STORE WARS: Nordstrom vs. Lands’ End Canvas
Starting March 15th and running through April 4th, Dappered.com is hosting a bracket based tournament with the purpose of eventually crowning the all around Affordable Men’s Style Retail Champ for 2011. For a full introduction see this post. To see the updated bracket, click on the image to the right. Make a case for your preferred competitor in the comments section, but don’t forget to vote at the bottom of each match up. On with today’s showdown.
Strengths: The upscale mid price-range department store. Just before you hit Bloomingdale’s/Saks/Neiman Marcus territory, there lies Nordstrom . The last outpost of reasonable pricing just before you hit that unmoving gold-plated wall of luxury, but still plenty of upscale names at Nordstrom. Their house brand dress shirts are top notch. In-house brands like Calibrate, 1901, etc. also great. Their Half Yearly Sale for Men. The Rack. Great shoe selection. Nice watch department. Easy to use website.
Weaknesses: They’re in the middle for pricing but sometimes they lean a little hard towards the high end. Sales can be few and far between.
Strengths: Another well executed J. Crewification of a normally bulky and older brand. Trimmed down (but not actually all that slim) fits. B+ basics at A+++ prices. Terrific sales. Not afraid to branch out into blazers, ties, and shoes. Their incredible return policy, which reads: “…return anything at anytime for any reason for a full refund of its purchase price” Simple enough…
Weaknesses: You do have to pay shipping ($6.95 flat fee) to return items. The fit isn’t as athletic as you think it’d be… it’s slimmer, but it’s not slim. While they excel at good to very good, there aren’t many items that you’ll be completely drooling over.
Your votes determine who moves on to the next round.
Cast your ballot below:
UPDATE: L.E.C. dominates Nordstrom, and looks like they could seriously win it all.
Store Wars: Nordstrom vs. Lands' End Canvas
- Nordstrom (17%, 163 Votes)
- Lands' End Canvas (85%, 804 Votes)
Total Voters: 949