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2014 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks, you’ll find them right over here!
As promised, I’m back this morning with my top picks from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale**. So, grab your credit card and settle in…let’s shop!
First, that elusive limited-supply designer selection I mentioned yesterday. Lots of great basics from Vince, which are always good, but my favorites are below, and you’ll want to nab them fast – historically, these sell out during the first day or two of pre-sale.
Rag & Bone “Harrow” booties, $299 / Burberry “Berryfield” flat, $229 / Vince leather-trim blanket sweater, $319 / Burberry trench, $995
This year’s sale is heavy on leather, so if you’re in the market for a leather moto, skirt or something more adventurous, now’s the time to grab it. I’ve picked a few leather pieces I love, but the sky’s the limit.
Calvin Klein leather moto jacket, $249 / Halogen leather skirt, $149 / Cole Haan lamb scuba jacket, $429
And, because I have a serious outerwear addiction problem, a few more jackets I’m excited to see in person:
Rag & Bone biker jacket, $269 / Trina Turk officer’s coat, $359 / Michael Kors field jacket, $109
Halogen color-blocked pants, $49 / DVF Jeanne wrap dress, $239 / Halogen jacquard pants, $49
Boots are always huge in the Anniversary Sale, of course, and this year is no exception. I was particularly impressed with the options from Frye this year (which also come in wide calf versions!).
Joe’s “Saki” booties, $125 / Frye “Wyatt” boot, $218 / Frye “Melissa” harness boot, $265
I’m rarely bowled over by the bags in the sale (I have that ongoing phobia of seeing everyone and their sister carrying the same bag I am), but there are a few fun picks. I loved the color-blocked styles from Pour La Victoire and Vince Camuto, and that Dooney & Bourke satchel is a great classic to add to your collection.
Pour La Victoire “Butler” tote, $329 / Vince Camuto “Max” satchel, $198 / Dooney & Bourke “Clayton” satchel, $289 / Coach “Rambler” crossbody, $232 (not pictured)
Elizabeth & James “Fillmore” sunglasses, $129 / Michael Kors “Lady Nini” watch, $129 / Nadri station necklace, $99 / Michael Kors equestrian belt, $49
I’ll also be picking up my usual lingerie staples. Definitely time for another Natori “Feathers” bra, one of my favorite discoveries from last year’s sale. (When I asked my SA what her favorite bra was in the sale, she told me that every woman on staff had multiples of this one. Sold.) And I’ll be stocking up on Hanky Panky thongs and DKNY hipster briefs as well – I’m a creature of habit in these matters.
The pieces I’d steer clear of? I love that red tweed Hinge jacket, and it’s a steal, but I’m guessing it’ll be everywhere this fall. Ditto for those (albeit gorgeous) Dolce Vita booties with the snakeskin heel, and the Rebecca Minkoff leopard print satchel. I just know I’ll be sick to death of seeing them on the street by September.
So, that’s my list! And yes, in case you’re wondering…this is basically the exact list I sent to my SA when she asked what I’d like her to pull for me. I’m sort of amazed she didn’t run for the hills.
Tell me – did you find anything you can’t live without? What are you ordering? I expect a full report in the comments!
** What in the world is this Anniversary Sale I keep going on about? Every July, Nordstrom strikes deals with dozens of designers to pre-release a few special pieces from their fall collections (occasionally exclusives), and marks them down by 40%. Prices do go back up (though they then predictably drop back down a few weeks later), and things do sell out. Today is the first day of pre-sale, which you can participate in if you have a Nordstrom card. If not, hold out until 7/19, when the fun officially begins.