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Seattle, WA (Downtown)
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Ranked #8 of 111 Shopping in Seattle
Type: Department Stores, Shopping
Activities: Shopping, Walking
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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.
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is no lack of service when you enter this high end department store. I was looking for a specific pair of shoes and the clerk found them within less than a minute. From the beginning to the end of the transaction it was 5 very friendly minutes. The clerk noticed that I was from Canada and told me that... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

5 floors of upscale merchandise, superb salespeople trained to please the customer. Beautiful store. Love Nordstrom... go to the Downtown Seattle Flagship store to experience the best.

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Tucson, Arizona
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462 reviews 462 reviews
158 attraction reviews
493 helpful votes 493 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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373 reviews 373 reviews
64 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 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
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
46 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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