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Address: 865 Market St. at Fifth St., San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-243-8500

This famous upscale department store is especially known for its...

This famous upscale department store is especially known for its high-quality service.

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It's huge, it's fun, you can find anything you want from a vulgar piece of paper to expensive jewelry. The food court is amazing too! Easy access via the BART system, and have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
Laurent F
Surrey, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, there are what seems like a zillions shops in this area, and in the Westfield Mall where Nordstrom is nestled, a bit more upscale retail opportunities. But the immaculate, ever superior service shopping experience of this retail establishment stands above in all ways. A good place to shop, a good place to walk around see what's in style, marvel... More 

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Surrey, BC, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It's huge, it's fun, you can find anything you want from a vulgar piece of paper to expensive jewelry. The food court is amazing too! Easy access via the BART system, and have a look at the inside atrium looking up, it's stunning!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This store is great if you have enough money to afford to buy anything and I am not that man. A huge store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The Nordstrom offers shopping for all styles and all budget levels. I lived the designer level where they help you in a private shopper experience.

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Kelowna, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Would have given a zero, but wasn't an option available. My sister in law ordered boots for delivery at the beginning of December - supposed to arrive in a few days. Finally on December -6, they called to say not available and then magically found a pair and would ship express (they said 9 days -if that's express, wonder what... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I enjoyed doing some shopping at the multiple floor Nordstrom at Union Square in San Francisco. Its an upscale department store. It is known for good service. I went in December to do some holiday shopping.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent value clothes similar to TKMaxx and Primark but better - shoes, shirts, jeans - all designer labels at around 50% off. Worth a look around. I grabbed some great bargains.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Its very close to union square, you can reach by cable car. Its a big department store. Inside the building try spiral escalator, its surprising

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

a lot of branded stores.the price is not that cheap.but we can find variety of branded items.a good window shopping anyway...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Nordstrom's is located in the heart of San Francisco on Market Street at the base of the Powell street Cable car line. This large center is worth the effort to visit. Countless shopping and dining possibilities are located within this massive complex. In the vast foyer is an open air coffee shop where people watching is at its finest. The... More 

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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