Nordstrom, Inc. is an American upscale fashion retailer, founded by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin and headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company began as a shoe retailer, and has since expanded their inventory to include clothing, accessories, handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, and fragrances. Select Nordstrom stores also have wedding and home furnishing departments. There are 260 stores operating in 35 states, which includes 117 Full-Line stores and 140 Nordstrom Racks. The company has announced plans to open five stores in Canada beginning in 2014, as well as its first namesake in New York City in 2018.