I Shop for a Living and Always Recommend These 7 Affordable Brands at Nordstrom

April 23, 2020 at 05:00AM


As a market editor, I’m fortunate that it’s more or less my job to be a shopping specialist as I curate the coolest fashion and accessories out there. While I routinely visit a range of shops and brands as I source said items, I know Nordstrom is a favorite retailer for many, so I spend a lot of time scrolling through the new arrivals section on the site.

Given that I write about the retailer frequently, I thought I’d share with you some of my absolute favorite clothing brands that are available at Nordstrom. Yep—all of the lines mentioned here also happen to skew on the affordable end. So if you’re a Nordstrom shopper and are shopping at the moment (or want to note for a shopping session at a later date), keep scrolling to check out the affordable brands I consistently recommend for their offering of chic basics and trendy staples under $100.

Kate Spade Autumn/Winter Sale

If it’s a pretty top or a darling knit that’s of interest, this brand will probably have it. 

Up to 30% off Homewear

This Nordstrom-made line offers those highly versatile staple items like midi dresses and bodysuits that have an on-trend twist.


In the market for a few fresh basics? This Nordstrom line is where it’s at. I’m particularly into the tees and pretty statement tops here.

I’m all about this Nordstrom-made line for its offering of basics with a twist. If you want a simple dress that has current-feeling details like ruching, this brand has it. A sleek pair of belted trousers? Yep, that’s here too.

When someone in my crew needs a printed midi dress or a fun top to pair with jeans, I often send over options like the below from the brand AFRM.

And here’s another Nordstrom brand that offers more of the classic, timeless pieces that also have modern qualities. (You know, pieces like oversize check blazers, slouchy button-downs, and so on.)

When my friends are on the hunt for cool activewear pieces that don’t cost a fortune, I often recommend Zella. Hey, there’s a reason why the line’s high-waisted leggings have over 5000 positive reviews.

Next, check out more cute items available at Nordstrom.

Author Bobby Schuessler | Whowhatwear
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