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Address: 500 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
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Activities: Shopping, Walking
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Orange, Virginia
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Orange, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Calgary, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 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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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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