What do you guys think of Nordstrom Rack and other high-end clearance stores?

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    Apr 28, 2011 9:41 AM GMT
    I keep seeing this Nordstrom Rack advertisement popping up on here because there's a new store opening down the street. But, I remember when I went to 1 in Salt Lake City earlier this month I just didn't really see anything that jumped out at me. Not sure if it varies from city to city.

    I also live just outside of the main part of Denver, so there's a mall nearby that has all these high-end clearance stores that I had never heard of til I moved here: Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway shoes, Guess factory store, I think another one is called Sak 5th avenue Off 5th.

    Anyone found stuff they liked?

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    Apr 28, 2011 9:45 AM GMT
    I didn't even know those stores existed. I'll look for them down here next time I go shopping for a new wardrobe (which is this weekend because I dropped another waist size - yay).
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:01 PM GMT
    $99 true reigions? Im there! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    I love the rack and off asks. There's also one for neiman Marcus. Its called last call.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 28, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    I seldom pay full price for anything = on sale, discounted or at a clearance store.
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:07 PM GMT
    When I lived in San Francisco, there was a Nordstrom Rack just down the street on Bryant; I have to admit I found quite a few cool things there, including a great Hugo Boss jacket for more than half off... They have my vote
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    I usually visit the Ralph Lauren factory outlet when in Branson... but most of the few we have in Wichita are a compilation of items that haven't sold in the main store... some of the factory outlets are a little disappointing.

    But.. having said that, you never know when you might find a real bargain!


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    Apr 28, 2011 1:18 PM GMT
    I checked out Nordstrom Rack several months ago in Arlington, VA, and saw a shirt that I previously paid over $300 for at Nordstrom selling for less than $100. I'm not going back there because it depresses me.
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    I like to buy shoes at the Rack.

    I wear 13 or 14 depending on the make...and the Rack usually has decent shoes in my size, whereas other stores often don't carry a selection beyond 2-3 pairs in those sizes. I've bought boots, dress shoes, casual shoes and what not. You just have to watch that the shoes are a worn returned pair.
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    my grandmother shops at nordstrom. I don't think I should shop at the same place that my grandmother does. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    dekiruman saidmy grandmother shops at nordstrom. I don't think I should shop at the same place that my grandmother does. icon_neutral.gif


    You don't get out much, do you?
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    Apr 28, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    My experience with The Rack is mixed. Sometimes I can find $200 worth of stuff in 20 minutes. Sometimes I leave empty handed after an hour.
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    Apr 28, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    In general, I really do not enjoy shopping at all....but going to The Rack or outlet places (Filenes, Stein Mart, some TJMaxx locations that dont smell like pee etc.) kind of gives me a 'thrill of the hunt' rush. I also love hitting consignment stores and finding brand new stuff for peanuts.
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    Apr 28, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Fit4FitnDenver saidI keep seeing this Nordstrom Rack advertisement popping up on here because there's a new store opening down the street. But, I remember when I went to 1 in Salt Lake City earlier this month I just didn't really see anything that jumped out at me. Not sure if it varies from city to city.

    I also live just outside of the main part of Denver, so there's a mall nearby that has all these high-end clearance stores that I had never heard of til I moved here: Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway shoes, Guess factory store, I think another one is called Sak 5th avenue Off 5th.

    Anyone found stuff they liked?


    I never find anything that jumps out. You have to search through every mixed rack for the most part. I don't tend to have the patience for that, but still go sometimes. Case in point--got a great $100+ Michael Kors shirt for $11 at Off 5th a couple weeks ago.
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    Apr 28, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    i love outlets. i tend to buy basic things that can last a few seasons. saving money is my kind of thing.
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    I go to Nordstroms Rack with the mindset that I won't find anything. That way, when I do stumble across a thing or two it's instant gratification.

    I have found a couple pair of jeans at the Rack (who can't pass up getting a pair of $200-300 7's or Rock n' Republic's for 99 bucks!!) and some nice button up shirts, but I mostly go there and almost always find shoes.

