Now that almost every department store has an online outlet for discounted designer goods, there's no reason why a fashion-loving shopper can't get notable names for a reasonable price.
Case in point: Nordstrom Rack is currently slashing up to 90% off in its clearance section, making it an excellent trove of designer goods. Here are the nine best picks from the sale, all of which cost less than $100. (That said, note that shipping over $100 is free; it otherwise starts at $5.95.)
Best Things to Buy During Nordstrom Rack's Sale
Not Your Ordinary LBD
T Tahari Bretta Lace Yoke Flare Dress for $74.91 ($93 off)
Opt for a "little black dress" with unexpected detail to make a statement while playing it safe. The lace overlay of this T Tahari dress is delicate and downright pretty.
Sofia Cashmere Marl Neck Long Sleeve Cashmere Sweater for $91.50 ($213 off)
Slipping into a sumptuous, 100% cashmere sweater is the height of sartorial indulgence, but as this Sofia pullover proves, that doesn't need to come with an exorbitant price tag.
Fendi 54mm Round Sunglasses for $79.97 ($270 off)
These Fendi sunnies have an intriguing shape without being too overwhelming or "trendy." (Read: They won't look dated 10 years from now.)
A Punch of Personality
Marc by Marc Jacobs Bubble Chain Statement Necklace for $62.30 ($116 off)
This playful take on a tried-and-true jewelry staple — the chain necklace — can add a pop of personality to even the most basic of ensembles. The lock and key are particularly charming.
Easy But Polished
Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee for $49.97 ($108 off)
The beauty of a loose silk T-shirt is that it looks pulled together and polished, but feels as forgiving as a worn-in sweatshirt.
Get Adventurous With Color
Cole Haan Beckett Small Leather Tote for $92 ($138 off)
Choosing a handbag is a time to take a chance on a bold new color, and this Cole Haan tote features a gorgeous combination of Robin's egg blue and dark teal that surprisingly pairs well with a wide range of outfits.
M Missoni Zigzag Wool Blend Scarf for $59.97 ($95 off)
The iconic Missoni zig-zag knit is coveted by many fashion mavens, but most probably can't afford to throw down $1,000 for a dress that's made with the material. Get a piece of fashion history for much, much less with this M Missoni scarf.
Flirty and Flattering
Nicole Miller Silk V-Neck Dress for $54.99 ($240 off)
This Nicole Miller slip of a dress is flirtatious and flattering in all the right ways. Elongating V-neck? Check. Cheeky cutout? Check. Thick straps, natural waist, and forgiving fit? Check, check, and check. Pair it with opaque black tights to carry it through the winter season.
The Imitation Game
Steven by Steve Madden Saffiano Tote for $37.80 ($60 off)
Steve Madden might not evoke images of high fashion, but the style of this black leather and gold chain shoulder bag is channeling Coach in a major way.
Not finding what you want? Check out the full Nordstrom Rack sale here, and tell us what you're thinking of buying.