Every summer my mom, sisters, and I look forward to one shopping event – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! While I’m trying to cut back on buying new, there are some wonderful clean beauty items as well as a slew of sustainable brands at Nordstrom that have items included in the Anniversary Sale!
Beginning last year, Nordstrom changed how they’re running their annual sale. Now there is an early “preview” that ANYONE can see. Then, depending on your Nordstrom cardholder status, you can click buy at various times in the coming month (see below for details)
If you’re newish to the AS (Anniversary Sale), then just know it’s a great time to get items for late summer and fall that are drastically discounted. It seems weird to shop turtleneck sweaters in July, but grab your ice water and let’s get to it.
Sustainable Fashion the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
As I mentioned the sale is happening in “tiers,” opening up to the various levels of cardholders at different times before opening up to the general public (like normal). The dates are:
Preview (everyone can see what will be on sale): Starting July 6
Icon: Shop Starting July 12
Ambassador: Shop Starting July 14
Influencer: Shop Starting July 16
Sale open to everyone July 28
The “sell” of the preview is that you can preview all the items before the sale starts. You can add items to your wishlist so when the sale opens up for you, you can quickly move the items to your cart and click buy!
Shopping the Sale
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great sale and those who are into the sale are INTO the sale (like me!). Regardless of whether you’re looking for sustainable clothing or clean beauty, there’s something for whatever you need.
One helpful tip is that items will quickly sell out, but because it’s a sale, there are a lot of returns, so be sure to check back daily for sizes to comeback in stock!
Clean Beauty Products
I mentioned in my post about finding clean beauty brands that clean brands can be a bit more expensive, so the Anniversary Sale is a great time to take advantage of trying those that are on sale!
Here is a good selection of a few favorite brands and products. I’ve noted a few below that are of particular interest!
There’s also a full size set of Necessaire body wash (eucalyptus) and lotion (unscented). I’ve used both and quite love them. The brand also participates in 1% for the planet! This set is also great for men – the scents (and lack thereof) are lovely and good for everybody in your household!
And if you’re looking for some fabulous hair R&R, this Briogeo Healthy Hair Wonders set will do the trick with 4 of the brand’s favorites!
Eileen Fisher is one of my favorite brands right now (and for a while). I love their long-lasting clothes that scream eternal style. Their company also gets cooler and cooler by the day, constantly trying to use better materials.
If you haven’t tried any of her designs yet, I’d say to start with the basics like this flattering, loose tank or these black lantern pants with pockets. Then once you fall in love with the brand, you can try something like her funnel neck top or this padded snap front jacket!
Pay attention to the size charts as all EF designs run big – at times up to 2 sizes.
Sustainable Fashion on the Anniversary Sale
Nordstrom has long been a favorite store of mine (it runs in my family), so I’m excited every time I learn of a new sustainable and/or ethical brand being sold on their website and in stores. I listed out 5 sustainable brands at Nordstrom here, but they do sell more than just those!
Try to look primarily for items that will last season after season while shopping! These shoes are all sturdy, stylish, and comfortable…
Outerwear is wear I really invest in pieces. No matter what your fall and winter look like, the sale has something for everyone…
There are also a fair number of items that are sustainable and clean that won’t be on sale. So take a gander for sustainable underwear (I love Knickey), sustainable gifts, and your cool weather sustainable fashion classics to last you season after season!