Nordstrom just announced this year's Anniversary Sale: Here's what you need to know

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor

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Shopping aficionados know that after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, one of the best times of the year to find the biggest deals comes as part of Nordstrom’s exclusive Anniversary Sale event. 

If you were expecting to hit the sale during its normal running time of mid-July to early August, we hate to break it to you that you'll have to wait just a little longer. Things this year are looking a little different, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited about the sale now. 

Here’s everything you need to know to get ready ahead of this year’s Anniversary Sale event. 

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is the department store’s biggest, best, and most popular sale of the year, featuring deals of up to 40 per cent off your favourite designers like Zella, Madewell, Paige and more. 

This sale is different from the rest though, because it includes markdowns on brand-new arrivals, but only for a limited time. Once the Anniversary Sale is over, prices go back up. 

When can I shop the Anniversary Sale?

This year the Anniversary Sale is taking place later than usual, allowing time for more stores to carefully reopen to the public. 

In the U.S., the sale will be taking place from Aug. 19 - 30, with prices going back up on Aug. 31. Nordstrom card members can shop the sale with Early Access starting as soon as Aug. 4 depending on your cardholder status, but everyone will be able to browse select items and create an online wishlist once the preview opens on July 24. 

How can I shop the sale in Canada?

In Canada the sale will run in stores from Aug. 19 to Sept. 3, with online sale access beginning Aug. 20. Nordy Club Ambassadors and Nordstrom Visa cardholders will get Early Access starting August 16 in store, and all sale prices go back up on Sept. 4.

Can’t wait until August? Shop some of Nordstrom’s best sale picks below, all at up to 60 per cent off. 

Rachel Parcell Strawberry Print Tiered Skirt

Rachel Parcell Strawberry Print Tiered Skirt. Image via Nordstrom.