Nordstrom may not reside on Madison Avenue and not even in Manhattan but that won't be the case for long. The national department store, which is coming to NY in just a few short years, is renowned for their wonderful customer service but we know them better for their wonderful markdowns. Right now designer clearance is priced up to 40% off retail. This includes bags, shoes and accessories but not Chanel and Louboutin-- yet!
We clickety clicked over to Nordstrom to see what's available online as part of their big markdown. We love these Jimmy Choo Willow ballerina flats ($330 from $550) because they are a great transition piece into summer and again into fall. At Saks, the same shoes are $385.
There is no shortage of Herve Leger dresses marked 40% off but we prefer Yigal Azrouël's body con dresses if you're looking for form fitting with more urban style. We've also been eyeing this Mary Katrantzou print dress ($695 from $1160) since the beginning of the season and Nordstrom currently has the best price. Net-A-Porter has the dress marked $731.
Although these items were all less expensive at Nordstrom you still have to shop around because the pendulum tends to swing in all directions. We'll be sure to watch which way it swings all season long.