Your Complete Guide to the Nordstrom Annivesary Sale!

Your Complete Guide to the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Hooray! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally open to everyone! Public access starts today and we went through every single item — and we mean every.single.item! — to find the very best, in-stock items for our DoSayGive readers, all separated by category. Hurry, though, because some things tend to sell fast!

In addition to the extensive category guides below,  be sure to reference these recent posts:

  • Our absolute favorite items plus new brands in the sale are in this post!
  • 10 best buys in the sale every year in this post
  • Fall outfit inspiration with items in the 2021 sale in this post and this post
  • Our favorite gifts to stock up on in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are in this post
  • What I got my husband in the sale in this post

Women’s Athletic: 

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On my wish list: The Spanx tennis skirt! And some of my favorite leggings for both my teen and myself! Note: the Zella brand at Nordstrom has a great plus-size selection in the sale, too. 

New to the sale: Popular workout brand IVL (how cute is that pink?), Sweatty Betty and Bombas socks

 

Women’s Coats: 

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Got my eyes on: This Theory coat! So pretty!

Highlights: The North Face and Barbour all do well every year! Barbour has plus sizes. No Patagonia included in the sale this year.

 

Women’s Sweaters: 

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Things to note: Barefoot Dreams are so popular and sell out early. 

Loving this: This pretty cable Vince sweater that also comes in plus size

 

Women’s Pajamas and Undergarments: 

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On my wish list: More Moonlight Pajamas! So comfy and also come in plus sizes. Also need to refresh my bras and panties.

New to sale: Moonlight’s two new styles including the v-neck set and a nap dress!

 

Men’s:

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Things to note: Barbour coats are a great buy in the sale as are jeans. There are several TUMI wallets, bags and backpacks in the sale. Awesome Shinola watch if you are needing a gift. 

Going to purchase: These Zella performance shorts, workout shirts like these Nike shirts

 

Children:

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Things to Note: Basketball shorts, shoes, etc. go fast. Anything back to school related really!

On our list: Underwear sets, maybe Uggs for Christmas gifts, these $13 fuzzy slides are cute for friend gifts. 

 

Women’s Shoes: 

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On my wish list: Ugg slippers and maybe try the On sneakers which sold out quickly last year.

New to the sale: Not pictured but I don’t remember Sorel being the sale in recent years. 

 

Women’s Tops:

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On my wish list: These Vince crewnecks

New to the sale: This Frame sweatshirt will be so cute in the fall.

Women’s Plus Sizes:

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Women’s Pants and Jeans:

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On my wish list: No one is taking away my skinny jeans! So many great ones but if you are looking for under $50 try the Wit & Widsom line

Hit from last year: These black pants by Spanx! LOVE Mine!

 

Beauty: 

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On my wish list: Might finally try Neulash! Full size Oribe products.

New to the sale: Kiehl’s refill sizes! Their lotion is a top seller! And this Aerin gift set would make a wonderful mother or mother-in-law gift.

 

Gifts:

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Things I’m buying for the gift closet: Sugarfina Bento Boxes, these baking sets are so cute, too. Maybe a Hydroflask!

New to the sale: So many things! Theragun which was a top gift last holiday season and Bombas socks. This White “Paw” dog toy gift set is hilarious! Great knife set here. 

 

Home:

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On my wish list: Candles! I want this NEST trio. And eyeing this great apron for my husband. 

New to sale: The Food 52 apron for serious cooks. Boll & Branch Organic sheets. Note the organic. Dyson! You can find better deals on cheaper models other places but if you want a high end cordless Dyson this might be for you!

 

Women’s Accessories:

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On my wish list: These cubic zirconia studs are great for everyday or travel. Several sizes shapes.

New to the sale: The Frame crossbody bags are so cute and come in three colors. 

Teen Girl: 

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Things to Note: Letter necklaces are always popular as are beaded bracelet sets

One more: Converse high tops!

Teen Boy:

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Things to Note:These stretch, quick-drying johnnie-O shorts come in three great colors. 

Good value: All the Jack Black pumps and deoderant duo in the sale are good values! Usually only have them during the NSale and holiday. And not pictured: The Kiehl’s all over body and hair wash pump

 

*What You Need to Know About The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!*

 

What’s the big deal about the sale? 

The Anniversary Sale is unique because during the sale Nordstrom marks down NEW merchandise for fall and winter up to 40% off. All of the prices go back up at the end of the sale. Longtime shoppers of the sale will buy clothing, sneakers, bras, coats for the whole family, baby gear, beauty tools and, yes, even Christmas gifts. DoSayGive readers tend to steer away from the trendy things and to more of the staples they are going to buy anyway – but this way they get ON SALE!

When is the sale?  

Public Access is July 28 – August 8. Nordstrom cardholders get early access

 

When Can I Shop? 

July 6: Sale Preview Available. Everyone can preview!

July 12: Early Access for Icon Cardholder Status 

July 14: Early Access for Ambassadors Cardholder Status

July 16: Early Access for Influencer Cardholder Status 

July 28: Sale opens to the public at 3am EST! 

If you want to shop the sale early, you can become a cardholder here

 

How do I know what level I am?

Log in to your “Nordy Club” (what they call cardholders) on a desktop or phone. Click on “Account” (or the three lines on mobile) then “Nordy Club” and you can see your level. You can also download the Nordstrom app and log in there. 

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What time can I shop?

Depending on your access level, you can start shopping online at 3:00 am ET /12:00 am PT. Check your local store for store hours. 

 

What else do I need to know?

Shop as early in the sale for the best selection. Popular items often sell out quickly. Items are rarely restocked and I doubt they will be this year with supply chain issues affecting so many industries. 

 

What are the best things to get in the sale? 

As always we do the leg work to find the best items on sale so you don’t have to spend a lot of time browsing the thousands of items. Sign up to get our Nordstrom sale posts here

 

See last year’s list of what to shop first here

Stay tuned for another post when the sale preview is live on July 6! In the meantime browse past sale posts here

Photos: Audrie Dollins

 
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3 thoughts on “Your Complete Guide to the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

  1. Hi Lee. I love your blog. I have three boys – ages 7-11. I didn’t see any teen/tween boy picks in your Nordstrom sale blog for my oldest. He loves clothes and any recommendations for that age group would be great! Thanks!!!

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