"Is it open?" "It's finally open!" "Wait, I thought it was opening in (insert month that is not this month here)." These are just a few of the questions I got when I mentioned the Nordstroms Gala I attended this past Wednesday night for the opening of the newest Nordstrom store located at The Woodlands Mall in The Woodlands Texas. Clearly the excitement around this new store is palpable in our sweet little slice of Houston. The store is goose bump inducing beautiful-- clean, sleek and modern with an overwhelming amount of class. Exactly what you expect from a store with such a storied history of elegance.
The two story store boasts clean lines of glass, stunning white interior walls, subtle modern neon lighting, and wood planked ceilings. The merchandise, nestled between colorful artwork and plush seating areas, create a warm and welcoming environment to juxtapose the large white open main areas. All of that to say I am moving in. I mean the handbag section alone is the size of my whole apartment and who needs a bed when you are surrounded by Kate, and Rebecca, and Michael (spoiler alert, the answer is no one-- Kate is always the answer, always)?
Clothing and Accessories
The clothes, shoes and accessories only slightly beat out the decor for reasons I am never leaving this place. A mix of household name staples and edgy-chic labels use the expanse of the second floor. There is literally something for everyone. I was particularly happy to see a rather large Topshop section (Princess Kate, y'all) that I will be frequenting, I am sure, too often. Of course there wide array of jean styles, sizes and brands (and free alterations--where my shorties at!?) is a welcome addition to our mall. The first floor is devoted to the jewelry, handbags, shoes, make up and the mens wares (and bow ties!) that make me go a little weak in the knees. All in all the stores merchandise is organized beautifully, thoughtfully curated and all going in my closet.
I was honored to have the privilege of being a media guest of Reward Style to this exquisite party. In tandem with Texas Children's Hospital Nordstom The Woodlands raised over $175,000 to help support the new Woodland campus of Texas Children's-- if that isn't a reason to party I don't know what else is (oh well of course we always party for new shoes, but that is an unspoken rule of womanhood). Champagne carts were wheeled around grand stands of short ribs and squash soups, though trays of macaroons and chocolate dipped oatmeal cookies. A seriously rocking band provided the musical backdrop for the sipping and shopping. While cheeky signs and social media main stays reminded us all that this company knows how to treat its customers.
Thank you to Scott Cooper of Reward Style and Ashley of The Fancy Ashley for making the night even better than a normal shopping trip to a brilliant store should be.
No Nordstrom grand openings to attend? How rude Nordstrom! Clearly they love you because ONLINE SHOPPING, Y'all!
Join all the grand opening fun by following along on social media!
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