Your Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner, and it’s one of the shopping events I look forward to most all year! I put together this guide with everything you need to know about the sale. The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 28th, but Early Access for Nordstrom cardholders is July 12–27.

Everyone can preview the sale catalog online as of July 6th. To see the preview, visit Nordstrom.com or go to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Catalog blog post, which has the top deals in every category.

If you’re interested in shopping the sale this year, keep reading to learn what it is, when it starts, how to get Early Access, how to download the catalog, and tips for finding the best deals.

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What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the retailer’s annual signature sale with amazing deals on new arrivals like clothing, handbags, jewelry, home goods, and cosmetics. Nordstrom has other sales, like the Half Yearly Sale, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, but the Anniversary Sale is its best.

At this sale, you can buy new fall merchandise in addition to year-round wardrobe staples, home goods, beauty favorites, handbags, and more. Unlike most sales that happen at the end of a season, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens at the beginning of the season!

Learn more in Nordstrom’s official sale announcement.

When are the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates are July 28th through August 8th. Nordstrom cardmembers and Nordy Club cardholders can shop as soon as July 12th during Early Access. Anyone can preview the sale on July 6th by visiting the catalog on Nordstrom.com.

The sale starts online at 3:00am ET / 12:00am PT each day. You can shop in person during regular store hours.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access 2021

There’s always an Early Access period for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which allows Nordstrom credit and debit cardholders time to shop the sale first. The Early Access dates for the 2021 anniversary sale are July 12th through July 27th.

Important 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates

Here are the most important 2021 NSale dates to know:

  • July 6th: Online Preview Begins (Now available on Nordstrom.com!)
  • July 12th: Icon Early Access
  • July 14th: Ambassador Early Access
  • July 16th: Influencer Early Access
  • July 28th: Sale Opens to the Public
  • August 8th: Sale Ends
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Be sure to bookmark this page! I’ll be updating it with a try on featuring my purchases and dozens of fall outfit ideas, which will also available first in my Shop.

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog Preview

It’s here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 catalog is available on Nordstrom.com as of July 6, 2021. You can take a first look at the Nordstrom catalog and see my top picks by category—from beauty to home, fall fashion, hair tools, and more—in my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Catalog blog post.

View the Nordstrom Sale Catalog

What to Buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This year’s sale is a little more dialed back, which I actually love because it makes it easier to find the best deals. I spent over 6 hours creating a curated list of the best deals for my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Catalog First Look blog post.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Sellers

If you’re wondering what to buy from the Nordstrom sale, these are the most popular items and best deals from the last couple of years. These same pieces will likely be included in the 2021 Anniversary Sale, so be sure to add them to your wishlist!

  1. Marc Fisher Booties
  2. Sam Edelman Over the Knee Boots
  3. Vince Camuto Booties
  4. Barefoot Dreams Blankets
  5. BP. Comfy Joggers
  6. Caslon V-Neck T-Shirt
  7. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
  8. Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan
  9. Halogen Camel Coat
  10. Free People Oversized Sweater
  11. Lafayette New York Reversible Coat
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Interested in seeing anniversary sale outfits, what I buy, and more later this month? Be sure to bookmark this post or subscribe to the blog for updates beginning July 6th.

Anniversary Sale Shopping Tips

I’ve shopped the sale for over five years now, and I always recommend starting with a simple list of what you need. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the selection, and it’s important to keep in mind that many of the sale items will likely go on sale again later in the fall. So prioritize, take your time, and don’t stress.

Here’s how to make the most of the sale:

  • Apply for a Nordstrom Card: This is key—cardmembers shop seven days before the public at a minimum, which is essential because popular items sell out quickly.
  • Download the Nordstrom App: It’s easy to navigate and has tabs for perks, wish lists, and orders. Most importantly, it sends notifications when wish list items restock!
  • Shop Online: I recommend shopping online as stores are busy during the sale. Also, Nordstrom.com and the app have the best selection.
  • Create a Wish List: During the preview, make a wish list on the Nordstrom app. Then, when it’s your time to shop, you can quickly add items to your cart before they sell out.
  • Use Dynamic Filters to Search: Narrow down to your favorites by filtering by price, category, color, brand, and more. There are thousands of sale items, so this will cut down on overwhelm.
  • Schedule a Personal Double Points Day: As a cardholder, you get one or more Double Points Days. Schedule it if you plan to make a big purchase during the sale.
  • Use Nordstrom Services: Nordstrom offers some pretty amazing services to make shopping the sale as easy, convenient, and personalized as possible, like style help, contactless curbside pickup, buy online & pick up in store, same-day delivery, gift wrapping, and alterations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I buy at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

You can buy new fall merchandise in addition to year-round wardrobe staples, home goods, beauty favorites, handbags, and more. Unlike most sales that happen at the end of a season, the Nordstrom sale happens at the beginning of the season!

How do I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early?

To shop the sale early, you need to become a Nordstrom cardholder, otherwise known as a Nordy Club member. Fill out the Nordstrom credit card application by July 27.

Nordstrom offers two cards. Both offer early access to the sale and more Nordstrom rewards, but Visa Signature cardholders earn additional Nordstrom points with any purchase using the card. To apply, visit the Nordstrom Credit Card application page and click ‘Apply Now.’

Applying for a card not only gets you Early Access to the NSale, but you’ll unlock a $60 Bonus Note you can use right away (learn more about Nordstrom Notes) and have access to the Nordy Club benefits and 24/7 customer service.

Will the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale restock?

It depends on the product. The Anniversary Sale always includes new products along with Nordstrom’s most popular items at a great value. Certain products sell out completely early on in the sale, while others are restocked throughout the sale.

What brands are included in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom announced old and new brands that will be included in the anniversary sale, like Club Monaco, Dyson, Jenni Kayne, Nécessaire, Zella, Nike, Madewell, BP, Tory Burch, UGG, Treasure & Bond, Vince, La Mer, Barefoot Dreams, Steve Madden, Patagonia, The North Face, Veronica Beard, Charlotte Tilbury, and more.

Does the Anniversary Sale include Nordstrom Rack?

No, but you’ll often find merchandise from the sale available at Nordstrom Rack later in the year. You can also return Anniversary Sale items at Nordstrom Rack stores.

Do I need a promo code for the Anniversary Sale?

No, no coupon code is necessary. Just look for items marked down in the sale section and the discount is applied automatically at checkout.


Subscribe for More Nordstrom Sale Updates

As a Nordstrom cardholder, I can start shopping the sale on July 14 and will be sharing my top picks by category, what I buy, and fall outfit ideas with sale pieces, so be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss a post once the sale starts!

If you have a question, message me on Instagram. I love anticipating fall and shopping the sale alongside you! xo!

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