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In the summer, it’s beyond easy (and often encouraged) to lose track of time. Who cares what day of the week it is when you’re laying out at the beach, enjoying a lobster roll, or profusely sweating on the subway? However, there is one date worth remembering this season: July 28, 2021. What happens on July 28, you might wonder? Well, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts on that date, and it’s something I look forward to all year.

Is something two weeks in the future too far off to keep in your summer brain? Thankfully, you can start sale shopping right now: Nordstrom just majorly marked down 18,000 items, and prices start at $2. It’s a shopping pre-game, just to get the blood flowing. And by the time the real big sale rolls around, they’ll likely be gone.

The moral of this story? Even if you don’t know what day it is, you need to shop Nordstrom’s early sale now. And don’t forget to save July 28 on your calendar for the real sale showdown. It’ll be here before you know it.

Shop the best early deals ahead of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below.