Nordstrom opens new store with services but no merchandise
A woman passes the Nordstrom Local store, in New York's Upper East Side, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The new store that Nordstrom opened carries no merchandise and instead offers tailoring services and allows customers to pick up or return online orders. The Upper East Side location is the first Nordstrom "mini store" in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NEW YORK — Nordstrom opened a new store in Manhattan on Thursday — without any merchandise.
Instead, the store offers services like tailoring and allows customers to pick up or return items, including online orders from any retailer.
The push to open these local hubs comes as Nordstrom, like many department stores, is trying to reinvent itself as it sees customers shopping more online.