Sunday, December 13, 2015

Shopping Simplified @Nordstrom: Sales & Deals Plus So Much to Love...Take a Peek at My Personal Picks

As most of you probably already know, Nordstrom offers Free Shipping and Free Returns on all purchases made on their website. Returns can also be made to your local Nordstrom department store if you prefer.
I want to also share a few things about Nordstrom that you may or may not know:

1. Nordstrom carries brands such as Vince, Madewell, Kate Spade New York, Diane von Furstenberg, Trina Turk, Milly, and Tory Burch, as well as many others. (As I have mentioned in previous posts, this is a great place to pick up items from these designers at fantastic prices with no risk, since returns are so easy. They also carry designer brands such as Valentino, Jason Wu, and Burberry, to name a few, as well as their own store brands which offer well-made items at very reasonable prices.

2. There is no Final Sale, no time limit on returns, and all purchases made are 100% guaranteed. (The only exception to this is purchasing from Nordstrom Rack, which has a 30-day return policy.)

3. Price Matching: Nordstrom will match competitor's pricing if you ever find an item offered, in the same color and size, available from a similar retailer. They have been doing this automatically on their website, but if you find an item that isn't already price matched, just call 1-888-282-6060 to place your order (I have also done this successfully via online chat).

(From the Nordstrom site: "Please note that designer goods and cosmetics are not included in this policy. We are unable to match prices from auction and outlet stores or websites, as well as other retailers' discount promotions, shipping offers and gift card offers.")

4. Sale Adjustments: If an item you have purchased is reduced in price within two weeks of your order date, they will adjust the sale price for you (only one sale adjustment per item and designer goods originally purchased on sale are excluded).

5. Purchase Online and pick up in the store. On each product page there is a 'Pick Up In Store' option where you enter your zip code to see if the item is available for you locally. If so, you have the option of paying for it online, then picking it up later at your local store.

6. Wishlist and Save for Later Shopping Bag Features: Like an item, but you aren't quite ready to buy yet or want to wait for a lower price? Then save the item to your Wishlist or in your shopping bag to check on at a later date. (Registration required, but extremely easy to do.)

7. Easy Alterations: Every Nordstrom store has on-site alterations and tailoring. Simply take any items you would like altered and your packing slip to a store near you. Fees for this service are determined after the item has been fitted, based on the complexity of your request. Select services are free on full-priced merchandise.

8. Fashion Rewards: Earn points shopping, get complimentary alterations, and early access to pre-shop the Anniversary Sale when you use the Nordstrom credit or debit card (more detail available on the website).

Right now, they have a TON of items on sale at FABULOUS prices, so it's the perfect time of year to shop, especially with Christmas right around the corner.
Whether you're shopping for a friend, co-worker, loved one, or simply picking up something for yourself, there are plenty of excellent deals to be found!

Click here to shop, and take a peek at my personal picks below...

*Steve Madden Blanket Wrap Coat
*Finders Keepers the Label 'Long Time' Open Front Wool Blend Coat
*Eileen Fisher Shaped Jacket
*Diane von Furstenberg 'Jewel' Wrap Dress
*Kate Spade New York pointelle sweater dress
*Dooney & Bourke 'Kendall' Bucket Bag
*Nordstrom Collection Ombré Cashmere Wrap
*UGG® Australia 'Bailey Button' Boot - see the black pair here on me.
*Eileen Fisher 'Dream' Bootie
*UGG® Australia 'Cierra' Tall Boot


  1. Hi Melissa. Thanks for this post. I two am loving Nordstrom, got their credit card this year and have been shopping there more and more. My two favorite SAs from J Crew were laid off in September and are both working there now, another reason to shop there. I am actually heading to their Xmas party at the store tonight, their last in Colorado unfortunately since it is my first one. I love all the different departments, designer choices, etc. Reminds me of how Macy's used to be back in the day when I did most of my shopping there.

    1. Hi JRS! There really is so much to love about Nordstrom! Have fun at the Christmas party tonight! I imagine it will be quite an extravagant are a lucky girl! Let me know if you come across any new 'must have' items! :)

  2. Saw your comment on JCA, great post! Really good info to know about Nordstrom, will be bookmarking this for future reference. Love your DVF picks! (Will check out the rest as well, I just gravitate towards her brand first since I love her stuff)