1 May 2019
The Weekly
United States
Expanding its Footprint in New YorkExpanding its Footprint in New York

Nordstrom will open two small Nordstrom outposts in New York, in the West Village and on the Upper East Side, as part of its new Nordstrom Local chain. The two smaller stores will be for online pickups and returns and will not carry merchandise. They will also have services like tailoring and personal styling. The new locations add to the push that Nordstrom has been making in New York after decades of holding off.

The city is the retailer’s biggest market for online sales. By the end of 2019, there will be six locations in Manhattan: the flagship, which will include women’s merchandise; the men’s store; two Nordstrom Racks; and the two Local hubs. The company introduced Nordstrom Local in 2017 in Los Angeles, where it now has three shops. The company said customers who visited a Local spent on average two and a half times what other Nordstrom shoppers did and made returns earlier.