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Exclusive: Everything You Need to Know About Nordstrom Canada’s Anniversary Sale

Including when it's launching, and what brands you'll be able to shop.

Need a little good news in your life on this Monday morning? Nordstrom Canada’s Anniversary Sale is right around the corner. This year marks the sixth that the retail giant’s annual sale extravaganza will be available to Canadian consumers and the first time that the sale will be available through Nordstrom’s Canadian e-commerce site which launched earlier this year. Below, find everything you need to know about this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in Canada.

When does it start?

The sale officially starts on August 19 in-store, and August 20 on However, if you’re a Nordy Club Ambassador or Nordstrom cardmember, you’ll be given early access in-store from August 16-18.

How long does it go for?

The sale will run online and in-store until September 3.

What’s so special about the sale?

Unlike many other sales, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale includes markdowns on brand new arrivals, offering customers exclusive deals on new season pieces for a limited time. This year, the sale will feature an extended assortment of loungewear, activewear and home items in response to customer demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and our new normal.

What brands are participating?

There’s a bunch of brands available to shop in this year’s sale across womenswear, menswear, beauty, wellness, home, footwear and more. Some of the brands on offer include: Frame Denim, Madewell, Smythe, Nike, Adidas, La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, Sweaty Betty, Paige, Champion, Vince, AG Jeans, Ugg, Rachel Parcell and Nordstrom Made brands Treasure & Bond, BP., Halogen, Tucker + Tate, 1901, Zella and Nordstrom Home.

Scroll through the gallery below for a sneak peek at some of the savings on offer during this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in Canada:

Will there be any virtual events as part of the sale?

Indeed there will be. Nordstrom’s national beauty director Autumne West and regional beauty manager Kevin Sifflet are hosting 12 virtual glam sessions over the duration of the sale. These will include informational sessions with experts on hair and skin tools, and self-care, as well as masterclasses with pro makeup artists from Charlotte Tilbury, MAC Cosmetics, Trish McEvoy and Bobbi Brown, and skincare experts from Clinique, La Mer, Kiehl’s, Lancôme and Estée Lauder. See the full event line-up, and RSVP, here.

Are there any other perks for Nordy Club members?

Yep! Any Nordy Club member shopping the sale in-store can pop by the Nordstrom restaurant or Ebar for a complimentary cup of coffee while they shop the sale. Perfect for helping you power through the racks!

As always, Nordstrom will continue to offer a range of other benefits to all customers – including contactless curbside pickup, virtual styling appointments, free standard shipping and returns and in-store online order pick-up – so you can choose how you want to shop, and when.

Click here to preview the top brands from the sale.