Fashionable is just about the last word someone would use to describe me. Really. Imagine growing up wearing mom-jeans and tucked-in shirts with a poodle perm and socks that HAD to match the shirt.
Even today, a t-shirt and jeans is my go-to daily outfit. Because of this, you may not think I’ve any huge opinion on department store clothes, and you would be mostly correct. However, I have seen some pretty sweet deals at Nordstrom Rack. But, finding those deals takes persistence.
When I do visit the Nordstrom Rack, I can sometimes find shoes that would normally retail for $200+ for maybe $40 or less. While $40 for shoes may not seem like a great deal to many of you, I have hard-to-fit feet, thus rarely find the deals normal/wide footed people can.
Finding shoes that fit, let alone easily find stores that actually carry my size is a days long adventure that ends in frustration and usually ordering 6 pairs online to try on and send back. Living in a fairly large city, I can probably count on one hand the number of stores that do carry my size. Nordstrom is one of them. But I digress.
The other great deal? Bras, ladies. Bras. I finally was fitted at the regular Nordstrom during one of their bra events and, surprise surprise (not), I was quite a different size than previously thought. I went from an ill-fitting (yet nice) Target bra to a well-fitting then-on-sale correct sized bra at Nordstrom. Of course, my correct size is one that Target and most other stores don’t bother carrying. OF COURSE (stupid non-standard body). So with my new expensive and hard-to-find bra size in hand, I went to the Rack. Selection varies from week-to-week, but occasionally I find great options. I can now find a well fitting bra for $20-$30 each (normally $65+). Score!
What about shirt/suits/dresses/jeans? Honestly, I don’t know. Again, I’m not a fashionista in the least, but given the deals I can find on my hard-to-fit items, it’s definitely worth a look.