Nordstrom Rack Review (Pentagon City Location) Nordstrom Rack in Pentagon City has been open for about 2 months now. I popped in there today to take a glance at the store and get an idea of the discounts.
Overall I enjoyed the store. Here's what's great about it:
*The discounts are truly around 50% off, which is wonderful.
*Nice mix of brand names. I found L.A.M.B. purses, Theory jackets, Calvin Klein suits, Cole Haan shoes, etc.
*Think it is a solid place to look for accessories including jewelry / purses / gloves.
*There were some fun surprises. Like men's button down John Varvatos shirts for $40 and Ted Baker ties for around $30. They were spring pieces, but what great deals from amazing designers.
*The store does tailoring, which is great if you are in the market for a suit.
Here's what's not so good about it:
*The setup is similar to a T.J.Maxx or Marshalls. Which isn't horrible, but it can be a bit frustrating at times.
*You are going to have to dig. Clothes are marked clearly according to brand name, but you will have to rummage to find stellar pieces.
*It has migraine-inducing lighting. This is the thing that bothered me the most. Pop an aspirin if you think you will be in there for awhile.
The big picture - totally worth checking out if you have a little bit of time / some patience to look. The nature of the store means it will be a bit hit-or-miss. But, when you get that hit, oooh - how fun! Example - the best deal I found there today was a Michael Kors wool coat that was normally priced for $450 reduced to $150. Excellent score for someone who is the market for a new winter coat!
Have you been to Nordstrom Rack? What was your experience there? Have you been to the one at Pentagon City? What do you think?