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When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale start?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest shopping events of the season. Nordy Club cardmembers get early access (as in, right now), followed by the rest of us two weeks later. It's basically like Black Friday in July: The luxury department store slashes prices on some of its most sought-after items of the current season -- and even brand-new fall arrivals.

With this year's shopping extravaganza finally here, CBS Essentials has all the information you need to get your Nordstrom wish list ready for the one-of-a-kind sale, including the exact day the sale officially kicks off and what early deals Nordstrom shoppers are going crazy for.

What is Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom has a few big sales every year. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale runs twice annually, once in late spring (usually coinciding with Memorial Day) and also late fall. The anniversary sale is considered the company's signature sale.

While most major retailers use their sales to get rid of last season's merchandise, what sets this sale apart is that shoppers can get the most current clothing accessories and home items -- including back-to-school items -- at the store's best prices of the season. Once the sale is over, all items return to regular price, making it a great opportunity to get all of your shopping done for the entire family.

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens both in-store and online. Scott Olson / Getty Images

When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom has revealed that this year's sale will run from July 28 until August 8. Cardmembers are already getting early sale access.

Can you preview the sale?

Yes! Customers can preview Anniversary Sale items now and save their favorites to a wish list, so they can check out faster when it's time to shop.

Here are a few of the most-favorited deals during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021.

True body triangle convertible strap bralette

True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette

This comfy, wire- and elastic-free bralet from True & Co. gets rave reviews from Nordstrom shoppers because it looks good, feels weightless and is near-invisible under clothing. It's an especially beloved choice of those who have had surgery and are seeking extra comfort.

Normally $44, the True & Co. true body triangle convertible strap bralette is on sale for $29 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Sure, these body-shaping leggings look like a sleek pair of leather pants, but they're really made from a 87% nylon, 13% spandex blend. Nordstrom reviewers say they're breathable, comfortable and look great dressed up with boots or heels.

Normally $98, these best-selling Spanx leggings are on sale for $65 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021.

Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket

Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket

Get a head start on your fall wardrobe with this stylish flannel shirt jacket with a soft jersey lining. It's available in three colors -- sky blue, grey plaid and camel (shown) -- but take heed: Nordstrom reviewers say this on-trend "shacket" tends to run a size large.

Normally $49, you can pick up a Thread & Supply Shirt Jacket for just $32 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021.

Is there early access for anyone?

One of the major perks of becoming a Nordstrom cardmember -- in addition to saving money and racking up points for discounts on future purchases -- is that you can shop the Anniversary Sale earlier than everyone else. This year's early-access shopping has already begun. The department store suggests shopping early, as their most popular items sell out quickly every year. Cardmembers also have the option of curbside pickup and free two-day shipping in their top 20 markets.

Apply for a Nordstrom credit card here.

What brands will be included in this year's sale?

Nordstrom is offering a look at all the biggest and best deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale homepage. This year, there are more than 100 new brands part of the sale, including Outdoor Research, IVL Collection, Club Monaco, Dyson, Jenni Kayne and Reiss, as well as customer favorites Nike, Ugg, Veronica Beard, Barefoot Dreams, Zella, Steve Madden, Charlotte Tilbury and more.

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