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Nordstrom Local expands its innovative, inventory-free retail hubs
What if your favorite fashion destination was also your local tailor, manicurist, bartender, juicer, cobbler, stylist—and even your WeWork?
That’s the essential idea behind Nordstrom Local, the innovative “service hub” the retail giant launched last October in Los Angeles. The 3,000-square-foot atelier-like space alongside millennial catnip boutiques like Glossier and Marc Jacobs on West Hollywood’s bustling Melrose Avenue combines a medley of Nordstrom’s popular amenities under one chic roof.
“We aim to bring the convenience and accessibility of our some of the most popular or highly demanded services right to the neighborhoods where our customers live and work,” Shea Jensen, Nordstrom senior vice president of customer experience, tells Fast Company. “We’ve heard loud and clear from our customers that drivability is a factor.”
The only thing missing is inventory—but that’s by design. In lieu of stocked shelves, clients begin this revolutionary shopping experience well ahead–either at home or on their mobile phone. Customers come here to pick up their online orders.