Top Stores That America’s Wealthiest Shop At
June 15, 2011

Barneys New York, Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman ranked as the top luxury department stores among the ultra-affluent in the Luxury Report 2011 by Unity Marketing. The survey also uncovered signs that the wealthiest consumers are slowing their pace of shopping in these stores.

Nordstrom Looks North for Expansion
May 26, 2011

Canada is definitely in for American retailers looking to expand outside the U.S. The most recent chain to express an interest in opening stores in that country is Nordstrom. 

Nordstrom to Activate Mobile Checkout Devices
May 16, 2011

Nordstrom is taking its vaunted customer service to the next level: The company will roll out mobile checkout devices to its stores nationwide by the start of its anniversary sale in July. The retailer, which has tried a variety of different devices, is currently testing the iPod Touch in its downtown Seattle and Bellevue Square stores. 

Will Fit Me?
May 1, 2011 is a virtual fitting room for online clothing retailers. is different from other virtual fitting rooms in that it doesn't require a webcam. All it needs is your measurements. Don't know your measurements?

Audio: The Return of Luxury Retail
April 11, 2011

Consumers spent more on retail goods in the first quarter than they did during the same time last year. That's despite higher gas prices, bad weather and a late Easter holiday.

Stock Should Rise at Flash-Sale Sites
March 7, 2011

Last month, retail giant Nordstrom scooped up HauteLook faster than a savvy shopper will snap up a $425 pair of Tom Ford sunglasses discounted to $129. The luxury chain’s purchase of downtown L.A.’s HauteLook for $180 million in stock reflects the growing popularity of “flash sale” websites like HauteLook. It’s the first time ever that a brick-and-mortar retailer has acquired a flash-sale site company, showing the importance of such sites as traditional retailers look to tap into the $176 billion U.S. online shopping industry.

February Retail Sales Up
March 1, 2011

The top February same-store sales gains should come from warehouse club operator Costco and Saks, with estimated increases of 7.3 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively. 

Presidents Day Begins Secondary Sales Season
February 22, 2011

Black Friday is known as the official start of the holiday shopping season. Presidents Day also marks a retail landmark, albeit a less-known one: the start of the secondary sales.

Nordstrom to Acquire HauteLook
February 18, 2011

Nordstrom announced it's entered into an agreement to acquire HauteLook. Nordstrom said the acquisition will enable it to participate in the fast-growing private sale marketplace and provide a platform to increase innovation and speed in the way it serves customers in all channels.

Nordstrom President: Customers to Shape Future of Online Shopping
February 10, 2011

In order to grow revenue and gain new customers, small and emerging merchants are increasingly noticing the importance of becoming multichannel retailers. Blake Nordstrom, president of upscale department store chain Nordstrom, discussed customers' evolving role in shaping the future of multichannel retailing.