Thursday, July 14, 2011
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview/Picks
If you live near a Nordstrom department store, it's hard to avoid the anniversary sale hype. The sale merchandise is hidden from general view but showcased within curtained-off sections of the store, where one is escorted by a Sales Associate to the Vallhalla of new fall fashions that will be offered at something like 30-35% off. The intended effect seems to be to give the customer the experience of being allowed beyond the velvet rope into the Super Special VIP Section, and gives a burnish to the merchandise that it might not otherwise have.
Which is my way of saying I'm mostly "meh" about the selections this year. There's little clothing in the sale catalog that appeals to me, and seems to be inordinately comprised of capes, dolman sleeved garments, and more trendy pieces.
If I were in the market for a caramel colored leather jacket, I'd be all over this Lafayette 148 piece though. (Note: links won't be active until the sale starts on July 15.)
And this Eileen Fisher knit skirt might be worth checking out.
I did see a few accessories that I'd consider too.
I've had my eye on some Alexis Bittar hinged bangles since LPC posted about them a while back. The amber colored one above suits my color scheme, but you wouldn't go wrong with any of these.
If you're still contemplating some motorcycle boots, maybe these Vera Wang Lavender's will push you over the edge. (I know...Vera Wang Motorcycle Boots...it's almost an oxymoron.)
This Stuart Weitzman kitten heel pump in tortoise patent is very pretty. Even though they're not listed in the catalog, the black, nude and red patent versions will also be on sale (a little birdy told me).
There's a lot more sale merchandise at the stores than is shown in the catalog, so it's worth a trip to the Brick-n-Mortar™ to check out and pre-sale any items that appeal to you. Happy shopping!