The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the best times of the year to score discounts on everything from comfortable travel clothing and wear-all-day shoes to long-lasting luggage from brands like Tumi and Briggs & Riley. This year, there are more than 100 new brands participating in the department store’s annual sale, with Boy Smells, Marine Layer, Dagne Dover, and Jenni Kayne added to the mix.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 Anniversary Sale: For Nordstrom cardholders, the deals began early. Tiered early access to the sale started July 12 and ran through July 27. From July 28 through Sunday, August 8, anyone and everyone can shop the sale.
While plenty of deals are still available now that the sale is open to the public, we recommend browsing Nordstrom’s website and adding your favorite items to cart ASAP, as the most popular products are bound to sell out soon (a few favorites from Supergoop and Tumi have already come and gone). To help narrow down the search, we’ve rounded up top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals across luggage, travel accessories, clothing, and beauty categories below. For even more deals, check out the travel bags we’re shopping at the sale, too.
This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date.
Herschel Supply Co. Tech Novel duffel bag
For weekend trips when you can get away without a suitcase, duffels like this Herschel bag are the way to go. This one comes with a separate shoe compartment to keep shoes apart from clean clothes, and is made from a tough polyester fabric to stand up to overhead bins and messy or crammed trunks.
JetKids by Stokke Bedbox ride-on carry-on suitcase
Traveling with a toddler or young child? Make transit a little easier with this ride-on suitcase, meant for kids between the ages of three and seven. There’s a seatbelt and top handle for kids to hang on to while you’re moving, space inside for their belongings, and accessories to set up an in-flight bed for kids to snooze on built into the bag.
Briggs & Riley Baseline 21-Inch International Expandable Rolling Carry-On
An expandable option, Briggs & Riley’s carry-on is a great bag to bring to any upcoming destination weddings or business trips. It has a dedicated section and hook to hang suits or dresses, a compression-expansion system to help fit more in (and keep it all safely in place during transit), and a large front pocket to slide in a pair of dress shoes, your laptop, or items you need easy access to.
Calpak Terrazzo 22-Inch Hard Shell Spinner Carry-On Suitcase
Looking for something that’ll stand out in the airport or among the sea of luggage rolling into your vacation rental? Calpak’s speckled Terrazzo bag is just the thing. It’ll keep you organized, too, with an interior zip divider, mesh pocket, elastic pockets and waterproof pouch perfect for housing damp toiletries or a bathing suit.
Briggs & Riley Torq 33-Inch Extra Large Wheeled Trunk
For those really long trips—say, the 2022 safari or multi-week excursion Down Under you’ve got planned—you’ll need something with extra room. A trunk is the way to go when you plan to stay put (and unpack), and Briggs & Riley’s Torq bag looks good doing it, with a style that reminds us of the Virgil Abloh Off-White collab.
Tumi V4 Collection 31-Inch Extended Trip Expandable Spinner
A favorite from last year’s sale, Tumi’s extended trip spinner—meant to fit up to a week’s worth of clothing—is great for overpackers who prefer a hard-shell suitcase to something soft sided. Find it in a sleek spaceship gray color. [Editor’s note: This suitcase has since sold out. You can find more Tumi products on sale here****.]
AllSaints Anabel leather card case
When space is at a premium in your crossbody or fanny pack, swap your normal wallet for a card case; this leather AllSaints one has three card slots on one side, an open slot on the other side, and room for cash or coins in the middle. Use it to store travel essentials, like an ID, hotel key, and credit card.
Ray-Ban 50mm Wayfarer sunglasses
Sunglasses are a packing list must no matter the climate. Upgrade your collection with this classic Wayfarer style from Ray-Ban, which you can snag for just $100 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth Bottle
We’re a sucker for a good reusable water bottle, and this model from Hydro Flask ticks all our boxes: A loop handle for easy carrying, a standard mouth opening that will limit spillage in the car or on a bumpy train, and insulation to keep drinks hot or cold. The 24-ounce size is a little more manageable for long travel days than larger 32- or 40-ounce options, though those are on sale, too.
Tumi Braxmar Travel Kit
For those in need of a new Dopp kit, consider Tumi’s slim but spacious Braxmar kit. It has a carrying handle that doubles as a loop to hang in hotel bathrooms, interior elastic loops for makeup brushes or razors, a large interior mesh pocket, and another zippered pocket on the outside.
Campo Essential Oil Roll-On & Silk Eye Mask Kit
Boarding a plane again soon? Grab a silk eye mask to help lull you to sleep in-flight. This Campo kit comes with a TSA-friendly essential oil stick that will help the cause too, thanks to a trio of lavender, palmarosa, and chamomile scents.
Wolf ‘Caroline’ Travel Jewelry Case
If you’re used to storing earrings or rings in a drawstring jewelry bag, consider upgrading to a compact case that will allow you to see all your options at once—and keep necklaces from getting tangled.
Comfortable travel clothes
Moonlight short pajamas
These cozy pajamas are a dead ringer for a Traveler-favorite Eberjey set. Just as smooth to the touch and super lightweight, they’re the pair you’ll want to pack on warm-weather vacations, whether you’re traveling with in-laws, friends, or solo.
Cutter & Buck Rainier PrimaLoft insulated shirt jacket
If you’re headed someplace with up-and-down weather, a lightweight jacket is a smart packing move. This quilted shell shacket, made with PrimaLoft insulation, will protect against wind, rain, and cold weather without taking up a ton of room in your suitcase.
CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan
Every traveler needs a lightweight layering piece in their wardrobe to slip on during chilly flights or unexpectedly breezy nights in a new city, and if you can get one as soft and fuzzy as this cardigan, you’ll be even cozier on the road.
Zella Live In High Waist Leggings
Consistently a top-shopped brand during the Anniversary Sale, Zella is back with deals on its stretchy Live In leggings this year. If your go-to pair is starting to pill or fade, this is the legging to sub it out with.
Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece Joggers
Like a cardigan, a comfy pair of joggers will get plenty of wear, whether on the plane, lounging around your Airbnb, or slipping out for a morning walk around a new neighborhood. This pair from Nike has an elastic waistband, side pockets, and a zippered pocket for stowing keys safely.
Alo Advance 2-in-1 Shorts
Another packing list essential, especially in the summer: a pair of athletic shorts. These ones have built-in spandex shorts underneath to keep you comfortable during long walking days.
Coola Suncare Home & Away sunscreen three-pack
We’re well into summer, so hopefully you’ve got your sunscreen routine down pat by now. However, if you’re in need of travel-size bottles, or want to stock up for future travels, this Coola set comes with two two-ounce spray bottles, plus an at-home or road trip-ready six-ounce bottle. All three smell like a piña colada and contain SPF 30. A $45 value, you can get the trio for $28 during the Anniversary Sale.
La Mer Travel Size Revitalizing Smoothing Skin Care Set
La Mer products don’t come cheap, which is why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a prime time to finally try new items out. This sale-exclusive set, which is valued at $545, includes a travel bag filled with TSA-friendly sized versions of The Treatment Lotion, The Eye Concentrate, The Regenerating Serum, and Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer Set
It’s been awhile since most of us have experienced jet lag. This facial steamer, beloved by Traveler contributor Ignacia Fulcher, will be a lovely thing to come home to after that first big trip back, refreshing skin and offering a spa-like experience for a fraction of the cost. An Anniversary Sale exclusive, this set comes with the steamer itself plus a full-size bottle of Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting and Refining Serum and five travel-size samples of the serum, all for $154 (a $231 value).
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