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Nordstrom 2021 Anniversary Sale

Each July and August, the designer department store hosts its biggest sales event of the year: the legendary Anniversary Sale. There’s no better time to scoop up designer styles from brands like Tory Burch, Jeffrey Campbell and Marc Jacobs at steep markdowns. And Nordstrom credit card holders get early access.

Don’t have a credit card? No sweat — there’s still time to sign up and reap the benefits.

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When is Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale?

Off to a late start in 2020, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 19 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 30. But Nordstrom cardholders get to shop as early as Aug. 4 — depending on your Nordy Club status. This early-bird access is a huge perk, given the fact that hot items tend to sell out quickly — and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Here’s the sale date breakdown depending on loyalty membership tier: Icons can access the sale Aug. 4, Ambassadors on Aug. 7, Influencers on Aug. 10 and Insiders Aug. 13.

This year, Nordstrom’s also offering an early preview of deals available online now.

And like last year, there are beauty deals as well — including Bio Ionic hair tools, hair care by Olaplex and Kiehl’s men’s skincare products.

How do I become a Nordy Ambassador or Icon?

Reach Nordy Ambassador status by spending at least $5,000 per year at Nordstrom locations. Unlock Nordy Icon status by spending at least $15,000 annually using your Nordstrom credit card.

How do I shop the Nordstrom sale?

You can shop the Nordstrom sale in stores or online, but count on hectic stores during the event. You’ll likely have the best shopping experience online, especially with free shipping on every order for both Nordy Club members and non-members.

You also have the option of buying online and picking up your order at your local store — just in case you don’t want your prized pieces to sit outside while you’re not home.

Only Nordstrom credit card holders get early access to the sale — not Nordy Club members. If you’re not a cardholder yet, there’s still time to apply to take advantage of a full week of early shopping. And if you apply before July 10th, you’ll get a $60 bonus note.

On top of early access to the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom cardholders enjoy year-round perks like:

  • Nordy Club Insider Status
  • Earn three rewards points for every dollar you spend
  • No annual fees
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What kind of deals to expect

Just about everything will be marked down for this super exciting sale, including the summer’s hottest styles, new fall arrivals and top designer brands like Tom Ford, La Mer, Rag & Bone and Nike.

Just a few fall favorites that’ll be seriously marked down for the Anniversary Sale include:

  • $157 off Tom Ford Polarized Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  • $69 off Marc Fisher LTD Unno Pointed Toe Bootie
  • $198 off Tory Burch Carson Convertible Leather Crossbody Bag
  • $33 off Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
  • $145 off Vince Painted Blooms Floral High/Low Blouse
  • $29 off Chelsea28 Cowl Neck Sweater

Ways to save even more

Maximize your Nordstrom savings with these quick shopping tips:

  • Use contactless pickup. If you’d rather not brave stores right now, Nordstrom offers curbside pickup at a number of locations. Pick out your favorites online and use the pickup option to guarantee you get first dibs.
  • Take advantage of free returns. Nordstrom offers free returns, including on Anniversary Sale items. If you’re on the fence about an item, snag it while you can and send it back later for free if it doesn’t work out.
  • Shop women’s first. The women’s section historically sells out much more quickly than men’s and kids’. So grab your ladies garb before it’s gone, then head to other departments.
  • Tackle holiday shopping early. A sale like this doesn’t happen often, so start thinking about your Christmas shopping list and see what you can tick off at a very merry price.
  • Don’t forget to check the regular sale section. Nordstrom always has deep discounts on select items, especially last season’s merch. Since the Anniversary Sale is largely centered on new items, you could find comparable or even better deals by shopping the store’s sale page.
  • Grab a coupon. Browse our top Nordstrom coupons and deals to save even more!

Our top sale picks

Perfect Henley Tunic

This drapey tunic pairs perfectly with jeans or leggings and comes in three neutral colors. It’s currently marked down by 40%, so scoop it up while it lasts.

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Chelsea Tiered Ruffle Maxi Dress

Florals are a featured fall style in the Anniversary Sale. Get a head start with this multi-tiered ruffle maxi dress, perfect for transition weather.

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Small Walker Leather Satchel TORY BURCH

We love this mini satchel featuring Tory Burch”s signature logo. Dressed up or down, it’s a quality bag that will last.

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Bottom line

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest sales events in fashion. And for early access to deals and exclusive year-round benefits, apply for a Nordstrom credit card before July 10th.

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