    Every Nordstroms Rack is different because it depends on what brands and styles Nordstroms decided to carry and which Nordstroms they get their clothes from.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 28, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    I love Nordstrom's Rack -- kind of hit & miss, but why pay retail if you don't have to.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 28, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidI checked out Nordstrom Rack several months ago in Arlington, VA, and saw a shirt that I previously paid over $300 for at Nordstrom selling for less than $100. I'm not going back there because it depresses me.


    for $300 a shirt would need to massage my back and play with my nipples all day long
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:45 PM GMT
    isn't that where some gay babies are conceived?
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
    Watch out for irregulars.icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    I used to work at the Camarillo Premium outlets, an hour away from LA.
    They actually got alot of really good stuff for cheap in there.
    Always check for sales.
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    Apr 28, 2011 7:02 PM GMT
    Kind of like Marshall's...check for flaws........lots of colors no one likes and odd fits........High end items........Mmmmmm......E-Bay!!!....just make sure the seller is reputable....and as for "No Returns"........Hah.....I show you about "no returns"......icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    This reminds me of something funny that happened to my niece recently.
    She works for a private airline owned by Warren Buffet. His wife asked my niece if she would accompany her on shopping trip a few months back. She
    wanted to go to an outlet store complex we have near here called Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

    The list of stores is quite impressive, including:
    2b bebe
    Armani Exchange
    Ann Taylor Factory Store
    Banana Republic Factory Store
    Barneys New York Outlet
    Bass
    BCBG Max Azria
    Billabong
    Bottega Veneta
    Brooks Brothers Factory Store
    Brunello Cucinelli
    Burberry
    Calvin Klein
    Charlotte Russe
    Chico's
    Diane Von Furstenberg
    Diesel
    Dior
    DKNY
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Ed Hardy
    Eddie Bauer Outlet
    Elie Tahari
    Esprit
    Etro
    Giorgio Armani
    Gucci
    Hugo Boss
    Izod
    J.Crew
    Jones New York
    Juicy Couture
    Kenneth Cole
    Marni
    Michael Kors
    Polo Ralph Lauren
    Prada
    Quiksilver
    Ralph Lauren
    Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    St. John Outlet
    Tommy Hilfiger
    TSE
    Volcom
    William Rast
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Zegna Outlet Store
    Zumiez

    Bottom line...the wife of the richest man in the world shops at outlet stores.
    No wonder he has so much money....
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    Apr 28, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    However....a lot of "outlet" merchandise is made specifically for outlets.......
  • Csrobbie2000

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    Apr 28, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    Friendsrbetter saidThis reminds me of something funny that happened to my niece recently.
    She works for a private airline owned by Warren Buffet. His wife asked my niece if she would accompany her on shopping trip a few months back. She
    wanted to go to an outlet store complex we have near here called Desert Hills Premium Outlets.

    The list of stores is quite impressive, including:
    2b bebe
    Armani Exchange
    Ann Taylor Factory Store
    Banana Republic Factory Store
    Barneys New York Outlet
    Bass
    BCBG Max Azria
    Billabong
    Bottega Veneta
    Brooks Brothers Factory Store
    Brunello Cucinelli
    Burberry
    Calvin Klein
    Charlotte Russe
    Chico's
    Diane Von Furstenberg
    Diesel
    Dior
    DKNY
    Dolce & Gabbana
    Ed Hardy
    Eddie Bauer Outlet
    Elie Tahari
    Esprit
    Etro
    Giorgio Armani
    Gucci
    Hugo Boss
    Izod
    J.Crew
    Jones New York
    Juicy Couture
    Kenneth Cole
    Marni
    Michael Kors
    Polo Ralph Lauren
    Prada
    Quiksilver
    Ralph Lauren
    Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    St. John Outlet
    Tommy Hilfiger
    TSE
    Volcom
    William Rast
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Zegna Outlet Store
    Zumiez

    Bottom line...the wife of the richest man in the world shops at outlet stores.
    No wonder he has so much money....


    OMG - that is my favorite place to shop - the outlet in Cabazon. I used to go there like once a month or so. I also get my Rock & Republic jeans at Loehmanns for $100 - great deal!!!