I live in Eugene Oregon and the nearest Nordstrom department store used to be over an hour away. Regardless, I’m such a big fan of the retailer that I’d willingly make numerous shopping trips to the Salem and Portland locations. Then my city got cool and finally opened its own Nordstrom Rack store.

Being an avid shopper and lover of (discounted) higher-end fashion, I was elated! I was also invited to a special Nordstrom Rack pre-opening shopping event.

My first shopping experience at the Eugene Oregon Nordstrom Rack store was so much fun! Pre-opening shoppers were served champagne, hors d’oeuvre and the staff was extremely accommodating, friendly and helpful.

I ended up getting a really warm Fall coat (pictured on top) by North Face for $149, $100 less than retail! I also got a flashy neon green (middle picture) Marc Jacobs tablet/laptop sleeve for $38, $30 less than retail! I definitely left happy.

Nordstrom Rack has a lot of stylish, yet affordable finds for both men and women.

The shoe section alone was impressive!

Nordstrom Rack has existed for over 40 years as an off-price retail division of the regular Nordstrom chain, offering customers discounts of up to 70% off on higher-end apparel and accessories. Make sure you check out your nearest Nordstrom Rack store for designers, discounts and more!