I voted for Donald Trump because he’s different. He said he would shake up Washington and declaring war on a luxury department store is definitely a change from the status quo. Sure, Nordstrom has an outstanding return policy — they even let me exchange melted, used Mac Ruby Woo lipstick for Russian Red (an appropriate choice after Trump’s victory). And yes, their employees provide impeccable customer service, but Nordstrom isn’t all that great. For one thing, they no longer offer an in-store Petites Department. At 5’3” I can’t tell you how much of a struggle it is to find designer denim in the right length.
So yes, I support Donald Trump for telling Nordstrom like it is and sticking it to them! Who do they think they are? Only selling maxi skirts that fit women 5’6” or taller? Ridiculous!
People complain that Trump’s policies are exclusionary. But you really want to know what’s exclusionary? Being forced to buy an Eileen Fisher ribbed cardigan with an ill-fitting torso and sleeves that are too long! And yes, I’m fully aware you can order petite sizes online. But it’s not the same! Sometimes I want to eat at a California Pizza Kitchen in the mall and afterwards shop for a rose gold Kendra Scott ring or buy Jo Malone’s Lime Basil and Mandarin cologne, but what’s the point if I can’t also pick up a pair of Citizens for Humanity jeans with a 30-inch inseam?
I used to eagerly anticipate Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale, so I could stock up on discounted Hanky Panky thongs and find a bargain on a classic Miu Miu bucket bag. But Nordstrom isn’t like it used to be. It’s time we Made Nordstrom Great Again! Petites First!