Planning ahead is no small feat. Paying bills, showing up to your dentist appointment, having a dinner reservation locked and loaded when your wedding anniversary rolls around—we find these side effects of modern life counterintuitive to man’s most basic instinct, i.e., to kick back with a cold one and live in the now.
Luckily, our annual Anniversary Sale makes getting ahead of the game second nature. Fact: Besides being our best sale event of the year, Anniversary is also a fall preview. We give you a chance to score leather jackets, work boots, dark denim, and everything else you’ll need for cool weather at reduced prices NOW, in the middle of summer, before they ever hit the floor at full price.
You can thank us later. For now, keep reading to see the Anniversary items that caught our eye while roaming our flagship store on opening day.
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For the final weekend of Anniversary Sale, we’re partnering with on-call car service Uber to give Nordstrom customers a sweet deal on rides to or from your local store.
- New Uber users, use promo code NORDSTROM to save up to $20 -
- Existing Uber users, use promo code NSALE to save 10% -
Don’t know what Uber is? It’s basically a luxury chauffeur available in cities across the US, from Seattle to Atlanta, San Fran to Boston, and tons in between. Oh—and there’s an app for that.
We’re seeing this as your dapper designated driver for a weekend of style (and savings)—whether you’re pre-func’ing at your pad before an afternoon at the sale, or celebrating your successful haul of killer Fall finds with drinks at a Nordstrom Grill. But hey, to each his own. See details here.
3 DAYS LEFT! SHOP: MEN’S ANNIVERSARY SALE
It’s that special time of year: Anniversary Sale. A time not only to revel in scoring new Fall items, at sale prices, ahead of schedule—but also a time to look back on our 100+ years of history.
Did you know that the first Nordstrom was a shoe store? John W. Nordstrom himself set up shop in Downtown Seattle in the year 1901. A century later, we’re still here in Seattle—and still family-operated.
[Our founder standing proudly in front of his first store, circa 1901. His partner's name now graces our in-house, heritage-inspired brand, Wallin & Bros.
For more vintage photos, read our post on Nordstrom's Illustrated History.]
Alright alright, enough reminiscing. Here are a few of our favorite fall steals on indispensable footwear—for the office, the gym, the bar, and everywhere in between. Find more Anniversary-Sale shoes here. Happy hunting.
Dressy Boots (L-R): To Boot New York (sale $259.90) | Bruno Magli (sale $319.90)
Allen Edmonds (sale $259.90)
Rugged Boots (L-R): Red Wing (sale $174.90) | Timberland Boot Company (sale $189.90)
Wolverine x Filson (sale $294.90)
Sneakers (L-R): Nike (sale $69.90) | Ald0 (sale $39.90) | Diesel (sale $89.90)
Monk-Straps & Loafers (L-R): To Boot New York (sale $277.90) | Allen Edmonds (sale $249.90)
Cole Haan (sale $149.90)
Wingtips: Cole Haan (sale $129.90) | Bruno Magli (sale $389.90) | 1901 (sale $64.90)
SHOP ALL: ANNIVERSARY SALE FOR MEN
Starting immediately, Nordstrom Fashion Rewards members can shop Anniversary Sale before the masses. Sign into your account, or sign up for a card, here.
Fashion Rewards, by the way, is the awesome points/perks system for Nordstrom credit and debit cardholders. It’s like getting paid to shop. Plus, you get VIP access to killer events such as our best sale of the year: Anniversary Sale.
Anniversary Sale, by the way, is a sale like no other. It’s NOT a clearance of unwanted leftovers—it’s a sneak preview of our Fall delivery, on sale before it hits the floor at full price. No one else does this. If you haven’t experienced Anniversary Sale before, definitely check it out—it’s your chance to get a head start on Fall, and save some cash in the process.
One more thing, and then we’ll leave you to it: Check out the Nordstrom company retrospective we posted during last year’s Anniversary Sale—and see how our heritage reaches back to 1901, when John W. Nordstrom opened his first shoe store in downtown Seattle.
Mark your calendars for our biggest sale event of the year: Anniversary Sale, your rare chance to save on Fall goods before they ever hit regular price, starts July 19.
Sound like a ways off? Trust us, it’s coming up quick—our team was already pulling together Anniversary-Sale outfits to photograph for the website last week. Here’s an exclusive glimpse at some of the rich fall textures and patterns you have to look forward to.
Chalk stripes x longwings? Check. Patent x camo? Why not.
Yes, our Men’s Team looks good even while locked in a conference room all day.
(That’s one of our female stylists on the right—don’t worry,
we’re not hopping on the meggings trend quite yet.)
Stay tuned for more Anniversary Sale updates as they become available.
It’s the last weekend of our biggest event of the year. Prices go up on Monday, August 6, so the time to pull the trigger on the jeans, jacket or shoes you’ve been eyeing is now.
Here’s the second installment of our favorites from Fall’s Most Wanted. In case you missed it, check out Part 1.
6. Dress Shoes [L-R]
John Varvatos Star USA: Sale $189.90, After Sale $275
Allen Edmonds: Sale $169.90, After Sale $250
Cole Haan: Sale $129.90, After Sale $198
7. Great-Fitting Dress Shirts [L-R]
Calibrate: Sale $38.90, After Sale $59.50
Hugo Boss: Sale $62.90, After Sale $95
Nordstrom Smartcare™: Sale $42.90, After Sale $65
8. Dark Denim [L-R]
PRPS: Sale $129.90, After Sale $200
Levi’s®: Sale $79.90, After Sale $148
Nudie: Sale $129.90, After Sale $199
9. Plaid Short-Sleeve Shirts [L-R]
Ben Sherman: Sale $56.90, After Sale $85
Hugo Boss: Sale $76.90, After Sale $115
7 Diamonds: Sale $58.90, After Sale $89
10. Leather Jackets [L-R]
Hugo Boss: Sale $397.90, After Sale $595
Andrew Marc: Sale $397.90, After Sale $595
7 Diamonds: Sale $317.90, After Sale $475
Just a few days left! Prices go up on Monday, August 6—which means you still have the weekend to stock up on next season’s essentials, on sale now.
In case you missed it, we put together a handy top-ten list of Fall’s Most-Wanted items. Here are some editor’s picks from the first five categories—check back tomorrow for the rest.
1. Versatile Sportcoats [L-R]
John Varvatos Star USA (navy): Sale $249.90, After Sale $395
John Varvatos Star USA (taupe): Sale $299.90, After Sale $545
Hugo Boss: Sale $226.90, After Sale $345
2. Modern Workbags [L-R]
Tumi: Sale $179.90, After Sale $395
Hugo Boss: Sale $263.90, After Sale $395
Jack Spade: Sale $279.90, After Sale $425
3. Colorful Pants [L-R]
Paige (green or ‘cayenne’): Sale $109.90, After Sale $169
J Brand (teal): Sale $109.90, After Sale $176
4. Dark-Dial Watches [L-R]
Michael Kors: Sale $183.90, After Sale $275
Diesel (gunmetal dial): Sale $119.90, After Sale $180
Diesel (black dial): Sale $149.90, After Sale $225
5. Rugged Boots [L-R]
Diesel: Sale $89.90, After Sale $140
Ugg Australia: Sale $109.90, After Sale $159.95
To Boot New York: Sale $259.90, After Sale $398