Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) today reported a 10.7 percent increase in same-store sales for the five-week period ended October 1, 2011 compared with the five-week period ended October 2, 2010. Preliminary total retail sales of $943 million for September 2011 increased 16.3 percent compared with total retail sales of $810 million for the same period in fiscal 2010.

Quarter-to-date same-store sales increased 9.0 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2010. Preliminary quarter-to-date total retail sales of $1.63 billion increased 14.6 percent compared with total retail sales of $1.43 billion for the same period in fiscal 2010.

Year-to-date same-store sales increased 7.4 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2010. Preliminary year-to-date total retail sales of $6.58 billion increased 12.8 percent compared with total retail sales of $5.83 billion for the same period in fiscal 2010.

SALES RECORDING

To hear Nordstrom's pre-recorded September sales message, please dial 402-220-6036. This recording will be available for one week.

SEPTEMBER SALES RESULTS

(unaudited; $ in millions)

Total Retail Sales Same-store Sales

Fiscal
2011(1)

Fiscal
2010

Percent

Increase

Total Nordstrom(2) Nordstrom Rack
September $943 $810 16.3% 10.7% 11.1% 8.7%
Quarter-to-date $1,634 $1,425 14.6% 9.0% 9.8% 6.5%
Year-to-date $6,579 $5,832 12.8% 7.4% 8.3% 3.9%
Number of stores 10/1/11 10/2/10
Nordstrom 117 115
Nordstrom Rack and other 105 85
Total 222 200
Gross square footage 24,638,000 23,687,000
(1)Includes sales made through HauteLook, Nordstrom's online private sale subsidiary.

(2)Nordstrom, formerly referred to as "Multi-channel," includes Nordstrom full-line stores and Direct.

EXPANSION UPDATE

In September, Nordstrom opened two Nordstrom full-line stores at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tenn. and Saint Louis Galleria in St. Louis, Mo. and six Nordstrom Rack stores at West Covina Mall in West Covina, Calif.; South Bay Center in Redondo Beach, Calif.; Middlesex Commons in Burlington, Mass.; Rivers Edge in Indianapolis, Ind.; Cascade Plaza in Tigard, Ore.; and Orchard Corners in Lenexa, Kan.

Today, Nordstrom opens a Nordstrom Rack store at Market at Town Center in Sugar Land, Texas. Additionally, in October Nordstrom plans to open two Nordstrom Rack stores at The Corner in Tucson, Ariz. and at Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City, Calif.

FUTURE REPORTING DATES

Nordstrom's planned financial release calendar for the next three months currently includes:

October Sales Release Thurs., November 3, 2011
Third Quarter Earnings Release Thurs., November 10, 2011
November Sales Release Thurs., December 1, 2011
December Sales Release Thurs., January 5, 2012