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Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale: An Insiders Guide

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2011

The last thing we’d want to do is cheat on our fab summer wardrobes with weeks and weeks of pool time and barbecues remaining — but come mid-July every year, we simply have no choice in the matter. Enter the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, an opportunity to snag brand new, fall styles for a steal. To best prepare you for this most sacred of sales, we’ve chatted with Rachel, a Nordstrom style expert to get the inside scoop on the sale:

What is the Anniversary Sale?

New fall styles on sale now, prices will go up 8/1/11 to regular retail prices.

What are the customer perks of this sale?

Get new fall product at sale prices before the season.

What are the advantages of this sale for online shoppers?

Broad inventory selection, shop all categories including women, men, kids, shoes and more.

Is this the best sale of the season?


Any insider tips on how to best navigate the sale for our online shoppers?

Get a sneak peak at featured styles through our online catalog.

What are the dates of the sale and any other important details we’d want to know?

It’s 7/15/11 12:01 am to 7/31/11 11:59 pm, prices go up August 1.

What can we expect to see this year (what trends, or key styles)?

Women’s apparel: classic revival, faux fur, ‘70s print, the leather skinny, a-line skirt, the cape & poncho

Shoes: equestrian, the lace-up boot

Handbags: belted details


July 15, 2011   No Comments

Join Us As We Toast Jessica Quirk

We’re so excited to be hosting a book signing, shopping night and cocktail party for one of our favorite personal style bloggers Jessica Quirk. What I Wore has just arrived on store shelves, and we are ready to celebrate.

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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join us to toast Jessica on Thursday, July 21st at Azalea Boutique!

*Space is limited and RSVP required, so be sure to email by July 15th to secure your spot on the list.

July 11, 2011   No Comments

Rebecca Minkoff West Coast Sample Sale

Hey, west coast city-dwelling fashionistas…have we got news for you. Clear your weekend schedules, ladies, because the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale is comin’ to town!

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale: LA and San Francisco

If you live in or near LA or SF, this is an event that’s not to be missed…

Los Angeles

When: Friday and Saturday (6/3-6/4) from 10am-7pm, Sunday (6/5) from 11am-5pm

Where: Confederacy 4661 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

San Francisco

When: Saturday (6/4) from 10am-4pm

Where: Madrone Studios 1417 15th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Our advice? Show up early and eager, because these bags will be selling like hotcakes. Best of luck and Happy Shopping!

June 2, 2011   1 Comment

Designer Sales: Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and Barneys New York

Attention luxury shoppers, this is your week. Our designer sale roundup is out of control!

Net-A-Porter End Of Season SaleSeason

The Net-A-Porter End Of Season Sale is happening now. Shoppers enjoy up to 50% off high-end designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Fill your shopping cart with treasures from YSL, Miu Miu, Louboutin, and more! The $$ savings simply can’t be beat.

Shopbop Designer Boutique Sale

Shopbop has recently marked down hundreds of items from their Designer Boutique. Save 30%-70% on Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and more. Plus, as always, enjoy free shipping and free returns. Score!

Barneys New York Spring Sale

The Barneys New York Spring Sale, always much anticipated, has finally arrived! Save up to 40% off original price on luxury favorites for men and women like Commes des Garcons, Alexander McQueen, Balmain…the list goes on and on. But the sales don’t! So hurry and shop to it while supplies last.

June 1, 2011   1 Comment

Editor’s Picks Inspired by the Royal Wedding

With royal wedding fever spreading like wildfire, we’ll admit we’ve fallen victim to the excitement. Here are a handful of nuptial-inspired pieces we’ve selected in honor of this fancy schmancy day:

So, tell us, which pick do you find most fit for a queen — the ABS evening gown, Calvin Klein strappy sandals, or the satin shoes by Vera Wang?

April 29, 2011   No Comments

Designer Jillian Harris Dishes on Sale Shopping and Spring Style

This past weekend fans and aspiring reality stars flocked to the Reality Rocks Expo in Los Angeles. One of our favorite faces of reality was in attendance—the always charming and sweetly styled Jillian Harris of Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition and Bachelorette fame.

Designer Jillian Harris Dishes on Sale Shopping and Spring Style

When Jilly told us she was searching her Salemail for a few things to wear to the event—we couldn’t help but hook her up with a handful of pieces. This adorable sequin clutch by BCBGMAXAZRIA included! While we were at it, we asked her to dish on sales and spring style.

