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    28 Things From Nordstrom That People Actually Swear By

    A bra so comfy it brought someone to tears, cream lipsticks that'll have you saying "matte schmatte," a suitcase you can actually find stuff in, and other fan faves.

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    1. A Prada Candy eau de parfume gift set reviewers say really does smell like its namesake sugary goodness.

    The gift set
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    It comes with a spray bottle of perfume, lotion, and a roller.

    5-star reviews: 1,534

    Promising review: "The BEST! Love, love this fragrance. It’s a super sweet candy scent, so if you don’t like that, this may not be for you, but I love it. I’ve repurchased the large bottle many times. Always a trusted go-to for me." —Rvictoria001

    Price: $130

    2. A three-pack of ankle socks from fan-favorite athleisure brand Zella that reviewers say actually stay on your feet.

    The white socks
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 265

    Promising review: "Fit great and look great! Don't fall down in shoes." —Mintstill

    Price: $25 (available in three colors and two sizes)

    3. A pair of luxe leather high-tops from Zadig & Votaire with a zipper on them, so there's no temptation to turn them into accidental clogs.

    The white shoe
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    They run a skoosh big, and most of the good reviews come from folks with narrow feet. (Don't worry, wide-pied comrades, I got good stuff for you later.)

    5-star reviews: 83

    Promising review: "Really great pair of high tops. Super comfortable. I’m in and out of my shoes a lot and tend to destroy sneakers by flattening the back heel so I can wear them like slippers. The zipper on these high tops lets me slide in and out easily while keeping the integrity of their shape — perfect! I’m usually a 9.5 and took a size 9. Fit is great." —Alexandra1

    Price: $348 (available in women's sizes 6-11)

    4. A Wacoal retro-style full-figure bra reviewers like for its lifting-contouring prowess and, as with everything Wacoal, it's comfy as heck.

    model wearing the bra in a light rose color
    Wacoal

    5-star reviews: 1,047

    Promising review: "I love this retro bra! In fact, I've ordered three more in different colors. Fits very smoothly considering it's not padded. I like a bra that separates and this bra has a lot of center separation. It's also very smooth across the band and under my arms. The support really changes my shape so the volume isn't in the lower half, and that's what provides the lift. Can't say enough how much I like this bra!" —Vermontster

    Price: $65 (available in band sizes 32-46 and cup sizes C-H and in five colors)

    5. A pair of Vans Old Skool platforms for skater chic with a lift.

    The shoe in white
    Nordstrom

    My wide feet are perfectly fine in a Vans M-width size.

    5-star reviews: 189

    Promising review: "These are seriously amazing...even for a super picky shoe buyer that usually only buys $200 shoes! I love Vans and these are beyond comfortable and supportive. I am so glad I found them before they were completely sold out! Highly recommend. Oh, and did I mention? They are soooo cute on!" —Collegemom

    Price: $64.95+ (available in women's sizes 5-11.5 and three colors and prints)

    6. A spicy Valentino eau du toilette, which smells like oranges, pineapples, ginger, and cedarwood — a timeless combo reviewers call sweet and classic.

    The product's studded glass bottle
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    Sounds to me like a citrus smoothie bubble bath, which is pretty sexy IMHO.

    5-star reviews: 149

    Promising review: "Valentino has done it again. Warm, inviting, this is absolutely amazing. It's a little sweetness but just enough. A little spice but not over the top. Warm and inviting. You put this on, you start smiling. Get it. It's like a warm hug from an old friend. Timeless, classic, but for 2021." —Counter76

    Price: $65.45+ (originally $77+; available in two sizes)

    7. A pair of Ugg slip-ons that aren't even fleece-lined, but reviewers say ~still~ feel like you're walking around in a cloud, because Ugg is just that good at cozy footwear.

    The shoe in Rose Mallow
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    It's in whole sizes only and if you're between sizes, opt to go down and remember Nordstrom has an amazing returns and exchange policy even if you don't get it right the first time around.

