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Nordstrom Reveals Brands in 1st Canadian Store

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September 2, 2014

Nordstrom has provided us the list of brands it will carry at its first Canadian location, opening September 19th at Calgary’s Chinook Centre. Prices vary widely, from costly luxury designers to the affordable. Some brands will be only available at Nordstrom in Canada, including the retailer’s popular private-label collections that we’ll also discuss below. 

The list of brands below is massive, so we’ll break it down into categories. We’ll begin the list with footwear designers, since Nordstrom was founded in 1901 as a shoe retailer and continues to carry a substantial amount of footwear. We’ll then list brands for accessories, various women’s, men’s and children’s categories, and finish off by listing brands exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada, as well as a full list of Nordstrom’s private label brands. We’ll also briefly discuss which brands will be the priciest in each category, since we tend to focus on luxury goods.

Women’s Footwear: Calgary’s Nordstrom will feature women’s footwear in sizes 4-13, with widths from ‘narrow’ to 2W. Its priciest women’s footwear brands will include Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo (about 30 styles) and Valentino. The complete list of footwear designers, provided by Nordstrom, include the following:

VALENTINO HANDBAGS AND WOMEN’S FOOTWEAR WILL BE CARRIED AT CALGARY’S NORDSTROM STORE
  • Attilio Giusti Leombruni
  • Aquatalia
  • Ariat
  • Born
  • Chloé
  • Cole Haan
  • Dolce Vita
  • Donald J Pliner
  • Ferragamo
  • Hunter
  • Jeffrey Campbell
  • Jimmy Choo
  • La Canadienne (Canadian brand)
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Munro
  • Pedro Garcia
  • Sam Edelman
  • SJP Collection by Sara Jessica Parker (exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • UGG Australia
  • Valentino
  • Via Spiga

Men’s Footwear: Calgary’s Nordstrom will carry men’s footwear in sizes 6-18, with widths ‘slim’ to 4E. Its priciest men’s footwear brands will include the likes of Bruno Magli, Salvatore Ferragamo, John Varvatos, and To Boot New York. The complete list of designers, provided by Nordstrom, include the following:

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MEN’S FOOTWEAR WILL BE CARRIED AT CALGARY’S NORDSTROM
  • 1901 (Nordstrom private label)
  • Bruno Magli
  • Cole Haan
  • Converse
  • Ecco
  • Ferragamo
  • John Varvatos
  • Mephisto
  • Nike
  • Red Wing Shoes
  • Sperry Top-Sider
  • Timberland
  • To Boot New York
  • UGG Australia
  • Wolverine

Children’s Footwear: sizes will vary from ‘infant’ to ‘youth size 6’, with brands including: 

  • Baffin
  • Geox
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Nike
  • Stride Rite
  • Stonz
  • TOMS
  • UGG Australia

Handbags: A variety of designers will be carried, including some luxury brands priced into the thousands. Burberry, Chloe, Salvator Ferragamo, and Valentino will be among the most costly, and Nordstrom’s list of handbag designers for Calgary include:

  • Burberry
  • Chloe
  • Ferragamo
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Mackage (Canadian brand)
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Rag & Bone
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Tory Burch
  • Valentino

Fine Jewellery: Nordstrom’s pricier jewellery will include top designers such as Charriol, David Yurman, Roberto Coin, and Japanese cultured pearl jeweller Mikimoto. It’s of no surprise that jewellery from these designers can cost into the thousands. Nordstrom’s list of fine jewellery brands for Calgary include: 

JAPANESE CULTURED PEARL JEWELLERY BRAND MIKIMOTO WILL BE CARRIED AT CALGARY’S NORDSTROM
  • Anzie (Canadian brand)
  • Bony Levy (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • Charriol
  • Dana Rebecca Designs
  • David Yurman
  • Ippolita Jewelry
  • Lana Jewelry
  • Melissa Joy Manning
  • MeiraT Jewelry
  • Mikimoto
  • Roberto Coin

Fashion Jewellry: Brands at Calgary’s Nordstrom include the following: 

  • Anne Klein
  • Alainn Jewelry
  • Alex and Ani
  • Alexis Bittar
  • Anna Beck
  • Argento Vivo
  • Ariella Collection
  • BaubleBar
  • Cara Accessories
  • Dogeared
  • Freida Rothman
  • Givenchy
  • House of Harlow 1960
  • John Hardy
  • Judith Jack
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Kendra Scott
  • Lee by Lee Angel
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Melinda Maria
  • Michael Kors
  • Nadri
  • Simon Sebbag
  • Tasha
  • Tory Burch

Sunglasses: Nordstrom’s sunglasses selection will compete with Calgary’s Holt Renfrew, as it will include the following brands: 

PRADA SUNGLASSES WILL BE CARRIED AT NORDSTROM
  • Gucci
  • Karen Walker (First Nordstrom store to carry the collection)
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Maui Jim
  • Prada
  • Ray-Ban
  • Tom Ford
  • Tory Burch

