Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: Dates, Details, & More!

It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is weeks away and I’m pretty pumped! You can preview the sale starting July 6 and the sale opens up to everyone July 28.

If you’re new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it’s Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year. You’re getting discounts on brand new fall items. After the sale, prices go back up to their original prices. A couple of key things to point out. Early Access starts July 12 for icons, July 14 for Ambassadors and July 16 for Influencers. How do you get Early Access? You must be a Nordstrom Cardholder – this can be a debit or credit card. Sign up here. Early Access allows you to shop more than a week earlier than anyone else. This is huge because things sell out FAST. I’m sharing more details below.

  1. What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a one-time sale where Nordstrom offers brand-new fall styles at deeply discounted prices. Once the sale is over, everything goes back to full price. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on your fall wardrobe.

2. When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins with Early Access on July 12th through July 27th. To get Early Access you need to be a Nordstrom Card Holder. More on this below. Public Access, which is when anyone can shop the sale, begins on July 28th through August 8th. Prices go back up on August 9th. 

3. How can I shop the sale?

There are several ways to shop the sale. You can shop in-store, but keep in mind the sale attracts a lot of attention, so it will be crowded. You can shop online, which happens to be my favorite way to shop. Things sell out very quickly, so make sure you’re online early. Nordstrom offers free shipping and returns, which makes the online process so nice. They also offer $12 2-day shipping, which I happen to use often, and $20 next day shipping. You can also shop online and pick-up in-store. There’s an option for this when you go to checkout.

4. Who is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is for EVERYONE. They mark down products from the Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s, Beauty, and Home departments. It’s the perfect time to invest in fall staples, get a head start on holiday shopping, or buy the most coveted boots for the upcoming season.

5. What is early access?

Early Access allows you to shop the sale days earlier than everyone else! This also means you’ll be able to shop the sale before all your favorites sell out!

6. When is early access?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is the BEST way to shop the sale. EARLY ACCESS starts on July 12th and ends July 27th. Because things sell out super fast, Early Access is a great way to ensure you at least snag a couple of your favorites from the sale.

7. How do I get early access?

In order to get early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you must be a Nordstrom Card Holder. Nordstrom offers 3 types of cards, all of which are detailed below. You’re thinking, not another card, right? Well, I have 2 of these cards and if you’re a Nordstrom shopper, they pay off so much.

8. How do I get a Nordstrom card?

Nordstrom offers 2 types of cards. Any one of the cards will allow for early access. You can apply for a Nordstrom Card here.

Nordstrom Retail Card – The retail card is linked to your bank account and works similarly to a debit card. This card can only be used at Nordstrom stores and online. You get 2x points per dollar spent if you have influencer status and 3x points per dollar spent if you have ambassador or icon status.

Nordstrom Visa Credit Card – This card works the same as the retail card above, but you can also earn points outside Nordstrom. It also allows you to pay with a single tap and doesn’t have foreign transaction fees.

9. What types of posts will you be doing for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This year I will be covering Women’s clothing, Petites, Shoes, Home, Kids, and Beauty. I’ll also be focusing on fall staples, petite styles, mom styles, athleisure, and investment pieces. In terms of content, you’ll see styled outfit posts, collages, and mirror try-on’s on the blog and I will also be covering more on Instagram Stories and the LTK app.