When Is The Next Nordstrom Rack Clear The Rack Sale 2019? Extra 25% Off Is Sooner Than You Think!

July 29, 2019 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Fashion

This post has been updated on 7/29/19 to reflect the most recent sale information. 

Stop everything–Nordstrom Rack is about to have one of their famous massive Clear The Rack Sales!

This is your chance to get up to 75% off clothing, shoes, beauty and accessories from designers like Paige Denim, Nike, J.Crew, Marc Jacobs, Stila and more. This is not a drill, people!

And while Nordstrom is about to drop their infamous Anniversary Sale, the deals at Clear The Rack are even better. Here’s everything you need to know:

When Is The Next Clear The Rack Sale 2019?

A representative for Nordstrom just confirmed that the next Clear The Rack sale will take place on August 30th to September 2nd!

They also shared the dates for the rest of 2019 so you can plot your attack on these epic events:

November 8-11

December 25-January 1

What Is The Sale?

The Clear The Rack Sale is so exciting because it occurs about ten times a year. The sale features an extra 25% off clearance items, or “red tag” items, including online (prices as marked). Considering that the Nordstrom Rack clearance section is already 40-60% off retail price, this ends up being a massive savings (up to 75% off) for the customer. Squee!

The selection is good, too, the retailer usually has tens of thousands of items on clearance. You also get free shipping is free on orders over $100. And of course, their amazing return policy allows you to send back items 45 days after purchase. What’s not to love?

How Long Does It Last?

Clear The Rack lasts three full days. The sale ends at 11:59pm EST on the third day. The next sale will end on September 2, aka Labor Day.

Other Shopping Tips

Items typically sell out quickly on the first day and since they have so many items in the Clearance section (19,000 as of press time), knowing how to shop the sale is key. Here are our expert tips:

Know your brands

The best designer discounts in each category are as follows:

Athletic apparel: Alo Yoga and Zella

Denim: Topshop and Good American

Jumpsuits and dresses: Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch

Shoes: Italian brands

Leggings: Lysse

Look for “Nordstrom” tags

If you’re shopping in the store, look for the white paper tags with the “Nordstrom” logo on them, not “Nordstrom Rack.” This indicates whether the item was once sold at a Nordstrom store (which is what you want) or if it was created just for Nordstrom Rack stores. Obviously, you want the higher quality item that’s been marked down. For example, the athletic apparel line Zella is sold in Nordstrom stores, while the lower-priced Z by Zella is a Nordstrom Rack line.

Shop online and use the “Sort By” feature

You can sort by Price, Newest or Best Sellers when shopping Nordstrom Rack online, but sorting by “Best Value” is the best way to shop the Clear The Rack sale since the prices have been slashed and you’re looking for the deepest discounts. When you sort by Best Value, you will immediately find items that are marked up to 95% off. That is not a typo!

If you love it, but it doesn’t fit–you have options

The biggest rookie mistake is missing out on an massively discounted item, just because it doesn’t fit. For one, you can have your size shipped to the store if they don’t have it. Also, you can get in-store alterations. Lastly, don’t be afraid to shop items like shoes a half size up or down to find incredible discounts. For shoes, you can always put an insert in to make them work. Explore your options, people!

Can’t wait that long? Shop our favorite Nordstrom Rack Clearance items now:

Lysse Split Hem Crop Denim Leggings

Lysse is a high-end leggings brand that is sold at Nordstrom. They're supremely flattering/smoothing of your mid-section, and therefore typically retail for around $100.

You can snatch them up at the Clear The Rack sale for up to 75% off. Squee!

Alo Motion Patterned Mesh Panel Leggings


Alo Yoga makes high-quality leggings in gorgeous prints and colorways that are sold in Nordstrom stores. Athleisure addicts *must* get them for 70% off at the sale.

J.Crew Billie Demi Boot Crop Jeans ($49.97, down from $125) 


 Demi or crop flare jeans are going to be big for spring (again). Score this pair from J.Crew--we love the raw hem. 

Nike Flex RN 2018 Sneaker ($49.98, down from $85)


Sneakerheads stalk the Clear The Rack sale because they always have so many styles on sale from good brands like Nike. You can't go wrong with this cool black pair.

BP. The Perfect Shirt ($14.97)


This easy button down shirt will be your go-to all spring long. 

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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