What are your favorite brands to wear when you’re at work on TV or when you’re kicking back in your “normal life”?  Are there brands that you think stylish women should really be loving right now?

I wear Aritzia, Joe Fresh, Target, Forever 21 when I’m on set – my stuff gets dirty so I try to shop inexpensively! Other than that I love Haute Hippie, Shoshanna, Michael Kors, Alice + Olivia, and Jay Godfrey.  I think women should find what suits their personality and shop within their budget.  My only rule is to keep it classy.  If you’re going to show legs…don’t show cleavage, and if you’re going to show a little cleavage, cover your legs.

Are you a “sale” girl?  What are your tips and tricks for sale shopping?

120% I try to splurge on items I will have for a while, especially jeans and purses.  But trendy items I must get on sale or from Forever 21, Target or Joe Fresh. Shop It To Me is both good for the high end items and the low end so you can kill two birds with one stone, so to speak!

Finally, what are you lusting this spring?

Fringe & Feathers!

April 12, 2011   No Comments

Friends and Family Sales Galore

We have oodles of Friends and Family sales to share!

Friends and Family sale


Kate Spade

Take 25% off everything, plus free shipping! Use code FFSPR11 at checkout. (Expires 4/9)


Take 30% off all orders, plus free shipping over $100! Use code FRIENDSAF at checkout (Expires 4/10)

Ann Taylor

Take 30% off all orders, plus free shipping over $100! Use code FRIENDSAF at checkout (Expires 4/10)


Take 30% off regular-priced items, plus free shipping! (Expires 4/10)

Anne Klein

Take 30% off all orders, plus free shipping over $75! (Expires 4/11)

Jones New York

Take 30% off all orders, plus free shipping! (Expires 4/11)


Take 40% off all sale styles! Use code BLOOM40 at checkout (Expires 4/10)

There’s no time like the present to stock up on new pieces for spring. And don’t forget you can log in to Shop It To Me search to browse sale items in your size. Enjoy!

April 8, 2011   No Comments

#TalkShopping Tomorrow! Win MJ Accessories

Are you on twitter? Join us for our first ever #TalkShopping chat session this Friday, Feburary 4th at 1pm PST/4pm EST! We’ll be discussing online shopping and answering your questions live. All you  have to do is follow Shop It To Me on twitter and join in!

How does it work?

  • Follow @ShopItToMe on Twitter
  • Tune in at 1pm PST/4pm EST on Friday, 2/4
  • We will be asking as well as responding to shopping-related questions, just include “#TalkShopping” in your tweets.
  • tip: To follow the entire conversation, visit and enter #TalkShopping

That’s not all! We’ll be giving away Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories to THREE #TalkShopping participants who will be selected randomly after the session. Don’t miss out on the fun and come ready to socialize!

Have a lingering shopping-related question you want us to ask during #TalkShopping? Just leave it in the comments field below before Friday, and include your twitter handle so we can credit you during the discussion.

February 3, 2011   2 Comments

Trendsetter Holiday Mix & Mingle

Just before the holiday madness set in, a few of our friends from the blog & retailer world visited the Shop It To Me office for a fun little mixer! We were wowed by how fabulous everyone looked, and couldn’t resist sharing a few photos:

Shop It To Me Trendsetter Holiday Mixer: Bloggers, Retailers, & Friends

Annie, Lindsay & Erin

Francie, Monica & Kristine


Alice & Erin

Janette & Natalie

(…double yum!)

BEE & Laura

Pamela, Justyna & Siv

(Goodies courtesy of Elizabeth Grant, Benefit Cosmetics & Nick Chavez)

Team Shop It To Me!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by! And if you’re a blogger in the Bay Area, be sure to drop us a note so we can add you to our press invite list. More fun to come in 2011!

January 5, 2011   2 Comments

2010 Trend Reflection: Twitter Favorites!

Before toasting the night away to an even more fabulous & fashionable 2011, we wanted to reflect on some stand-out trends from the past year.

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We asked our Twitter followers, and they spoke on the styles they loved most from 2010. Here are some of our favorites:

What are some of your favorite trends from 2010? What trends do you hope to see surface (or resurface) in the new year?

*Join in on the conversation! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter so we can chat style, shopping & more!

December 31, 2010   No Comments