THE 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Guide

Welcome to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Guide. Can you believe it is already time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? This guide will give you everything you need to know about the sale including early access dates, catalog download, and a preview of the sale listing out all my Daily With Bailey favorites. When the sale goes live, you can visit my complete Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shop by visiting this link.

I look forward to this sale every year because it’s an opportunity to score some major deals on Fall clothing pre-season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is not a ‘normal sale’ in which all the items that didn’t sell for the season get priced at a discount, but it is an advance season sale. That means new arrivals that haven’t even been released yet (think Fall boots, sweaters and outerwear) are on sale, and at discounted prices pre-season! I know, shocking right. Fall is one of the most expensive seasons to buy new clothing for, so it’s a great opportunity to advance buy for the season and save some major cash. So you’re probably wondering… how do I get to be a part of this sale and take control of it in the right way. I’m here to provide all the details you need to know, just keep reading.

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Download the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Catalog

2021 Catalog and First Look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

When does this sale start, and how long does it last?

Early access for the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins on Monday, July 12th and is only available for Nordstrom Credit Card Icons, the sale opens for Nordstrom Card Ambassadors on July 14th and Influencers (all card holders) on July 16th. If you do not yet have a Nordstrom Card then you can still apply for a card, just do so ASAP to ensure you get approved before the sale begins. At the same time, I never want to encourage someone to get a credit card just for the purposes of shopping the sale, especially if it is beyond your means. It’s a great sale, but it’s not worth breaking the bank or going into debt simply to shop it.

Those that do not have a Nordstrom credit card can begin shopping the sale when it goes public on Wednesday, July 28th. The sale for both card holders and non-card holders ends on August 8th, and all prices return to normal at that time. You can shop the sale from this link when the sale goes live.

Here is a breakdown of important dates:

  • July 12th, 2021 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access available to Icon Nordstrom cardholders
  • July 14th, 2021 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access available to Ambassador Nordstrom cardholders
  • July 16th, 2021 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access available to Influencer (all remaining) Nordstrom cardholders
  • July 28th, 2018 12:01 AM Pacific: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is open to everyone
  • August 8th, 2018 11:59 PM Pacific: The sale ends and items return to their normal retail price

How do you I gain access, so I can take advantage of the sale?

In order to gain access to the sale, you have to have a Nordstrom credit card. When I applied for my credit card, I was approved the same day. As soon as I was approved, the website prompted me to login to my Nordstrom account and my credit card automatically linked to my account. This is the only way you can get early access to the sale. There are other great perks to having a Nordstrom credit card, too. You receive 2 points for every $1 spent, and for every 2,000 points you accumulate, you’ll receive $20 back in cash to shop at Nordstrom. I let these add up over time and that’s how I purchase any designer items on my wish list that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Like I said earlier, credit cards are a huge responsibility, so please do not sign up for a credit card if it is beyond your financial means.

How do I sign up for a Nordstrom credit card?

Sign up for a Nordstrom credit card HERE. Fill out all the information required and Nordstrom should notify you within a couple of hours if you’re approved for a card.

What items can I expect to be included in the sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale includes new Fall arrivals that are discounted from 30-50% of the retail prices. Every year, Nordstrom releases its advance catalog to give you an idea of the items included in the sale. You can access the complete catalog HERE. You can browse this interactive catalog in advance of the sale and wish list the items you really love so you can go back and shop when your day for the sale goes live. You can click on each item to see the price, and the amazing deal this sale brings.

Please keep in mind that there are many other items included in the sale, and you can tune into the blog on July 12th for all the DWB favorites. I’ll be sharing a post that day shortly after midnight Pacific time rounding up the best items of the sale, and updating the Nordstrom Sale SHOP tab at the top of my blog.

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Should I shop the items in-store or online?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest sales of the year, many even argue that it rivals Black Friday. With big sales, come big crowds. Beat the crowds and shop the sale as soon as it goes live (and before stores open) by shopping online. If you’d like to receive your items fast you can always select in-store pickup and a store associate will prepare your order for you and have it ready for you same day when the store opens. If your store has curbside valet, they’ll even bring it out to your car for you. Here is the best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

  1. Mark your calendars for July 12th and visit my blog for your guide to the best deals and my picks for the sale. Add items to your wishlist so you can easily add your favorites to your cart and shop on the day you get access to the sale.
  2. After adding items to your Nordstrom.com cart, choose the In-Store Pickup as your shipping option during checkout.
  3. You’ll get a text from Nordstrom when your order is ready and you can pickup your items from the store at your convenience. Some locations even offer curbside pick up where they bring it out to your car! It’s really the best way to shop.
  4. If you don’t have a Nordstrom location near you, don’t worry! Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns on all orders.

Most Popular Items in the Sale that You can Expect to SELL OUT FAST!

