Nordstrom Inc. doesn’t acquire much and, when it does, those acquisitions take time to marinate.
The department store chain ventured outside its four-wall comfort zone in February 2011 by purchasing flash-sale pioneer HauteLook for $270 million, and some financial analysts have concluded that it spent too much to do so. But Nordstrom and HauteLook assert the mind meld between retail’s odd couple — one, a 111-year-old risk-adverse, personal service-driven company trying to sort out its digital role, and the other, a nimble Web outfit that carved out a California-casual niche when the recession thrust online fashion deals center stage — has just begun to bear fruit.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"