Best Department Store Houston 2003 - Nordstrom
Readers' Choice: Foley's downtown
Just when you thought the days of helpful salesclerks and expansive racks of interesting goodies were gone to all but the very rich, Nordstrom department store moves into town to save the day. Not only do they have astonishingly kind clerks, great merchandise (some of which is actually "affordable," as one saleslady so delicately put it), and one of the best shoe selections in the city, but they've also got a live piano player calmly tickling the ivories during store hours (no raging rap or blaring boy bands, thank you very much). Shopping's never felt so good.