7 Awesome Luxury Must-Haves from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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These were some of our favorite deals from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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Get excited for the next Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale happens just once a year, and this two-week savings event is a great time to treat yourself to some luxury goods at deeply discounted prices.

This sale usually begins in late July, as it did in 2021. It ran from July 28th through August 8th, and we’re expecting the 2022 sale to start in mid-late July as well!

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If you missed the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you’ll have to wait until the summer of 2022 to see similar discounts. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite luxury deals from 2021’s big sale. Keep reading to see our favorite buys!

Hip Tip: While you don’t need a Nordy Card in order to shop the store’s anniversary sale, having one does get you early access to the sale. Plus, you’ll also earn rewards points for every dollar spent, so you may want to consider signing up for the store’s credit card if you’re a frequent Nordstrom shopper and planning to shop next year’s Anniversary Sale!

For more money-saving tips, here’s everything else you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


1. The Zella Live In Leggings have over 7,000 reviews & are the perfect staple piece.

woman wearing workout clothes in nordstrom anniversary sale dressing room holding phone

$38.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $59 | Buy them now at the regular price 

Add this high-waisted staple piece to your cart the next time you see them on sale, since they’re the perfect addition to any capsule wardrobe! These Zella leggings are incredible at sucking everything in at all the right places and hold up extremely well! I’ve worn them at least 100 times since I scored them during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale 3 years ago!

*These run true to size. I typically wear a size 0 and am wearing a size XS (0-2) in these leggings.

woman wearing sweater leggings and hat standing outside on sidewalk

Better yet, they go with literally anything from dressing them up in the Fall to wearing them during your next yoga class. You’ll get endless uses out of them and this is the only time you’ll catch them on sale, so don’t hesitate to scoop up a few pairs during the next sale!

Hip Tip: Check out these other leggings we think are even better than Lululemon and cost a whole lot less!


2. The Barefoot Dreams CozyChic throw blanket was $50 off the regular price!

Barefoot Dreams blankets and pillows on a couch

$97.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $147 | Buy it now at the regular price 

You can never have enough throw blankets! If you’re looking for the softest blanket ever to add to your home, scoop up this Barefoot Dreams CozyChic blanket at the next Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

It comes in many different colors and is an absolute must-have if you love to cuddle up on the couch with a great book. Psst…it would also make a great Christmas gift too if you’re already planning ahead!

Still over your budget? Not to worry, because Collin found a dupe on this blanket that’s just as soft and only 40 bucks!


3. This Barefoot Dreams Cardigan was almost $50 off the regular price too!

barefoot dream open front cardigan

$69.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $116 | Buy it now at the regular price

Not only is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale a great time to score a Barefoot Dreams throw blanket, but you can even score this popular brand’s super soft cardigans that so many women are obsessing over!

They’re just a cozy as the blankets, so you’ll find every reason to throw this beauty on when lounging around the house or dress it up to head out the door during colder months.

Hip Tip: Check out these 5 other Barefoot Dreams dupes we’re loving!


4. The Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas have over 1,000 5-star reviews & they were 50% off.

three women wearing leopard pajamas

$42.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $65 | Buy them now at the regular price

Many women are raving about the totally dreamy Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight pajamas, which are another item that we always see on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They are the perfect sets for nighttime wear and they come in five different colors and prints.

Not only could you score a set of Long Sleeve Pajamas during this sales event, but Nordstrom also offered its Moonlight Shorts Pajama set marked down to just $29.90 (regularly $49) during the Anniversary Sale!

Hip Tip: Many of the negative reviewers complain of pilling. If you score these pajamas, we recommend this fabric shaver to easily get rid of any piling and make your clothes brand new again!


5. These faux leather leggings are made by Spanx & I saved over $30 shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

woman wearing black faux leather leggings for nordstrom anniversary sale

$64.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $98 | Buy them now at the regular price

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on a pair of faux leather leggings, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to score these Spanx leggings! I scooped them up during this sale a few years ago, and they’re still my favorite go-to bottoms when I’m looking to dress a little extra sexy for a night on the town.

Plus, they suck you in like no other leggings, feel SO amazing on, and look just like actual leather! Having tried a few of the dupes for these leggings, I can promise you there is absolutely no substitute for these, so don’t hesitate to spend a little extra to get the real deal next year.

Important note on sizing:

These leggings tend to run VERY small. I typically wear a size 0 and I’m wearing a size Medium (6-8). 


6. The Stagg Electric Kettle was $80 OFF & would make a great gift too!

white and wood stagg electric kettle on white countertop

$119.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $169 | Buy it now at the regular price

I was so stoked to see the Stagg Electric Kettle (in matte white or stone blue) on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale list in 2021! If you know someone who takes their coffee and/or tea very seriously, they would appreciate this gorgeous kettle like no other one on the market!

It quickly gets your water set to the exact temperature you need to brew the perfect cup. Plus, it has a convenient 60 minute hold time which is great when you’re ready for refills. I personally bought this in matte black as a gift for my significant other, and he has used it every day for the past two years so it would also make such a great gift for Christmas.


7. These Chelsea boots will be a fall & winter staple piece, plus we saw them for under $60.

close up of feet wearing chunky black leather boots in nordstrom anniversary sale

$59.90 (Nordstrom Anniversary sale price), regularly $99.95 | Buy them now at the regular price

Everyone definitely wanted to scoop up a pair of these classic Chelsea boots during the next Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They’re water-resistant, a totally versatile wardrobe addition, and are extremely comfortable according to so many reviews. Better yet, during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, they were just a fraction of the cost of many other luxury Chelsea boots on the market.

Love Marc Fisher? We also saw the Marc Fisher Chelsea Boots on sale during the Nordy Sale for just $99.90 (regularly $189), available in Black Leather, Alice Suede, and Chic Cream & Black Leather.


Grab a bottle of my favorite wine to sip while you eagerly await the next Nordy Sale!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 6

  1. M

    Hi Sara! Where did you get your camel colored sweater from in your photo?

    • Sara

      Hey, M! I bought it last year at a local boutique store. It was a great price but I have it packed away in storage for summer so I’m unsure of the brand. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help. When I get my clothes out of storage after summer, I will circle back to your question! 🙂

      • Ana

        Circle back 😂 😂

  2. Naomi

    I used to buy the moonlight pajamas every year, but in the last 1.5 years the quality has changed. I no longer recommend them. My old pairs are still in nearly perfect condition but my newer pairs pill, are way too long in the pants and the bottoms don’t stay buttoned as much as they did before. I’m trying the Tommy John brand this year during the sale.

    • Naomi

      Buttons don’t stay buttoned*

    • Sara

      Oh no! Thank you for sharing, Naomi!

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