Though Nordstom may be pricier than other department stores, one thing that really puts them above the rest is their amazing return policy- which is pretty much no policy. My friend actually burned his whole shoe (totally his fault) while we were camping in Yosemite and insisted it wasn't a big deal because he got them from Nordstrom. I didn't believe him, but when we got back, he returned them for a whole new pair. I was amazed. Also, they have a great selection of shoes. I feel as though every time I shop there, I end up buying new shoes (which is a very bad habit), but I just can't help myself.
Pros: return policy, top quality, great selection
Cons: bit pricey