The most popular items in the sale are usually shoes/boots, cardigans/sweaters, athletic wear, jeans and of course outerwear. I’ve shopped through the catalog and rounded up my favorites from each category for the sale. I was verrryyy picky about the items I selected this year, and made sure it’s items I’ve purchased year after year and continuously loved throughout the seasons. I’ve shopped the sale for years now, and the items included in the sale tend to be very similar year after year, so I now have a pretty good idea of what items will sell out quickly and what staples you want for the upcoming season. The top items from the most popular categories are included below:

Women’s Fashion

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Short Sleeve Pajama Set | BB Dakota by Steve Madden Sweater Dress | Double V Throw On Dress | Madewell Colorblock Cardigan | Drape Turtleneck Sweater | Queen Graphic Tee | Free People Turtleneck Sweater | Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | Def Leppard Band Tee | Plaid Button Up Shirt | Lace Bralette | Boyfriend Jeans | Spanx Faux Leather Leggings | Skinny Chewed Hem Jeans

Women’s Outerwear & Jackets

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Quilted Jacket | Suede Moto Jacket | Wubby Jacket | Faux Leather Bomber Jacket | Faux Shearling Bomber Jacket | Plaid Shacket | Madewell Fleece Jacket | Cream Shacket

Women’s Activewear

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Zella Live in Leggings | Joggers | Alo Sports Bra | North Face Parka | Twist Front Tank | Zella Sweatshirt | Alo LeggingsQuilted Bomber Jacket | Zella Sports Bra | Swift Run X Sneaker | Zella Wrap Jacket

Women’s Shoes

I tried to go through each shoe type to bring you the very best of the best. As always, the shoe selection is great! Here are my top picks for each type of shoe!

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Best All Around Bootie | Currently Eyeing This Pair | Best Casual Shoe | Best Mule | Best Hiker Boot | My Sandal Pick | Best on Trend Bootie | Best Running Shoe Here & Here | Best Neutral Boot | Best Brown Boot | Best Black Boot 

5 Looks to Buy Now & Wear Now

I rounded up five different looks that you could purchase right now & still be able to wear as we transition out of summer!

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Midi Knit Dress | Flannel | High Top Tennis Shoes | Leopard Cami | Straight Jeans | Open Toe Bootie | Graphic Tee | Knit Pencil Skirt | Platform Converse | Johnny Cash Tee | Blue Jean Shorts | Leopard Sweatshirt | Leopard Lounge Shorts | Fuzzy Slippers

Beauty

Unlike past years, there are no amazing value “have to have” sets included, in my opinion. I weeded through the beauty section to bring you guys what I feel is the 5 products that are truly worth it!

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Olaplex Bond Maintenance Kit | Necessaire Body Wash & Lotion Kit | T3 Single Pass Curling Iron | Nars Cheek Palette | Riki Loves Riki Lighted MirrorOribe Dry Shampoo & Texture Spray Set

Baby Girl

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PIPA™ Lite LX Infant Car Seat & Base | North Face Fleece Jacket | Floral Moccasins | Baby Blanket | Baby Joe’s Jeans | Hooded Puffer | Sherpa Jacket | Nuna Rava Car Seat | Leopard Vans | 2-pack Bow Set | Vista V2 Stroller with Bassinet (will sell out fast)

Baby Boy

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PIPA™ Lite LX Infant Car Seat & Base | Fleece North Face Jacket | Baby Blanket | Hooded Puffer Jacket | Nike Sweat Set | Herschel Diaper Backpack | Hooded Denim Jacket | Nuna Rava Car Seat | Baby Vans | Baby Camo SneakerNike Tennis Shoes | Vista V2 Stroller with Bassinet (will sell out fast)

Home

I see the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as a great time to get big ticket home items at a great discount! If you’re in the market for new towels, bedding, a vacuum or kitchen products, definitely check out their home section!

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Barefoot Dreams Animal Blanket |Barefoot Dreams BlanketBoll and Branch Duvet | Dyson Vacuum | Down Duvet Insert | Barefoot Dreams Pet Sweater | Barefoot Dreams Pet Bed Bath Towels | Viking Pots & Pans

Men’s

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Peter Millar Shorts | Plaid Sport Coat | Quilted Jacket | Peter Millar Quarter Zip | Chelsea Boot | Zella Zip Up Hoodie | Zella Athletic Short | Cole Haan Sneaker | Adidas Running Shoe

When I shop the sale, I go directly to the shoe racks and wardrobe staples such as t-shirts, jeans and everyday jackets because those always seem to be the items that sell out the fastest.

If you’re not already convinced how amazing this sale is, take a look at my post from 2019’s sale opening for a sneak peek on the types of items you can expect to find in the sale.

Don’t forget to check back in first thing on July 12th for all the best items you need to be shopping for! XoXo.

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