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Taking Care of Our Communities: New Store Opening Galas.
Giving back before the shopping begins: a look at our Nordstrom new store opening galas.

NOVEMBER 24, 2015


The months and weeks leading up to the opening of a new Nordstrom store are busy and exciting. Though we're counting down to the moment we open our doors and start serving customers, there's another important event that takes place just a few days before: our opening gala. These galas have become a special tradition for us—they're a chance for us to give back to the communities that do so much to support us. The galas are also an opportunity for our customers to get a sneak peek of the store while enjoying a night of food, fashion, music and (of course) shopping.


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Giving Spotlight: Supporting Our Veterans.
A look into our partnership with The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project.

NOVEMBER 11, 2015


November 11 is Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada so it's fitting that we use this month's Nordstrom Cares giving spotlight to focus on our support of two great organizations that are devoted to serving those who serve their country: The Mission Continues and Wounded Warrior Project.


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Shoes That Fit to Kids in Need.
Shoes That Fit to Kids in Need.

NOVEMBER 1, 2015


The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it's time to start making your list and checking it twice. In addition to the gifts for family and friends you may be planning to buy, what if, for just $10, you could buy a gift that would change the life of a child in your community?


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Respecting the Environment: Nordstrom + Goodwill
From Rooftop Instagram to Reusable Bags.

OCTOBER 20, 2015


To celebrate our annual Anniversary Sale (our biggest sale of the year) this past July, our social media team pushed physical and digital boundaries to create our biggest Instagram post ever. Featuring a larger-than-life, leopard-print Leith dress (complete with a gigantic wooden hanger), the 55-foot-tall installation on the roof of our Downtown Seattle store took our social media game to new heights—literally.


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Taking Care of Our Communities: Supplier Diversity + Graphix 2 Go Inc.
Supporting our communities.

OCTOBER 20, 2015


As a company, we're always on the lookout for opportunities to partner with businesses that can help us better serve our customers. Thanks to our Supplier Diversity Program, we're able to connect with diverse- and minority-owned businesses that might not otherwise think of working with Nordstrom. Since we launched the program in 1989, we've spent more than $14 billion with hundreds of diverse-owned businesses, including Graphix 2 Go.


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Supporting Our Communities: Nordstrom + Day of Caring
Making a difference in our communities with Day of Caring.

OCTOBER 12, 2015


From park cleanups to spending time with kids in need, Day of Caring is all about making a difference by giving back to the communities where we live and work. Here are just a few of the ways our teams are doing that.


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Supporting Our Communities: Giving Spotlight
Giving spotlight: the Latino Student Fund.

OCTOBER 5, 2015


As a company, Nordstrom gives to hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in our communities. In 2015 alone, we supported more than 475 organizations! Though most of the organizations and programs we support are focused on caring for kids and empowering youth, they're each doing that in different ways. This month, we're spotlighting the Latino Student Fund.


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Supporting Our Communities: Nordstrom + Seattle Ambassador Program
A life-changing trip: Nordstrom and the Seattle Ambassador Program.

OCTOBER 5, 2015


It's not often that someone asks you, "Where in the world do you want to go?" and really means it, but that is exactly what happened to Elaine Raymond, a Marketing manager here at Nordstrom.


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Supporting Our Communities: New Partner, New Looks for Treasure&Bond
Treasure&Bond expands selection.

OCTOBER 5, 2015


Remember when we launched our give-back brand Treasure&Bond last year and then told you about its first donation in March 2015? Well we've got more exciting news to share: the brand is giving back even more, and it's expanding!


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Giving Spotlight: Supporting Our Veterans.
Making muscles happy with Tiger Tail products.

MAY 4, 2015


The feeling of achy, tight or just plain sore muscles is something that's all too familiar for most athletes. And for many of them, relief comes in the form of a simple but effective massage tool: the Tiger Tail. Used for everything from speeding muscle recovery to reducing stress and warming up before exercise, Tiger Tail products have become a staple in gyms, locker rooms and doctors' offices across the country.


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Supporting Our Communities: Gift Card Give Back
Give the card that gives.

MAY 1, 2015


Giving has a way of making people feel good. Whether it's a gift to the one you love or sharing your time with someone who might need a helping hand, it's clear that even the simplest of gifts can make a world of difference.


That's the idea behind the new Nordstrom Gift Card giving program. Nordstrom is now donating 1% of every Gift Card sale to local nonprofit organizations that are making a tremendous difference in the communities they serve.


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Supporting Our Communities: Nordstrom + Piece & Co.
Nordstrom partners with Piece & Co. for the She Makes It collection.

MARCH 9, 2015


The artisan makes it by hand. The designer makes it fashion. You make it your own. In March 2015, Nordstrom is collaborating with Piece & Co. to bring customers a truly unique collection of apparel and accessories connecting style with global impact and featuring eight incredible brands: Alice + Olivia, Current/Elliott, DVF, Joie, Rebecca Minkoff, The Honest Company, Theory and Tory Burch. "She Makes It" brings to life the work of women artisans around the world through unique, stylish pieces that make an impact.


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Respecting the Environment: Volcom
Volcom: making waves in sustainability.

It should come as no surprise that for Volcom—a brand that offers casualwear for men, juniors and kids who can often be found riding waves, snowboarding down mountains or skateboarding in a local park—environmental sustainability is a business issue that's top of mind. And because the company was built on the ideals of liberation, innovation and experimentation, it should also come as no surprise that Volcom is taking some groundbreaking steps toward making itself an even more sustainable brand than it already is.


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Treasure&Bond and Girls on the Run
Treasure&Bond announces new partnership.

MARCH 9, 2015


In summer 2014, we launched our first give-back brand: Treasure&Bond. Because we donate 2.5% of net sales from the brand (that's 5% of net profits), customers are able to enjoy the latest in fashion while giving back at the same time. Girls Inc., an organization that inspires young women and girls to be strong, smart and bold, was the first Treasure&Bond beneficiary. In the six months following the launch of the new brand, $185,000 was raised to enable Girls Inc. to reach even more girls across the country. Beginning February 1, 2015, Girls on the Run became the new Treasure&Bond nonprofit partner through July 2015.


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Respecting the Environment: Shipping + SmartWay
Reducing our shipping impacts the smart way.

As a retailer with in-store and online operations, Nordstrom relies on shipping to serve our customers. At the same time, we realize the environmental impact that shipping can have, so we continue to look for ways to lessen that impact. Our participation in the SmartWay® program is one way to help us do just that.


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