The legendary Nordstrom Anniversary Sale launched today, which may also explain why fashionable ladies took extra long lunches and were forced to park all the way in the old La Paz parking lot. (Since I couldn't recall what restaurant moved in there, I just yelled the question out loud, and someone in my immediate vicinity responded, "Some Japanese restaurant. It looks gross.")
This is not your average sale. According to our friends at Nordies, customers actually plan their summer vacations around this sale. Forget Bieber Fever, it's Nordiemania — people line up outside for this sale.
Now, I haven't lined up outside for anything since The Beatles Anthology came out in 1995, so I'm intrigued. Nordstrom shoppers are a loyal, nicely dressed bunch, and the reason they love this sale so much is because it's not just an excuse to get rid of stale summer markdowns. The Anniversary Sale features fall collections at seriously reduced prices, so for those of you who like to shop pre-season but don't want to pay full price, you've hit the jackpot.
According to Nordstrom:
Customers can shop brand-new fall merchandise in every department from top brands such as Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone, McGinn, Calvin Klein, Sam Edelman, Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Rebecca Minkoff, kate spade new york, Free People, Alexis Bittar, Via Spiga, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Rachel Roy, Theory, Vince Camuto, UGG Australia, John Varvatos, Boss Black, Diesel, Frye and more.
For beauty lovers, limited-edition exclusives and special deals will be available from big-name brands including MAC, Smashbox, NARS, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Philosophy and Kiehl’s.