I Found the Highest-Reviewed, Best-Priced Items on Nordstrom

Nordstrom hasn't earned the accolade of being America's favorite retailer without good reason. From its generous return policy and mega sales to carrying goods that span from well-known brands like Madewell and Topshop to indie designers like Rejina Pyo, the site has carved out a loyal fanbase within the fashion sphere. In a world where retail is supposedly being handed a death certificate, this mall staple is thriving. It has its liege of Nordstrom devotees to thank for that. Meanwhile, we're about to thank the loyal fanbase for being just as active in leaving helpful product reviews as they are in their purchases. 

While it wasn't easy (the site has an insurmountable collection of products available to buy), we dedicated ourselves to putting in the legwork to suss out the top-rated, highest-reviewed affordable items. That's what Nordstrom's best for, after all. And save for those Adidas Superstars (please point me in the direction of anyone who doesn't own the classic sneaker), Nordstrom's best of the best is pretty surprising. So before you dive into another Nordstrom spree, peruse the items below to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck.

Star Rating: 4.2/5

Review Count: 2364

What Buyers Are Saying: "As always, the Madewell whisper cotton shirts are perfect. They are roomy without looking shapeless, and the Carmine color is wonderful! So rich. I usually wear an XL/16 and am busty, and the Madewell shirts are cut with plenty of room even for curvy ladies, which is refreshing. You won't regret buying this shirt! If you're between sizes, I recommend going down a size." — Quinette

Star Rating: 4.5/5

Review Count: 5914

What Buyers Are Saying: "Live In leggings are a dream of dreams. They're thick (pass the squat test every time), pretty resistant to piling, and are forgiving if you've gained a few pounds… I have come to prefer the high-waist leggings to the regular ones. They feel far more comfortable and just seem more secure/less likely to slip. All in all, this is a solid Nordstrom brand, and I highly recommend these leggings." — Virago

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 1057

What Buyers Are Saying: "I was pleasantly surprised with how this looked on me! At first it was a little tight and odd fitting, but once I figured out you can adjust the straps, it loosened up and sat much better on my body (I'm a 32C). It's long enough to function as a crop top with high waisted bottoms, which is what I was going for when I bought it. I got it in white to wear for a variety of things: a potential bachelorette party, to bring on my honeymoon, and to wear under sheer or low-cut white shirts." — LElizabethS

Star Rating: 4.6/5

Review Count: 2954

What Buyers Are Saying: "I have been contemplating buying this dress forever, but was on the fence even after seeing every blogger in the world rave about it for months on end. I finally pulled the trigger and purchased two colors while it was on major sale, and now I get what everyone is raving about! This dress is fabulous! I was afraid the material looked thin and that it would be clingy/unflattering, but that's actually not the case. The front is thicker as it's double-layered with the ruching detail, but the back panel is a thin single-layer of fabric. Definitely have to be mindful of what you wear underneath…" — SamanthaB89

Star Rating: 4.2/5

Review Count: 3213

What Buyers Are Saying: "I absolutely love this boot! It looks true to the photo and fits beautifully. The almond shaped toe gives the boot a sophisticated look. The leather is soft and supple and has the perfect amount of sheen. I love the slant cut at the very top of the boot; it truly gives an equestrian feel. I absolutely can't wait to wear these on my trip to Italy." — 9021OhSnap

Star Rating: 4.5/5

Review Count: 527

What Buyers Are Saying: "Ahhhhhhh, finally! The perfect stretchy skinny dark-wash jean! I'd been searching forever. There are so many things I love about this jean: They're as comfortable as leggings, but as crisp-looking as a jean. They look fabulous dressed up or down. The fit is perfect. And best of all, the jeans stretch and give without becoming misshapen and stretched out. The stretchy part stretches and then goes back into place; it's like magic!" — Debalina

Star Rating: 4.5/5

Review Count: 720

What Buyers Are Saying: "I’ve been buying these for 10 years probably… I wear a 32DD and always get the large. It fits without any bunching up and is the perfect length for my long torso. The only reason it doesn’t get five stars is because the straps stretch out after a while. I used to hate adjustable straps, but in this case, they might be nice." — MegAbbey

