There isn’t a proper Nordstrom in Manhattan, only a Rack, and I wish they would remedy this. Not only do they have one of the best shoe departments, but the staff is among the friendliest and most knowledgeable of any department store I’ve been in. I’ve visited Nordstroms all over the country, and the service level is consistent.
While the shoe department usually gets all the accolades, I want to give a shout-out to the jewelry. And specifically the jewelry in BP, which is the juniors department. While I lust after Fenton/Fallon, Tom Binns, and that Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace worn by SJP in SATC2 (arguably the only redeeming part of the movie), my reality is that I wear cheap baubles.
And boy are they cheap in BP. I mean that in the best possible way. Stacks and stacks of bracelets and bangles, piles of ’80s-inspired stud earrings, and the cheekiest owl pendant were all under $20, and some pieces were as low as $4. It’s a great place to get trendy pieces without regret. You just have to ignore the Twilight: Eclipse displays everywhere.