    5-star reviews: 195

    Promising review: "I was looking for that go-to summer slip-on that I can walk for miles in and I found it. It feels like walking on a cloud but the material is breathable and cool. For those times when a flip flop isn't enough but a sneaker is too hot." —comfortablesummerslipon

    Price: $89.95+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and in six colors)

    8. An Urban Decay volumizing mascara a ton of reviewers say is exactly the one they've been searching forever for.

    Models of different skin tones show one eye eithout the product and one with it on
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    It's paraben-free and cruelty-free.

    5-star reviews: 1,296

    Promising review: "This is the one! Finally, after trying so many different mascaras in every price range, I've finally found one that has never let me down. It honestly makes my lashes look like the models' in the Urban Decay ad; very full and lush, dark and dramatic. I've spent all the way up to $40 on YSL mascara, only to have it flake off after an hour. And I got tired of trying every cheap mascara on the market, only to be let down time and time again. This goes on so nicely, it's clump-free, stays on all day, and washes off very easily. I LOVE it!" —keekeeann

    Price: $21.25 (originally $25)

    9. And an Urban Decay white mascara primer that's fragrance-free, goes on easy, and actually thickens and smooths.

    A tube of the mascara primer
    Nordstrom

    As the reviewer notes, it's also paraben-free.

    5-star reviews: 214

    Promising review: "Best lash primer I've ever used! It coats with a white, thin consistency that isn't too difficult to run mascara over. I use this pretty much every day. I really feel that it helps make my lashes longer and stronger. It's one of the only ones on the market made without parabens. Highly recommend to remove with coconut oil." —CactusJane

    Price: $18.70 (originally $22)

    10. A Tom Ford cream lipstick with a classy medium-luster finish that gives matte lipsticks a run for their money.

    Three models with different skin tones wear the lipstick in Adora
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 396

    Promising review: "I'd been thinking long and hard about buying a Tom Ford lipstick. Why the wait? It probably had something to do with the pricetag. Yeah, that is a show-stopper in and of itself. I am no stranger to designer cosmetics, shelling out for Guerlain, YSL, Burberry, and Chanel lip products, but part of me wondered if the Tom Ford lipsticks could possibly be that much better than the others out there. They are buttery soft but do not seem to be as temperature-sensitive as the Burberry and Armani lip colors. Tom Ford lipsticks apply smoothly and flawlessly, with opaque coverage and longevity. The fragrance is a subtle aromatic vanilla. One layer is good enough. The finish is satiny, with enough reflection to add luster. Pair it with gloss, if you like, but I like to wear mine alone. The staying power is good, pigmentation is strong, and the vanilla scent is divine. Splurge if you know you love quality cosmetics! The design is sturdy and regal." —Walls

    Price: $56 (available in 19 colors)

    11. A Timbuk2 wheeled suitcase that's thoughtfully designed so you can find what you need in it without making it look like a tornado flew around the room.

    A model stands next to the suitcase, which comes up to mid-thigh, and the extended handle goes to their waist
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 149

    Promising review: "Good buy for the money. Easy to use and find what you need without opening the whole suitcase and having all of your stuff fall out." —Dave

    Price: $279 (available in two colors)

    12. A pair of waterproof Timberland chukka boots for ankle-high cool street style, available in classic black and a also sweet strawberry nubuck.

    The shoe in Pink Nubuck Leather
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 531

    Promising review: "The fit is perfect and the quality of the boot construction appears excellent. My foot width is bordering on wide...I had room for my orthotics as I have a high instep and need more arch support than the inserts provided. Hoping for many years of a variety of uses for working outside and hopefully for all-purpose hiking shoes! Love that they are waterproof!" —Ulunani

    Price: $134.95 (available in women's sizes 5–10 and two colors)

    13. A bottle of Tiffany & Co. Sheer eau du toilette, which smells like ylang-ylang and elderberry and delivers a floral jouissance that's just what these folks were looking for.

