Pete Wentz and Nordstrom Introduce Exclusive Clandestine Industries Collection

- Special Edition Sportswear Line For Retailer's Junior Department -

SEATTLE, March 18, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) and musician Pete Wentz, bass player and lyricist for the multi-platinum award winning band Fall Out Boy, announced today the launch of an exclusive fashion collection from Clandestine Industries, designed by Pete Wentz in conjunction with the Nordstrom Product Group in-house design team for BP., the junior department at Nordstrom.

This distinct collaboration of music and fashion will include a stylish assortment of apparel such as graphic t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and denim which will be available at select Nordstrom stores across the country and online at Nordstrom.com as well as at the Clandestine retail store in Chicago and at http://www.clandestineindustries.com in April.

"I think this relationship shows how much fashion and music are linked," says Pete Nordstrom, President of Merchandising for Nordstrom. "In the case of Pete Wentz, here's an artist who's really well known, has a proven, personal interest in fashion design, and happens to have great fashion sense too. It makes for a perfect collaboration between Pete and the BP. department where we will carry the line."

"I am stoked to collaborate with Nordstrom," remarks Pete Wentz. "We've always aspired to create one-of-a-kind garments with an aesthetic that warrants national exposure and Nordstrom is the perfect fit."

To celebrate the partnership, a limited edition documentary DVD entitled "Making Mischief" and bonus CD will be available on April 9, 2008 at Nordstrom stores across the country and online at http://www.nordstrom.com. The DVD/CD set, which retails for $9.95, or $5.95 with any BP. purchase, will feature exclusive interviews with Pete Wentz and behind-the-scenes video footage of the design collaboration along with a 10-song CD compilation featuring tracks from Pete Wentz's Decaydence label. Nordstrom has recently launched a BP. MySpace page which currently includes Pete Wentz ringtones, links to pre-order the collection and a video clip of the limited edition DVD, in addition to other BP. content.

Clandestine Industries was created in 2004 with the release of "The Boy With A Thorn in His Side," a fictional work inspired by the nightmares of a young Pete Wentz. Since that time, the collection has evolved into a full-fledged lifestyle brand which includes limited edition tees, hoodies and accessories available nationwide.

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 157 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 103 Full-Line Stores, 50 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and two clearance stores. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at http://www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

CONTACTS: Nordstrom, Inc.
Kendall Bingham
(206) 373-3031

Pete Wentz/Clandestine
Keesha Johnson
Dan Klores Communications
(212) 981-5212

SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.
03/18/2008
CONTACT: Kendall Bingham of Nordstrom, Inc., +1-206-373-3031; or Keesha
Johnson of Dan Klores Communications, +1-212-981-5212, for Pete
Wentz|Clandestine
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