SEATTLE, Feb. 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the opening of its third
Miami-area store today, leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom, Inc.
(NYSE: JWN) will offer its well-edited selection of designer, luxury and
quality fashion brands to Aventura Mall fashionistas.
The new Nordstrom houses five shoe departments as well as a compelling
offering of apparel, accessories and cosmetics. Along with a Dolce & Gabbana
boutique in its Collectors and Designer Handbags departments, Nordstrom will
also offers customers luxury merchandise from designers such as Burberry
Prorsum, Jean Paul Gaultier and Versace; footwear from Prada, Manolo Blahnik
and Jimmy Choo; and handbags from Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Marc Jacobs. For
men, the store features Armani, Hugo Boss, Versace, John Varvatos Star USA,
The new store introduces some new dressing room concepts to Aventura
customers such as "girlfriend dressing rooms" in the Point of View department
that have moveable curtains and allow women to try on clothes together, and
"The Apartment" in BP. that features a comfortable, apartment-like setting for
The store will also have two food offerings -- a Cafe Bistro and an Ebar
espresso bar. Nordstrom also offers a number of services designed to enhance
the customer shopping experience, including an in-store alterations and tailor
shop, Personal Touch -- a complimentary wardrobe and shopping service, bra and
prosthesis fitters, a women's beauty studio and a shoeshine stand.
When the store opened at 10 a.m. this morning, more than 400 excited
employees lined the aisles and cheered enthusiastically to welcome the first
opening-day customers through the doors.
"We're thrilled to finally be opening at Aventura Mall. This location, in
one of the best malls in the country, complements our other two great
Miami-area stores," said Tony Espinosa, Aventura store manager. "We're still
relatively new in the Miami area and can't wait to introduce ourselves to more
Nordstrom opened its first Miami-area store at Village of Merrick Park in
Coral Gables in 2002 and a second Miami-area store at Dadeland in 2004.
The evening of February 13, Nordstrom held an opening gala that raised
$212,500 for its partnering charities: the Junior League of Miami, The
Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis/The Miami Project at the University of
Miami, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The
evening gave guests an opportunity to shop in the new store while enjoying
hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert buffets, specialty drinks, live
entertainment, and two tented runway fashion shows featuring spring
collections for women and men.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 157 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe
store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 102 full-line stores, 50 Nordstrom
Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one freestanding 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 JWN.
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