I can’t get excited about most department store sales. Either the discount is negligible, or I’m already over the season, even at 70% off. This one is different. It’s Fall things at a pretty deep cut. Plus, basic stuff everyone needs like tights, lingerie, and t-shirts. And a lot of boots and shoes. What’s not to like? Then, if you give Nordstrom enough of your money during the rest of the year, they let you shop before the sale officially begins (on the 20th, this year) and spend even more of your money. And so it goes.