Every Bitch should have her department store of choice. We like to make money when we spend money, by racking up points on our department store credit cards and using online cash-back sites like ebates (it will change your life). As such, you’ve gotta pick a store and stay loyal, like you would to your best Bitches or boyfriend. For me, my heart belongs to Bloomingdale’s.
However, the original HBIC, Cindy Sue, swears by Nordstrom. She’s been a Nordstrom card holder for more than twenty years, and I have fond childhood memories of hours spent in the shoe department at Nordstrom in the Mall of America followed by a trip to Camp Snoopy, the indoor amusement park.
My positive association with Nordstrom continued with biannual trips in high school when the Semiannual Anniversary Sale hit at the perfect time for back-to-school and summer shopping.
“But it’s on sale,” she’ll push. And, who am I to deprive my darling mother of the joy of shopping with her daughter? Today, that joy was a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, i.e., heaven.
The great thing about the Semiannual Sale is it’s a pre-sale, allowing you buy next season’s looks at a temporary, steep discount, rather than an end-of-season sale, in which you’ll buy bikinis in September after the pool has closed. Right now, some of fall’s best pieces are deeply discounted.
Patience is a virtue, ladies, and now is truly the time to buy now, wear later.
While it’s hard to predict every key trend for fall before the arrival of the September issues, we can say it’s a safe bet to buy or refresh a few key staples: (1) a new pair of skinny jeans, (2) a leather moto jacket, (3) a pair of riding boots, and (4) a pair of leopard flats. Last but not least, an upgrade on your winter work tote is likely needed.
Here are our picks. Happy shopping.