Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 – What you need to know!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is quickly approaching! I love a good sale and the NSale is known for some amazing deals!

{Shop the preview here or keep scrolling for all my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guides!!!}

Before it begins, I wanted to share everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Sale so you can be well prepared and not waste time (or money!).

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

First up, what is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? The NSale is a giant sale of new arrivals from some of the top Nordstrom brands (like Topshop, Madewell, Vince).

They typically hold this sale each July and they also allow a preview of the sale starting on July 6th.

Everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

When is the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Sale dates are July 12th – August 8th. The sale opens up to the public on Monday July 28th and ends Sunday, August 8th but there’s also a way to shop before the 19th.

If you’re a cardholder, you get to shop earlier! This year the Nordy Sale begins on Monday July 12th for cardholders. There are different access dates depending on your Nordy Club status.

  • Icons: Monday, July 12th
  • Ambassadors: Wednesday, July 14th
  • Influencers: Friday, July 16th
  • Everyone: July 28th
The Nordy Club
Icon Early Access July 12-27
Ambassador Early Access July 14-27
Influencer Early Access July 16-27

You can check out your status here! Basically this means if you’re an Ambassador, you get early access in store (and online) on the 7th!

Benefits of a Nordstrom Card

The first year I ever really knew about the Nordstrom Sale, I applied for a Nordstrom credit card at like 6am to take advantage of the sale. Truth be told I only have a couple credit cards and rarely, rarely, open up new ones. I think I’ve only opened up 2 new credit cards in the last 10 years so trust me when I say I’m not one to open a new credit card on a whim.

With that being said, we do a lot of shopping at Nordstrom between their apparel, home and kids stuff. Our entire family shops there, especially during sale times!

There are 2 different kinds of credit cards – a Visa card and retail card. You can find info on both on this Nordstrom credit card page.

Some of the benefits of the Nordstrom card includes:

  • early shopping at the Nordstrom sale (obviously!)
  • Bonus Notes (get money towards future purchases with each do) Right now you can $60 just for signing up!!
  • Free alterations
  • no annual fee
  • lots more!

Here’s my one caveat – don’t get this card if you don’t have the cash to pay for what you order! There’s no sense in going in to debt for clothes and shoes, no matter how cute they are!

One other thing to note – you’ll earn rewards while you shop! Nordstrom rewards customers in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HautLook.

Another thing to note. It’s a great idea to schedule a Personal Double Points Date during the anniversary sale especially if you’re going to stock up on items or make a large purchase (like the UppaBaby Vista V2 Stella Stroller with Bassinet!)

Everything You Need to Know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview!

One thing that I love is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview period!! Starting July 6th, you can preview everything that will be included in the sale. Once the preview is live so I’ll be updating all of my Nordstrom posts with some of my top finds!

{Shop the preview here!!}

How to Shop

It can be so easy to get overwhelmed by everything in the sale! Think about your wardrobe and what you need. Do you need denim, cardigans, booties or baby items?

And make a budget! It can easy to go overboard when you see the sale prices but stay within your budget.

Make a list and check out your go to brands first…or just keep your eyes on this posts as well as my women’s fashion, baby products, accessories + beauty , shoes + boots, and home posts.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog has yet to be shared but I’ll update this post as soon as it is! You can also sign up for my emails and I’ll send out an update as soon as this post (and all my other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts are updated)!

What to buy – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

This a great time to stock on things like cardigans, boots, and underwear (I’m a huge fan of Hanky Panky). Rishi picked up a few sunglasses last year and I got some makeup and even a stool for our kids’ rooms!

I’ll be updating this post and my other Nordstrom posts to help weed out the duds and share some of my favorite items!

Again, I SO appreciate you shopping my Nordstrom Anniversary Sales guides! Here’s all the guides for easy access. Below you’ll find the round up photos as well to see some of the items!

Nordstrom Sale – Women’s Fashion

9 pieces of intimates, activewear and loungewear from the Nordstrom Sale
7 cardigans and sweaters from the Nordstrom Sale
7 denim and pants from the Nordstrom Sale
9 tops from the Nordstrom Sale
8 coats from the Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Sale – Baby

11 best baby items from the Nordstrom Sale

Many of these baby products rarely go on sale. Check out more info on my favorite baby products from the Nordstrom Sale!

Nordstrom Sale – Home + Gifts

15 home goods for sale in the Nordstrom Sale

Stock up on my favorite candles (#5) or my all time favorite blanket (#1) during the sale! Find links on this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Home!

Nordstrom Sale – Shoes + Boots

7 boots and booties from the Nordstrom Sale
8 flats and sneakers from the Nordstrom Sale

I always buy quite a few shoes during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because the deals are so great! Check out this post for boots, flats and sneakers!

Nordstrom Sale – Accessories + Beauty

10 beauty items from the Nordstrom Sale

Some of my favorite brands (T3, Oribe, Laura Mercier, fresh) have tons of great sales! Check out my beauty and accessories picks on this post!

I hope this helps as you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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