Originally Posted by rs913
Sure, the big downtown department stores in Europe are cool, but to insist we should have them here? Don't hold your breath.
We already have them and they do pretty well. In fact Macy's does so well they are investing $400 million into their Manhattan location.
Secondly, Nordstroms does not have stuff you would get at a Supermarket.
In terms of high end shopping, I would say Holt Renfrew will still have Nordstroms beat.
For one, Holt Renfrew brings in interesting things from places like England, that Nordstroms can not or does not think of bringing in.
Nordstroms is too much cookie cutter. Where a place like Holt Renfrew really does have some differences that can draw you in, like their Christmas food hall, which like I said always has interesting things from England, Italy, etc, that other stores do not carry.
I was just in a Nordstroms, and yeah its a nice store. But to be honest, it just did not have the style of Holt Renfrew.
We should be supporting and developing our own retail business. Not allowing the US to continue taking over our retail and business landscape. There really should be more laws to prevent US companies from continuing to move up here.