    A bottle of the eau du toilette
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 111

    Promising review: "I love the iris notes of original Tiffany, so I ordered the Sheer small size to try untested. Instant love, new favorite. Sheer delight, crisp rose floral, berry and citrus notes are upbeat and light, lasting but subtle. This is my a new and fresh iris summer fragrance." —Trixxi

    Price: $70+ (available in three sizes)

    14. A True & Co. V-neck bralette that wins high praise from folks fed up with how hard it is to find a comfy bra if you're over a D cup.

    model wearing the pale pink bralette
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 248

    Promising review: "I usually wear 34DDD. So hard to find bras, they’re always so uncomfortable. Especially working from home now, going braless is uncomfortable for too long and underwire is too painful. This bra is so soft, I was going to cry when wearing it because I didn’t feel anything poking me or needing to be constantly readjusted. And after giving it several days wear I decided to tell friends and write this." —PrincessClaw

    Price: $49 (available in women's sizes XS-XL and nine colors)

    15. A pair of Sweaty Betty high-waist leggings with a neat shiny finish to feel extra fab on your power walk (or on the couch, I'm not judging).

    A model wears the leggings
    Nordstrom

    5-star review: 408

    Promising review: "Really nice and offer great compression. True-to-size. The material is thick and looks of great quality. I wore casually and also wore them jogging and they held up great. I totally get Grease vibes wearing these! Love them and ordered in additional colors!" —lori714

    Price: $88 (available in women's sizes XXS-XXL)

    16. A pair of Steward Weitzman over-the-knee boots folks are over the moon about.

    The boot in black
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 207

    Promising review: "I have Louboutins and Tory Burchs and these are my FAVORITE BOOTS. I cannot stop wearing them. Even though usually wear heels and they're flats, THESE BOOTS ARE AMAZING. I have worn them all day in cold snowy weather, through warmer weather and in the rain; they are THE most comfortable boots I have ever worn. If you have to own one pair of boots these are the ones! Perfect for pencil skirts, jeans, leggings, long skirts, you name it." —FrugalMommy

    Price: $695 (available in women's sizes 5–12)

    17. A pair of Steve Madden block-heel ankle-strap sandals that are a nice dupe for Stuart Weitzmans for 84% less.

    A model wears the sandals in black
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 351

    Promising review: "Very comfortable and stable ankle strap sandal. I love the lower, block heel. It is perfect along with very comfortable for the cruise I am going on. The shoe runs true to size. It is a very nice, updated addition to my wardrobe." —Cocobeth

    Price: $69.95 (available in women's sizes 4.5-12 and in two colors)

    18. A Staub 5.5-liter cast-iron Dutch oven with 96% 5-star reviews, which is basically the highest percentage I've ever seen. Fans swear by its even heat and appreciate the lovely high-gloss glaze finish.

    The pot in Graphite
    Nordstrom

    5-star review: 127

    Promising review: "The quality is fantastic. What we really loved was how the lid was dimpled to allow for great basting. We love the deep, rich color and overall it feels very well made. Well worth the investment!" —Aladdin

    Price: $359.99 (available in four colors)

    19. A pair of Spanx seamless leggings because, let's be real, you're never going back to wearing jeans.

    A model wears the leggings in black camo
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 260

    Promising review: "These are the best things since sliced bread. Never understood that saying but seems appropriate." —Courtlbrooks

    Price: $69 (available in sizes XS-XL and three colors and prints)

    20. A pair of extra-premium Sperry boat shoes because TikTok's already made all the other super-comfy slip-on shoes a thing this year, so why not these too? Reviewers say these are a splurge but worth it.

    The shoe in Navy Leather
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 193

    Promising review: "Owning a lot of boat shoes, I noticed right away that the Gold Cup is definitely higher in quality. Comfortable right out the box. However, the Gold Cup takes it a step further with higher quality leather and padding on the insole and in general on the sides and inside of the tongue. You notice the difference right away trying these on — it's considerably more comfortable on all sides of the feet — bottom, side, and top. It feels like it has padding more like a running shoe than the bare minimum leather moccasin feel of the AO Sperrys." —Wiaru

    Price: $160 (available in men's sizes 7-15 in four widths, and two colors)

    21. A Shiseido sunscreen stick that glides right on — no streaks or stains! — and is guaranteed not to have the cap come off and get weird, impossible-to-remove purplish stains all over the inside of your new bag (as has happened to me with regular-type sunscreens...twice).

