Leading US fashion retailer Nordstrom Inc yesterday posted a 1.1 per cent fall in March same-store sales despite recording a 1.7 per cent rise in total sales to $503.5 million from the year-ago period. In a news release, the Seattle-based company said sales for the period covering February and March slipped 1.3 per cent to $862.5m, while quarter-to-date same-store sales fell 2.4 per cent.