SEATTLE, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) has announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at the Westfield West Covina mall in West Covina, Calif. The 36,500 square-foot store is expected to open in fall 2011.
Westfield West Covina is home to a strong retail lineup that includes Macy's, JCPenney and Sears. The mall also features a new wing anchored by Best Buy and Forever 21. The Nordstrom Rack will be located on the mall's upper level, featuring a new exterior entrance convenient to the center's main surface parking area.
"It's really exciting to be opening a Rack in West Covina," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "We've been wanting to better serve our San Gabriel Valley customers by further growing our Rack presence, and Westfield West Covina gives us another great opportunity to do just that."
"We are thrilled to welcome Nordstrom Rack to Westfield West Covina," said Katy Dickey, Westfield's executive vice president of corporate communications. "It's reflective of a strong commitment to the West Covina community—and one we share. With a great selection of brand-name apparel, accessories and shoes for the entire family, Nordstrom Rack will be a terrific addition."
Nordstrom currently operates 17 Nordstrom stores and 12 Racks in the greater Los Angeles / Orange County area. In addition to the Westfield West Covina Rack, Nordstrom currently plans to open four new Racks and one full-line Nordstrom store in the area through 2011.
Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, and carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50-60% off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in Nordstrom stores and purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with most at savings of 30-70% off.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 193 stores located in 28 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 114 full-line stores, 76 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through its online presence at www.nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
Westfield West Covina is owned by the Westfield Group (ASX: WDC), an Australian-based company with interests in 119 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the U.S., the Group has a portfolio of 55 shopping centers that are home to more than 9,000 specialty stores and comprise approximately 63 million square feet of leasable space in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Washington.
SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.