The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: The Best Family Deals to Shop

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Whether you’ve been shopping for the perfect baby shower gift or looking for something special for yourself, chances are you’ve shopped at Nordstrom. The retailer is well-known for its wide range of clothes for the whole family from some of the best fashion brands, as well as a selection of baby gear, car seats, home items, and lots more. The only drawback is the price, which is why we love it when they have a good sale, such as the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale. 

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What is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

Nordstrom doesn’t have very many sitewide sales during the year, but the highly anticipated Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is one of their biggest. The sale is a great opportunity to get up to 50 percent off women, men, and children’s apparel, home goods, and more.  

"I know from experience from working with Nordstrom and a lot of the brands involved that you can usually score some really good deals on car seats and strollers during this, and discounts on gear are exceedingly rare," says Jamie Grayson, baby gear expert. "So if you are looking to save money and still get higher in the baby products, this is when you want to do it."

When is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2021?

The sale will run from May 26 through June 6, 2021. Like its name suggests, the Half Yearly sale takes place twice a year, once in the spring and once in late fall.

How Long is the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

This year's sale is 12 days. Last year the spring sale ran for 10 days, but the length has varied from year to year. In general, it runs somewhere between eight to 12 days, though the best deals are always at the start of the sale. Items tend to sell out, so if you know you want something, bookmark it.

Does Nordstrom Rack Also Participate in the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale?

No, Nordstrom Rack does not usually do the Half Yearly Sale, but they do hold sale events roughly once a month for around two to five days.

What's the Difference Between the Half Yearly Sale and the Anniversary Sale?

Unlike the Half Yearly Sale, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is only held once a year. The Anniversary Sale is the retailer’s big summer sale and generally offers the best discounts all year on designer goods. This year, the Anniversary Sale is going to be held in July.

The Anniversary Sale also has discounts on newly released designs, not just the styles that are on their way out. The Half Yearly Sale, meanwhile, will generally offer discounts on more seasonal items, not the newest arrivals. 

Another difference between the two sales is that the Anniversary sale usually lets you preview the sales in advance and it lets people with the Nordstrom card shop the sale early. 

What Usually Goes on Sale?

There are a variety of products that usually go on sale during the Half Yearly Sale, including:

  • Apparel—As a retailer known for their fashion apparel, it’s probably no surprise that you can score some pretty great deals on clothes, but it's more than women’s clothes that go on sale. You’ll be able to find maternity wear, men’s clothes, kids essentials, and adorable baby outfits. You can also find discounts on shoes for the whole family. Some brands to look for include Levi’s, The North Face, Pippa & Julie, Barefoot Dreams, Zella, Steve Madden, and Ugg.
  • Car Seats and Strollers—Strollers, car seats, and combos of the two have gone on sale during past Half Yearly sales. So if you’re looking at baby gear brands that tend to run a little higher (such as Nuna, Maxi-Cosi, or Thule), this is your chance to buy the item at a good discount. 

"If you've done your homework and know which car seat is best for you and it's available at a discounted price during Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale—go for it." —Michelle Pratt, mother, child passenger safety technician, and founder of Safe in the Seat

  • Baby Registry Essentials—Baby accessories and toys are often discounted, so it’s a great time to shop for high chairs, tummy-time play mats, teethers, diaper bags, swaddles, hooded towels, and more. You’ll likely be able to find discounts on brands such as Little Giraffe, Ju Ju Be, Mary Meyer, and Stokke.
  • Home Products—Bath accessories, bedding, home and nursery decor, kitchen bakeware, suitcases, and even pet essentials have been known to go on sale during the Half Yearly sale. Brands to look for include Diptyque, Jo Malone, Nambe, and Apotheke.

Our Top Picks

Tucker + Tate Hooded Fleece Robe

Tucker + Tate Hooded Fleece Robe

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $39, Now $26

Covered in a shimmery Outerspace-like pattern, this hooded bathrobe is just what your kid needs to reach for the stars.

Angel Maternity Tummy Tight Postpartum Leggings

Angel Maternity Tummy Tight Postpartum Leggings

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $65, Now $45

These leggings come in sizes XS through XXL to give you a more comfortable fit after the baby arrives.

Bugaboo Ant Complete Stroller

Bugaboo Ant Baby Stroller

Courtesy of Amazon

Normally $519, Now $363

The Bugaboo Ant Stroller is the brand's most compact and lightweight option, which means getting out for a walk around the block is slightly more manageable. The lowest price we've seen is $363.

Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Crop Jeans

Madewell 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Crop Jeans

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $128, Now $77

Right now you can pick up a pair of Madewell's comfortable jeans for 40 percent off. Sizes 24 to 33 are available.

Kimi and Kai Tasha One-Piece Swimsuit

Kimi and Kai Tasha One-Piece Swimsuit

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $88, Now $48

Finding a bathing suit is complicated, so finding the perfect maternity one is even more tricky. This striped one-piece features a tie back, so you can adjust as you grow.

Kids' Oversize Graphic Tee

Nordstrom Kids' Oversized Graphic Tee

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $22, Now $13

Save up to 50 percent off kids' essentials—tees, shorts, and more. This outfit comes in a variety of graphics.

Nuna Cudl Baby Carrier

Nuna Cudl Baby Carrier

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Normally $220, Now $200

The smooth mesh fabric of this baby carrier feels great in hot weather, plus the padded and adjustable shoulder straps make it easy to find the parent's perfect fit. It'll hold a child up to 35-pounds.

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By Simone Scully
Simone is the health editorial director for performance marketing at Verywell. She has over a decade of experience as a professional journalist covering pregnancy, parenting, health, medicine, science, and lifestyle topics.