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Nordstrom Rack's Clear the Rack Sale Gets You an Extra 25% Off Markdowns

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You know we love a good sale, and Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale is a great one. It happens a few times a year (though they tend to spring ’em on us). The most recent event ran Nov. 10 – 13, with deals that were perfect for gifting ahead of the holiday season.

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 … 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.

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. 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?

nordstrom rack with clear the rack event signs

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



You can shop the sale both online and in stores.

Someone looking at the Nordstrom website page for their Anniversary sale

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.

A sign for the Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack sale

We see the Clear the Rack sale happen about two to five times a year. While we don’t expect another Clear the Rack sale this year, Nordstrom Rack is expected to put an additional percentage-off red-tag items on Black Friday, Nov. 24, this year. We predict this will happen in-store from Nov. 24 – 27, and online from Nov. 22 – 27.

In 2023, the sale schedule looked like this:

  • May 25 – 29
  • July 20 – 23
  • Sept. 1 – 4
  • Nov. 10 – 12

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.

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