Nordstrom NYC – You Had Us at “Shoe Bar”
After having our heart broken twice now, years ago by B Altman, and most recently by Lord & Taylor, we weren’t looking for love again. But the recently opened flagship Nordstrom on W. 57th and Broadway, had us at “Shoe Bar.” Yes Tomatoes, smack in the middle of Ladies Shoes is a bar. Surrounded by glorious shoes and comfy sectional couches and chairs, you can sip Rose and martinis, or whatever your drink of choice, and try on shoes to your heart’s content. And that is exactly what a lovely group of our NYC Insider Club Tomatoes got do earlier this week. The store set up a reserved area for us and with our very own shoe guys who kept bringing out the most glorious shoes. The pictures really say it all. And factoid: Nordstrom started as a shoe store!
But there’s more than just the Shoe Bar, this is a destination. With seven floors of curated clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as beauty, home goods plus restaurants, cafés and bars, and comfy chairs and couches throughout the store when you need a little rest, it’s an inviting environment where you will want to linger. Oh, and restrooms on every floor too!
We have had lunch in two of the restaurants – Jeannie’s and Hani Pacific and both were excellent and reasonably priced. Jeannie’s has a huge and delicious chef salad for just $12. The restaurants also have full bars too. And get this – you can order food and drinks wherever you are in the store!
And on the high-end designer clothes level you will find the Broadway Bar, a wonderful oasis to relax with a glass of wine or recharge your cell phone. Oh and happy hour is from 4 to 7 PM and can enjoy some lovely wines for $8.00! There are also charging stations in the restaurants and there are phone charging lockers too.
The store has a beautiful inviting layout, with space – yes space – so you can peruse their beautiful offerings which include a range of high-end designer clothes and shoes and more mid-priced range offerings too.
Personal Stylists and a Beauty Spa
The personal styling section is beautiful and has a lovely lounge overlooking Broadway. You can get your very own stylist (FREE Tomatoes) to help you with your selections.
And the beauty spa really has everything. Get a blow out from DryBar, brows done at Blink Brow Bar, get a mani/padi and there’s the spa for facials and massages.
Combine all these offerings with the superb customer service that Nordstrom has always been known for, and you have a winner.
So go and spend a day there! Get more details.