Thursday, February 19, 2009

Why do you keep doing this to me, Nordstrom Rack?

OK.  I am really trying hard to save up for a little treat.  No, a big treat for me.  It's this handbag I want.  Really want.  And I am almost there after several setbacks from things like 30% off at J Crew and Gymbucks.  And I did also swing by Nordstrom Rack last week.  But, while I contained myself fairly well, buying one pair of Joe's Jeans (Muse style, Blanche wash) for something like $79.90...and I did really need these because I am up a few pounds and really, until I drop a good ten, my several pairs of barely worn to unworn fabulous jeans bought on a very good skinny day cannot be worn.  And I can't live in ON yoga pants, Juicy velour (especially since I only have one pair) & J Crew khakies everyday.  So I needed these.   

I couldn't believe the big names I was running across.  I mean.  Standing at a rounder - flip a hanger: hey Marc Jacobs! flip: Diane Von Furstenburg!  flip: Leifsdottir! flip: Ella Moss!  flip: Marc & Diane *again*!  flip: Burberry!  You get the idea.  And these were from the regular Nordstrom store - all at about a third of their normal retail price.  I tried on a cute Nanette Lepore jacket - $370.00 retail, marked down to $99.97.  But it stayed there.  There was even a big Tory Burch shoe display, all cute with her pink & orange boxes stacked up and flats and boots artfully displayed.  But I resisted.  Because I really want this new bag.  And I think, really, the Rack will not be getting anything else fabulous for sooooo long.  So I will just stay away - they tend to be hit or miss for me and I had never seen so many big brands before.  But then this morning I get an email  warning me:

"get ready for new arrivals!  fabulous styles from your favorite brands from ... t.b.d. ..."  (t.b.d. and savvy are my favorite departments)   G-r-e-a-t.  For those near a Rack, it starts Feb 24th.  

Joe's Muse jean - higher rise so you can actually bend over in public; super soft & lightweight

Nanette Lepore jacket - $99.97 (was $370.00) - this is how they roll at The Rack!


  1. If I saw anything in a pink and orange box, I would be done for. I guess it is good that I don't shop at Nordstrom Rack. :)

  2. Oooooh. I want a pink and orange box. But shoot, no time to hit the Rack before the school bus arrives. Sigh... maybe it's just as well.

  3. At least w/the Rack you have 30 days to change your mind. Note to self -- don't go in!!! I would be captivated by all the goodies.