Nordstrom, Inc. / Corporate Member Profile

Nordstrom, Inc. (/ˈnɔːrdstrəm/) is an American luxury department store chain. Founded in 1901 by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin, it originated as a shoe store and evolved into a full-line retailer with departments for clothing, footwear, handbags, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, and fragrances. Some stores feature home furnishings and wedding departments, and several have in-house cafes, restaurants, and espresso bars.

As of 2021, Nordstrom operates 100 stores in 32 U.S. states, and three Canadian provinces since entering the market in 2014. One location in Puerto Rico was in operation from 2015 through 2020.[4] The corporate headquarters and flagship store are located in the former Frederick & Nelson building in Seattle, Washington; a second flagship store is located near Columbus Circle in New York City. Its subsidiaries include the off-price department store chain Nordstrom Rack and the members-only online store HauteLook.

  • Wallin & Nordstrom (1901–1967)
  • Nordstrom Best (1967–1973)
Type Public
Traded as
Industry Retail
Founded 1901; 120 years ago in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Headquarters 1617 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Number of locations 468[1]


Area served United States


Key people
  • Brad D. Smith
  • (chairman of the board)
  • Peter Nordstrom (co-president)
  • Erik Nordstrom (CEO)
  • Anne Bramman (CFO)
  • Edmond Mesrobian (CTO)
  • Scott Meden (CMO)
  • Rory McLeod (director of finance)
  • Clothing footwear handbags jewelry accessories cosmetics fragrance home furnishings wedding
Number of employees 74,000 (2018)