Top-Secret Tips on How to Shop Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one that's highly anticipated among the shopping aficionados of the world (aka you), and it starts today. Both designer and contemporary brands are discounted down to irresistible prices, and thanks to Nordstrom's reputable customer service, the experience, whether online or in-store, is consistently incomparable (hello, free shipping and returns). It's also important to remember that these low prices won't last forever as prices go back up on August 8, giving you every reason to start shopping right this second.

As if this massive sale wasn't enough of a gift from the beloved retailer, Chelsey Allodi, Nordstrom spokeswoman, offered to give us her top secret, extremely helpful, ingenious tips on the most efficient ways to shop this sale. And by efficient, we mean the advice that will score you the best pieces at the lowest prices possible. By now, we assume you've stopped reading this and are already scrolling to uncover these tips so generously given to us by the stars at Nordstrom, so there's nothing else to say besides happy shopping, everyone!

Keep reading to see what Nordstrom has to say about the best ways to shop its sale, and to shop some of our picks!