Sunday, February 8, 2009

Favorite Retailer: History

Nordstrom & it's Beginning.

Nordstrom was founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl Wallin. Wallin and Nordstrom shoe store first opened in downtown Seattle in 1901. The pair opened their second store in 1923, and in 1928 Nordstrom sold his share in the company to his two sons. A year later Wallin sold his share to the Nordstrom sons, and in 1933 the third Nordstrom son joined his brothers.

"From the beginning, John's business philosophy was based on exceptional service, selection, quality and value." (  Nordstrom was strictly a shoe store until 1963 when they expanded into clothing . Mens and children's clothing were added in 1966, and in 1968 the three brothers retired and passed the business along to five family members.

Nordstrom is a public company, with stores all over the country. Nordstrom carries selections of the finest apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family. Nordstrom's philosophy on customer service and product quality remains unchanged since 1901, attributes which helped them earne 8.27 billion dollars in 2008.

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