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I don't know about you, but while I like the safety net that is being able to return an online order, I don't like actually having to do it and waiting weeks for my refund. Because of this, I avoid them at all costs even though I order practically everything online. One of my main methods for avoiding returns is thoroughly researching the item in question before purchasing or, even better, reading as many customer reviews as I can manage.
Nordstrom shoppers love leaving reviews, which is one of the reasons I love ordering from there. I also appreciate that the retailer's inventory spans categories, from fashion (of course) to tons of beauty brands to affordable home gear and more. After doing my fair share of research, I narrowed it down to 32 of the smartest buys on Nordstrom right now, based on very high ratings. Scroll to shop them before everyone snaps them up for the holidays. (Also, let's not forget the Nordstrom's Black Friday sale has already begun.)