The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here!!! This is my FAVORITE sale of the year.
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When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary sale dates are from July 28-August 8, 2021
Want to shop sooner? Early Access starts July 16! Online shopping begins at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.
For those who hold Ambassador, Icon or Influencer status, you’ll be able to shop even earlier. Here’s a complete breakdown:
NEW THIS YEAR: Beginning July 6, 2021 EVERYONE can preview the sale items and plan what to shop for!
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shopping Dates:
- July 6: Catalog preview for EVERYONE
- July 12-27: Icon Early Access
- July 14-27: Ambassador Early Access
- July 16-27: Influencer Early Access
- July 28- August 8: All Access
As we get closer to the sale date, I’ll be sure to update this post with a link to the catalog.
Canadian Sale Dates
Canada is also hosting a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will have a different timing schedule.
- Early Access: July 25 – July 27
- Public Sale: July 28 – August 8
SHOP #NSALE Early Access Picks
How Do I Get Early Access?
Early Access is for Nordstrom Cardholders beginning July 16, 2021 or earlier depending on your cardholder status.
I LOVE using my Nordstrom Card because I get “Notes” otherwise known as gift cards to use every time I shop!
Some of the other benefits that I enjoy include:
- Personal triple points days to rack up points faster
- Earn points on money spent at Nordstrom Rack, Trunk Club
- Early Access to the Nsale
- Insider benefits from The Nordy Club like alterations credits, and invite-only parties
- I also gain Notes for Trunk Club purchases I make!
PRO TIP: I use my Personal Triple Points Day whenever I’m making a major purchase and when doing my big Anniversary Sale haul!
What is The Nordy Club?
The Nordy Club is Nordstrom’s new loyalty membership and it’s absolutely FREE to join! It’s another way to rack up Notes you spend at Nordstrom and loaded with perks like:
- First to Shop Clear the Rack sale
- Access to invite-only events
- Access to Beauty & Style Workshops
- In-Home Stylists with Ambassador+ Status
In-Store & Online Sale Events
This year, there are a ton of neat Anniversary sale events, both online and in-person!
From jewelry trunk shows from Monica Vinader and Bon Levy to beauty events and even a new Restaurant Week special, there’s lots to do.
There are even a few virtual events like the Wish List event, which curates some of the best items from the sale to make shopping easier for you. Browse all of the events and RSVP here.
Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale vs. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Which is Better?
SHOP #NSALE BOOTS AND SHOES
Nordstrom has a Half-Yearly Sale right after the holidays in December/January and again in the spring/summer. These sales are pretty traditional; items that have been in stock for awhile are on discount up to 40% off.
What’s unique about this sale is it operates in reverse. Items that are brand-new and just coming in stock are offered at a steep discount. This means you’re getting something right at the height of the season at an awesome sale price!
Want to shop RIGHT NOW?
Nordstom has an ongoing sale you can shop, which is constantly being updated! With Coronavirus, the sales have been bigger than ever, and somewhat ongoing. Shop them right here.
Why You Should Shop the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
If you live in the desert like me, shopping this sale means you’re buying boots in July. But, I budget for this and stock up on items I know I will need, such as boots, leggings, jeans and sweaters.
These basics are items I use often, so it’s worth it to buy in advance.
My Best Tips for Shopping the Sale
I’ve talked to a lot of friends that find this sale overwhelming, so here are my best tips for shopping success!
- Make a plan: Download my free printable shopping list and write down what items you need to add to your wardrobe.
- Follow bloggers: Blogger picks makes shopping so much easier! Follow me on the
liketoknow.it app, on Instagram and my email list. Do the same for your other favorite bloggers.
- Get Early Access: If you want the absolute best, make sure you have Early Access!
- Pick a Splurge Piece: If it’s in your budget, consider splurging on a luxury item at a huge discount!
- Download the Nordstrom app: Now you can get alerts when your favorite items are back in stock!
Does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Re-Stock?
This is a great question! If you want your best picks at the best items from the sale, then I highly recommend shopping Early Access. There are some items that are exclusively available to Early Access shoppers.
Last year, many items sold out incredibly fast and didn’t even make it to the regular sale.
Also, some items are “back” in stock from people who shop Early Access and then do returns. But this isn’t something I would hold your breath for, either! If you want something guaranteed, the absolute best way is to shop Early Access.
Is it Better to Shop Online or IRL?
I do both an online haul and an in-person one. Here’s why: many items are only available online, it’s easy to do a quick “add to cart” and then swing by for
But, as you know, things always look different in real life! So I will also go down to my local Nordstrom to check out the items up close. This also is when I may make any returns from items I ordered online that weren’t a good fit.
Because of the virus, I will probably just do an online order this year and select Curbside pickup, if possible, and have the rest shipped.
TIP: If you’re worried about going to the store because of the virus, many stores are now doing curbside returns! You won’t even have to get out of the car and returns are totally seamless.
A Preview of What to Buy At This Year’s Sale!
O.K. Guys, here’s a peek at what’s coming up and some of the pieces I am eyeing!
Boots, boots, boots!
I always like to get boots during this sale. There are almost always a pair of Tory Burch riding boots on sale; Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots and some Marc Fisher boots, too.
Last year, I picked up a pair of black Paige booties and the oh-so-popular Vince Camuto bootie (pictured) which became a true fall staple!
I always get leggings I love the Zella leggings and they are typically marked down to around $35!
You should also expect to see Alo leggings on sale as well as the famous Spanx faux leather leggings.
If you’ve been considering a pair of Spanx leggings, definitely grab them during this sale! I have the faux leather ones as well as the faux leather moto ones.
Need a new little leather jacket or a comfy cardigan? Now is the time! I almost always buy a new cardigan since I wear them almost daily, even in the summer.
This is also a great time to snag a beautiful Barefoot Dreams cardigan. They always get discounted during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and make a luxe gift for yourself or a loved one.
There are always a few exclusive-to-Nordstrom beauty buys that are great to get during the sale. This is also a good time to buy holiday gifts! I know it seems far in advance but if there’s a luxury beauty set you’ve been eyeing, it’s a nice time to buy.
I always like to update my denim style if I can or need to, and this is a perfect time to do so! If you’re needing a pair of this season’s new flares, cropped denim or wide leg jeans, grab a pair now.
Like I mentioned
After all, these items are being offered at deep discounts.
There is an entire Designer section just for the sale, so make sure to keep your eye out for that!
Explore some of last year’s #Nsale picks to get an idea of what’s to come:
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites
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