Monday, March 13, 2006

Snubbed By Nordstrom's

Let's face it: I'm just not a Nordy's kind of gal. I shop at Savers and flea markets. I'm not at all trendy. And I'm cool with that.

But still, I am a tad excited by the new shopping center that is opening in Reno this week. Instead of an indoor mall, it will be an "outdoor lifestyle center," and house stores like Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Dillard's. While I don't normally ever shop at those stores, I have to admit... they're fun to look in occasionally to see how the other half lives.

However, when reading the article about the new "lifestyle center" in our local paper, I felt snubbed on Reno's behalf when I saw this statement: "Nordstroms executives have said Reno is years away from being considered as a location for the luxury department store." What? YEARS AWAY? Aren't they paying attention to Reno at all?

Reno is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States (much to our chagrin). The rich are leaving California and settling in here, where their retirement and dot com dollars go further. Home prices have escalated, and people are building mansions here, and if they're not building them, they're moving into them. Reno isn't really "The Biggest Little City" anymore.

But apparently we're not good enough for Nordstrom's. And if it weren't for the fact that I don't shop there as it is, I would totally boycott their snobby department store elitist asses.

Guess the only thing I can do is stop buying Nordstrom's wear at Savers. Yeah, that'll show 'em!

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