While I am not a fan of the everyday prices at Nordstrom, they do have a great sales rack! And of course there is always Nordstrom Rack. What I reallly love about Nordstrom though is the fact that everything they sell is awesome. It's like someone with amazing taste picked through to find only the cutest things, and then gave those to you as a selection. Ross has some cute stuff, but you reallly have to dig.
Nordstroms makes it so much easier to find really cute clothes that are in style. Plus they have a really great return policy.