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In case you weren't aware, Nordstrom owns HauteLook, and the Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook websites are linked. So I was curious: when a brand that is ordinarily available on the Nordstrom Rack site appears on HauteLook (i.e. for a limited time, since HauteLook flash sales are up for only a few days), is the HauteLook price cheaper than the regular Nordstrom Rack discount? Born shoes, which is one of my favorite brands, is on HL today. NR always has Born in their shoe section, so yesterday I checked out the prices. I made a note of the prices of two ankle boots that I liked: "Lyra" for $59.97 and "Anissa" for $79.97.
Today, the same shoes that were listed on NR are available on HL (and gone from the NR site). The prices on HL are the same as they were on NR yesterday. So the moral of the story is: if you see something you want on the Nordstrom Rack site, there's probably no point waiting for it to come up on HauteLook. The price will most likely be the same.
I hope that makes sense. I wanted to figure it out for myself, so I figured I might as well share.
Unfortunately, NR doesn't have beauty products on its website, or I wouldn't have to use HL at all.
(Note: I'm not sure that the prices in store at Nordstrom Rack are necessarily the same as on their website. Does anyone know?)