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Nordstrom

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Address: 500 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
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Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: Department stores rarely inspire popular frenzy, but for Seattleites...
Department stores rarely inspire popular frenzy, but for Seattleites, Nordstrom is hardly an average department store. On opening day, crowds waiting to get in literally cheered and pumped their fists.
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Flagship Store

We used to shop at Nordstrom quite regularly back home, but over the years their mix of clothes has changed and got a bit "too young" for us. But since we were in Seattle we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Old Saybrook, CT
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279 reviews 279 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We used to shop at Nordstrom quite regularly back home, but over the years their mix of clothes has changed and got a bit "too young" for us. But since we were in Seattle we had to stop at their flagship store. One product I missed was their chocolate truffles. Our local store stopped selling them years ago, but I... More 

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Peoria
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you're a serious shopper like I am, then you'll need to be sure to visit the Nordstrom Flagship store in the West Lake Center in Seattle! The shopping is amazing and the store is fabulous! It's exciting to think you're shopping where everything first began for Nordstrom!

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I don't usually spend $75 up per skirt or blouse or well anything. I hit the sale items. They have some lovely items even in the plus sizes - anything 14 and above. Lots of floors to look through. I'm not great with crowds and I have to be in the right mood to shop. The staff was friendly.

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Orange, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I originally wanted to go to this store because it's the original. But once I got to Seattle, I realized I actually needed more clothes. The store was under renovation when I went shopping there but it still looked fairly nice on the inside. The customer service was perfect. I needed to buy several days worth of outfits and Ali,... More 

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Denver
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I regularly shop at Nordstrom at home. While in Seattle on a business trip, I had to stop by the flagship store. While the service was extraordinary as always, I wasn't overly impressed with the store itself. There were quite a few designers that my home store doesn't carry- that was nice. However, the store itself was not exactly a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a fantastic store. It's at the end of the monorail line so it's hard to miss if you're coming from the Space Needle. Believe it or not, there are some great bargains here, as well as uber-top-of-the-line expensive items and everything in-between. It's always on our list when we're in Seattle.

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Stanwood, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wrote a letter about a great employee and was contacted by Alyssa Rich who offered $50 on my next purchase at the Downtown Nordstrom. She asked that I let her know what day I would be in, which I did. I went in on the scheduled day, made a large purchase and DID NOT receive the $50. I said... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It's true - this store is a pleasure to shop. The customer service is top notch, and no pressure from the sales floor. Right now the flagship store is under renovation, so getting around can be a bit difficult - but just ask anyone, they will help. Secret gems - the Cafe and the Shoe Shine!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were staying close to Nordstrom's so we thought that we would compare our Nordstrom's at Mall of America to this one. I didn't feel that this store had any signs of being historic as compared to the first Starbucks near Pike Place Market. Since we don't have to pay sales tax in Minnesota on clothes, we weren't that interested... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

There were carolers singing and Christmas bells ringing. I didn't dislike anything I like the fact that all the stores were easily accessible and that from the 3rd floor you could see everything.

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