is it "Nordstrom" or "Nordstorm's"?

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  1. jinx

    jinx Well-Known Member

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    do you guys say "Im going to Nordstrom" or "Im going to Nordstorm's"?


    just curious...
     


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    acole Senior member

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    "I'm going to Nordstrom's," of course. [​IMG]
     


  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    The name on the store, and my gf's paycheck, is "NORDSTROM". In fact, these days, it's always in caps.

    It was originally a shoe store. I dunno if the store name was ever possessive, though I believe it is the name of the founder.

    EDIT: I'm dumb as a post, you didn't ask which it was. I say both, but then, I've already demonstrated my lack of observational skills.
     


  4. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Senior member

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    The name on the web site is as follows: www.nordstrom.com. I think the plural for came from the shoppers inability to understand the name as was stated was the man's name, he did not call it as the " 's " would speculate, his store. [​IMG] We say we are call Nordstrom when we call to check prices against other people claiming they have better prices.
     


  5. qcomqa

    qcomqa Member

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    Isn't "Nordstorm" a video game? Maybe it's one of the spells in Warcraft. Anyway, I used to date a girl who talked about going to "Safeway's". I let it go since she was Australian.

    I say "Nordstrom" because that's the name of the place. I guess I could capitalize, but on the Internets that makes it look like you're yelling.
     


  6. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    You say tom"ay"to, I say tom"ah"to.

    Just had to do it.

    Just got back from the D.C. area Nordstrom - the one at Pentagon City mall. Everything was fairly quiet, especially considering it was 3 days before Christmas. Nothing really discounted except leftover summer stock and store brad items. And yet, more people were at Macy's going nuts (lots of stuff at 60% of) than at Nordstrom. I'm guessing that everybody is waiting for the half year sale.

    I saw the Allen Edmonds whole cuts, btw. I kind of liked the Fairfax in the weird tan. It looked appropriately offensive, if that makes sense.
     


  7. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    Yes, name of founding family (though I don't know if privately owned, or if family still controls stock). They're from Washington State I believe.
     


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