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 263

What Buyers Are Saying: "I'm 39 and have been wondering what would be the most appropriate jean shorts to own without having them look too dated but also appropriate. These are them! I'm 5'9 and a size 12 pretty consistently, so I went with the 12s and they fit perfectly. Here's what I would say though, I read a lot of the reviews before buying these and would agree with the fact that they're probably a little smaller in the thigh area than you might think, but I also have pretty thin legs so if you're a curvy girl with a small waist and bigger thighs, these might not be for you. I have a larger waist and the fit is pretty low-rise so I really like them. But again, if you have a smaller waist, I'd say you could size down as they seem like they'll stretch out. They are pretty short, but I didn't think it was inappropriately so. I love them and can't wait to wear them on an upcoming vacation!" — Jamie3480

Star Rating: 4.6/5

Review Count: 1222

What Buyers Are Saying: "Love these urban versions of an old classic! I wanted something for the heat and to slip on to go to the pool. [I was] skeptical at first, but I wore these on a family reunion trip—even with a summer dress for the party. Love them!" — Ceesea

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Review Count: 1129

What Buyers Are Saying: "This is a comfortable and supportive strapless bra. I was a bit cautious about wearing a strapless bra because I needed a D cup, but this bra does everything I needed it to do: provide support, provide coverage, and remain in place after wearing it for hours. Besides being comfortable and attractive, it is convertible and well worth the price." — 1985Mum

Star Rating: 4.6/5

Review Count: 1521

What Buyers Are Saying: "Love this purse! Large enough to tote many things. There is a removable reinforcement bottom in purse, but don’t really need it. The wristlet is attached/removable but great to keep attached and put glasses or lipstick for quick access. The leather look has a nice, realistic texture. I have owned mine almost a year and it still looks great. You will love this purse!" — BonMc

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 1241

What Buyers Are Saying: "This sweater is a must-have. The material is really soft and feels so nice. The fit is slightly big, so if you like a more fitted style, size down. Can be dressed up or down, looks great no matter what. I'm so happy with my purchase!" —Lmreascos

Star Rating: 4.3/5

Review Count: 1157

What Buyers Are Saying: "I bought this dress for a specific occasion and I wanted a dress that was simple enough but also had a classic cut with a stylish design at the same time. I didn’t know what to expect when I bought this dress because it could definitely look different in person, but I was amazed at how beautiful it looked and the way it fit me! I am 5’0” and I usually am around a size 4-6, depending on the brand, but I listened to the advice from previous reviews to go a couple of sizes up and got a large in the red color! I am so glad that I did! The only reason why I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars is because the length is a little long. This dress goes down an inch above my ankle. However, considering I’m planning on wearing heels with this, I think it will be okay! I want this dress in different colors too! So pretty!" — Bennett07

Star Rating: 4.7/5

Review Count: 1861

What Buyers Are Saying: "These shoes have soft leather, don’t bind and still stood up to a ton of day to day use. I take these traveling and [they] have been useful as casual wear with jeans as well as for dinners out with dresses. They take up hardly any room even on a carry-on. Perfect staple for your wardrobe." — Leslie1rn

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Review Count: 1047

What Buyers Are Saying: "I absolutely love these pajamas. They feel exactly like Eberjey but half the price and not nearly as high maintenance. I just got them for my mom and mother in law for Christmas, and they are also both obsessed and planning to buy more. Once you have these, you will want to buy in every color and throw out all your old PJs!" — Beautyandthebeach

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 320

What Buyers Are Saying: "I thought I would never find the perfect sports bra, but alas this one is it! I walked up to a sales associate and asked if she could recommend a good sports bra for me. She said yes, I know just the one and she sure did. This fits perfectly! Doesn't dig. Gives the girls plenty of support. doesn't create uni-boob. I am large chested—36E—and finding a comfortable supportive sports bra has been challenging. This bra is really perfect for anyone, but those of us that can't just wear 'any' sports bra or a 'moderate impact' sports bra, this is the bra you have been waiting for. Glad it comes in other colors as I know I will be purchasing this bra again." — Cmepa

Star Rating: 4.5/5

Review Count: 2279

What Buyers Are Saying: "These are everything everyone says they are! I get so many compliments when I wear them, and I love that they can be dressed up or worn casually. I've basically lived in these all winter. If you're on the fence, pull the trigger!" — NatalieyMarie

