UPDATE: Grand opening of Nordstrom Rack offers gift cards, free food

OKLAHOMA CITY -A popular clothing store is preparing to open its doors for the first time ever in Oklahoma City.

On Thursday, Nordstrom Rack will begin doing business in the Sooner State.

For many people, it is a dream come true.

“Oh my gosh, I’m so excited,” said Natalie Villalobos. “When I passed by a few weeks ago and I saw the sign, I called my mom immediately and said ‘You won’t believe this!’ Because we normally go down to Dallas to hit Nordstrom Rack.”

The variety gets savvy shoppers their fashion fix closer to home; the lower prices draw in the more frugal crowd, boasting 30 to 70 percent off every day.

Joan Benson said, “It appeals to me because I feel it’s for the working people that are on a fixed budget and need to get nice things to wear to work and also for their children.”

“We ask customers as they enter the store if they’re on a mission or if they’re on a treasure hunt,” said Kate DeToye, a spokesperson for Nordstrom Rack. “So, either way if you come into the Rack and get that pair of black flats that you’ve been looking for that you know you need. Or you can come in and look around and find that fabulous find for a really great price.”

Nordstrom Rack is also bringing jobs to Oklahoma City.

The store hired more than 50 local people to fill available positions and you can bet that they will be busy.

Villalobos said, “It’s so close, 10 minutes from my office, so lunch breaks will be spent at Nordstrom Rack from here on out probably.”.

According to Nordstrom Rack’s website, “Rally at the Rack” will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. Thursday with music, breakfast and other activities.

Once there, you will have a chance to win one of 30 $100 gift cards.

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Also, organizers said one lucky person will win a $1,000 gift card and early access to the store at 8:30 a.m.

As an added bonus, the first 1,000 customers to make a purchase will get a free reusable tote bag.

The store will open to everyone at 9 a.m. on Sept. 12.

It is located at 1741 Belle Isle Blvd. in Oklahoma City.