Geevy Thomas

Typically, department store retailers place their flagship locations in a major mall or prime downtown location. Discount outlets are often miles away in a complex housing other chains' or manufacturers' overstocks and irregular items. Well, not that it's new news, but Nordstrom is not your typical retailer. The company has proved that once again by opening one of its Rack stores a "crosswalk" away from its flagship in downtown Seattle. Blake Nordstrom, president of the chain, told The Seattle Times, "What we've learned is that our Racks do well when they're closest to our flagships." Geevy Thomas, president of

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