Welcome to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Sale Guide. Like last year, the sale is a little different than previous years. I’m starting to put together this year’s guide that will give you all the details on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Early Access dates, catalog download, and a preview of my picks. This page will be periodically updated as more information becomes available, so be sure to bookmark and check back for the latest news and my style guides. I’ll be breaking down and styling the best finds for shoes, handbags, coats, menswear and a few of my personal favorites.
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When is the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates are Wednesday, July 28, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021. However, depending on your Nordy Club cardmember level, you can shop the sale as early July 12 during the Cardmember Early Access period. Early Access enables Nordy Club cardholders exclusive access to the sale before the sale is open to the general public. You can learn more about Nordy Club and cardholder benefits over on Nordstrom. Shopping starts at 3:00am ET / 12:00am PT for each day. A preview of the sale will go live July 6, but you won’t be able to purchase until your qualifying date below.
Here’s a breakdown of the most important dates and times:
What Nordy Club status am I?
You can find out your Nordy Club status at this link. Then login and click My Account.
What time does the Anniversary Sale start?
Shopping starts at 3:00am ET / 12:00am PT.
What’s on sale this year?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best sales of the year because Nordstrom heavily discounts brand-new, newly released items for Fall (rather than off-season items). They also discount premium items that otherwise never go on-sale. As for what will be on sale this year, Nordstrom has announced that there will be over 100 new brands joining the sale this year as well as many of previous year’s favorite brands.
- Outdoor Research
- IVL Collective
- Club Monaco
- BDG Urban Outfitters
- Jenni Kayne
- Open Edit
- SPGBK Watches
- La Ligne
- Dagne Dover
- and more
- Treasure and Bond
- Barefoot Dreams
- Steve Madden
- True & Co
- Veronica Beard
- Bony Levy
- Charlotte Tilbury
- and more
The catalog hasn’t dropped just yet, but you can check last year’s catalog to get a feel for what my be on sale in my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog post. You’ll be able to preview the full sale on July 6, 2021. Keep checking back here for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Early Access start?
Depending on your Nordy Club status, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Early Access dates are Monday, July 12, 2021 to Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Only Nordy Club cardmembers get to shop the exclusive early access period! The higher your status, the sooner you get to shop. Icon status gets to shop first on July 12 followed by Ambassadors and Influencers. They’ve dropped the Insider status this year.
July 6, 2021
Sale preview begins!
July 12, 2021
Early Access shopping for Icon status Nordy Club members
July 14, 2021
Early Access shopping for Ambassador status Nordy Club members
July 16, 2021
Early Access shopping for Influencer status Nordy Club members
July 28, 2021
Public access to the sale
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is probably the best sale among any retailer for the entire year. The sale is one of the only sales where you get deep discounts on new items for the upcoming Fall season, which is very exciting. This sale isn’t the typical “clearance sale” where retailers liquidate last year’s or last season’s inventory. Nordstrom also has the half yearly sales, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is by far the biggest sale of the year. I think it’s even better than Black Friday.
This event has become legendary among Nordstrom customers who enjoy outstanding savings on the most exciting new fall merchandise, along with plenty of stuff for summer.
When do your Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 posts go live?
My 2021 content will go live early July as I preview my picks. I’ll have more posts on July 12 and throughout the month as I shop the sale.
Do I need a promo code for the sale?
No. There is no promo code required. The sale is available to all customers, but some customers will be given exclusive early access to the sale.
Should I shop in-store or online?
The is sale is very popular and the stores will be very busy. I always recommend shopping online for the best selection. In addition to free shipping and free returns, Nordstrom also offers curbside pickup, expedited shipping, same-day delivery (for select areas), and even international shipping.
Where is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog?
There is no paper catalog any more, however you can preview the items once the sale goes live.
What is Early Access?
Early Access offers Nordstrom cardholders exclusive access to shopping the sale. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Early Access dates are from July 12 through July 27 before the sale opens to the general public on July 28. It’s the best time ensure the best items are still in stock. If you’re not a cardholder, I recommend it as it has plenty of other perks.
How do I get Early Access?
Early access to the sale is available to all Nordstrom cardmembers automatically. Access is available to all card levels and card types. If you don’t have a card, you’ll need to sign-up for a Nordstrom credit card by July 27. See below.
How do I get a Nordstrom card?
Nordstrom offers two types of cards, the retail card or Visa Signature card. Both cards provide the same Nordstrom benefits, including early access to the sale. However, Visa Signature cardholders will earn additional Nordstrom points with any purchase using the card. Applying is easy and you can start shopping instantly, if approved.
- Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which is huge!)
- If approved, you can sign in to access your card online and start shopping right away.
- Earn 2 points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club.
- Plus, get a $20 bonus Note when you spend $100 at Nordstrom with your new Nordstrom card the day you’re approved.
- Enjoy the benefits of being a Nordstrom cardholder.
- No annual fee
- 24/7 Nordstrom Customer Service
To sign up, visit this link and click Apply Now to submit your application. The application is pretty easy and the approval process only takes a few seconds. You’ll be shopping Early Access in no time.
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