British Footwear retailer Kurt Geiger has just signed a deal with Nordstrom. A source at Nordstrom says they expect Kurt Geiger footwear to also be sold in Canada but could not provide further details.
Kurt Geiger shops carry both private-label and designer brand footwear. Geiger’s stores could be compared to Canadian footwear retailer Browns Shoes, also an upscale footwear retailer selling both designer and private-label footwear for men and women. The private-label merchandise carried in both stores is considered to be both fashionable and desirable.
Nordstrom will only carry Kurt Geiger shoes in its existing shoe departments, rather than in Kurt Geiger shop-in-store concessions. Kurt Geiger has opened shop-in-store concessions in British department stores such as Selfridges, Harrod’s and House of Fraser, and international ones such as Printemps in France and La Rinascente in Italy.
Nordstrom will carry three Geiger labels: Kurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger and Carvela.
Kurt Geiger is considered to be a London, England-based retailer despite its now being owned by US-based The Jones Group. Kurt Geiger has both free-standing footwear stores (like Canada’s Brown’s Shoes) as well as shop-in-store concessions. Kurt Geiger also has agreements to operate select Manolo Blahnik footwear boutiques.
Our same source informs us that free-standing Canadian Kurt Geiger stores could be in the works, though this would likely be years away.
Kurt Geiger website: http://www.kurtgeiger.com
Nordstrom website: www.Nordstrom.com