Twice a year, May and November, Nordstrom has a huge sale for women and children. (twice a year in June and December for men, but who really pays attention to THAT one...LOL). Handbags, clothing, shoes, you name it is marked way down and there is a mad rush on the first day to get the best items. I am a brand new L.A.M.B. addict, but very familiar with the half-yearly sale!