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.

55%of sales are digital
247Nordstrom Rack Stores
100Nordstrom 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 September 2014, Nordstrom opened its first Canada store at Chinook Centre in Calgary

Nordstrom operates 218 restaurants across the Unites States, including 20 unique restaurant concepts, 101 Specialty Coffee Bars, 8 Habitant Bars, 8 Grills and more

Nordstrom is the largest employer of tailors in North America

Nordstrom has 10+ Nordstrom Made 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