Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale because, for a limited time, brand new Fall styles are marked down at major discounted prices. SO many amazing designer and brand name pieces are on sale for only a few weeks and at limited quantities! The prices then go back up for the rest of the season.

How Can I Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

HERE! My guide is live! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 sale dates:

  • All cardmembers can shop Early Access starting July 14th —shop even earlier depending on your Nordy Club status.
  • Anniversary Sale is open to everyone from July 28th–August 8th. Prices go up on August 9th.
  • Online shopping begins at 3:00 am ET/12 am PT.

In order to shop during Early Access, beginning July 14th, you must be a Nordstrom cardmember. If you’re not currently a Nordstrom cardholder, you can sign up and receive a $60 Bonus Note (aka gift card) plus receive Early Access to the sale. The sign-up is so easy and the perks are amazing! 

Or, if you don’t have (or want) a Nordstrom card, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Public Access begins July 28th.

How To Prep for the Sale

  1. Apply for a Nordstrom card, use your new card the same day and get a $60 Bonus Note to use towards the sale!
  2. Schedule your Triple Points day
  3. Browse the Preview once it goes live on July 6th and make a shopping list
  4. Bookmark this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale page for all the important details along with links to my try-on hauls, product reviews, and top sale picks!

When Can I Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? 

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 28th, however, if you’re a NordyClub cardmember, you can shop early with Early Access!

This year, Early Access begins on July 12th for Icon Status cardholders, July 14th for Ambassador Status cardholders, and July 16th for Influencer Access cardholders. And a public preview of the sale will go live on July 6th.

Not sure of your cardmember status? Simply log in to your account on to view when you’ll have access to the sale.

Icon Status

Starts July 12th, 2021
Ends July 27th, 2021

Ambassador Status

Starts July 14th, 2021
Ends July 27th, 2021

Influencer Access

Starts July 16th, 2021
Ends July 27th, 2021

If you’re not a Nordstrom cardholder, no sweat! Here are the dates the Public Sale will go live: 

Public Access

Starts July 28th, 2021
Ends August 8th, 2021

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale outfits

What Products are Included in the Sale?

Good question! This year Nordstrom’s doing things a bit differently. Instead of sending out their Yearly Sale Catalog this year, Nordstrom will be hosting an Anniversary Sale Preview, starting July 6th,  that allows shoppers to check out all the sale items prior to the start of the event!

Typically the catalog only gave us a sneak peek into a few of the items, but with this year’s Sale Preview we’ll get to take a look at ALL of the items that will be included in this year’s sale. Be sure to check back here once the Preview kicks off on July 6th. I’ll be keeping close tabs on the sale and will be sharing all of my favorites!

What Should I Buy During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

All of the merchandise debuted during the sale is brand new, and there is a huge selection of items for the upcoming Fall season. It may be hard to want to shop for sweaters, fur vests, and OTK boots during the summer, but it’s worth the savings come September/October and you will be seeing those items at full price! I always stock up on closet basics like Nike sneakers, designer jeans, and boots.

Here are my top product suggestions to look out for during the sale:

  • Fall/Winter Jackets
  • Sweaters
  • Designer Jeans
  • Boots + Booties
  • Handbags
  • Sneakers
  • Basics: Socks, Bras, Tanks + Underwear
  • Cosmetic Sets + Beauty Tools
  • Dresses
  • Athleisure + Workout Wear
  • Home Essentials: Bedding, Towels + Candles
  • Sunglasses
  • Pajama Sets
  • Rain/Winter Boots

Be sure to check back on the first day of Early Access, July 12th, because I will be rounding up all of my favorite picks like I did last year. If you can’t wait, you can get a sneak peek at some of the items featured here and start planning out your sale shopping!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fall outfit ideas

Tips for Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, in my opinion, is online. Once the sale is live you will be able to shop for everything HERE! The stores are always super crowded because of all the highly sought-after discounted styles and a limited number of products available. Online has more stock and no lines! I will be sharing a size guide of most brands and items featured so that will help if you have questions on sizing.

Plus, shipping both ways is free! They will send you a prepaid label to return anything that doesn’t fit or that you end up not liking. Another great option is to place your order online and then use the curbside pick-up the same day at your closest store. So convenient!

The best advice when shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to shop EARLY because there are so many things that sell out the first day. Some items may be restocked but some of the best ones never do. If you love something, buy it right away. And if you’re unsure about sizing, order both sizes and return what doesn’t fit.

And although the Anniversary Sale items won’t be available to shop until the sale starts, you can shop current Nordstrom markdown items here

Check out last year’s picks here!

what to buy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

Subscribe for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Updates

I will continue to update this page with all of my sale favorites, including fun giveaways! I will also be sharing some dressing room selfies with reviews and what I am buying.

Be sure to subscribe to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale newsletter here where you will receive first access to best of sale picks, my huge giveaway, and more exclusive sale content!

Until then, you can follow along on Instagram because I will be sharing a lot of updates there, including live stories and reviews! You can follow me at @cellajaneblog or shop my sale picks using

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

2021 Early Access Guide

2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Early Access Guide, Shopping List & Try On Sessions

2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Early Access Guide & Try On Sessions 

Men’s Favorites

Kid’s Favorites 

Public Access – My Favorite Items I Bought

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Here’s a look back at blog posts I created during last years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s to give you an idea of the kind of content you can expect to see from me this year! 

Early Access Guide

Public Access – My Favorite Items I Bought

Outfit Ideas from Summer to Fall

Baby, Kids, and Maternity Favorites

Activewear Favorites

Home Decor Favorites

Men’s Favorites

Must-Have Jacket

Best Trench Coat

Utility Jacket Under $50