Throwback Thursday Story on Friday: Brick & Mortar Success!

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We are good at planning ahead.  So, for months now I have been scouring the Internet for the right wrap for my special event outfit.  I have found beautiful items, which I have  ordered, and sent back the next day.  Yesterday, I was at the post office returning another one.  This was my 10th try.


Ron suggested that we try the brick and mortar way.  Yesterday morning, we drove down towards Los Angeles, and stopped at the Woodland Hills Center.   And within minutes of walking into Nordstroms, there was the perfect item.  We both spotted at the same time, and it was perfect!  


I admit, I am fussy.  It has to be perfect for an evening as well as fit our casual Santa Barbara lifestyle.  I do not want it to just hang in my closet gathering dust.


I enjoy browsing the Internet, and I am certainly an Amazon fan, however, it does not replace human contact and the ability to see something, touch it and try it on.  


Even though, we had to deal with wearing a mask, this was a wonderful experience. And oh, what great service I had from a lovely human being who understood me perfectly!  Happy Friday!


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Comments (20)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Such an interesting post. I have a difficult time committing to Internet items. I need to touch the item.

Oct 22, 2021 03:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ron and Alexandra - I think that I feel the same way.  I do shop online but I also like shopping in person.

Oct 22, 2021 03:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - there remains something rather special about shopping in person.  

Oct 22, 2021 04:17 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am glad that you ended up finding the perfect wrap for your outfit, will we get to see you in your outfit for your special event?

Oct 22, 2021 04:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that you found the right thing (finally!) I have been doing a lot of shopping on the Internet as well - it's been quite helpful during the last year or so, especially since many places have free shipping.

Oct 22, 2021 05:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alexandra. I prefer to see it and touch it, so my prehistoric ways, by today's terms, continues. That said, time constraints, have me on the internet when necessary. Enjoy your day.

Oct 22, 2021 05:13 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Hi Alexandra, I'll admit I'm a big fan of brick and mortar, but with the internet and the ease of ordering,  delivery coming the next day. One can easily get hooked on ordering online. Thank you for the post. 

Oct 22, 2021 05:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Alexandra... I have always preferred to shop in person... I need to see and touch and try on. I might order over the internet if something is a repeat purchase... but otherwise would just rather go out and buy something instead of going back and forth to the post office to return. Delighted you found something you're so delighted with and will enjoy wearing.

Oct 22, 2021 05:53 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Glad you found the perfect wrap Alexandra. Yes, the internet can be an easy way to shop, but sizing can be so wrong.

Oct 22, 2021 06:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I purchase a lot of electronics and hardware on the web A but like many others have stated: when it comes to purchasing clothing I have to try it on. Have a great weekend Ron and Alexandra Seigel .

Oct 22, 2021 07:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience.

For many items, I also prefer to shop in person. 

Oct 22, 2021 07:35 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am very familiar with the Nordstrom family and their policies and I try to give the same type of service to my clients in real estate that they cannot receive online Alexandra 🙂



Oct 22, 2021 09:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS they are (Nordstrom) a breath of fresh air.  I was immediately noticed and this lovely lady came over to help me as I was looking...It was a great outing, and a good time to get away for us. A

Oct 22, 2021 09:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy Kelley I love promoting good service and the people behind it.  A

Oct 22, 2021 09:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob "RealMan" Timm we agree with you.  Ocasionally I luck out, particularly if it is a brand I am familiar with and have bought many times.  However, it was such a pleasure to be there in person...Happy Friday.  A

Oct 22, 2021 09:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello A and Ron,  I think sometime that is the keep to go to brick and mortar places and feel the item, but I have not been in a store for over a year.   Thank god for amazon


Oct 22, 2021 09:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I couldn't agree more!!  There's something about being able to see the merchandise, touch it and look it over. When I see apparel in catalogs or online, often it's hard to determine what it would look like. I am so happy that we do not have to wear masks here. 

Oct 22, 2021 12:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Just yesterday I was contemplating the future of brick and mortar vs. Internet.  I am reluctant to buy clothing or shoes on-line.  I think there will always be a place for brick and mortar stores that provide good product and service.

Oct 22, 2021 01:49 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's always nice to have a successful shopping trip. Nordstroms certainly has a good reputation. Enjoy your event and your new wrap. Nice shout-out for them!


Oct 22, 2021 03:58 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Oh my our stores and shopping centers have been packed with people for so long now - and it's great to see folks out buzzing around!  Glad you found the perfect wrap. You're good to go for this winter!!

Oct 24, 2021 01:35 PM