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Bruce Nordstrom, of Eponymous Store Chain, Dies at 90
Scion Dies
at 90

Nordstrom Scion Dies at 90

Bruce Nordstrom helped transform his family's business into an upscale nationwide chain

(Newser) - Bruce Nordstrom, a retail executive who helped expand his family's Pacific Northwest department store chain into an upscale national brand, has died. Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. said its former chairman died at his home on Saturday. He was 90, reports the AP . "Our dad leaves a powerful legacy as...

'Flash Mob' With Bear Spray Steals $100K Worth of Stuff From LA Mall
Another 'Flash Rob'
Hits Los Angeles

Another 'Flash Rob' Hits Los Angeles

No arrests have yet been reported in 3rd recent incident

(Newser) - Another "flash mob" style robbery has hit a Los Angeles-area store, this time a luxury clothing store in the Hancock Park area, KTLA reports. A group of about 11 masked men entered Ksubi just before closing Tuesday night, fleeing minutes later, before police arrived, with at least $100,000...

After 9 Years, Nordstrom Packs Up Stores in Canada
Nordstrom to Leave Canada

Nordstrom to Leave Canada

Retailer says it can't envision a way to make a profit there

(Newser) - Nordstrom expanded into Canada in 2014 with plans to be there for the long haul, the company's chief executive said Thursday. Instead, the retailer is shutting its 13 Canadian stores—seven of which are Nordstrom Rack locations—and laying off 2,500 employees, the Wall Street Journal reports. "...

Mall of America Shooting: "Whoever Did This, We Will Catch Them'

19-year-old is dead after being gunned down Friday night at nation's largest shopping mall

(Newser) - Shoppers searching for last-minute holiday gifts at the nation's largest shopping mall instead found themselves on lockdown after a shooting that left one person dead. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say a 19-year-old man was killed at the Mall of America on Friday night after a fight broke out between...

Gap Nosedives 24% After Weak Results
Gap, Nordstrom
Nosedive After
Weak Results

Gap, Nordstrom Nosedive After Weak Results

HP was S&P 500's biggest gainer

(Newser) - Wall Street capped another wobbly day of trading Wednesday with an uneven finish for the major stock indexes ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% after wavering between small gains and losses most of the morning, the AP reports. The benchmark index regained its footing...

80 Looters Hit Nordstrom Store in California

The day after other lootings nearby

(Newser) - About 80 people, some wearing ski masks and wielding crowbars, ransacked a high-end department store in the San Francisco Bay Area, assaulting employees and stealing merchandise before fleeing in cars waiting outside, police and witnesses said. Three people were arrested while the majority got away after the large-scale theft Saturday...

Nordstrom Takes Heat for Pricey, Shabby Sneakers

Some say the $530 Golden Goose footwear mocks poverty

(Newser) - If you can afford to lay out more than $500 for a new pair of kick-around shoes, you likely want a pair that looks clean. Nordstrom is banking on just the opposite, however, by stocking Golden Goose's Superstar Taped Sneaker . The shoe is described as "a distressed leather...

Reebok Trolls Nordstrom With a $425 'Sweat Shirt'

Reebok says the t-shirt comes pre-stained with actual sweat

(Newser) - Reebok has something you can pair with your brand-new pair of $425 pre-muddied jeans from Nordstrom : a $425 pre-sweat-stained t-shirt. Consumerist reports the Reebok Authentic Sweat Shirt went on sale Wednesday but is, unfortunately, already sold out. Reebok boasts that the stains on its t-shirt—which USA Today points out...

Nordstrom's $425 Muddy Jeans Inspires Howls

No long workday in the pits required for 'rugged' appearance

(Newser) - First a leather-shrouded rock, then jeans with "windows" —now pre-muddied pants? Nordstrom's latest eye-roller, per CNNMoney : PRPS' Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans , "heavily distressed" denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" that "embody rugged, Americana workwear"—all for $425. Cutting through the PR speak,...

Hot New Trend: Jindows?
Hot New Trend:

Hot New Trend: Jindows?

