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Address: 865 Market St. at Fifth St., San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-243-8500
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This famous upscale department store is especially known for its...

This famous upscale department store is especially known for its high-quality service.

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Impressive store!!!

I rarely review a department store, but this place is truly unique! I believe this Nordstrom's is 7-8 stories tall and is designed to keep you visually entertained, not just to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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403 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I rarely review a department store, but this place is truly unique! I believe this Nordstrom's is 7-8 stories tall and is designed to keep you visually entertained, not just to keep you shopping. They did a very good job with this location!

Thank KErickson96
Greater London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

A great place to pass lots of time. A great place to shop where we found the staff to be very friendly. Higher end shopping though.

Thank Bhavin P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We were both booked for 1 hour body massages.  We were both greeted warmly from the front desk! One of them offered us a drink and we accepted. Once our masseuses were ready on their end, we changed into our spa Nordstrom robes and slippers. You get a locker to put your belongings in. Then you are asked to go... More 

Thank Jorge B
Beijing, China
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664 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This Nordstrom was very near our hotel and was immaculate. I’ve been to Nordstrom before but I’ve never seen anything like this. It was immense and of course we went just to merely check it out since it was very close to our hotel. Sometimes Nordstrom’s has some specials but not on this occasion. It was still fun looking around... More 

Thank Daniel A
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hands down, my favorite Nordstrom in the one in San Francisco's Union Square! Pretty interior architecture, great displays, wonderful bistro (better than the Nordstrom Cafe in other sites). Designer clothing and an even bigger selection of shoes than usual!

Thank Sellwood86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Everything you need it's in here, amazing 8 floor building to do anything you want from shopping in the most exclusive stores to eat the most delightful food.

Thank Joaquín B
United Kingdom
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1,347 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nordstrom is a high end store with usually high end prices based in the Westfield Centre. However sometimes you can score bargains when the sales are on and its one of the main anchor stores in the Westfield. They also have a more affordable outlet shop Nordstrom Rack in the city centre as well.

Thank PrestonGuild
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This is Nordstrom, home of high end designers and high end prices. There are some items here that you cannot find anywhere else, as long as you are willing to pay. The only draw here is that there is an awesome escalator design that I have never seen anywhere else. The design of the mall is pretty awesome, but that's... More 

Thank AMPnj
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Just down from the ain Westfields this is a clearance store, 2 full floors, one men and the other women's. everything is reduced, top brands and lots of choices. A must visit! Ned's

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Oakland California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

When shopping with the female partner, many times the guys are left to fend for themselves and attempt to find a seat to cool the jets and check in on emails or play solitaire. Here just before the elevators --not the escalators While they hit the fast and super clean elevators to the top floors.. Guys or other partners might... More 

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