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By Amanda Guagliardo |

Christiana Mall gets a chic makeover this April with a brand-new anchor store. The first Delaware Nordstrom will join the other 26 East Coast stores by opening its doors on April 8 at the Christiana Mall.

Known for its superior customer service and large selection of high-fashion products, Nordstrom, Inc. is among the top leading fashion specialty retailers in the nation. From its humble beginnings as a shoe store in Seattle in 1901, Nordstrom has grown into a fashion empire, operating 208 U.S. stores in 28 states. It is guided by the principles to “offer the customer the best possible service, selection, quality and value.”

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The Nordstrom in Christiana Mall boasts 123,000 square feet on two levels, including men’s and women’s apparel, kids and baby apparel, shoes, and beauty and fragrance departments.

“When we open our doors on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. customers will find five shoe departments, a new restaurant concept called Sixth & Pine, an espresso bar, expansive cosmetics and accessories areas and a comprehensive offering of top brand names, and exciting designer collections, for women, men and children,” says Store Manager Terisha Johnson. The store features complimentary stylists and on-site alterations.

Christiana Mall has undergone a recent expansion, in hopes of alluring more shoppers to an appealing retail experience.

“I think Nordstrom will do well at the Christiana Mall,” says frequent Christiana Mall shopper Megan Kempel. “The mall always seems to be crowded and every new store that has been added has seemed to do well.  Also, Nordstrom is a department store that offers higher-end shopping, which I feel lacks in this area.”

LAFAYETTE 148 NEW YORK. Pleated dress, belt included, Italian cotton/polyamide/Lycra® spandex, fatigue (green), $398. In Studio 121 at Nordstrom and online at Nordstrom.com. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.

Nordstrom hopes to charm Christiana Mall shoppers with its fashion and beauty products.

“We’ve been wanting to open a store in Delaware for some time,” says Johnson. “We are excited about having the opportunity to connect with our new and existing customers in the Delaware community and we seek to build long-lasting relationships over time.”

Shoppers like Megan Kempel believe that Nordstrom will create charisma with its new opening.

“I always have a great experience shopping at the Christiana Mall. With all the new restaurants and stores that have been added, Christiana really has a lot to offer for everyone,” she says. “I believe that Nordstrom will only be an asset to the Christiana Mall and that it will do very well.”

Several grand opening events will launch the new store opening. Some of these events benefit local and national non-profits. They are as follows:

Grand Opening Gala
(NOTE: This event is now Sold Out!)

Wednesday, April 6, 6:30-9:30pm

Be among the first to see Christiana Mall’s Nordstrom during an evening of chic celebration, with cocktails, dinner and dessert buffets, live entertainment and fabulous shopping. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Art Museum, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and The Wilmington, Delaware Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Tickets are $75. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Fashionably chic attire requested. Call 302.351.8512 to RSVP or visit www.delartnordstrom.org.

Pre-opening Beauty Bash

Friday, April 8, 8-10am

Prior to the store’s 10am opening, Nordstrom Christiana Mall will
host a beauty bash for customers by its mall entrance.  Nordstrom beauty
advisers will share the inside scoop on new products and trends, plus
tips and tricks for looking your best.  You’ll also enjoy special beauty
demonstrations, gifts with purchase and other fun surprises.  For more
information, please call 1.866.504.9860

Fashion Rewards Bonus Perk

April 8, 9 & 10

Fashion Rewards members who spend $200 on their Nordstrom card during opening weekend will receive a special onetime invite to attend a morning of fashion and shopping in May. Shoppers will enjoy treats, preview the season’s hottest looks and meet with the store manager to get a personal look at all Nordstrom offers to make shopping easy and enjoyable.

Grand Opening Day

Friday, April 8 at 10am

Join us for opening day! Count down with us to the opening of our doors
and be one of the first to enter the newly opened Nordstrom Christiana
Mall.