About Us


In 1901, John W. Nordstrom opened a shoe store on the premise that customers deserved the best service, selection, quality and value. Over a century later, we maintain the same dedication to providing unique a range of products, exceptional customer service and great experiences. To learn more about our history, please visit About Us on nordstrom.com.

54%of sales are digital
248Nordstrom Rack Stores
100Full line Stores
1Trunk Club Styling Service
800M+unique daily digital visitors annually
7 Local Service Concepts


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Company Facts at a Glance

Nordstrom is headquartered in Seattle, WA

Nordstrom was founded as a shoe store in 1901 by Swedish immigrant John W. Nordstrom (JWN), who came to Seattle with $5 in his pocket

Nordstrom went public in 1971 and was officially renamed ‘Nordstrom, Inc’

In 1973, Nordstrom opened the first Nordstrom Rack in the basement of the Seattle store as a clearance center for full-line store merchandise

In 1998, Nordstrom began serving customers online at Nordstrom.com

In 2011, Nordstrom acquired Los Angeles-based flash sale site HauteLook

In 2014, the company acquired Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service that serves customers online at TrunkClub.com and in its seven clubhouses

Every hour of each day, more than 9,000 customers use our app

In September 2014, Nordstrom opened its first Canada store at Chinook Centre in Calgary

Nordstrom has 21 unique restaurant concepts. In fact, nearly one in four full-line Nordstrom store transactions are classified as food and beverage

Nordstrom operates 255 restaurants across the United States, including 100 Ebars, 8 Habitant bars, 8 Grills and more

Nordstrom is the largest employer of tailors in North America

Nordstrom has 50 total private label brands, all designed in-house by an internal Nordstrom design team

Treasure & Bond, one of Nordstrom’s private-label brands, donates 2.5% of sales to organizations focused on empowering youths

We match our employees’ charitable donations and volunteer hours, up to $5,000 each year, starting on their first day

Nordstrom distribution centers recycle 98% of their waste on average