Brace yourselves: The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is on its way—and for some of you Nordy Club members, it’s already here. If you thought shopping holidays like Black Friday, Cyber Monday or even Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sale were ones to watch—the retailer’s epic annual event (which spans over 12 days) is truly next level. And now that Nordstrom has announced its 2021 Anniversary Sale dates, including early access details, the time has come to start prepping.
For Nordstrom’s largest and most popular sale—which is set to have deals from top brands like Nike, Levi’s, and more—there are tons of details to know. From what’s included in the 2021 Anniversary Sale to the dates you can start shopping (and how you can start a head start even earlier than you thought), we’re here to help you get them straight. After all, access to the sale has already begun for Nordstrom cardmembers—which means things are about to move fast. And there’s no reason you should miss out on a sleek pair of sneakers, workout essentials, or other major discounts.
This year, our friends at Nordstrom gave us an exclusive look at the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale menswear deals you’ll want to bookmark this year.
When Is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Officially speaking, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone on July 28 and goes until August 8, but you’ll want to start shopping as soon as you can. If you happen to be a Nordstrom cardmember (aka a Nordy Club member), you can shop as early as July 12, depending on your membership status. Members with Icon get early access to the sale beginning July 12, while Ambassadors can start shopping July 14. Those with Influencer status can start stocking up on deals on July 16.
For those who want to shop IRL, Nordstrom is giving the first 50 Nordstrom Club members to shop in-store or use curbside pickup—and the first 20 cardmembers to shop from Nordstrom Local—will receive a scratch ticket, which will only lead you to goods (think, gift cards, a round-trip flight, a Tonal smart home gym and more). Not a cardmember yet? Don’t worry, you can sign up online to shop ahead of the sale’s official start date.
If you really want to make sure you find the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals before they’re sold out, be sure to take a look through everything before you prep your wallets. You’ll be able to save your favorites and add them to your very own wish list, that way, you can have all the top deals in one place for the big shopping event—it’s that easy! Plus, if your top picks sell out, creating your very own wish list allows you to monitor those items so you can be ready when the retailer restocks them.
What Type of Deals Can We Expect from Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale?
Now, this is the fun part. Since the team at Men’s Health was given a special sneak peek at what Nordstrom has to offer this year, we thought we would share our favorite menswear deals, so you can save big without having to search through countless pages of products.
Whether you’re looking to flex some new gym ‘fits this summer, elevate your back-to-office look, score some sleek new clothes for that upcoming vacation, or just could use a wardrobe basics refresh, our editors (and Nordstrom) have you covered.
Check out the top deals the Men’s Health team will be shopping during this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and see what Nordstrom Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director Jian DeLeon says about these discounted must-haves. Just don’t forget to bookmark this page for when you can add them to your wish list.
“My top priority for Summer 2021 is spending as much time outside as possible. After being cooped up, I want to enjoy the great outdoors including the golf course, hiking, backyard barbecues, and long days spent by the pool. That means I need more than a little wardrobe refresh that focuses on versatility, comfort, and quality materials. Plus, since I haven’t seen some friends in quite a while, a little feel-good fashion can go a long way in terms of easing any re-entry anxiety.” – Spencer Dukoff, Deputy Editor, Content Strategy
“One of the best parts about our Anniversary Sale is that you can buy an entirely new wardrobe with savings. That includes everything from weekly uniforms to casual weekend looks, even though these days the two are looking more similar. Items that toe the line between work and work-from-home include easy-wearing polo shirts, like these striped versions from Nike made from their moisture-wicking Dri-Fit fabric.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
“You can never have too many workout clothes and sneakers, especially when you train as much as I do. This year, Nordstrom will be slashing the prices on some of my favorite fitness go-tos, from Nike’s stretchy and breathable athletic shorts to Rhone’s durable, slim-fit workout tees. Whether you’re looking for the best all-around running shoe or supportive footwear for lifting at the gym, Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale has a ton of top Nike styles to help you level up your fitness game in style.” – Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., Fitness Director
“Anniversary is also a great opportunity to get great activewear at an awesome price. Whether you’re in the market for a new pair of running shoes like the Nike Pegasus or a versatile workout shirt from Rhone, there are products fit for any aspiring athlete.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
“Sales are the best time to stock up on all of the essentials your closet might be missing—or that may be in urgent need of a refresh. Basics like boxers, sweats, and hoodies are always discounted for great deals you don’t want to miss. The catch is that inventory tends to get wiped out practically overnight once prices hit their lowest point, so act fast.” – Michael Darling, Executive Editor
“We all know when most men find something they really love, we tend to get multiples. That especially applies to wardrobe basics like comfortable hoodies and underwear. As someone who swears by Calvin Klein underwear, I can’t recommend any opportunity to stock up and save enough.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
“As we return to 9-to-5 office life, I’m shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale to upgrade my workwear attire with some fresh fits. I’ve been romanticizing about the good old days where men pulled out their best suit for the office, and this Canali option packs a punch of Italian flair. To give my classic suiting look a modern edge, I’ll pair it with Selected Homme’s knit polo shirt and minimalist sneakers from Good Man. Even if you’re not looking to score a whole new office wardrobe, sales are a great time to stock up on some menswear essentials, like a timeless leather belt.” – Rashad Minnick, Fashion Associate
“The bird’s eye texture on this dark navy polo from Selected Homme looks great under a patterned suit like this one from Canali, but also works untucked with jeans and a more casual bomber.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
Gear Up for the Fall Season
“Summer won’t last forever, so I’m using the Nordstrom Anniversary sale as an opportunity to score some cold weather essentials for less. Unlike last fall, I’m giving my WFH sweatpants a much needed breather, so I’m in dire need of some office-appropriate chinos that I can pair with a cool and cozy sweatshirt and stylish leather boots. To create an effortlessly cool textural mash-up in one Fall fit, a sherpa-lined trucker jacket is the perfect topper for the brisk Autumn days ahead.” – Adam Mansuroglu, Senior Style & Commerce Editor
“The Levi’s Sherpa-Lined Trucker Jacket is a fall staple that goes well with anything from a crewneck sweatshirt to a merino cardigan.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
“It’s been a while since my last true beach vacation, so why not splurge on sale items, especially if it’s on top designer brands like Tom Ford. Sales are a great excuse to step out of your style comfort zone without having to break the bank, so this summer, I plan to finally don some off-white trousers and a modern-fit Hawaiian shirt.” – Ben Court, Executive Editor
“Faherty’s take on the baja hoodie is laid-back with a new-school heritage attitude, like a vintage find you can’t stop wearing.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
It’s All About Accessories
“New, practical accessories are what I find I need most these days. On the top of my shopping checklist is a watch to elevate an everyday look, sneakers that can go from the gym to the office, sleek sunglasses to wear while I’m out and about in the sun, and a durable duffle bag that I can use for weekend getaways. Thankfully, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has great deals on classic accessories that will never go out of style, ensuring that your hard-earned money will be well spent.” – Ted Stafford, Fashion Director
“Ray-Ban’s classic Wayfarer sunglasses are a timeless symbol of cool, and now they’ve been updated with a modern clear acetate frame.” – Jian DeLeon, Men’s Fashion and Editorial Director
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