A serious sale shopper should mark her calendar with all the vital dates: when a big retailer first starts lowering prices and when the deals are set to disappear. If you're that organized, then you know that Nordstrom is wrapping things up this Monday. The store's big anniversary bash  is different than the majority of sales we study  in that it's all current merchandise lowered, rather than end-of-season picks on clearance.
Plan on scoring jackets you'll live in come Fall along with shoes and accessories you can fit into your wardrobe now. But shop right this second: prices return to normal on Aug. 5. See our favorite steals, and buy with confidence — you're not getting anyone's leftovers, ladies.
Put a fierce foot forward this Fall with B44 Dressed's faux-leather style  ($165, originally $248).
If you think you already own all the boots you could possibly want, then we bet you haven't spotted this DV by Dolce Vita leopard pair  ($73, originally $110) yet.
As soon as the weather starts to turn chilly, we'll be slipping into an anorak  ($126, originally $190) like this one from Launry by Shelli Segal.
Just try to hold us back from a demure white lace dress: this Topshop style  ($87, originally $130) fits the bill perfectly.
Add a peppy little Diane von Furstenberg crossbody bag  ($200, originally $295) to the mix next season.
Inject some toughness into your Fall wardrobe with BB Dakota's faux-leather motorcycle vest  ($59, originally $88).
We're into varsity anything . Snap up this Halogen letterman jacket  ($50, originally $78) and wear it in place of a cardigan.
Start thinking about your coat situation now. This wool and faux-leather style  ($140, originally $210) from Vince Camuto is chic but tough.
We love a bold print, and this Eliza J shift  ($79, originally $118) is no exception.
Rose gold lovers: Feast your eyes on this pretty Kate Spade New York watch  ($117, originally $175).
When Fall rolls around, are you perpetually searching for a new coat? Stave off the panic by picking up this wool Marc by Marc Jacobs style  ($300, originally $458) now.
The motorcycle boot goes with nearly everything in your closet. Test the theory yourself with this Frye version ($200, originally $298).
We've had our eye on Rebecca Taylor's silk baseball tee  ($180, originally $275) for awhile; now's the chance to scoop it up for less.
Be a shopping star, truly, with this dainty Lana Jewelry bracelet  ($236, originally $350).
Even though the current weather might make thinking about a leather jacket nearly impossible, we beg you to at least try. The deal on this Mackage style  ($399, originally $595) is too good to ignore.
Still searching for the perfect pair of aviators? Look no further than weekend-ready baseball tee  ($50, originally $77) printed with diamonds? Thank you, Wildfox.
Stand out with driving mocs  ($190, originally $298) done in spotty leopard, courtesy of Stuart Weitzman.
Silky blouses are beautiful, but we love one with a little something special. The draped front on this Topshop pick  ($47, originally $70) is gorgeous.
Can't you imagine yourself looking chic in Alice + Olivia's printed faux fur jacket  ($239, originally $395) come Fall?
If you've been eyeing a piece of Lucite Alexis Bittar  ($184, originally $275) forever, buy now!
Wear this faux-leather Lily White skirt  ($29, originally $44) now with a breezy tank and later with dark tights.
There's nothing quite as versatile as a tan ankle bootie. Plan on wearing this DV by Dolce Vita pair  ($80, originally $120) year-round.
After coveting these slouchy-cool Joie pants  ($110, originally $168) on various chic ladies, we're thrilled to see them marked down!
Ladies that really (really!) love pink can carry a bit of their favorite shade everywhere with Kate Spade New York's Gramercy watch  ($150, originally $225).
Leather and suede combine for this practical and pretty Vince Camuto hobo  ($186, originally $278).
We're obsessed with camo anything  — you, too? Stock up for Fall with this cool smoking slipper  ($60, originally $90) from Me Too.
Been longing for a professional but chic bag? This bold Pour La Victoire pick  ($329, originally $495) is worth interviewing for the job.
A pretty gold piece from Ariella Collection  ($32, originally $48) will add something fresh to every outfit already in your closet.
It's not every day that classic Rag & Bone booties  ($370, originally $595) go on sale!
A sweet bow makes this Kate Spade New York metallic wallet  ($132, originally $198) even girlier.
Because you aren't limited to just a single watch: snap up this rose-gold Nixon pick  ($117, originally $175), and switch it up every now and then.
With a high back and a leopard toe, these Enzo Angiolini ankle-strap heels  ($80, originally $120) are sure to be a party favorite.
Keep things practical with Tory Burch's simple black crossbody  ($264, originally $395).
We thought our eyes were deceiving us when we spotted this Burberry trench  ($729, originally $1,095) marked down!
Women all over will attest to the quality of Hanky Panky's lacy thong  ($15, originally $23). Make sure your underwear drawer is fully stocked while they're on sale!
Even if you think your closet has all the dresses it needs, we guarantee you can still fit one more classic wrap  ($240, originally $365) from Diane von Furstenberg.
The roomy boyfriend jean officially became a classic sometime in the last few years. Add to your stash with this Paige pair  ($135, originally $209).
Spent the last rainstorm wishing for a smart pair of galoshes? Look no further than Hunter's quilted-top style  ($120, originally $195).
Love the feel of a chunky watch but want something more feminine than the menswear styles? Try Michael Michael Kors's linked option  ($130, originally $195).
If you've thought about investing in a sharp Helmut Lang leather jacket  ($799, originally $1,325) in the past, then now's the time to make your move.
Try a demure satchel like this Liebskind style  ($166, originally $248) for day-to-day use.
Combining some of our favorite trends, BCBGeneration's leather-sleeved camo coat  ($120, originally $180) is to die for.
Elizabeth and James has been killing the sunglass game for years. If you don't already own some, then this black-and-white pair  ($130, originally $195) would make a nice addition to your collection.
In our book, scoring real leather for anything less than a hundred bucks is impressive. Halogen's black top  ($99, originally $168) is sure to be chicer than any tee you own.
A classic dark jean  ($120, originally $180) from cult favorite J Brand is one of the smartest sale buys around.
Score a pair of Frye's classic knee-high leather boots  ($266, originally $398) now and wear them all through Fall and Winter.
Love this styled look from Free People? It's all on sale! The girliness of the floral skater skirt  ($60, originally $98) and lace t-shirt  ($50, originally $78) is topped off nicely by the vegan leather jacket  ($130, originally $198).