Growing up in Orange County with Asian parents automatically made Nordstrom the ‘it’ department store. It was the one store my mom dragged me into that I didn’t mind perusing because it had BP!!! The first taste of preteen shopping that provided endless inspiration and wants, like, trying on a cardigan feeling a grade older. Any one else remember that?!
Then, I got a car and Nordstrom disappeared from my radar as I preferred the thrift shops, boutiques, and the occasional fast fashion run. Even though I graduated from BP to Savvy, the supply of inspiration was more painful than beneficial as the Marc by Marc and Philip Lims were a few Starbucks paychecks too expensive.
Fast forward a few years, I was at work and noticed myself complimenting one of the girls in the office. Every piece she was wearing was apparently from Savvy – they had switched around the department to carry brands like Topshop, MINKPINK, and their own designs. I was so pleasantly surprised when Nordstrom opened an in-between market they never had before, and to celebrate, they called up Julie and I to help showcase it!