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Entry from December 07, 2012
Nerdstrom or Nerdstorm (Nordstrom nickname)

Nordstrom is a fashion retail chain that began in the early 1900s in Seattle, Washington. Nordstorm doesn’t seemingly have any direct appeal for nerds, but the store has infrequently been nicknamed “Nerdstrom” and “Nerdstorm” since at least the 2000s.


Wikipedia: Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is an upscale fashion specialty retailer chain in the United States, founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin. Initially a shoe retailer, the company today also sells clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances and home furnishings in some locations. There are now 231 stores operating in 31 states across the U.S. There are 117 Full-Line stores and 110 Nordstrom Racks. The corporate headquarters and the flagship store are located in downtown Seattle, Washington. The chain also offers free shipping and returns all the time without a minimum purchase.

Nordstrom’s biggest competitors are traditionally Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Von Maur, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The New York Observer
Oh, No-Not Jeffrey! Nerdy Nordstrom Weds Meatpacking Pioneer
By Nancy Chilton 12/05/05 12:00am
(...)
I confess the only Nordstrom (or “Nerdstorm,” as my 12-year-old son calls it) I ever visited is in the Corte Madera shopping center in Marin County, Calif., and that was to use the bathroom during holiday shopping while visiting my mother-in-law.

Boing Boing—Gadgets
legion says:
November 5, 2007 at 4:27 pm
Rumor has it that this is available at Nordstrom for $17
Shouldn’t that be “Nerdstrom”? Just sayin’.

LiveJournal
Amy = Nincompoopus Major (tsukiyono_miyu) wrote,
2008-07-26 16:51:00
Yatta!
Inks are done! And now I’ve decided to take a break from computer work, but I’ll probably start toning the new pages after dinner tonight. Right now my dad and uncle are out at the Dog n’ Suds looking at old cars, and mom and my aunt are downtown at Nordstrom, or as my brother and I like to call it, Nerdstorm.

LiveJournal
miss_melange
May 6th, 2009
(...)
We finally ended up going to Nordstroms’ (which Donald read as Nerdstorm from across the mall) and found a ladies room on the third floor of it.

deviantART
Nerdstorm
by ~Isa-Nya
Submitted:November 23, 2009
One day my little brother saw nordstrom, and thought it said ‘Nerdstorm’ so he asked me what that meant. i dais it was when isis and chouar are in the same room. the end

Agile LearningLabs
A Tale of Customer Service: Are you Nordstrom or Nerdstrom?
By HILLARY LOUISE JOHNSON | Published: DECEMBER 16, 2011
If you or a loved one bought this sweater for Christmas, don’t return it; burn it!
Like most of you, I’ve been in customer service hell this holiday shopping season.

EnglishPatterns
Restaurant Nicknames:
by SVOdude » Tue May 15, 2012 11:10 pm
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Nordstroms = Nerdstroms

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, December 07, 2012 • Permalink