Most people don’t know that a small fraction of Nordstrom Rack’s merchandise comes from Nordstrom. And, this merchandise could be cheaper if you know how to shop for them. In this article, we’ll give you some helpful tips to shop better at Nordstrom Rack.
Items with a “Nordstrom” paper tag came from a Nordstrom store
Most items at a full-line Nordstrom store get two markdowns before they’re sent off to one of the 248 Rack stores. By shopping at Nordstrom Rack, you can score some really great classic staples and seasonal wear.
Peel back the red clearance stickers to verify items from Nordstrom directly
There’s no shame in peeling clearance stickers to see if “Nordstrom” has the word “Rack” written after it. Do remember that you’re looking for original Nordstrom tags in order to find full-line merch.
Download the Rack app to get two $5-off coupons
On downloading the Nordstrom Rack app for the first time, you’ll get a coupon for $5 off your app purchase and a second $5 off a $50 in-store purchase coupon. This deal is only for first-time app downloads, so if you downloaded the app a while back and deleted it or if you already have the Rack app, you won’t see the offer.
Aim to save up to 80% on clothing and shoes
Red tags, or tags with a red stripe stuck onto the original tag, denote a clearance price regardless of where the item came from. These discounts normally range from 30-85% off the first Nordstrom Rack price.
Find deals on items that have been “Altered or Refinished.”
If the item tag says “Altered or Refinished”, it’s an altered or refurbished designer merchandise from Nordstrom. In such a case, it’ll often have a regular, white Nordstrom Rack tag. You could get great buys on these items if the piece is in a good condition.
White paper tags with “Nordstrom Rack,” mean the item never came from Nordstrom
If you see a tag that says “Nordstrom Rack,” that’s your first clue that this product has never been sold at a Nordstrom store. Instead, this product is a made-for-Rack item.