Star Rating: 4.6/5

Review Count: 2238

What Buyers Are Saying: "These are so comfortable, have excellent arch support and arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Classic shoe that will never go out of style. Saw Freddie Mercury wearing these in a recent movie and took a chance I could still buy them!" — SherrieMcG

Star Rating: 4.8/5

Review Count: 4463

What Buyers Are Saying: "Gorgeous necklace. Even prettier in person. Dainty, but doesn't get 'lost' when layering. Great quality!" — Aljp

Star Rating: 4.5/5

Review Count: 360

What Buyers Are Saying: "I am OBSESSED with these jeans! Let me first say that I am a denim snob, and have been for more than 15 years. I have always spent $150 to $250 dollars per pair on designer denim, convinced this was the only way to get quality material and a good fit. HELLO, Articles of Society! These have the perfect amount of stretch, are made of extremely soft fabric, and fit like a dream. I am 5'7, 132 lbs and the 27 fits perfectly. The hem hits about 2 inches longer than pictured on the model, but will likely shrink up as much when washed (I worked at a denim boutique in college and this was our rule of thumb). Highly recommend for anyone who craves a designer fit with an affordable price tag." — MCMA1

Star Rating: 4.8/5

Review Count: 2716

What Buyers Are Saying: "I ordered a wrap dress from Realisation Par and it’s a low cut so I needed a bra that came down low enough in the front and that didn’t peek through as I moved through the day. I ordered one from Va Bien and it was so uncomfortable! This bra is PERFECT! It’s so comfy, it gives me support and shape and makes my boobs look so good in that dress! I found this bra to be true to size (I’m a 36D), and it was so comfy I forgot I had it on. The shape of this bra is great for low cut/V-neck tops and dresses. SO glad Natori makes bras with this shape. I can finally wear my dress after searching for the right bra for two months!" — Sydney97

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 1733

What Buyers Are Saying: "Great little maxi dress! It is supremely comfortable and easy to throw on for shopping or dinner. I bought the black and the knit fabric is thick enough to not be see-through but thin enough to feel easy and light. I can wear this now and into the fall. Great price and purchase!" — Busymom6

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Review Count: 2091

What Buyers Are Saying: "So comfortable and the coverage is excellent. When I take this one off at the end of the day, I’m not sore or have cut marks from the straps in my shoulders. Very supportive!" — Wildnerness69

Star Rating: 4.4/5

Review Count: 2109

What Buyers Are Saying: "I read an article about how great these boots are from a blogger… I finally got a chance to try them on in store and IMMEDIATELY I loved them! The heel is beautiful and a great height so you can wear these all day every day and not feel any discomfort. It took a couple wears to break in, but it is worth it. I only wish they came in more colors. I get compliments every time I wear them. If you're on the fence, jump off it and GET THESE NOW." — Nordy818girl

Star Rating: 4.6/5

Review Count: 1026

What Buyers Are Saying: "I love these pants. I have them in three colors. The rise is low enough to be comfortable, but they don’t gap or slide down when you bend/sit (I’m a teacher and need pants to move). They are a very thin wale, and the fabric has good stretch to it. They don’t sag or bag at the knees after wearing. I do hang dry them after a few minutes in the dryer, so I can’t speak to how they hold up if you use the dryer. They fit true to size, but the cut is snug. They are a skinny fit, but I find the bottom leg to be just a little too loose to tuck into boots. I wear mine with booties or flats. Could work with heels, too." — Denver111

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Review Count: 2160

What Buyers Are Saying: "I was skeptical at first but once I wore them a few times; they are literally the most comfortable, versatile sandals I have ever worn. They are easy to get on and off and they feel like you have nothing on your feet. I adore them and they are now my favorite pair." — CALiving77

Star Rating: 4.9/5

Review Count: 1357

What Buyers Are Saying: "Absolutely love these earrings! Stylish and classic… They are the perfect weight. Heavy enough to sit right and not 'flap' around, yet very light where they don't pull on your ears and earlobes. I love the versatility as I travel a lot for work. I can limit the number of earrings I bring, as these go with so much. Dress up or casual. I get so many compliments on these. These are my favorite go-to earrings." — Spunky9106

Ed. note: Reviews have been edited for clarity. 

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