More and more outlet stores are opening up right around the corner from full priced stores. After the opening of Off Fifth got more attention than an opening of Saks Fifth Avenue just a short walk away, many department stores are doing the same. As Nordstrom is following these footsteps and plans to open 27 Nordstrom Rack stores in the next year. However as stated in this article, this may not be the best course of action, how will the department store do well with their outlet store around the corner? who is the competition?