LORELAI: Oh, wow, it’s a piano player.

EMILY: That’s Brad. I found him at Nordstrom’s.

LORELAI: Was he on sale?

Nordstrom is a luxury department store headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin in 1901. The original Wallin & Nordstrom store operated exclusively as a shoe store, and a second Nordstrom’s shoe store opened in 1923. The growing Nordstrom Best chain began selling clothing in 1963, and became the Nordstrom full-line retailer that presently exists by 1971.

There is a Nordstrom at Westfarms Mall in West Hartford.

2 thoughts on “Nordstrom’s

  1. Nordstrom was famous for their in-store live music – instead of piped in music there was a grand piano, usually on the first floor near the escalators with a pianist in formal attire, playing. I went to a party years ago where, like Emily, the hostess had hired a Nordstrom pianist for the evening.


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