June 15, 2021

Is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Going To Blow Our Socks Off Or Have Us Sob For Days of Old?

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Preview starts July 7th! Cardholders get an early sneak peek at this year’s sale offerings! As you well know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens every July but last year it was postponed and happened in August last year due to the pandemic.

The sale’s official start date is July 28th for everyone and ends August 8th. Card members get early access prior to July 28th and items do sell out fast so it is a good idea to start plotting and planning what you want when the preview does drop.

The sale hasn’t been the same in many years. Many of the cool exclusive items, pre-Fall launches, and special sets and kits just aren’t around anymore. And the sale has actually become a sale….! You’ll find a lot of items available at 20 to 40% off. It’s a good time to grab a Simple Human Mirror as typically Nordy’s reduces the price on them anywhere from 20 to 30% off retail. For those interested in something other than beauty there’s plenty of great deals on luxury accessories and clothing as well!

I’d say the sale has been depressing for several years now. I mean, I always score a deal which is great! I’m purchased some fantastic shoes, purses, and clothing but the beauty and makeup aspect is a little boring and uneventful. Nordy’s used to get first dibs on a lot of Fall items! Even the MAC Collection which is exclusive to Nordstrom is a snooze-fest. They typically don’t do a color story anymore but merely release sets featuring a few items. I miss the color stories.

I think we might see some good deals on Becca when the the sale finally arrives…! They really are hanging on to Becca until the end of time over here. I wonder when the sale will finally hit. I’m thinking Nordstrom Anniversary might prove a turning point.

If you can’t wait to shop there’s quite a bit of beauty discounted already at nordstrom.com!

What are you hoping to snag during the sale?


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  • Kimmwc03

    Last year was a complete bust because most of the items I wanted were already sold out by the time I got to shop! This year I’m at the tier I thought I was at last year so at least I have a bit better chance.

    I’m hoping for Barefoot Dreams, some designer jeans, boots, sweaters and some good skincare and beauty sets.

    • Isabella Muse

      I KNOW! The tier shopping levels make it hard to get what you want! I dislike the way they do that!

  • Christina

    I am always frustrated by the sale. By the time I get to shop, everything is sold out. The tiers system is so, so frustrating. It doesn’t incentivize me into buying more to reach the next tier. If anything, it discourages me because the item I want is now out of stock, so I just won’t buying anything.

    We’ll see about this year. The beauty offerings and shoes are just pathetic lately.

    • Isabella Muse

      The tier system is wayyyy frustrating. I didn’t reach the tier I normally do last year and everything I wanted was gone! It sucked. I come across some cute flats sometimes but yeah, nothing that I can’t miss out on!

  • Jackie

    They used to have wonderful 12-pan MAC palettes due to having credit for being there in the beginning for MAC. Now it’s just less than boring & sparse. Very sad. Not the same MAC tho, I get it .

  • Ashley m

    I’ve never been a card holder, but 5 years ago I agree it used to be a lot better. Cool limited edition Chanel kits & really cool stuff I easily could have went in debt for $1000. Laughs. Now everything is jumbo sized & nothing feels special, just bigger, but not better by any means!