John W. Nordstrom in front of the very first Nordstrom store. The Seattle flagship store now stands at Sixth and Pine streets. With the acquisition of Best Apparel in 1963, the company was renamed Nordstrom Best. In May 1978 Nordstrom entered the highly competitive California market with the opening of its South Coast Plaza store, laying the groundwork for rapid expansion. In 1988, Nordstrom opened its first East Coast location at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia. Expansion will continue in Canada and Manhattan. Nordstrom Rack has grown from a single basement clearance center to more than 100 locations, allowing Nordstrom to serve customers nationwide in the off-price channel. Nordstrom believes it's important to offer better tools and innovations to take care of customers on their terms- whether in store, at home or on a mobile device.