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Nordstrom Shopping Memories

Updated on April 13, 2015

Nordstrom in Seattle

Quality Fashions for Mother and Me

The quality of Nordstrom's fashions cannot be beat. Nordstrom Department store brings out some of my fondest memories. As a pre-teen and teenager, my mother and I would shop in Seattle at Nordstrom.

One of the many stores that we would shop at in downtown Seattle was Nordstrom on Washington and Pine, a large upscale store. The main headquarters and flagship store. I loved going into Nordstrom and see all that they had to offer. One could get lost with all the departments. The Seattle store services include Nordstrom Beauty Stylist, Nordstrom Personal Stylist, Prosthesis Program, Spa Nordstrom, Wedding Suite, Fiori Floral Design and Restaurants. Besides the normal shopping for clothes and shoes that, we often would shop for at Nordstrom.

Best Place to Shop

Dining at Nordstrom - Marketplace Cafe | The Grill | Ebar

Interior of a Restaurant by Vincent van Gogh Poster by MasterpieceCafe

Nordstrom is several shops and restaurants in one. This is a place where we can shop and dine in the same place.

For lunch (about half of the time during our visits), we would eat at the Marketplace Café (one of the restaurants within the store.) The Marketplace has reasonable prices and a nice selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, pizza and specialties.

Once we made reservations for the Grill. This was more pricey than the other restaurant within the store. But well worth it.

It was been many, many years since my teenager days. However, I still remember that the food was very tasty and service was excellent. Present day, I am sure this has not changed as far as delicious food goes.

Quality Apparel at Nordstrom - Shopping Fun

Elixir of Shopping Poster by HeavenlyPostersSales

Very few of our shopping experiences in Seattle included my back to school clothes. Most of the time it was shopping for my mother, she loved her fashions. We would never leave Nordstrom's without a dress, women's top, pants or shoes, or a combination of them all.

Though I cherished the quality time I had spent with my mother shopping, she was quite indecisive on what dress, pants or top to buy. In addition, what did looked the best on her? Very time consuming and wore on my patience. Eventually, I developed how to psych her into believing that the outfit I chose for her looked best (whether it did or not.)

The quality of the clothes and shoes that were bought at this super store was well worth the price.

Wish There Was a Nordstrom Store near Me - But There Is...Online

Nordstrom's flagship store in Seattle
Nordstrom's flagship store in Seattle

Shopping Online is the Next Best Thing

No longer living in the state of Washington, the closes Nordstrom is in Minnesota and Illinois. This is too long to drive either way. However, I can still shop at Nordstrom online.

If you are lucky enough to live in one of the states that offer the opportunity to visit Nordstrom, you know what a unique shopping experience it is. Nevertheless, if it has not made it out to you yet, like me, you can still have a great shopping experience online.

Often you can find some good deals and specials when shopping online.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia of Nordstrom's flagship store in Seattle, Washington at 5th and Pine.

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      Oneshotvariety LM 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens! My niece loves this place! Going to bookmark it for her. Thank you. :]

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      6 years ago

      Love Nordstom!!! I too have memories of shopping there with my daughters while they were growing up. :)

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      Sandy Mertens 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      @burntchestnut: Are you trying to put a year on my age?

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      6 years ago

      I like reading about people's memories. What time period was this?

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic Lens!!! Hi Sandy! I am very honored to have my Elixir of Shopping Poster featured on this wonderful lens! I highly appreciate it, and many, many thanks! I love everything here, and makes me to feel that I'd like to make some shopping at Nordstrom! :-) I'll be back later tonight to read more. Best wishes to you! Zenya

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      6 years ago

      I also used to go shopping with my mom when I was a kid. We would ride the bus downtown. There wasn't a Nordstrom, but we would go to Woolworth's and Macy's. I especially liked the decorations at Christmastime.


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