Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here! This year’s sale will begin July 28 and conclude in August 9. The Upcoming Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access dates for all Nordstrom cardholders will begin July 16, 2021! All NSale items will return to full price on August 9. Click here to learn more!

This event is best time to purchase new fall merchandise at a discounted price! Best of all, brands like Marc Fisher, Vince Camuto, Tory Burch, kate spade new york, Stuart Weitzman, Madewell, and Barefoot Dreams are included. Keep reading my comprehensive guide for everything you need to know about #NSale.

2021 Nordstrom Sale Preview

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When is the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? 

This year’s Anniversary Sale will start in July 2021. Keep in mind, Nordstrom cardholders and NordyClub members will have exclusive early access to this incredible sale event. Early Access for cardholders begins on July 16!

Early Access dates to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is reserved for Nordstrom cardholders. NSale shoppers get early access to thousands of new items at reduced prices. Don’t have a Nordstrom card yet? Visit this link to apply. It’s very easy! The sale will open to everyone on July 28, 2021

Marc Fisher Gadri Boot
Marc Fisher Gadri Boots in Rhum Suede {gifted}

While Nordstrom holds half-yearly sales each spring and fall, the anniversary sale is legendary among Nordstrom customers. Why? Well, they can purchase exciting new fall merchandise at discounted prices before it becomes available to the public! I usually end up buying all of my fall/winter items during this preseason sale. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Catalog

Recently, I shared a full post about the debut of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog. 

Last year, Nordstrom previewed each and every item in the Anniversary Sale online prior to the start of Early Access shopping. As such, it made planning for the sale easier than ever before! Thankfully, they did so again this year; the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale online preview launched on July 6!

Most years, I often purchased winter coats, blazers, cardigans, and shoes. Naturally, I was able to include them in several capsule wardrobes. For me, I typically avoid overly-trendy items and focus on classic, versatile pieces. It’s also a great opportunity to stock up on beauty essentials and expensive hair and skincare tools. 

Jennifer Lake Veronica Beard Smocked Dress
Dress: Veronica Beard Fahra Floral Print Smocked Dress | Bag: Valextra Iside Bag | Shoes: Schutz Cendi Pumps | Necklace: BaubleBar | Rings: Monica Vinader

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Madewell
Sweater: Madewell Colorblock Kent Cardigan {also in extended sizing and available in six solid colors} | Shoes: Steve Madden Finn Chain Point Toe Mules {under $60} | Bag: Tory Burch Carson Stripe Convertible Bag | Denim: AG Prima White Denim | Tank: 1.STATE Cami from 2018 {similar option here} | Earrings: Kendra Scott Muriel Drop Earrings | Eyewear: Céline

Each year, Nordstrom cardholders get to shop the Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public. Cardmembers shop seven days before everyone else and can unlock exclusive perks. During this Pre-Sale, many of the most popular items go out of stock quickly! Apply for a Nordstrom card now to receive Anniversary Sale Early Access when it begins on July 16, 2021. 

Early Access Dates for Cardholders

Early Access will give you the first chance to snag brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices for the sale. During the Anniversary Sale, all Nordy Club Nordstrom cardmembers receive Early Access to shop starting July 16, 2021.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Icon Access

Nordy Club cardmembers with Icon or Ambassador status will have even more time to shop Early Access, as those categories are allowed to begin shopping earlier than everyone else. Nordy Club Icon members have sale access beginning on July 12, 2021, and Ambassador members can begin on July 14, 2021! Online shopping access will begin at 12AM PT / 3AM ET on the respective date! 

You’ll also earn Rewards points while you shop– it’s win-win! Nordstrom Rewards customers earn points on every net purchase made in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. Every 2,000 points gets you a $20 Nordstrom Note to use online or in-stores. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog 2021 Preview

One important tip? Make it a Double Points Day during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Schedule try-ons with your favorite sales associate or online during checkout at Nordstrom.com . 

