Nordstrom Distribution Center is a subsidiary of Nordstrom. Seattle-based Nordstrom is one of the United States leading fashion retailers that offers a selection of shoes, clothing and accessories for men, women and children in well-known national brands and lines exclusive to Nordstrom. Nordstrom maintains more than 150 United States stores, located in nearly 30 states. Established in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, the company operates more than 95 full-line stores, nearly 50 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one freestanding shoe store and two clearance stores. Additionally, it operates more than 30 international Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. It also serves customers through its online Web site and through its direct mail catalogs. Nordstrom Distribution Center maintains a location in Portland, Ore.