Friends & Family Purchasing Strategy

I’m going to make this short and sweet. Let’s start with a couple of facts:

The strategy I will explain below only works if Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s have the exact same product available at time of purchase (includes sizes, colors, etc.).

Here’s how it works:

  1. Find an item you want to purchase (DUH!).
  2. Add the item to your cart on Bloomingdale’s website and apply the promotion code to be sure it’s applicable.
  3. Purchase the item from Nordstrom online and note your order #.
  4. Call Nordstrom customer service, give them your order # and ask for a price match. Tell them the competitor and promotion code you used.
  5. The customer service rep will confirm the promotion on the competitor’s website.
  6. Your order total will be adjusted/reduced.
  7. Wait for your credit to appear on your statement (usually 2-3 business days).

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-11-13-51-amSo what does this mean? When it’s Friends & Family at Bloomingdale’s or Macy’s or Lord & Taylor or Dillard’s, it’s also Friends & Family at Nordstrom! Use this approach with ALL competitors, large and small! #shoppingqueen #winning #thatisall

Saks for Empire

First there was Olivia Pope and the Scandal line at The Limited (click here if you missed that). Now, if you’re a fan of the hit show Empire you can get your fix at Saks Fifth Avenue very soon. Yes, you read that right! As reported by LA Biz Journals, FOX is teaming up with Saks to offer a new line of clothing and accessories based on the sassy characters – male and female!

“The partnership, timed to the series’ second season premiere in September, will feature curated collections from luxury fashion brands that the companies say represent the show’s glamorous aesthetic, including fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.”

If you’re in New York or Beverly Hills, you can even see feature windows in Sak’s flagship stores September 10 – October 7th. Stay fabulous my friends!

saks-1