There are a lot of reasons why people like shopping at discount department stores like Nordstrom Rack.
The biggest one, of course, is that they carry a lot of the same styles, designers and merchandise that you’d find at full-line Nordstrom stores, but sell it for a fraction of the cost.
And fortunately for those of us who want to look our best without breaking the bank, they’re hardly the only game in town.
In this post I’ve put together a list of 21 other online stores like Nordstrom Rack where you can find designer clothes, accessories and styles to fill out your closet without paying full price.
Stylish Stores Like Nordstrom Rack
Rounding Up Some of the Closest Nordstrom Rack Competitors
Arguably one of the most similar outlet stores like Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx essentially skips the “full-priced items at our flagship store” part of the equation and goes straight to offering a great price on big brands.
They carry a pretty massive collection of some of your favorite brands, clothes, styles and accessories (including everything from designer handbags to high quality men’s shoes) all at retail prices you won’t find at any department store.
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Saks Off Fifth is effectively the Saks Fifth Avenue version of the Nordstrom Rack store, and one of its closest competitors.
Like Nordstrom Rack, this is where Saks takes unsold inventory from its upscale flagship brand and sells the identical item at low prices.
The entire store is basically like one of the flagship store’s rack sales on steroids.
It’s a great way to score a heavily discounted price on luxury brands and big name designers, including everyone from Calvin Klein to Dolce & Gabbana.
Bloomingdale’s Outlet is (you see where this is going, right?) Bloomingdale’s version of discount stores like like Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth.
As with those two, if you don’t mind shopping styles that came from the clearance section (which you shouldn’t, because who really cares if it’s from last season as long as it’s 50% off the original price), then it’s a great place to score a good deal on a designer item.
Marshall’s is owned by the same parent company as TJ Maxx, and follows the same basic business model, which could be best described as “red tag errrything.”
(Alright fine, maybe “best described” is a bit of a stretch, but it’s certainly not inaccurate.)
They carry a lot of the same brands and often even the exact same products, so you can almost think of it as TJ Maxx by another name.
And speaking of TJ Maxx, the same parent company that owns it and Marshall’s also owns Sierra.
It follows the same basic business model of selling big name products at affordable prices, but focuses more on activewear, outerwear and the great outdoors.
Walmart may not carry big designer brands like Nordstrom Rack does, but they’re increasingly becoming a resource for stylish, affordable clothes, especially if you’re a parent who wants to shop for the entire family in one place.
In addition to a wide selection of well priced activewear, they also have a new in-house brand, Free Assembly, that offers modern, stylish staples that make for great buys.
You have to assume that one of the reasons Walmart launched Free Assembly is because Target has been killing it in the affordable style game for awhile now.
Target is a great Nordstrom Rack alternative if you don’t care about labels, and just want some good-looking, affordable clothes.
Amazon is a Nordstrom Rack competitor because, at this point, it’s basically a competitor of every retail business in the world.
Like Nordstrom Rack, Amazon carries a wide range of styles from some of the world’s top designers and brands.
While the selection is second to none, the prices can vary pretty wildly, so you should make use of the filters to keep from getting sticker shock.
eBay probably isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to sites like Nordstrom Rack, but it’s worth keeping in mind.
Though it’s still best known as an online auction site (making it a good place to snag some gently used items at steep discounts), most of the items they sell are brand new, so it’s actually a good alternative to websites like Nordstrom Rack and Amazon.
Hautelook is actually owned by Nordstrom.
Like Nordstrom Rack, it’s a part of the company’s “off-price” division, and offers steep discounts (we’re talking as much as 70% off) on many of the same styles, brands and designers as you can get in the flagship store.
Stores like Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth are far too
hoity toity upscale to describe themselves as a “clearance center,” but Dillard’s cuts straight to the point with their online outlet store.
As its name makes so wonderfully clear, it provides you with a last chance to buy unsold merchandise from the flagship store on the cheap.
Asos is a fashion-forward British brand that makes for a good alternative to Nordstrom Rack if you’re looking for affordable styles and the latest trends.
They carry a pretty wide range of brands, styles, and a pretty good selection of modern apparel and accessories.
Whereas a lot of the other sites like Nordstrom Rack on this list carry designers and brands made by other companies, Everlane is actually a brand itself.
It specializes in pieces that are not only modern, stylish and affordable, but ethically made in factories where workers are well treated and well compensated.
Another on-trend British brand, boohooMan specializes in fashion-forward styles that are always on trend.
They carry a pretty wide selection of apparel and accessories, but overall their emphasis is more on flashy statement pieces than subtle staple pieces.
Urban Outfitters isn’t a discount store like Nordstrom Rack, but their prices are pretty middle-of-the-road compared to much of the retail fashion industry.
It’s a great place to find stylish clothes from a pretty wide range of brands, along with interesting home goods and other accessories.
Romwe is kind of like an online department store: they carry everything from gadgets and home accessories to a full line of men’s and women’s clothes.
Their demographic tends to skew a little younger than Nordstrom Rack, and as a result most of their clothes are on the more casual end of the spectrum.
They definitely don’t have as wide a product range as websites like Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx, but Shein sells a pretty wide selection of casual staples at easy to afford prices.
In addition to low base prices, Shein runs sales fairly often, so if you keep your eye out you can snag some really great deals.
Discount menswear site JackThreads carries just about every category of men’s clothes, from suits and formal wear to socks and underwear.
It’s a good alternative to Nordstrom Rack if you’re looking for casual pieces, but for suiting and higher-ticket items I’d stick with Nordstrom or Saks Off Fifth, which offers some of the best deals on high-end designer brands.
Another online department store of sorts, End sells clothing, home decor and all manner of accessories.
It’s a good place to turn for stylish clothes from cool designers, not to mention a curated selection of electronics, gadgets and tech.
An online department store out of Asia, YesStyle is best known for offering international audiences access to cool Asian designers and brands you won’t see in stores like Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off Fifth.
In addition to cool clothes, they also sell a wide array of lifestyle products, from stationary and cosplay costumes to outdoor equipment.
Neiman Marcus Last Call
The last of the close competitors to stores like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth and Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Neiman Marcus has its own clearance/discount offshoot.
As its name implies, Last Call is where Neiman ships its unsold inventory, offering shoppers one last chance to get better deals on some high-end brands before they get rid of it.
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