That “N-Sale”. Everyone raves about it. Bloggers abound as well as influencers get all warm and fuzzy over it. They rave about what you have to buy—mostly because they are getting a commission from that “N-sale.” I’m actually happy the sale is over!
Whatever happened to the timeless, classic Nordstrom I used to know and love? These days it’s all about what’s “On Trend.”
Over the past couple of years, the sale has taken a serious turn from selling classic and timeless goods and has turned over to the young and trendy. Thank God for J. Crew sales is all I can say! Don’t get me wrong—in the past I’ve gotten great buys on leather Longchamp bags and boots—but those buys are no longer to be found.
These two leather Longchamp bags were great buys at past Nordstrom Anniversary Sales. I did not see these at the sale this year.
This year’s sale brought and bought forth for me nothing more than panties and a bra. And I could have gotten the bra at Nordstrom Rack for a better price. Oh well.
My big Anniversary Sale purchase. A Natori Feathers bra and Hanky Panky panties. I could have bought the bra for a lesser price at Nordstrom Rack!
Anyway, after perusing the Nordstrom site to see if any of my favorite brand of jeans, AG Jeans were on sale. I did see that a few pairs were. But they were still pricey. So, me, being as frugal as my Frenchman would like, headed over to the Nordstrom Rack site.
AG Legging Ankle Super Skinny Jeans–$225.
This pair of AG Jeans was priced for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at $168.
And not only did I find one but I found two pairs of AG Jeans. Both around $70 each. And they were well-worth the purchase! In fact, the two pairs that I purchased came in costing less than one pair of AG Jeans on sale over at the Anniversary price!
I find myself shopping here more these days rather than at Nordstrom
Let’s have a look at the jeans I purchased.
The first pair I purchased was originally $215. I paid $70.
They are skinny jeans with a raw hem–which is as trendy as I’ll get with a pair of jeans. But they are classic with an edge.
Here’s a better view of the hem. I also like the color wash of these jeans.
The waist has a higher mid-rise cut, which I find to be the most universally flattering
The overall fit of AG is great. The size 29 fits beautifully. The brand hugs curves and if you are curvy AG is a great jean!
The original price tag from the second pair that I purchased–also around $70
A lighter wash and a skinnier jean. This is the same 29 inch waist size.
I got a little gut and the jeans stretch nicely over it. Let’s face it–most of us don’t have 6-pack abs!
Overall, another great fitting jean. I’ll be getting a lot of use out of them once the weather cools off! It’s just way too hot for me to wear jeans now.
Seriously—the point I’m trying to convey is don’t be taken in by all sales. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has become iconic. However, it doesn’t mean that because it’s an iconic sale that it’s the best sale around. Because, quite frankly, I don’t think it is. You can do better at Nordstrom Rack. And you can also do better at end-of-season sales. And you can do better at online sites.
Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you HAVE to buy it!
The jeans that I purchased are my fall/winter wardrobe additions. There are enough articles of clothing packed away for the upcoming cooler times to keep me well-clothed and stylishly clothed from October through next April.
I should have taken my own advice when it came to this Natori Feathers Bra. It’s $29.99 at Nordstrom Rack. I paid $40 at the Anniversary Sale!
I wish you happy shopping and smart shopping! And with Labor Day approaching, you’ll be finding some terrific bargains as retailers make way for winter clothes and Holiday shopping!
……especially during the Holidays!!
Do you like Julie London? I was listening to her in the car today. I love her voice. Here’s her version of “Cry Me a River”. I think it’s the best!