My Best Friend Has $200 to Spend at Nordstrom—I Suggested These Affordable Items


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Given my role in fashion, I'm typically the one in my friend group who fields all of the style and shopping questions. And yes, I live for it. One of my best friends received a $200 Nordstrom gift certificate as a present and wanted my advice on what she should consider buying. Given that Nordstrom is one of my go-to stores, I couldn't wait to scroll through the new arrivals to send her a list of my favorite items.

Below, you'll uncover a sampling of the pieces I told her to consider. The first five on the list were my front-runners for her. Oh, and fun fact, everything I sent her skewed on the more affordable side with an under-$100 price point. 

Keep scrolling to check out expensive-looking finds from Nordstrom that are chic and modern thanks to forward design details.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.