Watches: Nordstrom’s selection of designer watches will be fairly standard, with pricier labels including Burberry and Movado. Their list of watch brands include: 

  • Burberry Timepieces
  • Diesel
  • Fossil
  • G-Shock
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Michele
  • Movado
  • Nixon
  • Skagen
  • Tory Burch (launches in October)
  • Victorinox Swiss Army

Women’s Legwear: Women’s legwear brands will include the following: 

WOLFORD IS ONE OF SEVERAL LEGWEAR BRANDS AT CALGARY’S NORDSTROM.
  • Commando
  • Donna Karan
  • Hue
  • Lemon
  • Oroblu
  • Spanx
  • Wolford

Lingerie: Lingerie brands at Calgary’s Nordstrom include the following: 

  • Barefoot Dreams
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Blush (Canadian brand)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Chantelle Intimates
  • DKNY
  • Eberjey
  • Fantasie
  • Free People
  • Freya
  • Make + Model
  • Natori
  • PJ Salvage
  • Simone Perele
  • UGG Australia Loungewear
  • Wacoal
  • Yummie by Heather Thompson

Beauty Brands: Nordstrom will carry several beauty brands commonly carried at Hudson’s Bay, as well as pricey Crème de la Mer, also carried at Holt Renfrew. Remarkably, a 16.5 oz container of La Mer’s moisturizing cream can cost over $2,000. Here’s the list of Nordstrom’s Calgary beauty brands: 

NORDSTROM WILL CARRY LA MER’S PRICEY SKINCARE LINE.
  • Amore Pacific
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Biotherm
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Burberry Beauty
  • Chanel
  • Clarins
  • Clarisonic
  • Clinique
  • Dior
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Guerlain
  • Jack Black
  • La Mer
  • Lancome
  • Laura Mercier
  • MAC (Canadian brand)
  • Nars
  • Shiseido
  • YSL

Fragrances: Nordstrom’s Calgary store will give Holt Renfrew a run for its money, as it will carry some harder to find, pricey fragrances including Creed, Tom Ford and Joe Malone. The list of fragrance brands for the Calgary location include: 

JO MALONE IS ONE OF SEVERAL FRAGRANCE BRANDS TO BE CARRIED AT CALGARY’S NORDSTROM.
  • Angel by Theirry Mugler
  • Antica Farmacista
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Cartier
  • Creed
  • Diptyque
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Donna Karan
  • Hermes
  • Jo Malone
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Tom Ford
  • Tory Burch
  • Valentino
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Voluspa

Women’s Designer Apparel: It appears that, at least initially, Calgary’s Nordstrom will feature only a limited number of pricey designers in its top-priced women’s department, Collectors. Italian brand Missoni appears to be the priciest, while apparel from Burberry and St. John Knits can be costly as well. In many American Nordstrom locations, St. John is featured in its own shops-in-store. The complete list of women’s designer apparel brands, provided by Nordstrom, include the following: 

ITALIAN LUXURY BRAND MISSONI WILL BE CARRIED IN CALGARY’S TOP-PRICED WOMEN’S APPAREL DEPARTMENT ‘COLLECTORS
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Alice + Olivia
  • Band of Outsiders
  • Burberry London
  • Current Elliot
  • Elizabeth and James
  • Haute Hippie
  • Helmut Lang
  • Missoni
  • Rag & Bone
  • St. John
  • T by Alexander Wang

Women’s Apparel: More moderately priced women’s apparel brands will include the following: 

  • Adrianna Papell
  • Aidan Mattox
  • Articles of Society
  • Bernardo
  • BlankNYC
  • BP. (Nordstrom private label)
  • Burberry Brit
  • Caslon (Nordstrom private label)
  • Chelsea28 (Nordstrom private label)
  • Classiques Entier (Nordstrom private label)
  • Cynthia Steffe
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Free People
  • French Connection
  • Frenchi (Nordstrom private label)
  • Halogen (Nordstrom private label)
  • Hinge (Nordstrom private label)
  • Hudson Jeans
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Eliza J
  • J Brand
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Joe’s Jeans
  • Joie
  • Kate Spade New York (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Calgary)
  • Kensie (Canadian brand)
  • Lafayette 148 New York
  • Laundry
  • Leith (Nordstrom private label)
  • Lauren Ralph Lauren
  • Lush
  • Me to We (Canadian brand)
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Mink Pink
  • Moose Knuckles (Canadian brand)
  • NYDJ
  • Paige Premium Denim
  • Painted Threads (Exclusive to Nordstrom in U.S. & Canada)
  • Pajar
  • Parajumpers (Canadian brand)
  • Pink Tartan (Canadian brand)
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Rag & Bone/JEAN
  • Soia & Kyo
  • Soprano
  • Splendid
  • Stem (Nordstrom private label)
  • STS Blue
  • Tadashi Shoji
  • Ted Baker London
  • Theory
  • Tildon (Nordstrom private label)
  • Treasure&Bond (Nordstrom private label)
  • Trouve (Nordstrom private label)
  • Vigoss
  • Vince
  • Vince Camuto
  • Wildfox

