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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide 2021

We are less than two weeks away from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale 2021 Early Access!! Early access is priority shopping exclusively for Nordstrom cardholders (more about that later.) I’ve compiled this Nordstrom Sale guide for you to come prepared and ready to shop your favorites.

If you’re looking to stock up on fall clothing, home, or beauty favorites THIS is the sale to do it. Below you’ll find frequently asked questions and all you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

You’ll be able to find all things Nordstrom Sale here. Make sure to bookmark to make it easier to check back on updates and future posts.

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In the meantime, you can download and print this handy checklist for fall/winter capsule wardrobe.

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Details

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale offers new arrivals from brands like Thread & Supply, Madewell, Sam Edelman, and Sweaty Betty at a discount. You also will not need an additional discount code!! The sale is available to Nordstrom cardholders first, allowing them to shop before opening to the public on July 28th.

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No lie, the fear of seeing the ‘sold out’ on items I wanted to purchase a few years ago pushed me to apply. But there are really good perks with having the card so I don’t regret it at all. However, please don’t feel like you have to apply for this, or any, credit card.

Credit cards are great for establishing credit but do come with a great deal of discipline and responsibility as to not adversely affect you. OK, now that I got my banker disclaimer out of the way, let’s continue.

If you’re interested and want to apply for a Nordstrom card, you can click here. When you sign up, there are a few perks that come with becoming a cardholder. You can also apply for a Nordstrom debit card online.

Nordstrom Card Holder Benefits

When you shop using your Nordstrom card, you earn points towards Nordstrom notes to use at Nordstrom. Using your card to make a purchase gives you 2 points for every $1 spent. And for a limited time, Nordstrom is providing $60 in Nordstrom points if you make a purchase the same day get approved for a Nordstrom card.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale credit card sign up perks

If you are already a Nordstrom cardholder, this is also a great time to use your double points. I usually spend the most at Nordstrom during this sale so it’s best to cash in on rewards.

There are also events throughout the year that allow you to earn double points on purchases. And when you reach Influencer status (spend $500+ a year) you will get an additional 3 bonus point days to use whenever you like.

What Nordy Club Status Am I?

In order to start collecting points for Nordy Club, you will need to sign up; it’s free! To find out your Nordy Club status, click here to log in. Being a Nordy Club member does come with its perks! First, you get free two-day shipping (in select areas.)

You also get up to $200 in alteration notes. You also get the Nordstrom Truck Club styling fee ($25) waived. And of course, early access shopping during the Nordstrom sale.

Once you are approved for a Nordstrom Visa card, that’s when you can qualify for Influencer, Ambassador, or Icon Status.

In order to qualify for Nordstrom Influencer status, you would have to spend $500 or more in the year. Ambassadors must spend $5,000 or more, and Icon would have to spend $15,000 or more.

When Can You Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Online?

I’m so excited that they will continue to share a preview for everyone prior to the sale going live! This is a great time to narrow in on the items that you need and plan accordingly.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates
  • Cardmembers can shop Early Access starting July 12th. Depending on your Nordy Club status, will determine when you can start to shop.
  • Anniversary Sale is open to everyone July 28th. Prices will go back up on August 9th.
  • You can shop the sale in store during normal business hours. Online shopping begins at 3am ET/12am PT.

Don’t forget to share this Nordstrom sale guide with your friends and family so they’re in the know!

Are Nordstrom Sale items also included in the Nordstrom Sale catalog?

Nordstrom sends out an NSale catalog to cardholders a couple of weeks before the online preview. This catalog gives you a sneak peek into what you can expect will be included in the sale but it’s not all-inclusive. For a complete preview, you’ll want to head to and take a peek there.

How to Prepare for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021

To begin, make sure you’re taking advantage of the sneak peek on July 6th.

This is the second time they are doing this. It gives you a heads up on what items will be included in the sale for easy planning.

Take Inventory

A week before the sale, you should take inventory of what you currently have in your closet. Use this checklist to check off what you already have in your closet. What items are you needing? Which items would be a great addition to your closet? Because of the discount, it’s a great time to get investment pieces you’ll wear year after year.

I don’t purchase super trendy items because I want my clothes to have multiple uses. This cuts down on clutter and also allows you to make numerous outfit combos with the clothes you already have.

If you’re a seasoned NSale participant, you know many of the same items go on sale each year. If there is an item that you were on the fence about before and want to give it a go this year, plan a visit to Nordstrom before the sale.

This way you can try on the item before the sale so you know exactly what size you need. Saving you time and also lessening the chances of that item being out of stock by the time you get to exchanging.

Add to Favorites

To make things easier on yourself, I would suggest saving items to your favorites list on When the prices drop, you’ll get a notification and link to your item making it easier to add to the cart.

This will also make it easier to check througoht the sale to see if items have been restocked. Fair warning, many of the higher-tiered shoppers tend to snag the most desired items. But many times, they will return many of their purchases in the following weeks.

This is when it pays to have the items in favorites or also get a notification when items are back in stock. I will also be sharing items I find back in stock on my Instagram stories so be sure to check back often.

Sign Up for Updates

You’ll also want to sign up email updates to stay ahead of any news about the sale or you can always check back here. I’ll be sending my subscribers a downloaded guide to the items I have my eye on including styling ideas.

There is also free shipping and returns on almost everything all over the US, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. And if you’re near a Nordstrom, there is a contactless curbside pickup.

Nordstrom independent stylist Maria Munoz

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guide for 2021

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  1. 7.8.19
    Amanda said:

    Great picks! It’s so hard to think about fall when it’s so hot out but I’m excited for it already

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      No kidding!! I’ll still grab some summer pieces because the temps don’t start to drop until like November 😫

  2. 7.8.19
    Lani said:

    Thanks for posting. This will help me out.

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Happy to help!!

  3. 7.8.19
    Tania said:

    Great post thanks for the heads up on what will sell
    out first too, very useful.

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Thanks for reading!!

  4. 7.8.19
    Renata said:

    Love your pics! That leopard one piece from Topshop my fave!

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Yes! Looking to buy for my trip later this month.

  5. 7.8.19

    I am hoping they put Reformation stuff on sale! I am obsessed with their dresses!

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Girl yes!! I love reformation for their style and mission.

  6. 7.8.19
    Taylor said:

    Thank you for sharing! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is always one that my fiance, my family, and I shop at, so it’s nice to know what’s out there and to start planning our purchases! 🙂

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Yes! Fun for the whole family 🤣

  7. 7.8.19
    Sylvianna said:

    So excited and can’t wait to shop!! Love your picks.

    • 7.8.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Thanks for reading Sylvianna!!

  8. 7.9.19
    Tracy said:

    You’ve listed so many amazing options! I can’t wait to shop the sale. It’s gonna be a struggle to stick to my budget lol!


    • 7.9.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      No kidding Tracy! Easy to get out of hand. 🤣

  9. 7.14.19
    MiraRinne said:

    I LOVE this article, so informative and such a great picks! <3

    With love & style, Mira from -Empowering You through fashion, beauty and a heartfelt content <3

    • 7.14.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Thank you Mira!! 🤗

    • 7.23.19
      Luna & Isabella said:

      Thank you Mira 🤗🤗

  10. 7.27.20
    Rach said:

    Looking forward to this sale!

    • 7.27.20

      Yes! I’m really loving the beauty items on sale.

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