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Details on Industry Insight.
Total Same-store sales: down 5.8 percent
Full-priced stores: down 8.3 percent
Nordstrom Rack: up 5.8 percent
Strong categories: Designer apparel, shoes and accessories; women's activewear, hosiery and intimate apparel; cosmetics.
Best regions: Midwest, Northwest, South