so i was pleasantly surprised earlier. I called the nordstrom at valley fair and asked for someone who had helped me before. Asked if they had the blue slip ons for sale cause I had seen them there before. Told him NM had them on sale and he said he'd know by the time I got there if they were on sale (had a miscommunication and he thought I was talking about a different shoe for a bit). They didn't have them on sale, but he put them on hold anyway so I could go check out the designer presale. Got there and I was like well, I want to get them from you cause you've been helpful, but NM has them for 275, I can't pass that up. He adjusted them for me to 274 and so I bought another pair of a cups I had wanted anyway. So if you have a nordstrom by you that you have a good reputation with, give it a try. They also have a decent amount of stuff on presale for the designer clearance. But before, they had what they had. This year, they shipped out sizes to different stores so there are generally fewer styles at stores but with full size runs of each style they have. The sale starting June 19 seems just so-so, but the july one sounds promising.