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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially ended, but bookmark this post for next year’s sale and meanwhile, take a look at the biggest sellers from 2021!
Bookmark this page to ensure you don’t miss the sale in 2022.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the biggest sale put on by the retailer and offers brand new products at super discounted prices. You may be wondering about all the details on how to shop the sale, so we answer those questions below so you can plan for 2022!
Do I need a Nordstrom credit card to shop the sale?
You don’t need a Nordstrom credit card to shop the sale but if you do have one, you’d normally get access to the sale before it’s open to the public during the Early Access week.
TIP: If you want to shop for next year’s early access sale, you can apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card here. I signed up for a card online and my new card number was automatically added to my account. I got INSTANT access to the sale prices!
What products would I want to shop at the Anniversary Sale?
Our readers love shopping Nordstrom for their wide range of quality products and top-notch customer service policies including an excellent return policy. This sale is a great opportunity to buy those higher-priced items you’ve been longing for all year.
How to Shop The Anniversary Sale?
As we do every year, we will make the selection process easier for you by scoping out the entire site and sharing the best products for travel!
However, a big tip for 2022 is to utilize the “WISHLIST” feature to easily keep track of your favorites.
If you’re planning on shopping for others during the Anniversary sale, Wishlist allows you to search for people who have also put together a list and check out (or even send over!) what they have personally favorited. You can add up to 150 items and then organize and edit your top selections. You can even share them with family and friends so that they can get in on your list as well.
As you get prepared for next year, take a look at the top bestsellers for 2021!
Remember, bookmark this page to ensure you don’t miss the sale in 2022!
OUR TOP BRANDS 2021
Some female travelers just can’t leave their styling tools at home; I’m one of them. With unruly, frizzy, curly hair, I never travel without my hair straightener. It’s too hard to manage my hair with a travel size flat iron so I always pack my full size, but slim, 1-inch T3 Lucea straightener. I bought it last year during the Nordstrom sale and it’s available again this year. I’ve been so happy with the product this year that I’ll be buying the satin compact hair dryer to use every day vs. for traveling.
Their popular totes and backpacks such as the Voyageur Everyday Tote and Carson Nylon Backpack were on sale during this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary. Readers love this brand because they feature trolley sleeves and classic designs in their signature nylon fabric making them the ideal personal item that’s easy to clean and looks classy. Highly durable and stylish bags all-around!
If you’ve been a TFG reader for a while, it’ll be no surprise that Longchamp is one of the most loved brands by our community. Our top recommendation is the Le Pliage Backpack, you can read our review on the backpack to learn why it’s so popular with readers. And if you want even more ideas on the best Longchamp bags, go to this post here!
Learn about why our readers love Longchamp!
No show socks are some of the most widely talked about products in the TFG Facebook group and Bombas always gets number one recommendations as being the best. I couldn’t believe the hype so I decided to try them out for myself, and sure enough, I’m now obsessed too.
The North Face
If you’re traveling in winter, a good jacket is one of the most essential items in your travel wardrobe; especially if you plan to spend an extended period outside walking and sightseeing. The North Face is an excellent brand that offers some of the most recommended jackets to protect you from the elements.
Our recommendation is the Osito Flow Fleece Jacket, which has been a Northface top seller for over a decade and I’ll be buying it for my upcoming winter USA adventures.
EDITOR’S TOP PICKS 2021
A limited-edition set of La Mer favorites in travel sizes, including The Moisturizing Soft Cream, presented with a chic travel pouch.
Zella Live-In is the #1 choice on the blog for the best leggings for travel and a top seller during the Nordstrom anniversary sale year after year! They’re long-lasting, durable as well as soft, and the higher waist creates a smooth appearance. Super-versatile, too, they can easily be styled as part of an athleisure look, an airplane outfit, or an extra layer under a dress or tunic.
A set of full-size hair care products plus a jumbo size of the best-selling No 3 Hair Perfector to help reduce breakage and visibly strengthen hair.
