Ah, the memories. Earlier this week, Nordstrom celebrated the 25th anniversary of its relocated downtown flagship store by opening a time capsule from August 1998. We were just — ahem — years old back then.
The famed retailer’s Seattle roots go back all the way to the early 20th century, before the advent of the Spice Girls. But it was a lot of fun to see what artifacts were unearthed from the late-1990s capsule. They included:
- A pair of custom Stuart Weitzman heels with the city’s skyline that looked good as new
- A Beanie Baby bear
- A CD of the “Titanic” film soundtrack
- Governor Gary Locke’s inaugural address in 1997, autographed
- A Seattle SuperSonics “Bring on the Noise” banner (we still miss those guys)
You can reminisce by seeing the opened box on display on the department store’s first floor — near Women’s Shoes — through Sunday, Aug. 27.