Get ready to peruse the racks at Nordstrom Rack. The designer outlet opens its doors Sept. 12.
The store marks Nordstrom's entry into the Oklahoma market; the Rack is the off-price division of the upscale retailer, with sought after brand name apparel, accessories and shoes at lower prices.
Nordstrom Rack is taking over the former Linens ‘n Things at Belle Isle Station, just east of Penn Square Mall.
The 34,000-square-foot store will carry clothing for men, women and children.
The store opens at 9 a.m. Sept. 12 and the first 1,000 shoppers receive a free reusable tote bag.
At 8 a.m., the grand opening begins with music, breakfast treats and chances to win gift cards, the retailer said.
The Rack isn't the only new store opening shoppers are looking forward to. DSW, or Designer Shoe Warehouse, is opening in Norman's University North Park shopping center, alongside a new Michaels and HomeGoods. A ribbon cutting will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 29.
DSW, which offers brand name and designer shoes for men, women and children, also has stores in Oklahoma City, at Pennsylvania Avenue and Memorial Road, and in Tulsa at Southern Trails.
Another new store coming to Norman is budget grocer ALDI, which plans to build a 16,400 square foot store at 24th Avenue NW and Main Street, on a portion of the former Marc Heitz Chevrolet lot, said Brad Worster with JR Fulton & Associates. Other parcels in that location have been purchased by an Arby's franchisee and Goodwill Industries.
And though it hasn't been officially announced, it appears The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City is preparing to expand again. Horizon Group Properties, which owns the mall at Interstate 40 and Council Road, last month applied for a permit to add 30,835 square feet of retail space. Construction is estimated at $1.5 million.