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Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Carrie Young No Comments

Nordstrom’s new store in West Hollywood doesn’t have giant racks of clothes, or a vast array of shoes. In fact, it doesn’t hold any inventory at all. But if you’ve ever fancied the idea of hiring a personal stylist to help you pick out the right clothes- or just prefer to bypass the mall crowds- Nordstrom Local might be your new favorite way to shop. The chain’s first-of-its-kind concept store on Melrose Place is just two percent the size of a typical Nordstrom and focuses on services, not products. Rather than browsing the aisles that seem somehow to stretch on until you forget what you were there to buy in the first place, customers will stop by for quick, targeted missions. It will offer a place to come in for fittings and alterations, take meetings with personal shoppers and stylists who can pull you a new look or pick out a last-minute gift- they’ll grab items from inventory held elsewhere and have it ready to go, just for you- or to get manicures while sipping a glass of California-made beer or wine, or Pressed Juicery juice.

Nordstrom Local will also act as a hub for online shoppers. If you realize that you need something to wear for that party tonight where your ex is maybe going to be and you are struggling with a bout of violently hating every garment you currently own, you can place an order off Nordstrom’s website by 2 pm and pick it up the same day. Or if you order something and it doesn’t work out, you can just drop it off to return rather than mess with mailing it back. “We know there are more and more demands on a customer’s time, and we wanted to offer our best services in a convenient location to meet their shopping needs,” Shea Jensen, a Nordstrom senior vice president, stated. Nordstrom Local opened at 8401 Melrose Place in Los Angeles on October 3. That same day, the company also opened a new full-size department store at the chicly-renovated Westfield Century City mall. shop.nordstrom.com

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