SEATTLE, Sept 05, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Leading fashion specialty
retailer Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) opened the doors of its new
138,000-square-foot store on Friday, September 5 at The Oaks in Thousand Oaks,
Calif. and began offering customers a compelling selection of designer, luxury
and quality fashion brands for men, women and children.
"We are thrilled to offer our Ventura County customers a new Nordstrom
closer to home. We know we have a number of customers in the area and we hope
they love the great selection of fashion that we have to offer," said Barbara
Kirk, Nordstrom at The Oaks store manager.
In addition to clothing, accessories, cosmetics and shoes, Nordstrom at
The Oaks offers a number of services to enhance the shopping experience. These
amenities include an in-store alterations and tailor shop, Personal Touch -- a
complimentary wardrobe and shopping service, bra and prosthesis fitters,
complimentary gift boxes and two family restrooms. Nordstrom at The Oaks will
also feature two food offerings; Blue Stove, a restaurant featuring small
plates and tapas, and an espresso bar.
Opening day started at 8:00 a.m. with Nordstrom hosting a cosmetics Beauty
Bash outside the store's mall entrance. Shoppers enjoyed complimentary beauty
and skincare consultations, learned about the latest trends in makeup and
fragrance, and received samples and gifts with purchase. When the store opened
at 10:00 a.m., over 350 excited employees welcomed the first customers through
Earlier in the week, Nordstrom underwrote and held an opening gala that
raised $175,000 for partnering charities Alliance for the Arts and its Angels
and Centennial Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Guests had an
opportunity to shop in the new store while enjoying fall fashion
presentations, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert buffets, specialty drinks
and live entertainment.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 160 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe
store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 106 full-line stores, 51 Nordstrom
Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques 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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