Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE:JWN) today reported preliminary sales of $421.7m for the month of September 2000, compared to sales of $364.4m in September 1999.

Adjusting for the impact of differences in the specific days of
the week that comprise September 2000 compared to September 1999,
total sales for September 2000 increased 12.0 per cent, while
same-store sales increased 4.3 per cent. Unadjusted total and
same-store sales for the month of September 2000 rose 15.7 per cent and 7.9 per cent, respectively.

Preliminary 2000 year-to-date sales of $3.4bn increased 7.2 per cent compared to 1999 year-to-date sales of $3.2bn, while year-to-date same-store sales increased 1.7 per cent.

Adjusted same-store sales in full-line stores during September 2000 increased in the East Coast, Southwest and Northwest regions, and
were flat in the Central States region. Adjusted same-store sales in
full-line stores during September 2000 increased in all major
merchandise categories except children's apparel.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty
retailers, with 116 stores located in 23 states, including 76
full-line stores, 34 Nordstrom Racks, three Faconnable boutiques, two
free-standing shoe stores, and one clearance store. The company also
serves customers online at NORDSTROM.com and NORDSTROMshoes.com, as
well as through its direct mail catalogs.