Monday, September 15, 2014

Nordstrom YYC - What To Expect and Pre-opening Beauty Bash!

Nordstrom First Store in Canada Opens at Chinook Centre Calgary
What To Expect and Pre-opening Beauty Bash Event!
(photo srouce: ca.nordstrom.com)

Just a few more sleeps, the very first Nordstrom store in Canada will open its doors to public. Folks in Calgary have the luxury to be among the first Canadian city to experience the service offered by this retailer.


Located inside a 140,000 sq feet space within Chinook Centre, Nordstrom will provide full blown fashion and beauty services and amenities including certified shoe fitters, personal stylist, new beauty concept, restaurant, tailor shop, certified bra fitters, e-bar and many more. Free Wi-Fi will also be offered in the store ensuring a convenient and efficient shopping experience.

The Calgary location will also feature all of Nordstrom's newest design concepts. For example, single-surface floor and natural (white) lighting will allow the store to constantly remodel its unique physical appearance over time, suiting the needs or wants of clients.

For Nordstrom, it’s a part of its heritage to focus on offering some of the best shoe selections to customers, since they started as a shoe store in 1901. For shoe-obsessed ladies, the Calgary store will have three women’s shoe departments in addition to the ones for men and children  – something for everybody and all ages.

Fashion and accessories also play a huge role for Nordstrom. In the Calgary location, you will find luxury labels such as Chloe, Ferragamo, Valentino, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, KENZO and more. Like the US, from time to time Canada will also receive Nordstrom special collaboration pieces - like its recent collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker, the SJP shoe collection will be available at the Calgary store.

For the beauty department, Nordstrom is constantly evolving trying to be on top of their game. The “no-pressure shopping” experience concept, it’s something that I think really shows the store places clients’ interest first. This experience includes beauty mini-must haves, where smaller versions of selected premium beauty products are made so that customers are allowed to take ”trials” on them or take smaller quantity, as they desired.

Nordstrom (with lots of love) helps local communities


The long sold-out Nordstrom opening gala on September 17th will guarantee an amazing event, with more than 1,800 people attending. As a medical researcher myself, I am super grateful and happy that Nordstrom is fully on board to support local hospital and charity. The proceeds collected from the gala will go to Alberta Children Hospital and charity partners. The evening will have catering by top chef Duncan Ly from Hotel Arts and special live music performance.

Nordstrom grand-opens on September 19th!! – BEAUTY BASH

Not to worry if you couldn’t go to the gala – get up in the morning and be the first to experience Nordstrom at the Nordstrom Pre-Opening Beauty Bash.

On the 19th between 7:30-9:30 a.m, bring your girlfriends and start shopping cosmetics while you wait for the store to open. Get the inside scoop on new products and trends from the top names in beauty—and learn the latest tricks from Nordstrom's Beauty and Fragrance Director Debra Redmond and the beauty expert team. Enjoy complimentary consultations and demonstrations, along with some beautiful surprises. Join Nordstrom at the main entrance. For more information, please call (800) 967-0592.

Though I will be missing the opening event due to the fact I will be traveling for Milan and Paris fashion weeks, stay tuned for more coverage on the opening night of Nordstrom, with my correspondent and Vinegar Designs Lab partner Garmann L.


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