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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
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Editor-in-Chief of Retail Insider and President/CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton, and consultant to the Retail Council of Canada. 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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