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Nordstrom Experience

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jo-fu, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. blairh

    blairh Senior member

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    Maybe she was going on the assumption that if you found something you liked, you'd return after Christmas and buy it. It's their job.
    Nope, her tone was very much "you should buy this now". No it's not. Her job is to assist me and to answer my questions and inquiries. Sure she can say "I think you should get it", but don't stand there with a look of contempt if I elect not to. Which of course is what she did when I didn't get it.
     


  2. ZON_JR

    ZON_JR Senior member

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    Guy goes into a store to try on clothes so he can get a better idea of what to buy on-line, and starts crying when the SA doesn't recognize him as the next Lance Armstrong. My heart is breaking. Boo hoo hoo, wheelsucker.
     


  3. MrDaniels

    MrDaniels Senior member

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    Every Nordstrom suit department has at least one guy who dresses Soph/ Manton/ TC/ Vox-level. Be sure he is the one who helps you and you will never go wrong.
     


  4. comrade

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    Every Nordstrom suit department has at least one guy who dresses Soph/ Manton/ TC/ Vox-level. Be sure he is the one who helps you and you will never go wrong.

    Not my Nordstrom.
    Manton/Vox-level? Never.
    Even the salesmen at Wilkes, San Francisco
    rarely approach it.
     


  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Guy goes into a store to try on clothes so he can get a better idea of what to buy on-line, and starts crying when the SA doesn't recognize him as the next Lance Armstrong. My heart is breaking. Boo hoo hoo, wheelsucker.

    I have to agree, you can get sales people away from you with proper stern politeness, such as "I'm just browsing, thank you for assistance" or "I like to browse on my own", etc... You have to consider that most people want assistance and the sales people are there to provide just that. Personally I like to be left the fuck alone (for lack of a better term), but many people want assistance, especially when they know less than the sales people, which let's be honest is 99% of consumers.
     


  6. calisanfran

    calisanfran Senior member

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    My local Nordstrom in Palo Alto, CA seems to differ somewhat.
    Sportswear, shirts, etc is staffed by earnest, usually ignorant,
    clean cut, twenty somethings, a good portion of whom are
    probably students. Mens Tailored Clothing is run by experienced
    old bulls who know their merchandise and even menswear in
    general. Problem is that they offer boring mid-range even
    provincial looking merchandise. In twenty years living near
    this store, I've never purchased a major item.


    Was there this weekend and walked out bored. I actually prefer Bloomingdales over Nordies at Stanford Mall on a relative basis, though the former also seemed to be pedaling mostly Hugo Boss.
     


  7. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    you guys are lucky though. at least they try to hound you or try to get your attention or try to help albeit useless.

    the nordstrom i go to at south coast, the men's section (and the shoe section) the salespersons are so , i dont know, arrogant? , haughty?, whatever it is, they never even greet me or even look my way.
    as if to say, i dont qualify for their help? i dont look like someone who would be spending any moneY?
    i look like someone who looks like i dont have any money?
    ok


    I do enjoy getting a shoeshine there, though.
     


  8. jo-fu

    jo-fu Senior member

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    Guy goes into a store to try on clothes so he can get a better idea of what to buy on-line, and starts crying when the SA doesn't recognize him as the next Lance Armstrong. My heart is breaking. Boo hoo hoo, wheelsucker.

    Oh boo hoo you. He was the one doing a poor job at a pushy sale. I think I have a right to be recognized as "not fat," rather then "not fat yet."
     


  9. JayJay

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    I rarely purchase from Nordstrom's but I do usually walk through their stores when I'm shopping locally and elsewhere. I've not encountered pushy salespeople, but I also make it very clear that I'm browsing only.
     


  10. idfnl

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    Dump SA's and just put cameras everywhere

    Have prisoners in chains come in at night and restock the shelves

    If you have questions, ask here at SF
     


  11. Chargersfan

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    Lol...if you ever visit Toronto, try going through Harry Rosen...those SA's are friggin' ridonkulous
     


  12. Kempy

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    Every Nordstrom suit department has at least one guy who dresses Soph/ Manton/ TC/ Vox-level. Be sure he is the one who helps you and you will never go wrong.

    If those Nordstrom SAs can afford a bunch of bespoke suits I may consider a change in career...

    The SAs here in Seattle/Bellevue have been nothing but friendly to me. I was looking at outerwear at a few of the different stores and asked up front if an item was going to be on sale after Christmas. One of the SAs checked and even offered to sell it to me at that price now (this was a week ago). I didn't feel as if they were pushy at all except I went mid-day on a weekday and it was fairly empty everywhere not just Nordys which meant I had every single SA ask me if I needed help. In the suiting section I even overheard one SA say to another "No, I already asked him if he needed help, leave him alone" when I was over looking at something.

    The guy at the newly opened Brooks Bro Country store was FAR more obnoxious, every single time I stopped for a minute to look at something he'd magically pop up next to me and start telling me about the item. It got particularly irritating, but I understood as I was the only person in the store. Same goes for Neiman Marcus. Judging by SAs across the spectrum here, it seemed like there wasn't a whole lot of buying going on in the Seattle area.
     


  13. blairh

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    It's not just Seattle. It's everywhere in America. People are cutting back like crazy.

    Unless you have your heart set on one specific item available now, you are crazy to buy anything before Xmas at this point. I always go browsing on Dec 26 or soon after. Prices will be cut dramatically. Esp this year.
     


  14. FStyles

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    Not my Nordstrom.
    Manton/Vox-level? Never.
    Even the salesmen at Wilkes, San Francisco
    rarely approach it.


    You must be an impeccably dressed bloke! I always think that the SA's at Wilkes SF (not the PA one--can't stand the dude s there) are permanently fashionable. I'd pit Bill against the best here after 23 years at WB.

    Was there this weekend and walked out bored. I actually prefer Bloomingdales over Nordies at Stanford Mall on a relative basis, though the former also seemed to be pedaling mostly Hugo Boss.

    PA Bloomies has the roomiest floor of well stocked crap on the face of the planet. IMO that is and to each his own......but there is only so much full priced joseph abboud, PRL and hugo boss that I can take.


    I do enjoy getting a shoeshine there, though.

    really? The DT SF one is the only place i had a shoe shine and it was the worst one I ever had incl the airport. Others have diff experiences?
     


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    i agree at the car places. one time i went to a toyota dealership and the guy there that was helping us kept repeating the phrase "make me an offer i cant refuse!!" like huh? make you an offer you cant refuse? what if i say msrp? stupid, shouldnt it be the other way around? make me the customer an offer that i cannot refuse? idiot
    ..
     


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