Sunday, October 15, 2006

Seattle Shopping


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Now in its 105th year in business in Seattle, Nordstrom's roots are deep in Pacific Northwest history. Founder John W. Nordstrom, a Swedish immigrant, made $13,000 in the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska. Along with a friend who owned a shoe business in Seattle, he invested his earnings in opening a shoe store. When they both retired many years later they sold their interests to Nordstrom's three sons. There are many Nordstrom stores throughout the USA now. This Nordstrom at 500 Pine Street in Seattle is their flagship store, and is across the street from the store's original location.


7 comments:

Kate said...

Now I know why my Norweigan friend and former Seattle resident is so loyal to Nordstroms! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I doubt we have Nordstrom chain here. Would be nice to visit one in the future :)

Anonymous said...

cette chaine n'existe pas en France.
Merci pour l'histoire

Meg Nakagawa said...

I like the two people walking past you (?) in the foreground.

Felicia said...

Nice photo Kim - looks like there is some kind of bridge on an upper floor? Nordstrom's is such a great store - I never knew that it started up your way. I did know that they were originally a shoe store and that is why today they continue to have a great selection in all sizes and widths. Great return policy too. :)

Anonymous said...

wow, nice composition Kim! :) like that effect of the two people (the contrast is interesting in this context) :D

Anonymous said...

Something else for the "trivia" file, this building, if I remember correctly was the old Fredrick and Nelson's building, another Seattle favorite (I remember the chocolates).