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I used to go to Nordstrom when I lived closer to one. It made the mall almost tolerable. We had a Marshall Field's until the great satan (aka Macy's) bought it. As we all know, Macy's has no class. The unclothed headless torsos at Macy's would have nipples for sure.

Posted by Michigan Matt | December 13, 2007 10:55 AM

At a mall in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago there was a store with a half-naked female mannekin in the window. I thought, "well, that won't be there long"... A week later, same mall, same window, same nippleless torso. I don't care if it stays there, but I was surprised nobody complained.

But god forbid I should hold hands with my partner in the mall!!

Posted by Angel | December 13, 2007 10:55 AM

Dan, you still my boy, but you are way too obsessed with sex and erotica.

Posted by Shaniqua Jackson | December 13, 2007 10:56 AM

Isn't being obsessed with sex and erotica how Dan makes his living?

Posted by Angel | December 13, 2007 10:57 AM

I call this the "Beowulf effect." Apparently if there aren't visible nipples, it's not nudity. As Wendy O. Williams has famously illustrated.

Posted by MvB | December 13, 2007 11:07 AM

What an uptight society we've become. Even if we're not offended by something, it still makes us feel uncomfortable because it might be offensive to someone else.

Posted by Samson | December 13, 2007 11:07 AM

I find the pink bags far more offensive.

Posted by patrick | December 13, 2007 11:10 AM

I can only hope that this is the first sign of a rapidly emerging trend.

Posted by A Non Imus | December 13, 2007 11:17 AM

The disappearance of the nipple bodes for a terrifying future for nipple fans like myself. Mannequins used to have ENORMOUS nipples, like little thumbs. Heavenly! Now, smooth and horrible. I blame Victoria's Secret, whose bras and models are always perfectly nippleless, and have managed to sexualize this anti-sexual look.

Posted by Fnarf | December 13, 2007 11:18 AM

I find the women who are spending a fortune with the scowl on their faces to be offensive. If you're out shopping, don't attitude as though you're doing everyone else a favor. You are a materialistic see-u-next-tuesday, at least you should be a good mood when you're doing the only thing you probably enjoy besides yaking on that cellphone about what you bought while driving your SUV into my scooter.

Posted by left coast | December 13, 2007 11:22 AM

I want some silver dollars!

Posted by Nips for all! | December 13, 2007 11:27 AM

Um, sometimes they're just looking for some clothes to wear. Not everyone is satisfied looking like a decayed pigeon corpse.

Posted by Fnarf | December 13, 2007 11:27 AM

Maybe that's their way of dissuading parents from bringing their potentially bratty, annoying kids into the store and killing the vibe.

Posted by Gomez | December 13, 2007 12:02 PM

Maybe they're inverted?

Posted by Brad | December 13, 2007 12:11 PM

@5 Japanese TV will allow animation that has boobs as long as there aren't nipples, a little weird but better than outright ban

Posted by vooodooo84 | December 13, 2007 12:39 PM

Do they have bare chested boy torsos? With or without nipples? You know, for the man purses.

Posted by SDA in SEA | December 13, 2007 1:05 PM

Well, at least no one's tried to have sex with the mannequins. Yet.

Posted by Greg | December 13, 2007 1:14 PM

Having worked in visuals for Nordstrom, I can tell you that one mannequin in the window with a swimsuit on and nipples protruding gained us 3 complaints in the first day. The store manager gave us two options - cover up the nipples or sand off all nipples from the female mannequins.

I thought we should place a sign in the window, "Our mannequins are anatomically correct in deference to God who made us in his image."

Posted by jim | December 13, 2007 1:48 PM

@9 How dare you insult Victoria Secret!

They may have done away with nipples but they have done a lot for cleavage!
You can't have both Fnarf without looking slutty! ; )

Posted by mj | December 13, 2007 1:51 PM

your ten year old boy sounds perfectly normal. 10 year old boys are either giggling or scandalized by boobs with or without nipples.

Posted by mj | December 13, 2007 2:02 PM

Nipples are 1,003 times sexier than cleavage. Big fat juicy ones. God, mannequins make me hot.

Posted by Fnarf | December 13, 2007 2:14 PM

I would laugh heartily and ask the nearest sales clerk how many complaints s/he had fielded that day.

For you non-nipples fans? Careful what you wish for...

Posted by OddlyEnough | December 13, 2007 2:29 PM

Disingenuous. If you want to complain, complain rather than making up straw men to do it for you.

Posted by E. E. Cumming | December 13, 2007 2:48 PM

Most of us see disembodied women's parts associated with products every day. I don't see why this instance would be shocking.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | December 13, 2007 6:42 PM

Do they make falsies for dummy torsos?

On another note - maybe Nordys is trying to appeal to people on a low income.

Maybe they are simply trying to say - IF you cant afford a Shirt AND a PURSE - most def get the purse girlfriend! Fuck a shirt!

I applaud Nordys for caring for the economic stresses of others...

Posted by emme | December 14, 2007 9:07 AM

I'm a nordstrom employee. Visual was probably replacing their garments with new stock. Honestly, grow up. They're just pieces of art as far as I'm concerned. If your ten year old can't accept breasts as a norm, then maybe they're a bit sheltered.

Posted by blondeknoise | December 15, 2007 8:56 PM

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