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You know we love a good sale, and Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale, which most recently took place May 25 – 29, is always an event worth shopping. With an additional 25% off select red-tag clearance items, the Clear the Rack sale typically lasts two to four days. And the first day is the best time to find the best deals … and we’re talking up to 75% off.

However, deals go quickly — and generally don’t get restocked — so if you see a deal you want, act fast. They add new deals every day, so we’ll keep this post updated with the best Clear the Rack 2023 deals we find so you don’t get a big case of FOMO.

What can you expect from Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale? How often does this event happen? We break it all down for you right here, including the Nordstrom Rack deals you can shop now in-store and online. And don’t worry if you miss a good markdown — the Nordstrom Rack Black Friday sale and their highly-anticipated Nordstrom Black Friday deals will be here this fall.

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What is Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack Sale?

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Nordstrom’s Clear the Rack sale takes an extra percentage off already reduced clearance prices.


You can shop Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack Sale online and in stores.

If you shop the Clear the Rack sale in stores, the extra 25% discount off select items gets taken off at the register. Online, prices will already reflect the discount. You can expect brands like Nike, Vince Camuto, Adidas, and Zella to get marked down during the sale, sometimes by up to 75%. You’ll also see markdowns on shoes, accessories, and lingerie, as well as items in beauty, home decor, and kitchen essentials.

TIP: Some Nordstrom Clear the Rack items get marked Final Sale. That means what you think it does: Absolutely no returns or exchanges, so shop wisely on those.


Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack Sale happens around four times a year.

We see the Clear the Rack sale happen about 2 – 5 times a year. The last one happened in May 2023 and featured great deals on apparel, handbags, Adidas shoes, a makeup storage organizer, a personal mini cooler, and a three-piece glass food storage set at low prices.

The most recent sale started online at midnight ET on May 25 and ended on Memorial Day, May 29, 2023.

If have a Nordy Club loyalty account, you get to shop the Clear the Rack sale one day before the sale goes live to the public. The Nordy Club is Nordstrom’s free loyalty program — and as a member, you’ll earn 1% back on every purchase.


When is the next Clear the Rack sale?

We predict we’ll see another Clear the Rack Sale pop up around July 20 – 23, 2023, if the pattern from last year holds.

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Best Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack Deals

Remember that you get free shipping for orders of $89 or more. Be sure to sign up for a Nordy Club account (it’s free!) so you can shop these Clear the Rack events before anyone else. Here are some recent deals we saw during the last sale in May 2023:

Nordstrom Rack's Clear the Rack Sale: Your Ticket To Saving 25% on Clearance