The new Nordstrom Rack at Belle Isle Station doesn’t open until Thursday, but I (and about 750 other people) got a sneak peek at the store during a VIP shopping event this afternoon. Shoppers are loving it so far. Lots of people were loading up their carts with designer bargains. Think UGG boots for under $100, AG Jeans for $79, a Kate Spade tote for $125. On the clearance rack, even better deals: a strapless lace dress for $7.80 and jeans for $11.85! My favorite section was actually the kids shoes, which are for some reason, so hard to find in the metro area. Great styles and prices.
Those invited on Tuesday evening had shopped at Nordstrom before and were members of the retailer’s reward program. The store, at 1741 Belle Isle Blvd., opens to the public Thursday at 9 a.m. But starting at 8 a.m., the store will give away 30 gift cards worth $100, and one lucky person will receive a $1,000 shopping spree!