    A model applies the sunscreen, which goes on clear
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 795

    Promising review: "Great sunscreen! So easy to apply and you forget that it’s on. No running in streaks. It is my new go-to." —D22na2

    Price: $24.65 (originally $29)

    22. A pair of Reebok classic runners available with a fun Pride color scheme, and also in plain white. Reviewers swear by how comfy they are.

    The shoe in white, rainbow, and black
    Nordstrom

    And they use tiny progress pride flags! Adorable.

    5-star reviews: 1,335

    Promising review: "I'm a runner and I'm usually pretty picky about my shoes. Borrowed these shoes from my daughter on a trip and they were so comfortable that I had to buy my own!" —ConnieB101

    Price: $75 (available in women's sizes 5–11 and in two colors)

    23. A pair of Rockport clunky clog sandals available in three widths (yay!) that reviewers adore because they're comfy enough for a night of dancing and then some.

    The sandal in tan
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 165

    Promising review: "These shoes are very comfortable, with padded insoles, short height heels and no toe pinching. This combination is difficult to find; I am so glad I discovered them. In addition, they are reasonably priced! They are prefect for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs because you can dance without them coming off and without your feet aching at the end of the night. They are produced by the New Balance Company and are made with comfort in mind but still have some style to them. Like other New Balance shoes, I have discovered that I need to go up a half a size from my normal size." —Lexlass

    Price: $84.95+ (available in women's sizes 5-11 in three widths, and two colors)

    24. A Nars foundation designed for radiant special effects. 96% of folks who tried it said it evened out their complexion.

    A model without and with the foundation on, with a smoother complexion after
    Nordstrom

    It's paraben-free, fragrance-free, and alcohol-free.

    5-star reviews: 771

    Price: "I stopped using the other brand. This is it! I like my foundation to be luminous with a nice finish. Check it out!" —LadyBoo

    Price: $39.95 (originally $47; available in 31 colors)

    25. A 12-karat gold-plated Kate Spade bangle with an adorable punny inner inscription reading "heart of gold." It's a perfect gift for someone special, which could also include yourself.

    The gold bangle
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 253

    Promising review: "Very cute, sturdy, versatile bangle that can be worn every day, morning and night, dressed up or down. The engraved message on the inside is just a sweet added bonus! This bracelet would make a very nice present." —xtina910

    Price: $38

    26. A Clinique overnight mask that's fragrance- and oil-free, and nice and light. I've been using it for years to maintain my face's flawless glow.

    The product
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 360

    Promising review: "This mask is a more of a smooth, non-oily, leave-in night cream that gives you instant dryness relieve while nourishing your skin than a traditional mask that you have to wash or peel off. It is awesome! I have super sensitive skin and this is one of very few lotions that doesn't burn my face. Plus, It is so moisturizing, it's perfect for combating the dry winter weather. It makes my face feel soft and dewy the next morning. Highly recommend!" —WhitePanda

    Price: $31.45 (originally $37)

    27. A foot file folks say really is the best out there.

    The file
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 413

    Promising review: "I develop badly-callused heels, especially in summer, which oftentimes crack. Ow! I tried many different removers, files, pumice stones, and gels, but none really did the job as well as I would've liked. After visiting the Nordstrom Spa for a pedicure, the aesthetician recommended this file. I was suspect at first but figured why not. Wow was she right! It does the job and does it better than any other method I've tried including professional pedicures. The file has a rough side, used first to rub off the heavy callus. And it's followed by a fine side that smooths the skin. It works best after soaking your feet or at the end of a shower. I don't know exactly why this file is so different from others. I think it has to do with the type of grit used (it's underneath a special coating so it never rubs off or dulls) I have used this file for years now so I can attest to it's quality and its effectiveness. The wood handle is incredibly waterproof. I can leave it in my shower (not sitting in water of course) and it doesn't warp or mildew. If you need a good callus file, give this one a try. You won't regret it." —sillybee

    Price: $25

    28. A Bobbi Brown makeup remover that's as effective as it is gentle.

    The product
    Nordstrom

    5-star reviews: 232

    Promising review: "My wife has been using this makeup remover for years and years. She says the reason she keeps buying it is that it works extremely well, better than any she has tried. A bottle seems to last a long time, and so it is not expensive to use." —Luap2

    Price: $27.20 (originally $32)

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