Nordstrom - Fashion and home items
Nordstrom is a fashion retailer selling clothing and apparel for men, women and children. The company sells clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as items for the home. They offer custom tailoring services and have a bridal department. Often located inside malls, Nordstrom is known as a department store. The store also has formal dresses and suits, and is known for special occasions such as proms, weddings and holiday parties. The company offers a home décor and entertaining section, where you can find kitchen items, flatware and decorations. Many locations also have a spa where you can find beauty products and skin care lines. Like other department stores, Nordstrom has a jewelry section and a fragrance section. You can also find specialty items, like luggage, bedding, and bath towels.
Nordstrom - Over 200 years of fashion
Nordstrom was founded in 1901 in downtown Seattle by John W. Nordstrom and Carl Wallin. The second store was opened in 1923, and by 1960 the downtown Seattle store was the largest shoe store in the country. The company expanded to include women's apparel in 1963 when it purchases Best Apparel. Men and children's clothing were included in 1966 and the company went public in 1971. Today Nordstrom has over 240 stores and has launched the designer discount retailer Nordstrom Rack. The company remains headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has stores in 31 states. They hold five designated sales events each year, including four half-yearly sales (split up into different departments) and the largest sale event, the Anniversary Sale held in July.