I don’t usually post sale picks on Design Darling because I kind of have a negative connotation with the word sale — like what’s so fun about digging through the pieces that no one else wanted? I’d much rather have a site-wide promo code so I can pick out whatever I want, whether it’s full-price from the current collection or discounted from a previous season. (Hence the three annual site-wide promo codes I offer in my own boutique… Hint, hint: one of them is coming up next month!)
The one sale I make an exception for is a different kind of sale entirely: the Nordstrom anniversary sale. That’s because it’s actually a preview of the upcoming season and a chance to shop for fall at a discount before everything goes back to full price. You can shop the sale now if you have a Nordstrom credit or debit card or just add the pieces you want to your wishlist and shop when the event opens to the public on July 17. In the slideshow below are the eighteen things I’m most excited about — the coat selection is seriously killer this year. P.S. Don’t forget: free shipping and free returns on every purchase!