I Asked Around—These Are the Best Items to Buy at Nordstrom, H&M, and Madewell

There is a trio of stores that many of us probably turn to on the regular. Yes, I’m talking about Nordstrom, H&M, and Madewell. While each retailer stocks a variety of different items, you can always find trend-forward pieces and quality basics at each. On that note, I thought I’d gain insight into the specific pieces those in my inner circle are loving right now.

I asked my fellow fashion editors to slack me over an edit of the items that recently piqued their interests. I also asked my mother and a few friends to go through the new arrivals and send me a handful of items they’re loving. After asking around, there ended up being nine pieces that seemed to be front-runners given their versatile and chic nature.

Keep scrolling to check out some of the best items to buy at Nordstrom, H&M, and Madewell. If you keep going, there’s also an array of other pieces to consider this season.

Basically everyone I asked said they have their eye on an oversize button-down shirt this season.

The ideal denim jacket to kick off the fall season.

The appeal here is that you could wear it on its own with knee-high boots or open over a tee and jeans as an alt to a cardigan.

This knit tank was called out because of its versatility.

Okay, we might be kind of biased here, but these sandals are just chic.

A checked blazer is basically a fall staple.

Cute for a directional vibe.

This is one of those sweaters that you basically want to live in.

Nearly everyone I messaged said they love Levi’s.

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The ruching brings a little something extra to this long-sleeve top.

Oversize tailoring continues to reign supreme.

Chunky loafers are a wonderful choice for fall.

Picture this dress with sneakers or heels.

These heels look quite expensive.

This utility vest is forward over a simple tee.

The wider fit is very current.

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