How Ray-Ban Brought its Brand Back From the Brink
January 28, 2016 at 11:59 am

Getting its sunglasses out of gas stations was a key first step. Nowadays, Ray-Ban sunglasses can be found selling for as much as $300 at high-end stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The brand recently opened its first ever flagship store, a sleek emporium in the heart of Manhattan’s shopping mecca, SoHo. And if you walk around…

Stores With the Best, Worst Return Policies
December 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

Have someone on your Christmas list who is never happy with their gift? Be careful where you shop. According to Optoro, a reverse logistics company, roughly a quarter of retail returns take place during the holiday season — meaning an ill-advised purchase can turn from bad to worthless if it's bought at a store with…

Shoes of Prey's Jodie Fox on Nordstrom Investment
December 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

On-demand customized shoe retailer Shoes of Prey made headlines last week when it announced that it had secured $15.5 million in a round of financing from various investors, most notably Nordstrom. In episode 16 of Total Retail Talks, Jodie Fox, co-founder and chief creative officer of Shoes of Prey, discusses the brand's partnership with Nordstrom.

Bed Bath & Beyond, Others Settle US False Labeling Charges
December 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

Four U.S. retailers agreed to pay $1.3 million of fines to settle U.S. civil charges that they deceived consumers by falsely labeling and advertising textile products as containing bamboo, when they were actually made from rayon. Bed Bath & Beyond will pay $500,000, Nordstrom will pay $360,000, J.C. Penney will pay $290,000 and outdoor gear…

Nordstrom Invests in On-Demand Shoe Retailer
December 7, 2015 at 10:21 am

The latest to take its turn on the fashion catwalk is Shoes of Prey, the Khosla Ventures-backed, on-demand customized shoe retailer, which has raised $15.5 million from a syndicate of investors including the retail giant Nordstrom. Shoes of Prey sells customizable shoes in a range of materials and designs online and in specialty retailers like…

How Nordstrom and Sephora Are Nailing Social Media Going Into Black Friday
November 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

To measure which retailers have the best momentum on social media going into the holidays, Shareablee studied 109 big-box and department store brands across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram between Nov. 1 and Nov. 18. Nordstrom and Sephora are just nailing engagement, and each often uses a fairly simple strategy — posting glossy product photos.

Nordstrom Pulls Controversial Hanukkah Sweater After Facebook Firestorm
November 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

While Target is holding fast with its decision to market a controversial Christmas sweater, Nordstrom has buckled under the weight of social media criticism, pulling a potentially offensive Hanukkah version from its ugly holiday sweater lineup. The festive blue women's sweater by Faux Real features a large menorah and the words "Chai Maintenance" across the chest.…

Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus Among Retailers Celebrating Singles’ Day
November 10, 2015 at 10:40 am

A host of retailers are working with to get in on the largest Chinese shopping day of the year. Although lesser-known in the United States than Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Singles’ Day’s $9 billion revenue last year made it the largest shopping day of the year for the second time in a row. Getting…

Lord & Taylor Launches New Store to Compete with Nordstrom Rack
October 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

Looking to compete with the Nordstrom Racks and Saks Off 5ths of the world, Lord & Taylor is launching its first off-price store, Women's Wear Daily reports. The new "Find @ Lord & Taylor" shops will offer a selection of women's, men's, kid's, footwear and home products that have been marked down 70 percent. Lord…

Nordstrom Rack Brought 1M New Customers to its Full-Price Stores
August 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Nordstrom Rack, the rapidly expanding off-price version of Nordstrom, is working exactly as the company hoped it would: it’s bringing in a boatload of new customers to the regular brand. One million Rack customers started shopping at the company’s full-line stores or at for the first time last year, said Blake Nordstrom, the company’s…