Upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday posted a one per cent slip in November same-store sales and added total sales for the month climbed 4.3 per cent to $573.8 million from $550m in 2001.

The Seattle-based company said in a short news release same-store sales in full-line stores increased 5.6 per cent during the Women's Half-Yearly event but were offset by a later Thanksgiving holiday.