Celine Exits Nordstrom Yorkdale Ahead of Standalone Flagship Opening

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Luxury French fashion brand Celine recently shut its women’s fashion boutique at Nordstrom at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The move comes prior to the opening of a standalone Celine boutique in the mall this fall

A Celine accessory boutique remains open on the main floor of Nordstrom Yorkdale for now — Retail Insider toured the mall last week and is providing updates. 

The women’s floor at Nordstrom Yorkdale still has shop-in-stores for brands including Celine, Valentino, Burberry and Dries Van Noten. An Akris boutique also shut last year — when Nordstrom opened in October of 2016, the Yorkdale store boasted six luxury brand ready-to-wear boutiques. 

The direct-to-consumer movement could result in more large-format multi-brand stores losing designer shop-in-stores as brands open their own spaces. Nordstrom, specifically, has said that it plans to expand its roster of concessions from about 5% of sales to about 30% which could result in a different customer experience in some Nordstrom stores in the future. 

Celine accessory boutique at Nordstrom Yorkdale in July 2021. Photo: Craig Patterson
Former Celine fashion boutique at Nordstrom Yorkdale. Photo: Dustin Fuhs
Celine Construction at Yorkdale – Photo by Dustin Fuhs

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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