The new 30,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack at the Tacoma Mall opens Tuesday, Sept. 14. Officials both asked, and listened, to Nordstrom Rack fans in the design of the new store. It’s one that locals have been requesting to come to the area for years, according to Meliz Andiroglu of Nordstrom, Inc. Brand PR.
The new store is part of the outdoor shopping and entertainment additions to the mall that also will include Ulta Beauty next door, as well as GAP, LUSH Cosmetics, and a new Marcus Theatres multiplex theater with stadium-style seating.
Nordstrom Rack is organized with clear price points and brand signage throughout. There is no carpeting and the store is spaced out in a way that makes it easy to navigate and shop. It also features an expanded beauty section with mini sizes from designer brands like MAC and Charlotte Tilbury. “People really love these because they can try it out before they commit,” Andiroglu said. The home section is also larger and includes a small pet section. Many of the design choices were based on customer feedback and requests, she added.
The store originally was set to open in fall 2020 but was pushed back due to the pandemic. Nordstrom Rack first began in 1973 in a basement of a Nordstrom store. Now it is a complement to the Nordstrom full-line stores. This Nordstrom Rack includes clothing, accessories, and other items for the entire family and home — with discounts up to 70 percent off.