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Downtown Nordstrom opens time capsule from 1998

And, yes, there was a Beanie Baby inside.

Two Nordstrom employees hold up a Seattle Supersonics banner that says "Bring on the Noise" as part of a time capsule reveal

Is this a sign that the Sonics will be back soon?

Photo via Mat Hayward

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.

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