The Nordy Club, the company’s loyalty program, is also getting in on the Anniversary Sale fun. Nordy Club is free to join. Moreover, it provides rewards at a faster earning rate, special access to services, and personalized experiences. 

Getting first access to Anniversary Sale items is a huge perk. Things go out of stock QUICKLY during Early Access. Nordstrom restocks items periodically throughout the sale. Regardless, there were so many pieces I regretted not buying before they sold out. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s nice to have the option to see merchandise before the general public. 

Jennifer Lake NSale Dressing Room Try Ons
Sweater: Madewell Bobble Cardigan Sweater {under $60, available in four colors and in extended sizing} | Shoes: Steve Madden Finn Chain Point Toe Mules {available in six colors; I sized up by .5 for these} | Denim: Madewell from the 2019 NSale {I also own and adore this style of theirs} | Tank: Black BP Cami from the 2019 NSale {similar option here}

This event doesn’t require a coupon code like other sales. The anniversary sale products will be categorized on the website. They will display both the discounted price as well as how much it will cost full-price after the sale. If you visit Nordstrom in-person, anniversary sale items will be separated from the other merchandise by curtained sections. 

Preparing for the Sale

I highly recommend purchasing online , and choosing the Store Pickup option to avoid crowds and sifting through everything! Click here to find a Nordstrom store location near you. Don’t even want to leave your car? Choose curbside pick up instead. 

In addition to their buy online pick up in store, and curbside pickup options, Nordstrom offers affordable expedited shipping. This way, you won’t have to wait for your new NSale finds! I use this option most often, because the stores can get so crazy during the anniversary sale. 

Best of all? If the items are in-stock from your local store, you can have them delivered the SAME DAY for just $15. Orders placed by 4PM will be delivered by 8pm the same day. Orders placed after 4pm will be delivered the following day (even on Saturdays and Sundays). Sometimes I’ll set my local store in the search results, so I can see everything in-stock. Click here to check if same-day delivery is available for your local Nordstrom store. 

Select tabs at the top of any page to begin to narrow your search by department or brand name. You can then use the filter dropdown menus above the search results. Target your search, but remember that choosing more options will yield fewer results. 

Schedule a Personal Double Points Day during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale by selecting the option online during Checkout at Nordstrom.com.

Veronica Beard Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
Dress: Veronica Beard Danica Cotton Dress | Shoes: Vince Camuto Candialia Sandals {c/o} | Bag: Tory Burch Ivory Chain Bag | Eyewear: Ray-Ban Aviators

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket

$97.90 (originally $147)

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

$64.90 (originally $98)

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Madewell Colorblock Cardigan

$58.90 (originally $98)

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Marc Fisher Gadri Boots

$99 (originally $189)

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AG Farrah Skinny Jeans

$149.90 (originally $225)

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Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum

$579.99 (originally $699.99)

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2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Size Guide

Another great way to prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to familiarize yourself with the various size guides. For each apparel and shoe product page, Nordstrom embeds the size guide within the sizing dropdown menu. Regardless, it’s always worthwhile to do some research beforehand. First, identify the brands you love most and will likely shop. Then, head over to their pages to compare and contrast the size guides for your favorite products. Knowing how the alpha sizing works for your body type and whether something might run large or small will help in the long run!

Even now, you can take a look at the details of BP. tees, Halogen sweaters, Madewell jeans, or Spanx leggings to see how those size guides compare! Best of all, Nordy Club members receive free basic alterations benefits!

Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys


Nordstrom Chicago Charlotte Tilbury

Typically, Nordstrom host an Anniversary Sale Beauty Bash event in all U.S. and Canada stores. In the past, this event featured access to hundreds of beauty exclusives, complimentary consultations, and applications. Plus, a limited-edition Nordstrom tote with a $125 cosmetics purchase. Glam-Up Days have taken place daily in stores throughout the sale. Enjoy free samples and expert tips from brands including MAC, La Mer, Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown and Kiehl’s. 

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