Nordstrom Designer Preview 2014
July 24, 2014 • Smith Cove Event Center at Pier 91, Seattle
This event is sold out. To join the wait list, please e-mail SAMS. Next year add me to the invitation list.

We invite you to see the latest looks from top American and European designers live on the runway. This exclusive event is the only time these collections will be shown together outside of fashion weeks. Plus, internationally renowned DJ Javier Peral will set the tone for the show and keep spinning while you enjoy being among the first to shop the collections.

Order of Events
6:30 pm Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception

7:30 pm
Seating begins

8:15 pm
Fall 2014 Runway Show

9:00 pm
Boutique shopping and dessert

Reservation Information
ALL LEVELS ARE SOLD OUT. PLEASE CLICK LINK AT TOP OF PAGE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST OR FUTURE EMAIL LIST. We often have a guest whose plans change. If your evening is flexible, we will let you know if we can include you at this exciting event.

All levels include a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, a dessert reception and valet parking.

Premium Runway: $750 per person. Also includes special program recognition, priority valet parking and car retrieval service at the end of the night and prime, front row catwalk view Runway seating.

Runway: $400 per person. Also includes special program recognition (for reservations before July 10th) and personalized Runway seating.

Connoisseur: $300 per person. Also includes special program recognition (for reservations before July 10th) reserved preferred seating.

Patron: $185 per person. Also includes reserved seating.

For tax purposes, the fair market value of each ticket is $100. Acknowledgements will be emailed to all purchasers and donors of record. Reservations are non-refundable, first-come, first-served. If you cannot use your reservation, email to convert it to a fully tax-deductible donation or transfer it to another guest.

Generous support for Nordstrom Designer Preview 2014 provided by:


Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recommended attire? Festive or business attire is appropriate. A Nordstrom Personal Stylist can help you create the perfect look for the event.To schedule a free appointment at the Downtown Seattle or Bellevue Square stores, call 1.877.310.8537 or visit

How do I get to Pier 91? Pier 91 is Seattle's new cruise ship terminal, located just north of downtown at the foot of the Magnolia Bridge at 2001 West Garfield Street. Please note there is on-going construction on Mercer and Broad Streets so these directions may not reflect evening of event conditions. To get there from Interstate 5 either North or South:
  • Turn exit 167 onto Mercer Street
  • Continue onto Broad Street
  • Turn right onto Denny Way
  • Bend right onto Western Avenue
  • Western joins Elliott Avenue West
  • Follow signs to Magnolia Bridge
  • Turn right to take the Magnolia Bridge ramp (14th Ave West)
  • Stay to the right
  • Exit right, following the signs to Cruise Terminal and Elliot Bay Marina
  • Turn right at bottom of ramp and follow signs for Cruise Terminal and Valet Parking
May I sit with my friends? If you purchase tickets together, you will be seated together. If you purchase tickets separately, you may request that SAMS seat you with other named guests who have reservations at the same level. We will try to accommodate your request, but are not always able to do so.

What is the charitable purpose of Nordstrom Designer Preview? Proceeds will benefit the Seattle Art Museum's dynamic exhibit Pop Departures, featuring the works of iconic artists from the American pop art movement—Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg—and those influenced by them—Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann and more. The exhibition will be on view at SAM Downtown from October 9, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Last year the Nordstrom Designer Preview raised more than $180,000, and this year we hope to do just as well.

I am unable to attend. May I make a donation? Donations are welcome and appreciated. Please proceed to the ticket purchase page and you will have the opportunity to make a donation. Thank you for your support of this great cause.

Why has Nordstrom partnered with the Seattle Art Museum Supporters? This event results from a continuing partnership between Nordstrom and SAMS. Because supporting the arts is an important part of its charitable giving, Nordstrom is proud to partner with SAMS and the Seattle Art Museum. Nordstrom and SAMS have partnered for nearly 30 years to present the Nordstrom Designer Preview.

Still have a question? If you have any additional questions, please email or call the Seattle Art Museum at 206.654.3200.