The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Finally On—Here’s What to Buy


Keep your Prime Day and Fourth of July deals—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is hands down the most beloved fashion and beauty sale of summer. After weeks of screenshotting and daydreaming about our favorite early access deals, the event is finally open for all to shop, both online and in stores through August 8. This means you have a full 11 calendar days to transfer any wishlist items directly into your cyber carts. 

If you’ve shopped the big blowout before, you know that most of the good stuff gets picked over during the days of early access. All those colorful Tory Burch sandals, pretty Vince dresses, and La Mer sets you’ve been eyeing? They all fly off Nordstrom’s virtual shelves once Nordy Club members get their hands on them. But don’t worry too much: We *just* combed through the deals pages and found plenty of great sale picks still worth having across fashion, beauty, travel, and home. There’s no guesstimating how long these items will be in stock for (and chances are low sizes will get replenished), so if you see something that gets your heart racing, don’t wait around for a ~stealthier~ shopper to snap it up. 

Thousands of products are marked down during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so to help you find the pieces actually worth your money, we rounded up all the sure-to-sell-out items you need on your radar. Read up on everything else about the sale, below.

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to the general public from July 28 through August 8, meaning you’ll have 11 days before the discounts turn back into full-priced pumpkins. For those of you eager to leaf through the racks in person—there’s nothing quite like feeling your way through rows of silk and cotton—you can head to Nordstrom stores during regular business hours. If you prefer to browse from the comfort of your couch (who doesn’t?), you can get to shopping now.

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Deals 2021

Nordstrom is seemingly holding its biggest birthday bash to date, with a near-infinite number of products available at dangerously tempting price points. (Read “you’ll have a hard time keeping your wallets away.”) The markdowns extend across categories, from fashion and beauty to travel and home, including major brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Longchamp (a Meghan Markle favorite), and, for the first time ever, Dyson.  

Dresses are the ultimate wardrobe essential—and Nordstrom’s clothing section is packed with some highly discounted gems, from floral midis that make for perfect wedding guest attire to effortless shirtdresses ideal for days when it’s too hot to even think.

Maggy London Floral Smock Midi Dress

Rixo Halter-Neck Backless Maxi Dress

Never Fully Dressed Marble Happy Long-Sleeve Dress

Staud Ombré Gingham Long-Sleeve Dress

Never Fully Dressed Sage Long-Sleeve Minidress

Bytimo Broderie Anglaise Minidress With Removable Collar

Sandals, sneakers, slippers—any shoe you love/want/need is likely going to be discounted in the foreseeable future. Two styles we’re hoping to snag from the sale? Cult Gaia’s strappy sandals, which are perfect for outdoor weddings, and a pair of platform Converse that feel so now.

Cult Gaia Cassie Slide Sandals

Matisse Hideaway Genuine Calf-Hair Platform Slide Sandals

Superga 2705 Embroidered Platform High Top Sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Move Platform High-Top Sneakers

Asics Gel-Kayano 27 Running Shoes

On Cloudflow Running Shoes

We could easily spend an entire afternoon combing through Nordstrom’s designer deals (it’s called retail therapy for a reason), but notable highlights include nautical knits, quality denim, and Bridgerton-esque smocked tops. Whether you’re a brand loyalist or looking for something new, there are no wrong answers here.

La Ligne Striped Merino Wool Cardigan

Hudson Jeans Remi High-Waist Crop Straight-Leg Jeans

Ganni Twist Smocked Organic-Cotton Poplin Shirt

Ulla Johnson Charley Tie-Dye Joggers

Topshop Smocked Ruffle Cami

Topshop Coated High-Waist Trouser Jeans

On any given day, Nordstrom’s beauty aisles are stacked with big-name brands like Dr. Dennis Gross, Charlotte Tilbury, and Supergoop. But for a brief window in time—i.e., the Anniversary Sale—you’ll find these luxury products on sale for way, way less. Meaning don’t miss your chance to jump on Nordstrom-exclusive La Mer sets, jumbo-size Kiehl’s creams, and limited-edition duos and trios from the likes of Stila and Yves Saint Laurent.

La Mer Travel-Size The Moisturizing Soft Cream Set

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra-Strength Daily Facial Peel Set

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash

Paula’s Choice Jumbo-Size Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Sunday Riley Good Genes Home & Away Set

Riki Loves Riki Skinny 10X Lighted Mirror

Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner Set

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Set

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm Travel-Size Set

Charlotte Tilbury Sunset Dreamscape Instant Look in a Palette Set

Travel is back, and to get you prepped for your next getaway, Nordstrom is slashing prices on everything from carry-ons to versatile totes and cute makeup bags for housing skin-care and makeup minis (or errant USB cables and charging blocks). 

Calpak Terrazzo 22-Inch Hard-Shell Spinner Carry-On Suitcase

Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel Duffle Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage Toiletry Case

Best Home Deals 2021

In addition to its bevy of clothing, beauty, and travel discounts, the retail giant has also rolled out excellent home deals for anyone looking to jump on big-ticket items like a Dyson humidifier or Aarke’s sparkling water maker. Gift-worthy candle sets are also up for grabs for any Diptyque or Jo Malone super-fans, yourself included.

Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool Purifying Humidifying Fan

Aarke Sparkling Water Maker

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden

Nordstrom Marble & Wood Serving Board

Diptyque Travel-Size Scented Candle Set

Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede and Lime Basil & Mandarin Scented Home Candle Set


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