Everything you need to know about the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sales Event

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Last Updated on July 19, 2021 by Shopping Kim

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is almost here! This is the biggest anniversary sale of the year and everything from Fashion, Shoes, Beauty and Home Goods are on sale. To help you make the most of it, we’ve pulled together all the key information, from dates to know, guides to Nordy member perk and where to find the best deals. If you love shopping at Nordstrom's this guide will help you plan ahead for the sale and make sure you get the best deals before they sell out! Click here to preview the sale on Nordstrom.com, simply login to see what will be offered this year. 

A Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide

Key Dates for 2021 


July 6, 2021 – PREVIEW & WISHLIST

When does Nordstrom anniversary sale catalog come out? 

This year year the anniversary sale catalog and preview  is released on July 6, 2021.

 Available to everyone regardless of your Nordstrom shopper status, this is your chance to preview the deals and make your wishlist without the pressure of worrying something will sell out before you get the chance to add to your cart. 

July 12 , 2021 – EARLY ACCESS

Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts. Early Access is a special perk reserved for Nordstrom card-members. Your Nordy Club level is based on yearly spend amounts, though all card members automatically start at Influencer status. You can only shop Anniversary Sale Early Access as a card member.

  • July 12: Early Access for Nordy card members with Icon status.
  • July 14: Early Access for Nordy card members with Ambassador status.
  • July 16: Early Access for Nordy card members with Influencer status.

July 28, 2021 – PUBLIC ACCESS

Public access opens online and in-person. You can shop the Anniversary Sale online starting at 3am ET/12am PT on July 28, or in person during regular store hours.

August 8, 2021 – SALE ENDS

Hurry prices go back up on August 9th! 

What about Shipping & Returns if I don’t love my purchases?

The anniversary sale includes free shipping and free returns. Physical stores offer curbside pickup and returns, expedited shipping, same-day delivery (for selected areas) and even international shipping.

Does Nordstrom Offer Buy Now Pay Later financing? 

Unfortunately, Nordstrom does not offer any BNPL payment options at this time such as; Afterpay, Klarna, Sezzle, Paypal.

The best alternative is to enroll in a Nordstrom brand Visa credit card, which is valid at Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and through the Nordstrom app.

The credit card has no annual fee and offers some great perks. Just be sure to check the current APR and use credit cards responsibly. 

  • Earn at least 2 points per dollar net spend your Nordstrom credit card.*
  • New cards get a $60 Bonus Store Credit (note) for use on a future purchase.† Subject to credit approval.
  • Access to Nordy member benefits including early previews and shopping access to the big sale.

Does Nordstrom Rack participate in the Anniversary Sale?

No, but you can find great deals on new merchandise at Nordstrom Rack too. You can also return Anniversary Sale items at Nordstrom Rack stores.

Our Top Picks of What to Shop at the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

What’s Trending this Year on the Wishlists from Nordstrom super shoppers? 

Trending Categories

T-shirts – from white tees, to patterns and comfy tees are in this year! 


Trending Brands 


Zella – Nordstrom brand activewear for the entire family. Shop comfy yoga pants, cosy oversized sweatshirts, and basics like cotton undies and sports bras.

Nike – From trail running shoes to performance based active wear, this sale is full of great deals.



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