"For a second I thought, 'There is no way this is actually happening.' I thought they were fireworks," said a shopper who hid in a storage closet.
A rash of brazen robberies have occurred in the area, all committed by groups of thieves. One group was said to have up to 80 people, according to a witness.
The looters arrived in over two dozen cars in the latest example of brazen crime in the Bay Area.
Columbus Day always comes with a sale or two, and some big beauty and fashion brands have certainly upped their game for the festivities.
The highly coveted sneakers debuted on July 1 and sold out quickly on the luxury department store's website.
On the bright side, once the issues were resolved, Nordstrom customers were able to get great fall fashion items at a discounted price.
Nordstrom's annual Anniversary Sale gives customers the chance to purchase new fall fashion items ahead of the change in the seasons.
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Retailer had earned the ire of President Donald Trump for dropping his daughter's brand.
After retailers pulled the Ivanka Trump brand from shelves, the president took to Twitter to condemn them.