Nordstrom Rack - Pentagon City

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.

Betsey Johnson Watches

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.

John Varvatos Shirts, Ted Baker Ties

*The store does tailoring, which is great if you are in the market for a suit.

Suits at Nordstrom Rack

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!

Michael Kors Wool 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?