Keep your Prime Day and Fourth of July deals—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is hands down the most anticipated fashion and beauty sale of summer. The event ~officially~ drops in stores and online from July 28 to August 8, and Nordstrom cardholders can get access as early as July 16 (!).
The sale preview starts now, however—and similar to last year, Nordstrom is giving members a first pass of the deals (the perks of being part of the Nordy Club). If you’ve shopped the big blowout before, you know that a lot of the good stuff gets picked over fast. All those colorful Tory Burch sandals, pretty Vince dresses, and La Mer sets you’re eyeing? All those products fly off Nordstrom’s virtual shelves once they’re marked down, sometimes even while they’re in your cart. (We would know—it’s happened to us.)
Thousands of products are expected to go on sale in the next few weeks, so to help you find the pieces actually worth your money from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021, we rounded up all the best early deals across fashion, beauty, and home. Read up on everything else about the sale, below.
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021?
Set those iPhone reminders now: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public on July 28 and runs through August 8, meaning you’ll have 11 full days to shop. 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 shop from the comfort of your couch, the sale goes live on the morning of the 28th.
How do you get early access?
If you’re already a Nordstrom cardholder, you can start previewing the discounts and curating your wish lists now. If you’re not yet part of the Nordy Club, you can sign up here. It’s totally free to join—and your summer haul can begin the second you’re approved. To sweeten the deal for new members, Nordstrom is also offering a $60 credit to spend with your first purchase, including anything you find on sale in the coming weeks.
The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Deals 2021
Nordstrom seems to be planning its biggest birthday bash to date, with a near-infinite amount 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.
Best Dresses Preview Deals 2021
Dresses are the ultimate wardrobe essential—and Nordstrom’s clothing section is packed with some highly discounted gems, from airy slips to effortless button-ups that perfect for days when it’s too hot to even think.
Best Shoe Preview Deals 2021
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 for summer? Tory Burch’s beach-ready jelly flats and Cult Gaia’s strappy sandals, which are perfect for outdoor weddings.
Best Designer Preview Deals 2021
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 smocked tops and easy-to-style midi skirts. Whether you’re a brand loyalist or just browsing, there are no wrong answers here.
Best Beauty Preview Deals 2021
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 from the likes of Benefit Cosmetics and Nars.
Best Travel Preview Deals 2021
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).
Best Home Preview Deals 2021
In addition to its bevy of clothing, beauty, and travel discounts, the retail giant is also rolling out excellent home deals for anyone looking to jump on big-ticket items like a Dyson vacuum, Aarke’s sparkling water maker, or Fellow’s electric gooseneck kettle.