There is one store that I just cannot resist when I'm shopping. One store that I'm always able to find at least one pair of shoes in my size and one adorable outfit that's perfect for the occasion. And an added bonus?
My husband loves to shop there too!
So when my stepmom told me about the Nordstrom Rack opening up 5 minutes from her house I knew I had to get the details and find out when they were opening.
Shortly after that I was invited to attend the pre-opening event at Nordstrom Rack Caramel Mountain Plaza and enjoyed a night of appetizers, drinks, and shopping!
There was music, the atmosphere was electric, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Even the waiters were enjoying themselves. The staff was not only friendly, but helpful as well. I honestly don't think I've ever had a bad experience shopping at Nordstrom Rack and I've always been able to receive help finding what I needed.
Not only is Nordstrom Rack the place to go for quality service, the discounts to be found can be amazing. And shoppers know this.
If you aren't familiar with this store, Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc. They carry on-trend merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50 to 60 percent off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores. These items are purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30 to 70 percent off.
Once I had a drink in hand, and a few samples of the appetizers being tray passed, it was off to do some damage... er... shopping!. I first hit up the kids shoes and found some awesome Stride Rite shoes for my son and a few pair of shoes for my daughter as well (that I ended up putting back because... lets face it... that kid has more shoes than I do and only chooses one specific pair to wear every day).
Then I headed to the kids clearance racks to see if they had anything that caught my eye. I immediately found an adorable dress and a romper for my daughter for over 50% off the retail price. Both ended up costing me around $8 each.
And after that was when I fell in love... with a bag. After a quick phone call to my husband to see if I could purchase my Christmas gift early, the bag was in my cart and ready to be purchased. But not after grabbing a cute pair of swim shorts for my son.
Once I was ready I headed over to the check out line where I was expecting a huge wait. Luckily for me there wasn't a huge line at all and I was kindly helped by a sweet cashier who told me all about the grand opening deals to be had on Thursday!
If you're planning to head over for the grand opening, get there early! I might have to tag along with my stepmom just to enjoy the fun all over again!
Nordstrom Rack will be holding their 'Race Through the Rack' sweepstakes where one lucky person will be chosen to be the first customer to enter the store and have 90 seconds to select up to $2,000 worth of merchandise! Fill out, print and bring the entry form: http://bit.ly/NbhMx2
Follow this store on Twitter @CarmelMtn_Rack for clues to find a Golden Hanger!
You too might be going home with a cart full of adorable items and a new purse on your shoulder.
Disclaimer: I was invited by Nordstrom Rack to this event. No compensation or discounts were received. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.