Rag and Bone
I used to wear only Rag and Bone jeans until my weight started to fluctuate frequently due to my Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Not only are they cute, but the length would be perfect for my 5’2” height. No hemming is necessary.
A set featuring a mini Facial Toning Device and FIX Line Smoothing Device, expertly designed to help tone, lift and contour skin at home. I already own this, but I know it’s super popular and with a higher price tag, I didn’t want any Nu Face fans to miss out if they were interested in adding it to their beauty arsenal too.
These L’Occitane products feel so rich and buttery smooth on your skin; having a good moisturizer is a must for an avid hand washer like me and these products will be a nice treat!!!
More than likely offering zero comfort, these Sam Edelman ankle boots are just my style! I wear a lot of black, not for practicality but for personal style preferences, but I do like to wear brown or burgundy boots to add a little depth to my outfits. These beautiful leather boots look like a timeless piece that would be equally as polished with a winter dress and tights as they would with slim-fit pants and a button-down blouse or sweater.
Loveapella Maxi Dress
Another item that everyone in the TFG group seemed to be talking about this year is this Loveapella Maxi Dress. While I prefer knee-length dresses and don’t love jersey dresses for travel, with so many rave reviews from the readers, I had to get this myself. And I was pleasantly surprised! Unlike many jersey fabrics, this one was very lightweight, which is a major plus for travel, especially for a maxi dress that has a lot of fabric.
I ordered the petite small and was also shocked that it actually fit my 5’2” height without dragging on the floor. In fact, it was almost too short for my liking, but I bought the purple color, which is beautiful for the seaside – so it’s a keeper for me and a top reader pick, too!
If it fits too low in the cleavage for your liking, take the dress to the dry cleaners and have them take it in at the shoulders for a higher fit, or use one of these cleavage covers. Also available in plus sizes!
UGG Harrison Moto Boot
A highly popular brand with readers! The Harrison moto boot is seam-sealed construction and a waterproof finish will keep your feet dry in stylish moto boots with logo-engraved hardware and a lugged rubber sole.
TFG readers know I’m a huge fan of Nars, so whenever it’s on sale I always stock up. Double your pleasure with a set of two Orgasm blushes and never glow without the award-winning shade. This cult-favorite blush delivers a weightless, natural-looking rush of cheek color. Superfine micronized powder pigments ensure an irresistibly soft, blendable application.
L.L. Bean Quilted Jacket
Considered a very reliable brand for all things outdoor, this L.L. Bean packable quilted jacket has PrimaLoft® Gold insulation to keep you consistently warm and a water-resistant coating to keep you dry.
Topped off with an adjustable hood and attractive quilted design, this is a fantastic item to grab to keep you toast in the cold season.
I CANNOT get enough of my Spanx leggings, and these were a huge draw in this year’s sale! They’re so stylish and ultra-versatile for travel. They can be dressed up for a night on the town or down for a low-key look during the day. However I decide to wear them, I always feel and look put together.
They look leather but don’t act like it, which means they’re not stiff, thick, and hot. They’re breathable and extremely comfy, especially on long-haul flights. I’ve worn them everywhere, including sightseeing and more!
I first bought the regular faux leather leggings until I graduated to the moto leggings, which I fell instantly in love with. I also love how they’re available in regular sizes (XS-XL) and plus sizes (1X-3X), as pictured above!
Born Emma Block Boot
These not so practical Born boots have wraparound straps punctuated with dome studs lend a touch of moto swagger to this almond-toe boot designed with a split shaft and set on a tall block heel. While not a traveling item per se, it’s one I was lusting for just for fun and for me!
I got really excited about the Bernardo jackets and then I saw this cute, short jacket is discounted! This one looks sleek, too, with the quilted design, but it’s also water-resistant and looks packable. I grabbed this in black, so will report back on this!
