I know most of you are well familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but if it’s your first year shopping, this is Nordstrom’s infamous event to shop brand new fall merchandise (not clearance items) for the whole family at a significant discount. Prices go back for fall after the event ends on August 8th.
I’ve put together this guide with FAQ and will be updating this page throughout the sale with fit reviews, so you can bookmark it and check back!
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog
The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog is now online! You can preview the sale items and save what you’re interested in to a wishlist for easier shopping once the sale is open.
What’s new this year for 2021?
One new addition that I’m personally super excited about is the most popular styles of Zella leggings + joggers now in petite sizing. It’s about time! I wear these year round for lounging, working out, travel, casual outfits and they are always a top reader favorite during the Anniversary Sale.
I’ll be trying on these options and will keep you guys updated on the fit and fabrics.
The other reader favorite brand Barefoot Dreams has a new style out this year called the draped rib cardigan that can be worn tied at the waist or open. These extra soft BFD cardigans in general make some of the best and easiest gifts for moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, a friend who just gave birth (I lived in mine postpartum and also loved it to throw on while pregnant!).
Another new inclusion this year is Dyson, but so far I only see one of their pricier vacuums as part of the sale.
When does the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Begin?
- Icons: July 12
- Ambassadors: July 14
- Influencers: July 16
- Everyone: July 28
What brands will be in the 2021 NSale?
New brands for the 2021 sale include Dyson, Open Edit, Club Monaco, Jenni Kayne, Dagne Dover and a few more. And of course some old favorites like Nike, Stokke, Zella and Barefoot Dreams.
What are the best things to buy during the sale?
- Undergarments! After doing extensive research on the best bras and underwear, I’m excited to see some of my top picks included as part of the event and will share more details on those.
- Fall staples like neutral boots in inclusive sizing, from 4 – 13. There is usually a great selection of waterproof boots during Anniversary.
- Barefoot Dreams cozy chic cardigans (see on me) since it’s truly the only time the circle cardi ever goes on sale.
- Menswear – Nick usually picks up 1 pair of designer denim and a boot or sneaker and he’s good for fall
Some of the best savings I’ve found during the NSale are actually on baby and toddler gear. You can find my full post on the best baby gear deals from last year’s Anniversary Sale here. It includes reviews on:
- Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair (details in my baby feeding post) this year in a nice gray color!
- UppaBaby Vista V2 – a very trusted convertible stroller that goes from newborn to 1 kid to 2 kids.
- Nuna Infant Car Seats: Check out my post breaking down the different Nuna options
My Prior Year Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guides
- My Most Versatile & Practical NSale Picks
- Best Baby Gear Deals + Nuna Car Seat Guide (Pipa vs Pipa Lite, Rava)
- Best of Boots + Shoes Guide
- Fall Fashion Staples
- Best Menswear Deals