Distract Yourself With the Nordstrom Sale’s Finest Absurdities
On Tuesday, Nordstrom joined the lengthy list of retailers announcing that it would be closing its store during the coronavirus outbreak. Unlike others, though, it soon made a surprise follow-up announcement: that a significant amount of their inventory would be 25 percent off throughout its two-week closure, complete with free shipping and curbside pickup. There are some real finds, like Alexander Wang’s diamanté mesh stilettos. There are some bleak items, too—like a whole new source of pantry goods as grocery stores struggle to stock their shelves. (At least, as long as you don’t mind subsisting on novelties like Sugarfina “green guice” gummy bears that contain 20 percent of your daily vitamins A and C.) But most importantly, there are items after items that are just plain weird—and enough of them to guarantee you a solid distraction period amid the unavoidable panic that comes with life in the middle of a pandemic. Dive in, here.