If you follow me on Snapchat (Which you should! @KaitSawyer), you know that on Monday I had the opportunity to tour the new Nordstrom at Ala Moana Center. Of course, we already had a Nordstrom here on island, but it’s new home in the Ewa Wing expansion of Ala Moana is Ah-Mazing. 

For those of you not familiar, Ala Moana is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii and the seventh largest in the United States. See also: MY PLAYGROUND!

The official re-opening is tomorrow morning, so to mark the occasion I figured I would share my photos from the sneak peek. Features new and exclusive to Nordstrom Hawaii include:

Habitant Lounge and Bar – Yes, you read correctly…A BAR! Touché, Nordstrom. Not just a tiny corner, either. A full blown bar with couches and places to re-charge your accessories. 

At Home – A full home decor section for all your stylish accent pieces!

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Phone Charging Stations
– Drop your phone in a locker and get a charge while you finish up your shopping. I am seriously in love with this detail!

Ruscello Restaurant – An incredible sit-down restaurant at the top of the store with an impressive menu and beverages. We got to sample pizza, poké, tacos, shredded pork on sweet rolls, white bread pudding and more. It was freaking amazing and I’m already looking forward to swinging by there for a fun girl’s brunch!

Trend Accessories – I’m so damn excited about this part! When it’s time to be fashionable, I don’t always have my Prada budget in tow, ya feel me? The Trend Accessories department allows you to pick up trendy pieces at a more reasonable price tag. CHA CHING!

Another detail that Nordstrom’s buying team incorporated into the store was local Hawaiian designers. I LOVE this, because supporting local is so beneficial to the community. Some of the swimwear and accessories pictured below are local Hawaiian artists. 
Now if you excuse me, I have some shopping (and eating) to do!
Happy weekend 🙂


  • AS IF NORDSTROM DIDN'T ALREADY OWN ME…! So obsessed. So fun that you were invited to this kind of event! Would love to snoop around this store! Sounds fab.

  • I LOVE the charging station idea!! And who wouldn't love a bar?! They've always had the best food!

  • Oooh fun! Looks gorgeous, and the food delish!

  • I have actually been to your Nordstrom! I bought my first piece of Zella activewear there in 2010. I don't know why I remember things like that. I also like your Nine West on the beach and took a header and fell flat on my face — completely sober — in front of the hotel across the street from it (the ones with the rocking chairs in the front). That, I will not forget anytime soon.

  • Jen

    Oh I am so jealous!!! 🙂 Looks like an awesome time.

  • Nice! The drinks and food look really good.

  • Nordstrom has been popping up so much in my Instagram feed from a lot of the local artists I follow on there. And man all of this is just awesome! Those drinks are something that I need to try, they all look very tasty!

  • This looks like such a fun event!! Gott love Nordstrom.