Attention fashionistas and bargain hunters. Nordstrom Rack is coming to the Back Bay. The Seattle-based luxury chain announced Thursday that the new 38,000 square foot, two-level store will open next spring in the former Filene's Basement location on Boylston Street.
Kendall Ault, spokeswoman for Nordstrom Rack, says the company is very excited about coming to Boston.
"The location couldn't be better. There is such a great tenant mix in the area," said Ault.
Nordstrom Rack is the off-price division of Nordstrom carrying merchandise at 30 to 70 percent off original prices.
"We work hard to combine merchandise from clearance brands along with merchandise purchased especially for Nordstrom Rack which will resonate well with Bostonians," said Ault.
Ault says one of the things that sets Nordstrom apart from other retailers is the great relationships with designers like Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and Trina Turk among others to be able to bring specialty and clearance items to shoppers.
Ault says customers will enjoy the "ultimate treasure hunt" because the store will be easy to shop and customers will notice a different experience.
In order to avoid check out lines, the company just rolled out new mobile check-out devices allowing merchandise to be scanned and credit cards swiped anywhere in the store.
Ault says the company will be hiring about 70 people from the local community early next year to work in the Back Bay location.
Nordstrom first opened as a shoe store in 1901 in Seattle. In the 70's the Racks opened giving shoppers the opportunity to buy merchandise at significant savings.