We got a sneak peek at the new, bigger Nordstrom Rack in Dublin

The new Nordstrom Rack in Dublin opens tomorrow, and here's the skinny: We got a sneak peek at Tuesday's preview party, and it's bigger-and, in our humble opinion, better-than the Rack at Easton. Granted, it's not nearly as upscale as some of the big-city Racks (think Chicago). But it's a step up from Easton's, with a few more upscale contemporary lines like Tory Burch and Kate Spade more readily available.

The highlight, though, are the clearance racks, where diggers who search hard enough will find one-off treasures from the likes of Hugo Boss, Diane von Furstenberg, Parker, Milly and Equipment. Also, the shoes selection is expansive, and the designer shoe section offers some fairly impressive deals. (Burberry for half off? Yes, please.)

The city's second Nordstrom Rack officially opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow at 3702 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., where Filene's used to be. But you're invited to arrive an hour early for a party: At 8 a.m., you can enjoy music, coffee and breakfast treats; plus, you can enter a raffle to win one of 30 $100 gift cards and one $1,000 shopping spree. The first 1,000 customers who make a purchase will receive a complimentary tote.

-Kristy Eckert, @kristyeckert

Photo: Pour La Victoire handbag, was $445, now $190