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Nordstrom dazzles Hawaiians with new store


Nordstrom has extended its special relationship with Hawaiians by opening a gem of a store in the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu.

The three-level, 186,000 square-foot store features new interior and exterior design concepts, a full-service restaurant and bar, cocktail lounge, new departments and an enhanced beauty shopping experience. Nordstrom has operated in Hawaii for 50 years and the new store is a replacement for a store the retailer opened at the other end of the mall just eight years ago.

"We want to provide locals and visitors with the best shopping experience we can and we look forward to serving them even better in our beautiful brand new store,” said Brian Tatsumua, store manager of the new location.

And what an experience. The store features five, yes five, shoe departments, expansive cosmetics and accessories areas, new At Home and Trend Accessories departments and the familiar comprehensive offering of popular brand names for men, women and children. In addition to brands such as Kate Spade New York, Rebecca Minkoff, Tory Burch, Elizabeth & James, Alexander Wang, A.L.C., Rag & Bone and Frame Denim, the store offers the The Madewell brand as part of Nordstrom’s exclusive relationship. New beauty brands include Tom Ford Private Blend, Hourglass, Sulwhasoo, Sisley and Burberry Beauty. An expanded offering of Hawaii-based designers and brands can be found throughout the store, including Jana Lam, Tula, Workshop 28, Alola Maui, Michal Abramovitz and Simply Sisters.

The store has four food offerings: Ruscello, a full-service restaurant and bar featuring Italian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine; Habitant, a casual lounge and bar where customers can enjoy cocktails and pupus; Gelato Bar, offering 19 flavors from an authentic Italian recipe; and Ebar, which offers customers handcrafted coffee drinks and grab-and-go food options.

On grand opening day, more than 600 employees greeted customers.

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