Sunday, February 11, 2007

MOA Galleria - Nordstrom Shoes


Seattle, Washington - 1976

Woman trying on shoes at a Nordstrom store in 1976.

Edit: spelling correction.

(Study image courtesy of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer)



9 Comments:

Anonymous WaltDatedWorld said...

Did the store later change the spelling to Nordstrom? I think that's how it's spelled here in IL.

Sun Feb 11, 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Nordstrom name has gone through various permutations. Before they sold clothing, it was Nordstrom Shoes. Then they merged with Best to be Nordstrom Best, then Best was dropped. I have seen Nordstrom's used, but it is Nordstrom now.

This picture is probably of a sale, as this type of rack isn't typically used for normal selling.

Tue Feb 13, 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to find out more about the history, including other name forms, check out Wikipedia.com. I think early on it was Wallin & Nordstrom in the Gold Rush days.

Tue Feb 13, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Cora said...

Shoe stores didn't look any more appealing in the 1970s than they do today.

Wed Feb 14, 06:18:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

That does look like the clearence shoe rack though. Saw one just like it at Macy's a few weeks ago. Although the prices didn't seem very clearence-esque.

Wed Feb 14, 08:27:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Clearance racks or not, shoe shops are some of the most unappealing retail environments IMO. I hate buying shoes, which is why the cliché that all women love shoe shops is so utterly baffling to me.

Thu Feb 15, 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sure doesn't look like a Nordstrom nowadays. Looks more like your garden variety discount shoe store. Back then that was THE place to get your 501's before Nordy's went global. Those were the days my friend.

Thu Feb 15, 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former Nordstrom employee here...that looks like a Nordstrom clearance center (called Nordstrom Rack). The full line stores never sold shoes in that manner. They were always known for service except for the Racks which are product dumping grounds for unsold inventory.

Thu Aug 09, 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Mon Aug 24, 04:17:00 AM  

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