Drumroll, please: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially returning in July (*insert cymbal crash here*). The annual sale is practically considered a holiday among the fashion set. Even the most casual of shoppers know it's a chance to stock up on their favorite brands for less. But this year? Oh, this year, news of the sale hits different. Thanks to a little thing called inflation, groceries, gas, and even clothes are more expensive than ever—yet we simultaneously have busier social calendars than ever after two years of lockdown, packed with summer travel, weddings and events. Those occasions often call for new clothes (especially when clothes you haven't touched in years don't fit anymore), which means even more spending. Suffice to say, we've never been more ready for a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale than we are right about now.
So, what is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, anyway?
The Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year, and it occurs sometime in the summer. It's unique in a number of ways. First, the sale lasts about two weeks, giving you plenty of time to shop and, most importantly, save. Second, Nordstrom previews the deals in advance of them actually going on sale so you're able to strategize in advance (more on that later). But most notable is the reverse approach to marking things down: instead of offering discounts on old, out-of-season inventory, the team at Nordstrom knocks a very respectable percentage off a bunch of brand-new merchandise. That translates to a golden opportunity to stock up on the latest summer trends, swimwear, or fall-friendly pieces like jackets, overcoats, jeans, and boots long before the chill sets in.
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022?
This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 15 and runs through July 31. Nordstrom card holders get early access to the sale starting July 6, which is a huge advantage because the best deals tend to sell out fast. The preview, where you can check out the deals in advance and start your shopping list, begins June 29.
How can I shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early?
If menswear is what you're looking for, you're in the right place. Below, we have an exclusive preview of the best men's fashion deals that will be included in this year's Anniversary Sale. Most items are discounted 30% to 40% off, and while they aren't actually on sale yet, you can go ahead and add them to your cart now and be ready to checkout when July 15—or July 6, if you're a Nordstrom card holder—rolls around.
$59.99 (32% off)
This is the perfect summer polo. It's just that simple.
$109.99 (40% off)
The low-cut collar on this camp shirt was made for hot summer nights.
$18.50 (30% off)
An essential Nike training tee for less than $20? Don't mind if we do.
$78.99 (35% off)
A floral vacation shirt, sans the dad vibes.
$194.99 (34% off)
We are proud shacket evangelists. Get this one and you'll see why.
$59.99 (32% off)
This crewneck is nice and lightweight, making it perfect for chillier summer days or for layering in the fall.
$159.99 (34% off)
Windbreakers are underrated, due in part to their typically billowing proportions. There's none of that here—just a sharp silhouette and protection from the chill.
$279.99 (35% off)
This timeless olive bomber jacket will last a lifetime—it only gets better with age.
$189.99 (35% off)
Faded chambray on the outside is reversible to a pattern designed by artist Doug Good Feather on the inside. Nothing wrong with getting two jackets for the price of one.
$129.99 (35% off)
A puffer vest just might be the most versatile piece of outerwear that money can buy.
$229.99 (35% off)
If you're looking for a peacoat, look no further than Pendleton, a.k.a. the master of all things wool.
$133.99 (34% off)
It's not a successful sale until you find discounted designer denim.
$99.90 (38% off)
These performance chinos are like if your favorite dress pants and joggers had a baby. You can dress them up easily, yet they're stretchy and moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable.
$52.99 (35% off)
A little pin tuck detailing? Why not try it out while you can snag these for a cool $50.
$43.90 (18% off)
Same goes for practical cargo pants. If you're a skeptic, wait until you're reminded how much stuff you can keep in the pockets.
$173.98 (30% off)
Those mall-walking grandpas know a thing or two about perfectly unpretentious sneakers. That's why they wear Mephistos.
$69.99 (30% off)
Boat shoes are a summer classic for good reason.