December 2014 archive

Post Christmas Holiday Sale at Nordstrom

Merry Christmas!

I hope you had the happiest of holidays.  I have been enjoying the company of wonderful friends and family and have been off work this week.

Nordstrom has a really great post holiday Clearance Sale going on.  It looks like they’ve abandoned the old format of “Half Yearly” sales and are doing 6 sales aligned with holidays now.

I perused the online selection and I noticed a few items of note:

Proenza Schouler Small PS Courier Crossbody bag

This cute bag is on sale for 60% off.  Kind of trendy, but you don’t often see Proenza Schoulers on sale at all.

Giraffe at Home

Nordstrom has all Giraffe at Home pillows and throws (and curiously, 1 robe) for 20% off.  These are so unbelievably soft!  I treated myself to one over the summer during the Anniversary Sale.  The Anniversary Sale pricing was only marginally better at 25% off and didn’t include the pillows and some of the prints, so this is a great opportunity to pick up one of these classic throws.

Zella

There are a few goodies in the Zella sale section.  This hoodie in available in both Regular and Plus.

Did you have a nice holiday?  Have you done any post-holiday shopping?  

Nordstrom expanding to Canada

I realized that I never ended up blogging about my favorite store Nordstrom expanding to my homeland Canada!  Woohoo! I grew up in Canada and Canada’s retail landscape has been sorely lacking an upscale department store with superior customer service.  After Eatons’ closed, the Bay and Holt Renfrew were the only game in town. I think a lot of consumers were driven to more boutique type stores and it allowed those to flourish.

Nordstrom opened its first store at the Chinook Center in Calgary in September 2014.  It is currently constructing 5 more stores by the end of 2017: Rideau Center in Ottawa, Yorkdale, Eaton Center and Sherway Gardens in Toronto and the Pacific Centre Vancouver.  I was recently in Toronto and saw the massive construction effort that is happening in the Yorkdale parking lot!  It is so exciting to see that they will have a brand new building at Yorkdale.  It is also *really* exciting to hear that they will be taking over the old Eatons’ location at the Eaton Center.

Canadian Nordstrom shoppers have been able to shop Nordstrom.com for awhile now, since Nordstrom does do International shipping (so shoppers from Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and beyond can also shop!).  However, there is nothing like stepping foot in a Nordstrom store and experiencing the incredible customer service that they are known for, as well as the (fun) madness that is the first day of the Anniversary Sale!

I’ve also heard that there are eventually plans to open Nordstrom Rack stores in Canada as well.  How exciting for the Canadian market!  Right now, Winners is the main player in that sector of retail but I think Nordstrom Rack is far superior in the quality of goods you can find as well as the organization of the store.

Any shoppers from Canada visiting my blog?  Tell me, what are you more excited for: Nordstrom in Canada or Nordstrom Rack in Canada?

Cyber Monday!

Hope you’ve had an excellent Thanksgiving weekend!  It is Cyber Monday and there are some awesome deals online!  Here’s where I’m shopping today.

Nordstrom is doing extra bonus points for card holders.  Double Points (aka 4 points per dollar) for Level 1 fashion rewards members and 10 points per dollar for Level 2-4!  Woohoo!  Ten points per dollar equates to 10% back as a Nordstrom Note!  I bought some Corso Como boots, some Hue leggings and a Kiind of Parka.

Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are both having Free Shipping days!  Advent calendars are now 40% off so I picked up the Telluride Advent Calendar for our family!  I’ve been waiting for this guy to go on sale for awhile now!

Anthropologie is doing Free Shipping today and 20% off sale items.  I’m going to browse the sale rack this afternoon for dresses.

Hanna Anderson is doing Free Shipping today and 15% off everything.  My friend told me about their amazing training underpants for toddlers so I am picking up some of those!

Happy Shopping!