21 Top Picks from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, According to “Vogue” Editors

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If you’re looking for a weekend pick-me-up, a little shopping could definitely lift your spirits, especially since the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially opened to the public. The best part about this shopping event is that it is filled with newly released items available for a fraction of the price by August 8th. This means that if you want a brand new La Ligne sweater or Tory Burch boots before fall, you’re going to have to go fast. Over here at Vogue, we certainly don’t waste time stocking up on investment-worthy parts to get us through the season.

After all, our editors appreciate an offer that puts a smile on your face as much as anyone else! Read on to find out exactly what my colleagues are planning this year at the Nordstrom 2021 Anniversary Sale.

Alexis Bennett, business writer

I’m already on the Paula’s Choice train. The brand’s exfoliant is a lifeline that keeps my skin glowing. So of course I’ll stock up while it’s on sale.


Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid Exfoliant

Chandni Vyas, Senior Mangaer in Analytics

I love these leggings! They are perfect for lounging or running errands and feel as luxurious as my Lululemon leggings.

Zella Studio lightweight cropped leggings

Lilah Ramzi, Shopping and Features Writer

I love baby products because they are ideal to take in my carry-on luggage. I do my best to never check the luggage! This set from La Mer is all I need (face wash, toner, oil and the famous La Mer cream) to have glowing skin while I’m on vacation, and you really can’t beat the price.

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La Mer travel size soft creams box

Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, Associate Fashion Editor

Denim is always a great idea and certainly a great transitional piece from summer to fall! These 70s-inspired jeans by Re / Done channel the return of runway denim, Celine and Valentino’s recent runway shows.

Re / Done High Rise 70’s Style Stove Pipe Jeans

Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director

I have a closet full of sturdy knits, so I’m looking to add more prints and patterns to my life this fall!


La Ligne striped braid cardigan

Ella Riley-Adams, Senior Life and Beauty Editor

I bought this tank top this summer, and I’m already tempted to add another one to my wardrobe. I love the collarbone cut and the forest green color (pairs great with jeans and patterned shorts), and I know it will look perfect in the fall under a cardigan.

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Atalie Gimmel, Social Media Manager

My fall wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a long, ribbed knit cardigan. Rank this one in the perfect category for the WFH and as an IRL office.

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ATM long vest Anthony Thomas Melillo

Willow Lindley, Director of Accessories

I’m taking full advantage of this sale and stocking up on my favorite items, like this classic La Ligne sweater and Kiehl’s Holy Grail moisturizer.

La Ligne Bastien striped cotton half-zip sweater

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Body Moisturizing Body Cream

Chioma Nnadi, Vogue.com editor

I love thick, full, bushy eyebrows, but alas, I was not born with them. RevitaBrow has been my choice for pushing back what I have after years of picking. This combo pack will also allow me to work on my eyelashes.


Cosmetics RevitaLash Duo RevitaLash and RevitaBrow

Emily Farra, Senior Fashion News Editor

It’s hard to think of leather boots when it’s 87 degrees, but by the time fall arrives, the best are always sold out. This stacked heeled pair from Tory Burch has the height I’m looking for – tall, but walkable! – with comfortable and non-slip notched soles.


Tory Burch Chelsea heeled ankle boot

Christian Allaire, fashion and style writer

It might not be the most glamorous choice, but I’ve tried increasing my daily H20 intake, so I’m thrilled this 40oz Swell bottle is on sale!

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40 oz Hydro Flask Wide Cap Bottle

Cassandra Pintro, associate producer

I just moved into my Brooklyn apartment with my partner and it’s safe to say that we love her here. Because we live in the city there is no waiting for a garden space. The smart garden is the perfect indoor-outdoor stimulus to help us feel that our space is more of a home and less of another building.

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Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 indoor garden with automatic watering

Rachel Besser, Market Editor

It’s the peak of summer! This year, more than ever, I’m still stocking up on summer basics for the next vacation and an increasingly social calendar. My attention was drawn to a few dresses and tops that can be worn seamlessly from day to night, like this delicately embroidered Tory Burch dress.


Tory Burch embroidered sheath dress

Julie Tong, Senior Business Writer

I’ve had an eye on La Ligne’s iconic striped sweaters for quite some time, and this V-neck sweater is perfect for summer days as well as the transition season as fall approaches.

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La Ligne striped cotton and cashmere sweater

Madeline Fass, market editor

Even though I haven’t even taken my summer vacation yet, I’m already looking forward to what I want to wear this fall. I have one eye on Nanushka’s ribbed knit polo shirt – it fits me perfectly with both a minimalist look and a soft silhouette. Meanwhile, Proenza Schouler’s refined and elegant contrast stitch dress is the perfect back-to-work staple, at 70% off, nothing less.

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Proenza Schouler Sleeveless V-Neck Sheath Dress

Alexandra Michler, Director of Fashion Initiatives

I became very involved in outdoor yoga this summer. In my opinion, this is the best combination of restorative exercises possible. My winter yoga leggings aren’t quite suitable for those wet late July days, so I’m happy to add a few more athletic shorts to my repertoire.

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Zella Live In high waist cycling shorts with pocket

Laird Borrelli-Persson, Archives Editor

These fierce but fluffy slip-ons should add a bit of a roar to the work-from-home routine.

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Comfortable Nordstrom Leopard Faux Fur Slipper

Clarissa Schmidt, Commercial Producer

I have five weddings (and a few bridal showers in between!) To attend in September. As it will be a very busy month, I’m considering dresses that can easily go from summer to fall with dual-use sandals that I can take from the ceremony to the reception.

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ASTR The Label Hooded Overhead Midi Dress

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42 Gold Liya zipper sandals

Celia Ellenberg, Beauty & Wellness Director

To know myself is to know that I take my sun care very seriously and to go on vacation with me is to have access to a mine of SPF tubes and bottles, with various textures and levels of protection, for the face and for the body. (I prefer to save a bag in order to have all the options – actual size – at my disposal). This summer, my beach essentials also include Leonor Greyl’s Oil. A nourishing blend of organic coconut oil, jojoba, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds, the pre-shampoo treatment provides deep hydration for dry strands and sun and sea protection. I like to apply it to towel-dried hair after a dip in the ocean to add a smooth finish to beach hair (and a soft texture to hair after showering at the beach).

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Leonor Greyl Paris The Oil of Leonor Greyl

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