Leading fashion retailer Nordstrom, opened the doors to its new store at Pacific Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia this week, the company’s first international flagship location.
The 230,000 square-foot flagship store offers a curated selection of merchandise from many of the world’s best brands from accessible to luxury price points.
Pacific Centre marks the third of six announced Nordstrom stores to open in Canada through 2017. Future openings include: Toronto Eaton Centre opening September 16, 2016; Yorkdale Centre, Toronto opening October 21, 2016; Sherway Gardens, Toronto in spring 2017. Ottawa and Calgary have already seen the opening of their own Nordstrom Canada locations.
Customers can expect to see the latest in designer fashion from Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Delvaux, Balenciaga, Missoni, Valentino and others. The new location will also offer apparel and accessories from Rebecca Minkoff, Sam Edelman, Tory Burch, Madewell, Alice + Olivia, Theory, Diane von Furstenberg and more, as well as the best in beauty and fragrance.
“Our goal is to make this a great store,” said Chris Wanlass, Nordstrom Pacific Centre store manager.
Not just a great Nordstrom store, but one of the world’s greatest stores. We look forward to serving both local customers and visitors from around the world.
The store is the sixth to feature the company’s newest design concepts, which incorporates natural light with a clean, single surface floor throughout in the hopes that it will create a sense of discovery for customers to experience new brands. The flagship store will also offer several services to enhance the shopping experience such as Concierge, 24-Hour Express Service, 2-Hour Delivery Service, China UnionPay, Shoe Shine, Language Ambassadors, Studio Services, a JWN Private Shopping Suite, Canada’s first-ever Sugarfina candy shop and Drybar blow out bar, three food offerings and more.
To celebrate the launch, Nordstrom hosted a fashion show and in-store gala for 2,250 guests earlier this week. Special guests included actress and supermodel Amber Valletta, actress Camilla Belle, actress and supermodel Karolina Kurkova and actor Zachary Quinto. Proceeds from tickets sales raised $420,000 for local organizations BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation, Covenant House Vancouver and the Vancouver Art Gallery.