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Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

I always look forward to getting this catalog and usually buy one or two items. Looking through the catalog, nothing wowed me, I’m disappointed.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

@jordan2, I have found that to be true for the last few years.  Very disappointing.   Nothing special at all anymore.  I haven't received my catalog yet.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

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Hi, Jordan,  I find the Nordies sale catalogue usually very off-putting--but I always do get drawn into that sale eventually.  Good buys on cosmetics, SHOES, bras, hosiery such as tights (which other stores hardly sell), and miscellaneous silken garb. Accessory scarves, too.

 

I love to purchase silk blouses and sweaters for work b/c they can usually be handwashed and tend to be durable & hold up over the years.  Good values on Eileen Fisher clothing, too--there are always a few EF pieces in the sale.

 

But the catalogue??  I think it's the way they overstyle the outfits. The models are tricked out like Christmas trees.  Haven't gotten this year's yet, though.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

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Agree that the catalog does nothing for me and hasn't in a few years; I think it's just another part of Nordstrom that has changed since those in charge stepped down and the younger set took over (family members who run the company).

 

I also don't like that they used to include ALL the sets/specials in cosmetics instead of just a few; you either have to go in or go online to see them. if you don't shop online, you're going to miss a HUGE amount of specials and promos because the SA's often don't know anything other than what their store carries.

 

Last, I usually find things I want that are NOT mentioned in the catalogs to be priced to my liking when I go to the store. The catalog is geared to a certain demographic which I find funny because most of them still need mom and/or dad to pay for the stuff. 

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

I’m hoping when I go online there will be more sale items than in the catalog.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

I have found several things,mostly accessories, that I buy for gifts or myself...one great scarf or wrap can take a plain black top or sweater and pants and make it appropriate to wear anywhere...my catalog should be here soon...the only thing that is off_putting to me are the zombie or near-death look of some of the models...even my granddaughters say no way for the stuff the freaks are modeling
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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

I haven't received my catalog yet.  I agree that the younger generation changed things but somehow I usually find a few items to purchase.  I also have $80 in Nordstrom notes that I have to use.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog


@jordan2 wrote:

I’m hoping when I go online there will be more sale items than in the catalog.


The printed catalogs only have a small fraction of the items in the sale.

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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

Seems to be about the same stuff every year. Sales are not like they used to be.
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Re: Got My Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog

The last few years I've been disappointed with the catalog.  Somehow I manage to spend more money than I care to say.

 

I hope my catalog arrives soon.