Ever since I was a little girl my dad has been trying to teach me the value of a dollar (he'll be the first to tell you that his pursuit hasn't been overly successful...). However a couple of his lessons have always stuck with me: keep your eyes peeled for sales, don't spend money on services you can do yourself, and always shop for quality. This is where my issue with Nordstrom begins!! They don't stock quality!! Yes there are high end brands, but Burberry bags never go on sale.
While scanning through some of my favourite blogs and their #nsale posts I fell in love with a sweater. It's long, loose, grey, and slouchy - perfect for fall! Seeing that it was included in the Nordstrom sale I was so excited, but following my dads advice I looked up what the sweater was made of: 39% acrylic, 31% nylon, 28% wool, 2% spandex. In my opinion that is not a good quality sweater, nylon has a tendency to run/pull easily and acrylic fabric is very cheap. That sweater is probably only worth $60 full price but that was the sale price - this cheap sweater was originally $90 CAD. And that, my friends, is the issue with this sale. You get so excited because items are marked down, but the reduced prices are still way too much money for the item because they're not good quality.
While I'm not a fan of the sale, I did go to Nordstrom to check everything out. (I think I was also hoping to see that beautiful sweater and it to suddenly be better quality, or more on sale.)
I'm a broke student who is trying desperately to save money, and I'm willing to bet my favourite bag that a lot of you guys are too. Therefor I think you all will appreciate my honest opinion - if you're considering ordering online I would seriously reconsider!!