Have you seen the new Nordstrom?
They made much ado about the site redesign over the weekend, and I’ve just had a chance to look it it. It’s interesting. I think I like it, but I’m a fan of very minimal, easy to use design. It doesn’t seem very conducive to just “browsing” though, do you think? I kind of feel like I have to know already where I want to go when I get there; which I usually do – I go straight to James Perse, or the Savvy Department 😉 – although I do think it takes too many clicks to get to either of those places…
But I do like the simple layout and larger images.
I was particularly interested in the “Conversation” tab – being the twitter addict I am 😉 – and think it has a lot of potential, but I do wish they’d allow you to know a bit more about the posters/contributors in the Fashion Forum by either having a profile, or directly linking the username to their blog. I would participate if I had the incentive that people could click directly back to Grechen’s Closet or at least access my site via a profile on Nordstrom.com.
What do you think? Have you given it a spin yet? Do you think it’s better than the previous version of the site? Or should they have left well enough alone?