Men’s Apparel: Nordstrom’s pricier men’s apparel designers will include Canali, Burberry, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Z Zegna and Pal Zileri. Nordstrom’s list of men’s apparel brands include: 

  • 1901 (Nordstrom private label)
  • 7 Diamonds
  • AG Jeans
  • Andrew Marc
  • Blue Duck Trading
  • Boss Hugo Boss
  • BPM Fueled by Zella (Nordstrom private label)
  • Burberry
  • Canali
  • David Donahue (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • Diesel
  • Fidelity Denim (Canadian brand)
  • Helly Hansen
  • J Brand
  • Jack Spade
  • JB Britches
  • John Varvatos
  • Lacoste
  • Mackage (Canadian brand)
  • Michael Kors
  • Naked & Famous Denim (Canadian brand)
  • Nudie
  • Nike
  • Obey
  • Pal Zileri Collection
  • Peter Millar
  • RVCA
  • Scotch & Soda
  • Ted Baker London
  • The North Face
  • The Rail (Nordstrom private label)
  • Todd Snyder New York (Exclusive to Nordstrom in U.S. and Canada)
  • Vince
  • Wallin & Bros. (Nordstrom private label)
  • Z Zegna
  • Zachary Prell

Men’s Furnishings: Brands will include the following: 

  • Bose
  • Bugatchi
  • Calibrate (Nordstrom private label)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Canali
  • Cole Haan
  • Daniel Buchler
  • David Donahue (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Fossil
  • Gucci sunglasses
  • Herschel Supply Co.
  • John W. Nordstrom (Nordstrom private label)
  • J.Z. Richards (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • Levi’s
  • Naked
  • Nordstrom (Nordstrom private label)
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Ray-Ban
  • Todd Snyder New York (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Tommy John
  • Tumi
  • Under Armour

Kids and Babies: Burberry is a prominent and pricey brand for young ones, and Nordstrom’s Calgary store will feature the following brands: 

  • Baby Jogger
  • Burberry
  • Hudson Jeans
  • Joe’s
  • Mini Boden (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Nike
  • Nordstrom Baby (Nordstrom private label)
  • Nuna
  • Peek (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Pippa & Julie
  • Quiksilver
  • Roxy
  • Stem Baby (Nordstrom private label)
  • Stokke
  • Tea Collection
  • The North Face
  • Volcom
  • Zella Girl (Nordstrom private label)

That concludes the list of brands that Nordstrom provided us for its Calgary store. According to Nordstrom, the list is fairly comprehensive, though more brands could be added as demand for them is gaged, and sales are evaluated. Below, we’ll list what brands will be exclusive to Canada’s first Nordstrom store, as well as a list of its private label brands to be carried in Calgary. 

Exclusive Brands to Nordstrom: The following brands will be exclusive to Calgary’s Nordstrom store: 

  • Bony Levy jewellery (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • David Donahue men’s furnishings (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • J.Z. Richards men’s furnishings (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Canada)
  • Kate Spade New York women’s ready-to-wear (Exclusive to Nordstrom in Calgary)
  • Mini Boden kids (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Painted Threads women’s apparel (Exclusive to Nordstrom in U.S. & Canada)
  • Peek (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • SJP Collection by Sara Jessica Parker women’s footwear (exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Todd Snyder New York men’s apparel (Exclusive to Nordstrom in the U.S. and Canada)

Nordstrom Private Label Brands: The following is a list of Nordstrom’s private label brands, all of which will be carried at Nordstrom in Calgary: 

  • 1901
  • BP.
  • BPM Fueled by Zella
  • Calibrate
  • Caslon
  • Chelsea28
  • Classiques Entier
  • Frenchi
  • Halogen
  • Hinge
  • John W. Nordstrom
  • Leith
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Baby
  • Stem
  • Stem Baby
  • The Rail
  • Tildon
  • Treasure&Bond
  • Trouve
  • Wallin & Bros.
  • Zella
  • Zella Girl
NORDSTROM WILL OCCUPY 140,000 SQ FT OF A FORMER SEARS STORE AT THE NORTH END OF CALGARY’S CHINOOK CENTRE.

Calgary’s 140,000 square foot Nordstrom store will feature beautiful, modern sunlit interiors. Its floors will be tiled instead of carpeted, allowing for flexibility to expand or shrink each department in response to local demand. We’ll be attending the grand opening of Nordstrom’s Calgary store, located at the north end of Chinook Centre, at 9:30 am on Friday, September 19.  

Article Author

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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