drove to Park and Preston last night to shop at Nordstrom Rack, the outlet version of the upscale department store. Editor Christina Hughes Babb highly suggested I make a visit, and also told me to plan on spending some time there.

Right now, it’s the only Nordstrom Rack in Texas, so that’s where any of the un-purchased merchandise from the stores at NorthPark, the Galleria, Stonebriar, etc. ends up — at prices 50-75 percent lower than what the items originally cost in the store.