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The Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack Sale Is Officially On—and Levi's, Zella and More Top Brands Are All Marked Down

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Nordstrom Rack's a treasure trove of value, and this weekend, shopping there is a must. Here's why: The Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack Sale is happening right now through May 29. For those in the dark, all you need to know is that it's one of the retailer's biggest sales of the year featuring mega markdowns on more than 6,000 items. This means not only are your favorite brands, including Levi's, Zella and more, up to 75 percent off, but also you can knock an additional 25 percent off select red-tag items on the site.

As you can probably guess, all the best stuff is selling out left and right, but we've rounded up seven deals PureWow editors are taking advantage of this weekend, from a pair of $35 pair of NYDJ jeans to Gucci sunglasses at 60 percent off.

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1. NYDJ Barbara Bootcut Jeans

Top Flattering Denim

NYDJ is known for its super-soft fabric and flattering fits, and this a boot cut style is available for 70 percent off in four washes. Note, the cotton blend fabric will stretch with wear, according to the brand, so it's recommended to size down.

2. Kenneth Cole Kenny Slide Sandals

Intense Poolside Color

You're going to be cherishing this little slice of Barbiecore, especially after you see the Margot Robbie flick this summer. These one-inch high slides are suitable for the pool, the beach and just bopping around town, since the EVA upper, lining and sole, along with the contoured footbed, mold to your foot with each wear.

Nordstrom Rack clear the rack sale: Longline bra
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3. Z by Zella Ribbed Seamless Bralette

The super-smooth ribbed nylon and spandex on your bod will be pure workout bliss, according to reviewers, who say that the adjustable straps offer support and the removable cups add optional volume up top. Not only that, it can be worn as a casual top outside the yoga studio. "So excited to find a easy casual top to go with everything and the padding allows me to skip the bra! Win!" says one reviewer. Note: Multiple reviewers suggested sizing up, since the rib cage band is extra-tight.

4. BlankNYC Hi Rise Rigid Distressed Shorts

Flattering Cut-Off Shorts

The fit of these stretchy denim shorts was a big draw for one Nordstrom Rack shopper, who wrote, "They flared a bit at the bottom. The legs were not square down. This created an appearance of a smaller waist, which I liked." In addition to their flattering high-rise and edgy undone hem, the reviewer also noted that they did their rear a serious favor. "Looked good from the back on my flat butt."

5. Max Studio Tiered Maxi Dress

Versatile Warm-Weather Dress

This easy breezy dress comes in 17 cheerful floral prints and has elbow-length sleeves, a tiered skirt and V-neck with ruffled detailing. Machine washable, it works as a beach coverup or a wedding guest dress—and several curvy ladies noted that it was particularly comfy, including one woman who wore it as a maternity dress.

6. Adornia Cultured Pearl Paperclip Chain Toggle Necklace

Trending Neck Stack Element

Paperclip-link necklaces are now classic in the "quiet luxury" space, and this cultured pearl pendant is an elegant version of this. This 18-inch necklace is yellow 14K-plated stainless steel, doesn't tarnish with water contact and is especially attractive against summer-warmed skin.

7. Gucci 56mm Square Sunglasses

Status Price Drop

The high-quality plastic tortoise print frames and blue lenses will also be appealing on most every skin and hair tone. The signature red-and-green stripe on these sunglasses arms are status-signaling, while the 60 percent off sale price whispers "affordable." While the glasses don't offer glare protection, they do offer 100 percent UV protection.


Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space. Suitcases to sex toys, she's got an opinion on what's best. Dana is based in Los Angeles; her work has also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Vogue and The New York Times. Check her out on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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dana dickey

Senior Editor

Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...

Destinee Scott

Assistant Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Assistant Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...