This week, Nordstrom makes the biggest move in its 118-year history with the debut of a 320,000-sq.-ft. New York women’s flagship on 57th Street, just steps away from Central Park and Columbus Circle — and directly across the street from its men’s location. Shoes will play a starring role inside the seven-level store, which sits at the base of the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
The move will dramatically reshape the city’s department store landscape at a time when nearby rivals, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale’s, are stepping up their own renovations and unveiling flashy initiatives.. . . more