Nordstrom Fights Deflation
I subscribe to the Saturday/Sunday New York Times. I like the Magazine section and the Business section. (My wife finds the wedding announcements in the style section funnier than most sit coms.) This past weekends paper included a Nordstrom magazine. It was produced on heavy stock and very artistically produced. Each page featured an item or two. No prices listed on these pages. At the back there were pages that had little miniature reprints of the full page shots and below these pictures one found the descriptions and the prices. The entire magazine contained women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Here are a few of the listings: A tote bag with letters of the alphabet, which looks like the tote that my 6 year old granddaughter carrys to school with her lunch and books, is a bargin at $1,795. A blouse made of silk/cotton/viscose/and polyester is a steal at $2,420. Hand bags and clutches- $2,295, $1,920, $2,795, $1,695, $1,995. Boots, shoes, platform pumps- $2,395, $1,395, $1,495, $1,500, $1,675, $1,314. There was a platform pump listed at $643- probably a price misprint. Nordstrom is doing it’s part to fight deflation. I would love the names and addresses of the women who are buying these products. I want to write to their husbands/boyfriends and tell them what we are doing at Winston Tailors. I am sure there are people who think our opening made-to-measure suit price-$1650- is way out of line. It will not be anyone ordering from the Nordstrom magazine.