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Nordstrom

Seattle, WA (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 of 106 Shopping in Seattle
Type: Department Stores
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Owner description: Department stores rarely inspire popular frenzy, but for Seattleites, Nordstrom is hardly an average department store. On opening day, crowds waiting... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tucson, Arizona
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349 reviews 349 reviews
113 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I do not recommend checking out Nordstrom unless you want to go shopping. There is no WOW factor in its architecture and nothing special in its interior decor. History buffs may want to take a quick look, however, because this is the flagship store. Occasionally, someone plays the grand piano by the shoe department but there doesn't seem to be... More

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Toronto
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348 reviews 348 reviews
58 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You have to visit the Nordstrom Flagship store for America when in Seattle. Fantastic service always and this location is no different. I love Nordstrom for it's service and selection of fine items. Their fragrance dept. is my ultimate favorite. The kids section is top notch with fantastic prices for great name designers.

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Colleyville, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As nice as the other Nordstrom's are...this is worth the visit. Just walking through first level was a wonderful experience...live grand piano player, huge shoe department, the cosmetic area felt like I was on Times Square...next time I'll make time to have a bite to eat in the café.

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's true that the store is not super visually appealing but don't let that deter you. When I was there in May it was buzzing with activity. They were having an event in the cosmetics department. I also want to say the Nordstrom spa is wonderful. I only had a manicure and it was pricey but well worth the money.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a shuttle from Sea Tac airport to downtown Seattle. I did thus trip with my daughter two years ago and had a blast.

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Centreville, Maryland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Expecting to find a grand downtown store I was disappointed to see columns wrapped in plain white shafts hiding the details. And a drop ceiling???? What have they done? I could have been anywhere. Nordstrom is highly overrated and this store has all the charm of Sea-Tac airport.

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Boise, Idaho
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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Nordy's Flagship store in downtown Seattle is the best shopping of all time. If you think this is 'just another store' you aren't a true fashionista. And, the Anniversary Pre-Sale event every July is NOT to be missed. I've never had to wait in line for the restroom until this week during the sale -- crazy busy but fun.... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I enjoyed the story of the founder of the store and was interested to see what it looked like based on guidebook suggestions. However, it was like any large old NYC store - like Macy's on 34th St. or Macy's in Philadelphia. and didn't meet my expectations of anything special.

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larrchar
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298 reviews 298 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This store outdoes their other stores. The service is fabulous ! Any mention of buying a gift results in" may I gift wrap this for you". The store is amazing and beautiful . The Flagship Store puts it all out there! Whether you are buying or just browsing , stop by this store in downtown Seattle. There isn't a store... More

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Plano, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The city where the store originated. Excellent selection, and the service is borderline intrusive, but attentive. Anything you want they will do their best to accommodate. Love the service here and will always shop here over places like Macy's.

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