No comparison. Soccer moms shop at Nordstrom. People who drive "really nice" Buicks shop at Nordstrom. It's a department store. Barneys is a specialty store...I think it would make more sense to compare Nordstroms to Neiman Marcus and Barneys to Fred Segal.
Nordstrom is my choice--it's cheaper than Barney's and has a lot of quality clothing. Their suit department is terrific for people like me who need separates or custom-tailored clothing. Their smartcare shirts NEVER need ironing. They have a great shoe department, and they carry Tommy Bahamas. Their sales team is also really fantastic--my personal shopper Chelsea calls me whenever there's a sale or a new shipment of clothing I'd like, and she has on more than one occasion gotten me out of a sartorial bind by having something tailored and shipped in a day.
Not to say that I don't like Barney's, but the one in Chicago is a little more uptight and has fewer clothes that I'd actually wear.
Maybe next year, when I am over all this crap, I will get me one of those personal shoppers at Nordstoms, to get my outside looking as good as I will be inside...have my own personal personal what not to wear things. ...
no it's a simple question, there are clear signs as to which place people prefer i was merely curious to see if i was a geographical location thing or with what you grew up with. as for your question, target no comparison