In 1990, Jeffrey Kalinsky moved to Atlanta to partner with his father and open a Bob Ellis shoe store. In 1994 Jeffrey expanded, opening Jeffrey, his multi designer boutique, followed by a Jil Sander store. After establishing Jeffrey Atlanta, he moved to New York in 1999 and opened Jeffrey New York in the Meatpacking District in August 1999. Jeffrey New York was one of the first specialty stores to open in the rather isolated neighborhood on the lower west side of Manhattan. In August 2005 Kalinsky announced that Nordstrom had purchased a majority stake in Jeffrey Atlanta and New York. Kalinsky was then appointed EVP of Designer at Nordstrom Inc., which enables him to take his amazing talent to a whole new level.