per Annie‘s helpful tip, Nordstrom will honor the sale price of an item that has been restocked only if your #nsale order was cancelled. Therefore, I wouldn’t sweat it if you miss out on an item due to a cancelled order as long as you don’t mind online stalking an item. I bookmark the item’s page and check at random times throughout the day for pop-ups in the size/color I want.
2. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack accept each other’s returns – This is yet another helpful and convenient tip I’ve learned from Annie in case you don’t have a Nordstrom store near you. This article (short and sweet) and this article (more in depth) both confirm how and why cross-chain returns are possible. I’ve only tried this once in 2017. The politically correct response from Nordstrom Rack employee I asked was that they accept Nordstrom returns as a courtesy to their customers.
3. Be wary of restock alerts – Items will be returned and pop back in stock online in random sizes and colors throughout the sale (and well after the sale has ended). I believe this is due to many people ordering multiple sizes and colors. However, items that frequently get restocked in almost all sizes and colors may also be due to poor fit, poor quality or both. Most people can’t wait to return something fast enough if we don’t love it and the majority will not bother to leave a helpful review either way. I typically review items regardless of whether or not they work out for me.
THESE NSALE CLASSICS ARE BACK
NEULASH Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (sale price: $95) – In 2021 I used this lash serum pretty consistently and I saw some extra length but my lashes don’t appear to be fuller or thicker. I took a closeup of my lashes here. I apply the serum at night. Each tube is marked with a 12 month shelf life. I was able to use the first tube for about 6 months. The NEULASH serum didn’t work well for me I switched to the RevitaLash after seeing Wendy raving about it here.
RevitaLash Eyelash Conditioner Duo (sale price: $98) – This year I tested the RevitaLash formulation but as you can see from this closeup my results after a year of fairly consistent nightly application are nothing impressive. The duo did last me the full year and I’m still on my last tube. In full disclosure, I had my eyebrows (they are filled in in that closeup) and eyelashes tinted last week but the results were a waste of money especially since the place I went to did not offer lash lifts as a service.
Tucker + Tate Hipster Briefs (retail price: $8.50 sale price: $4.90) – In 2020 I ordered a two-pack of these girl’s briefs in size L in white and nude. They’re very stretchy can stretch to fit women’s size XS/S. The material is nice and thicker in case you need some practical new underwear although they’re not seamless.
Diptyque candle set (sale price: $110) – This set was more affordable in years past so I don’t know why the sale price is a lot higher this year ($110 instead of $60 last year). You can see the sizing compared to the full-size 6.2oz candle here. The votive size doesn’t have much scent throw.
Refer to my past reviews below.