Last weekend I was shopping at 3 different Nordstrom stores. Each store was quite busy with lot's of Nordstrom shopping bags being filled. While an article I saw suggested a lot of markdowns - the only organized markdowns I saw was in Womens Shoes - where most of boots seemed to be marked down. Other departments had "normal" mark down rack, but that was it. So, if they are marking down - not at the stores I shopped at.