Yes, that's jeans with windows

(Newser) - If the fear of a chilly breeze has prevented you from donning holey jeans, Topshop has just the thing: "Clear Knee Mom Jeans." As the name suggests, the jeans being sold for $95 on Nordstrom's website feature rectangular patches of clear plastic over the knees—because, fashion....

Report: Ivanka Clothing Sales Surge From No. 550 to 11

According to January and February data from Lyst

(Newser) - Controversy seems to be doing wonders for Ivanka Trump's fashion line. The company isn't providing numbers to back up its claims that February brought it "some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand," but e-commerce site Lyst reports that overall sales...

Pro-Ivanka 'Posse' Takes On Nordstrom, Goes Viral
Watch What These Ivanka Fans
Just Did at Nordstrom

Watch What These Ivanka Fans Just Did at Nordstrom

Women marched in, canceled accounts, and went viral

(Newser) - Nordstrom dumped Ivanka Trump's product line earlier this month, and that's not sitting well with a group of women believed to be from Chandler, Ariz. In what the Arizona Republic deems a "collision of retail and politics," a one-minute video that originally appeared on one...

Kellyanne Conway 'Has Been Counseled' After Ivanka Plug

That was Sean Spicer's response when asked about possible ethical violation

(Newser) - Kellyanne Conway "has been counseled" after recommending that Americans "go buy Ivanka's stuff" Thursday morning, White House press secretary Sean Spicer says. Conway issued the line on Fox & Friends following President Trump's denouncement of Nordstrom after the retailer ditched Ivanka Trump's fashion line. Conway,...

Conway May Have Violated Ethics Rule With Ivanka Plug

'Go buy Ivanka's stuff'

(Newser) - "Go buy Ivanka's stuff." That was Kellyanne Conway's message to viewers during an interview with Fox & Friends on Thursday after Nordstrom pulled Ivanka Trump's clothing line from its stores. The problem? She might have violated federal ethics rules with the plug. Government workers aren'...

After Trump Tweet, Nordstrom Stock Soars

Meanwhile, Spicer says Nordstrom was attacking the president

(Newser) - Vox has declared a winner in the great Nordstrom-Trump war of 2017, and it isn't the president. After the retailer announced it was dropping Ivanka Trump's clothing line due to poor sales, Trump on Wednesday took to Twitter to share his displeasure . After very briefly dipping, Nordstrom'...

Trump's New Twitter Target: Nordstrom

President says daughter Ivanka was treated 'so unfairly'

(Newser) - It took a few days, but President Trump has come out against Nordstrom after the retailer announced it won't be selling Ivanka Trump's fashion line this season . "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to...

Major Chain Ditches Ivanka Trump Brand

Nordstrom says it's due to poor sales

(Newser) - Ivanka Trump isn't the only one taking a step away from her company: Nordstrom Inc. says it's going to stop selling the Ivanka Trump line of products this season, a move it says is the result of poor sales, not controversy over Trump administration policies, Bloomberg reports. The...

$85 for a Rock? Maker Explains Cost of Weird Nordstrom Gift

It's all about that leather pouch

(Newser) - It's not a lump of coal, but one of Nordstrom's stocking-stuffer possibilities this holiday season is in the same ballpark—it's a rock in a leather pouch. And many are confused, per People , which reports on the $85 "Los Angeles-area stone" clothed in "rich, vegetable-tanned...

5 Websites Where We Spent the Most on Black Friday

Amazon takes the cake with a 35.7% share of spending

(Newser) - Black Friday sales were up 7% this year over 2014 while Thanksgiving Day sales jumped 16%, according to Slice Intelligence 's analysis of online sales data. Not only that, but the weeks leading up to the biggest shopping day of the year saw a 14% boost with many sales...

Nordstrom Worker Fired for Personal Facebook Post

Aaron Hodges' post allegedly promoted the killing of white cops

(Newser) - Social media has sunk yet another user , this one a Nordstrom employee whose Facebook account reportedly featured both a photo of himself inside a downtown Portland Nordstrom location and an extreme post about killing white cops. KGW reports that Aaron Hodges' Facebook account is no longer live, but screenshots allegedly...

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