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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

A ‘pivotal year’: New Nordstrom NYC Flagship store part of a huge bet on the the company’s future

In just over two months, Nordstrom executives and other luminaries will descend on midtown Manhattan to christen one of the largest, most ambitious projects in the company’s 118-year history – …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Nordstrom to close its Seattle Northgate store in August

In yet another sign of the rapidly shrinking landscape for traditional retailers and shopping malls, Nordstrom announced it plans this summer to close its Northgate location, one of the oldest …


Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

The top civil rights organization for Sikhs in the United States says Nordstrom has apologized to the community for selling an $800 turban they found offensive, but they are still …


Nordstrom slumps, targets slashed after weak holiday sales

Nordstrom shares sank on Wednesday, one day after the Seattle-based chain gave an update to its holiday sales that were seen as disappointing, prompting a number of analysts to lower …


Blake Nordstrom discloses cancer diagnosis, plans to keep working through treatment

Blake Nordstrom, co-president of the Seattle-based retailer that bears his family name, disclosed Monday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Security breach at Nordstrom exposes sensitive employee data

The company isn’t saying how many of its employees may be impacted by the security breach it alerted workers to this week.


Nordstrom says big bets poised to pay off with growing profits ahead

Nordstrom executives say the high-end Seattle clothing retailer is weathering the storm roiling their industry, and they forecast a long-term upturn in sales growth and profit margin after a four-year …


Nordstrom to add two more stores in L.A. with no inventory

Nordstrom is expanding its small-store model that doesn’t offer shoppers clothes to buy and take home.


Nordstrom sinks as sales miss hits department-store optimism

Sluggish sales at Nordstrom Inc. underscore why members of the founding family wanted to take the company private in the first place.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Nordstrom posts strong profit but its sales gains are meager

The Seattle-based department store chain earned $87 million, or 51 cents per share, on revenue of $3.56 billion.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 5:02 p.m.

Nordstrom ends buyout talks with members of founder’s family

Department store operator Nordstrom ended buyout talks with family members of the company’s founder, saying Tuesday it couldn’t get the group to raise its price.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Nordstrom rejects buyout deal from Nordstrom family

Department store operator Nordstrom said Monday it had rejected a takeover offer from members of the Nordstrom family, calling the price “inadequate.”


Then and Now: Downtown shopping

In 1972, as Spokane was preparing for Expo ’74, retail shopping in the downtown area was undergoing big changes.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Nordstrom is opening concept store that has no inventory

The Seattle-based company said the Los Angeles store will be staffed with personal stylists who can order merchandise for customers.


A Nordstrom buyout? Lessons of J. Crew and Neiman loom large

Nordstrom Inc. shareholders are applauding a plan by its founding family to consider taking the department-store chain private.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

Nordstrom family may take company private

Members of the Nordstrom family are considering taking the Seattle-based fashion retailer private, the company said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

Nordstrom reports growth in 1Q profit, disappointing sales

Nordstrom Inc. said Thursday its overall profit jumped 37 percent at its department stores in the first quarter, but a key sales gauge fell short of Wall Street expectations.


Doug Clark: I’ll sell you pre-fouled merchandise for at least as much as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus

The express lane to my early retirement on Easy Street appeared in this fine newspaper the other day on our business page.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Dirty jeans, not dirt cheap

Perhaps you should hold off washing your dirty jeans this weekend. That grubby look is in, according to the style wizards at Nordstrom and other fashion houses.


No penalties for Kellyanne Conway for plugging Ivanka Trump’s line from the White House

Kellyanne Conway, the adviser to President Donald Trump who made a commercial pitch for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line from the White House, won’t face punishment for the ethics breach.


Nordstrom’s big, beautiful stores are losing ground

For many years, Nordstrom has been regarded as a poster child for how traditional retailers should respond to the rise of e-commerce.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

Ivanka Trump’s brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. But on Amazon.com this past week, the brand …


Nordstrom’s nixing of Ivanka Trump brand backed by sales data, reports WSJ

Nordstrom, which has said its decision to drop the Ivanka Trump line was based on business rather than politics, reportedly saw sales of that line drop by a third over …


White House adviser Kellyanne Conway ‘counseled’ after Ivanka brand promotion

The White House has “counseled” a top aide to President Donald Trump after she promoted Ivanka Trump’s fashion line during a national cable television appearance from the White House.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Trump: Nordstrom treated Ivanka “so unfairly;” shares react

Nordstrom shares took a brief tumble Wednesday after President Donald Trump tweeted that the department store chain that decided to stop selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessory line had treated …


Nordstrom drops Ivanka Trump-branded clothing and shoes

Nordstrom will stop selling Ivanka Trump’s name-branded line of clothing and shoes, a company spokesperson said Thursday. The change followed a weeks-long boycott campaign, organized by an anti-Trump activist group …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing, accessories line

Nordstrom said it will stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories.


Why have upscale retailer Nordstrom and other apparel giants lost their luster?

In mid-August of last year, warning signs at the Seattle headquarters of Nordstrom Inc. first became apparent. Up to that point, the upscale apparel retailer, with $14 billion in annual …


Nordstrom’s loyalty program is no longer cardholders-only

After a disappointing start to 2016, Nordstrom is growing its off-price business and trying to woo shoppers with a more inclusive loyalty program.


Target picks Nordstrom executive as chief merchandising officer

Target has poached Nordstrom for its new chief merchandising officer, a crucial position and the one who determines what appears on store shelves.