I’ve decided this and I’m going to tell you exactly why. Here are my 5 reasons I’ll be shopping more at Nordstrom. Firstly, no, not a sponsored post.
When I was younger we never went to Nordstrom. I completely avoided it at the mall. I wasn’t totally broke, but I was under the impression you have to have a lot to go there. It was one of those places were 20 sales associates were in your face begging for commission. At least that was my impression of it. I absolutely hate when you’re browsing and sales people get all pushy and in your face. When someone walks up to me in a store, I just walk out.
Then one day I heard about HauteLook from my friend Patty. This was the prefect way to shop. Great deals, great brands, limited quantities, so you have that level of urgency. Love it or hate, you have to make your decision quickly. If not, you’ll lose the good deal to someone who snags it up faster. The prefect amount of shopping and sport.
It was on one of my shopping “games” where I found the most beautiful long maxi dress. It was such a great deal I had to buy it. But I’m so short. I knew I would have to alter it and finding a place in Miami where they speak decent English and are affordable is near impossible. I have a closet full of clothing I still can’t use because alterations were so expensive it wasn’t worth it. Sometimes alterations can be nearly $100. For a dress you already paid $100 for, I just cannot justify that.
So with my HauteLook dresses (I decided to get a few), I walked into a Nordstrom. After some confusion over if HauteLook was indeed a Nordstrom company, it was told to me that all alterations were half off and if you spend over $100 on alterations they give you a $100 discount. Not sure all the details and yes I had to get a Nordstrom card, but 4 dresses later I only paid $12.
This leads me to reason number one:
All Alterations are half off if you buy from a Nordstrom company. If they mess up the alterations they give you your money back or a new version of the item. Yes! This is huge. Not all bodies are created equal. We are different busts, heights, everything. You can’t limit us to the few sizes that are available. Let it be known that it is better to wear a cheaper garment that fits perfectly than the most fanciest and expensive one with a bad fit. In Nordstrom when trying something on, if you know you want it and need it altered, just ask the salesperson and the seamstress will come right to you.
Different Options For Your Budget
If you don’t have the budget for their main Nordstrom stores, you can always get the same brands for less online at HauteLook. If you need something even more budget friendly, head over to Nordstrom Rack. It’s their most affordable option and you can still use a regular Nordstrom store for your alterations.
Great Advice On Clothing and Life
I’ve had a lot of sales people try and get me to buy ugly expensive items before. Thankfully, this hasn’t happened to me at Nordstrom. I’ve been lucky and found some helpful and attentive people. For someone who hates the dreaded, “May I help you?” question, they really turned me around. They listened and sticked to my budget. My friend and I recently got some great life advice too. Our fabulous saleswoman told my friend to embrace her curves and those that put her down are just jealous. She went on to say that you can spend all your life trying to make other people happy and like you. You’ll never be happy that way. The only way to be happy is to accept yourself and if you love it, flaunt it. We’ll come back for the clothing and stay for the life lessons.
These salespeople are great. When my daughter was impatient they would all come around and try to keep her happy. More than one person offered her a balloon. She enjoyed herself just as much as we did. I already mentioned they come right to the fitting room for alterations. They also walk you to other departments and introduce you to the sale’s people in that department. They all seem extremely well-trained. Everyone is on the same page with how things are done and you have to admire a smooth transaction.
Lots of Discounts
I’m not a fan of getting store cards, but because of the alterations and the discount I got one. I was shocked when I read some cards offer zero foreign transaction fees. Where was this card on my last vacation? The sale’s person went on an on about yearly discounts, points systems, and so much more. I seriously have no idea how it all works. All I do know is when I went back for yet another dress I had $20 off already earned. Looks like it wasn’t as expensive as I thought! I’m going to have to eventually sit myself down and figure out how all the discounts work. The once a year one sounded amazing. She said people usually wait until before the holidays to use that benefit. I’m excited!