The markup on stuff you wear to the beach or pool is insane. Probably because brands and shops know it’s where a lot of insecurities come to the surface. “I feel unsure of myself, I know… I’m gonna BUY my way outta that!” And then they print money.
Anyway, for the uninitiated, Nordstrom Rack is where a lot of unsold Nordstrom merchandise goes to get major markdowns. A lot of it is… not great. But some of it is great! Especially when they run an extra 20% off those clear-out prices:
But unlike it’s big brother mainline Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack does NOT do free shipping & returns on all purchases. Free shipping doesn’t kick in until $89. And returns will set you back a pre-paid label, unless you can hoof it over to a brick and mortar Nordstrom Rack location. There, returns are free.