Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nordstrom Rack to open next week

Nordstrom's first local off-price Rack store is set to open a week from today on Thursday, March 31, in the former Circuit City building at Carolina Pavilion. The opening, at the shopping center at South Boulevard and I-485, will feature special events, including a $2,000 shopping spree for one customer.

A drawing for the "Race Through the Rack" sweepstakes will be held at 8:45 a.m., according to the store's website. The winner will get 90 seconds to sprint through the store and grab up to $2,000 worth of stuff before the doors officially open at 9 a.m. The first 1,000 shoppers on Thursday also get a free, reusable tote bag.

The store's regular hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Rack stores sell clearance apparel, accessories and other home goods from full-line Nordstrom stores at about 50 to 60 percent off. They also sell items purchased just for Rack stores at between 30 to 70 percent less than their original prices. The first Rack opened in 1972, in the basement of Nordstrom's flagship store in Seattle.

The Carolina Pavilion store will be Nordstrom's second Rack location in North Carolina. The other is at Durham's Renaissance Center. There is also a full-line Nordstrom's at SouthPark mall in Charlotte.


Anonymous said...

You can get some really good deals at the Rack, particularly if you don't mind "last year's" style.

It can be a little cluttery, a little bargain-basement feel but that's what it is. Don't expect the gloss of a regular Nordstrom.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it. Loved the one in San Diego. I was hoping we would get one here. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Have shopped at the Ga. Mall Rack for several years. GREAT BUYS on SHOES ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

toomuchgovernment said...

Atlanta has 2 Nordstrom Racks and they are great stores.

Nordstrom is so far above the rest of their 'competition.' Their customer service is exceptional and their return policy is amazing.

I hope they are extremely successful with The Rack here in Charlotte.

Unknown said...

South Park has a "full-line" Nordstrom? Really? I find the selection to be poor compared to the Nordstrom's in Atlanta.

Anonymous said...

I thought some things were a bit overpriced like the handbags. I found better deals at Marshall's and TJ Maxx