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There are normal sales, and then there is the highly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary sale, a yearly event that offers serious savings on the department store’s most beloved brands. And if you’re getting married soon—or attending a wedding—it’s a great time to score some major deals on wedding and bridal items.
“[The Nordstrom] Anniversary sale is the perfect time for [brides] to stock up on items for her big day, honeymoon, and even wedding party gifts,” Kate Bellman, Nordstrom Managing Fashion Editor says. “Beauty is a great area for the future bride to take advantage of the sale.”
From July 28 to August 8, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best places to shop for great steals. Whether you need a gift, a dress, a suit, or something for your home, Nordstrom has it. Shop quickly as once items sell out, they likely aren't coming back.
Wolf Sophia Round Zip Case
Normally $65, Now $43
Whether you're traveling for a honeymoon, mini-moon, or simply taking a weekend away, proper jewelry storage is essential. This light pink round case is made with soft leather and will hold rings and earrings in the center, plus necklaces and bracelets around the edges.
Monica Vinader Nura Tiny Oval Plate Bracelet
Normally $135, Now $90
As Manda Worthington, owner of an event styling and planning company, Mae&Co Creative, says, “[bracelets] are an item that women rarely buy for themselves but they feel special wearing them and they will continue to wear them as long as they last. They are just the right amount of personal and practical.”
This beautiful bracelet from Monica Vinader looks amazing on its own or as part of a row of bangles. If you’re going all out, it makes a generous gift for your wedding party, too.
Deborah Lippmann Gel Pro Nail Color Set
Normally $72, Now $36
It’s always a good idea to pick your wedding nail polish ahead of time, as “sometimes finding the perfect nude nail color can really be challenging,” Micaela Erlanger, celebrity and wedding stylist says. If you give yourself time to experiment, you’ll be able to give your nail artist the exact color you love, no last minute decisions necessary. This set from Deborah Lippman comes with two cuticle treatments, a base coat, a top coat, plus a sparkly rose gold polish and a more muted mauve.
UGG Karoline Fleece Robe
Normally $130, Now $87
“Another thing to snag right now is getting-ready stuff, like a pretty robe or sweat sets—anything for getting ready on your big day because pictures are taken then too,” Erlanger says. This super-soft robe from UGG comes in four great colors, plus it has pockets (so you can keep your phone or tissues close by). The material promises not to pill or shrink, so you’ll get a lot of mileage out of this post-wedding too.
Cult Gaia Cassie Slide Sandal
Normally $428, Now $300
If you’re looking for a statement wedding shoe that doesn’t have a ton of height, this slide sandal by Cult Gaia could be it. They have a hand-painted heel in an eye-catching and unique sphere shape, plus super thin, leather straps.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Pola Imitation Pearl Chelsea Bootie
Normally $189, Now $127
Winter weddings are stunning, but they may call for more durable footwear. These Chelsea booties have a thick sole that can handle slippery terrain with more grace than can be expected of a heel. Plus, the faux pearl and gold studded band adds an unexpected bridal touch.
Bony Levy Diamond Stacking Ring
Normally $795, Now $530
Still looking for the perfect wedding band or hoping to add a little sparkle to your ring stack? This diamond ring from Bony Levy is understated and elegant with its pavé diamonds handcrafted from 18-karat gold. It's available in yellow, white, or rose gold.
Kurt Geiger London Mini Kensington Rainbow Raffia Shoulder Bag
Normally $145, Now $97
Whether you’re looking for a fun bag for your honeymoon or a party, this woven raffia bag by Kurt Geiger with its rainbow and rows of fringe makes a whimsical statement. The luxe chain-and-leather strap works from city to beach (and even on your wedding day if you want a pop of color).
MAC Lipstick & Lipglass Set
Normally $108, Now $62
Use this set to figure out if you’re into lip gloss or lipstick for your wedding, and if you’d rather go with a bold lip or keep it muted. Each creamy lipstick in the set has a corresponding shade of MAC’s signature Lipglass, and you can layer them or wear each one solo.
SPANX OnCore High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper Shorts
Normally $78, Now $52
Shapewear helps smooth out everything that comes with wearing a fitted white dress, but it can be so pricey (and it’s not the most exciting thing to spend money on). These shaper shorts from SPANX are lightweight, but still get the job done, and they have a bonded front for a seamless look.
Tumi Wynne Duffle Bag
Normally $395, Now $264
If you’re planning a honeymoon, it’s always nice to treat yourself to some new luggage or a carry-on. This nylon duffel by Tumi is sleek and understated, but it has plenty of thoughtful details like an inner phone pocket and an outer sleeve that slides over a luggage handle.
Chloé Eau de Parfum Set
Normally $167, Now $102
This three-piece fragrance set makes a great gift choice for a bride-to-be or anniversary gift. The collection comes with two fragrance bottles of this signature scent—one full-sized and one travel-sized. The set is completed with a 3.3-ounce bottle of lotion.
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Anniversary Sale only happens once a year. It’s unique because it doesn’t just include marked-down, past-season items; instead you can find great discounts on brand new items and never-before-discounted products that will jump back up to full price once the sale ends.
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on July 28 and goes through August 8, with early access starting earlier in the month.
How Can I Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early?
Early access to the sale begins on July 12 for certain Nordstrom cardmembers; the date you can begin buying depends on your “Nordy Club level” which is dictated by your yearly spending amounts.
Cardmembers with “Icon” status are able to shop July 12, “Ambassadors” may shop July 14, and early access shopping for those with “Influencer” status begins July 16.
Do I have to be a Nordstrom Rewards Member to Shop?
You do not have to be a Nordstrom Rewards Member to shop the Anniversary Sale, however you'll have to wait until the sale opens to the general public on July 28 to shop.
The good news is that it's not too late to apply for a Nordstrom card (you need to be a cardmember to shop early). All cardmembers, regardless of spending history, start at Influencer level, allowing you to start shopping the sale on July 16—a full 12 days before the general public can start shopping.
What is Usually on Sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Anniversary Sale includes great deals on brand-new and never-before-discounted products from hundreds of well-known (and loved!) brands. The sale also includes exclusive beauty sets at major value. Also, be on the lookout for one-day-only flash sales within the Anniversary Sale.
Of course, you’ll want to consider your wedding date as you shop. “Investing in your accessories is like a great way to go,” Erlanger says. “Picking up that special pair of earrings or an amazing pair of heels might be better than buying clothes too far out in advance because oftentimes people’s bodies change. That being said, if you see a beautiful dress that you love or an outfit that you love and the price is right, just keep in mind, you can always tailor things at a later date and time.”