Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Miracle On 71st Street

Welp, guess what:  after 7 1/2 years of pining for some better retail around here, God has thrown me a bone:  The Nordstrom Rack has landed in Tulsa.  No, it's not the full line store, but it's a start.  And last night I had the most fun I have EVER had in Oklahoma:
With my friends from the 'hood.  Note champagne in hand.  Really?  Paradise.  
Yes, thanks to a dear friend I got an invitation to the "private" (private I believe meaning everyone in Eastern Oklahoma who has a Nordstrom card).  It was a party:  the place was a raucous bacchanal of retail madness.  As soon as I walked in I was given a bottle of champagne, and offered trays of canapes.

And oh the loot I got!
Yep, still with the champagne.  Driving the equivalent of an SUV.

I bought Adidas stuff for the boys!  Golf shirts for PVT!  Adorable dresses for the girls!  Funky girly bath accessories for Colette!  And pour moi?  New "exercise" attire, jeans, a purse, a couple of dresses and tops, and good shampoo!  Plus sunscreen and chocolates...oh the list goes on.

And them some women gave me little bags of chocolate truffles to bring home.  And I got recognized as the "Hip Mom" a few times. (Yes, I'm really a big deal.)  And then when I mentioned to an employee that I named my BLOG after their store, the store manager herself came to introduce herself while I was checking out.

It is possible she came to introduce herself since she noticed I may single-handedly help her meet her sales goals for 2014.

Pure, unadulterated bliss for 90 kid-free minutes (thank you Grandma!).

Now of course I didn't want to dampen my euphoria by actually trying stuff on - the line for the dressing rooms was not for the cowardly.  So I will undoubtedly make the retail walk of shame and have to schlep some of this stuff back (which of course is not a problem with Nordstrom's legendary return policy).

Oh happy days are here again.  You can read more about this miracle right here.

Sisters in their new $13 Hello Kitty Dresses.

"The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen."  - G.K. Chesterton


Travelpoet said...


Do you have to re-name your blog now? : )

Laura Murphy said...

I am so happy for you! And for your girls in their pretty dresses!

But I feel very, very guilty that there is a Nordstrom in Minneapolis and I never go there. I think I've gone once.