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.