SEATTLE, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc.,
(NYSE: JWN) one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, opened
the doors to its first greater Boston-area store today at Natick Collection in
Natick, Mass. Over 400 cheering employees lined the aisles of the
144,000-square-foot store to welcome the first customers through the doors.
"After waiting more than 20 years to have a store in the Boston area, we
are thrilled that the day is finally here," said Michelle Haggard, store
manager. "We can't wait to start serving customers and offering them an
incredible mix of fashion."
Nordstrom at Natick Collection features five shoe departments and a
comprehensive apparel offering with well-known brand names, along with
cutting-edge collections and statement-making accessories for women, men and
children. The wide apparel selection includes a strong designer offering of
American and European collections, including Anne Klein, Chloe, Nina Ricci,
Oscar de la Renta, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Zac Posen. To
complement the apparel offering, the store will also feature an extensive
selection of designer shoes and handbags from names such as Jimmy Choo, Manolo
Blahnik, Marc Jacobs, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent.
In addition, the new store offers the company's first-ever men's grooming
studio, an expansive cosmetics area and two food offerings. The store also
features services and amenities including an in-store alterations and tailor
shop, a family restroom, Personal Touch -- a complimentary wardrobe and
shopping service, prosthesis fitters, and a shoeshine stand.
Earlier in the week, Nordstrom celebrated its Boston-area debut with an
evening gala to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston Ballet.
Nearly 1,800 guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, a runway
fashion show of American and European fall designer collections under a
"hanger size" tent and "sneak preview" shopping. The fashionable evening
raised $225,000 for both organizations.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 158 U.S. stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a
shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 99 full-line stores, 50
Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, four Faconnable boutiques, one
free-standing shoe store, and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves
customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through
its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol
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