These Aquatalia boots have a padded collar and supple leather lining that keep you comfy in this versatile boot featuring water-resistant protection, a durable lug sole, and a side zip closure.
Blondo Cecilia Wateproof Boots
A super popular brand for readers, these Blondo boots have a chunky lugged platform and studded strap embolden this combat-inspired boot featuring a fuss-free waterproof finish that complements the can-do attitude.
Pikolinos Vicar Combat Bootie
The Pikolinos combat boots have polished studs highlight the decorative buckle strap of this rugged yet comfortable combat boot that’s lightweight, well-cushioned, and ready for every day wear or for travel.
READERS TOP PICKS 2021
Eileen Fisher makes sitting in an airplane on a transatlantic flight as relaxing as sitting in your backyard on a summer day. These can even double as cropped yoga pants when you need to really stretch, as they are comfy like leggings, but not restrictive. Made from breathable fabric, they come in multiple colors and petite sizes for style variety on the go. They are available in sizes petite P-Large P, regular XXS-XL, and plus size 1X-3X.
For a stylish travel accessory, this classic faux-leather jacket from BLANKNYC is a serious must-have and a TFG reader favorite! Way more lightweight than typical leather, this has an edgy and funky silhouette and would be a terrific item to wear on an airplane for a bit of coverage, and once you land, it can go from day to night effortlessly.
Briggs and Riley
The Briggs & Riley Baseline suitcase shown above is one of their best-selling carry-on styles and we think it looks amazing! It’s a sophisticated bag that features the brand’s CX™ expansion-compression system that increases packing capacity and then compresses down to keep contents secure. It also has a built-in-tri-fold garment folder with a foam roll bar for those delicate items you don’t want wrinkled.
The Olukai Ohana is beloved by travelers everywhere because they go with everything and are comfortable enough to walk around in for long periods of time.
Choose a fun beachy print or a classic color, they’re casual and versatile enough to wear throughout the day on any vacation.
The Transport leather crossbody bag from Madewell features a removable crossbody strap, a top push-tab closure, and an interior pocket lined alongside the main compartment.
With its rich and smooth leather canvas, this is a classic item sure to stay in style for many seasons.
A long-running reader and personal choice, the Superga sneakers are incredibly comfortable and a versatile option for female travelers (they were part of my capsule wardrobe for years!). Check out my review as I go more in-depth about them!
While not ideal for rigorous walking, they’re a stylish option for casual day wear out and about. I’ll never forget when I first saw a girl wearing a black pair of Supergas in Rome with a lovely black romper. I couldn’t believe how amazing they looked in her chic outfit. A definite must-have for a European adventure!
Halogen was all the buzz on the TFG Facebook group this year, and for a good reason! They make soft and cute sweaters that are light. Add this adorable cardigan that mix, as it was a big seller last year so it’s a prime opportunity to grab it! With a cozy cashmere feel and a relaxed fit, this makes a wonderful capsule wardrobe add-on. Also available in petite, regular, and plus sizes!
Our readers love this soft fleece wrap cardigan! It was a big seller from this year’s sale. Choose from various colors and petite, regular and plus sizes for an easy-to-wear layer on your next flight.
Sam Edelman Flat
Transform your sightseeing outfit from day to night by switching out your walking shoes with these flats. Perfect for business travel, these are one of the most cute and comfortable ballet flats for travel according to our readers – find out their other picks in this post!
Eileen Fisher always gets top marks from our readers and this dress is no exception. Crafted from soft and stretchy fibers, the lightweight fabric is comfortable yet the style is polished enough to be dressed up or worn casually.
The clothing is high quality and perfect for travel. Keep an eye out for sales, although, the investment is well worth it for frequent flyers.
The Ecco 7 line of sneakers has sold repeatedly during previous anniversary sales, and overall, it’s a massive favorite of readers for comfy walking shoes. This Ecco Street Sneaker has shock absorption and is designed to fit anatomically to your foot. A total must-gett. We love the cute color accents!
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