Nordstrom Reveals Brands in New Ottawa Store

Nordstrom has provided us the list of brands it will carry at its second Canadian location, opening at 9:30am on Friday, March 6th at Ottawa’s Rideau Centre. Prices vary widely, from costly luxury designers to the affordable. Some brands will be only available at Nordstrom in Ottawa, including the retailer’s popular private-label collections that we’ll also discuss below. 

The list of brands below is substantial, 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.

If you’re looking to beat the opening day crowds, Nordstrom is hosting an early morning ‘Beauty Bash‘ beginning two hours prior to the store’s opening. Between 7:30 am and 9:30 am, Nordstrom will host an event profiling the expansive beauty department of its new Rideau Centre store. New products and trends from top names in beauty and fragrance will be featured, including instruction from the Nordstrom team of beauty experts. Complimentary consultations and demonstrations will be provided, and attendees can meet at Nordstrom’s main mall entrance. The event is complimentary.

As well, Nordstrom just announced the identity of its new Vancouver store manager. As well, it will hire about 1,000 people for the new Pacific Centre flagship, including 44 management positions. Applications for management positions will be accepted beginning next week, with further details at:

And now, here’s a list of designers to be carried at Nordstrom’s Ottawa store: 

Women’s Shoes: Ottawa’s Nordstrom will feature three women’s shoe departments with footwear in sizes 4-13, with widths from ‘narrow’ to 2W. Its priciest women’s footwear brands will include Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Valentino. The complete list of footwear designers, provided by Nordstrom, include the following:

Photo: Manolo BlahnikPhoto: Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Manolo Blahnik

  • Jimmy Choo (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Manolo Blahnik (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Pedro Garcia (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Valentino (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Rudsak Shoes (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Aquatalia
  • Hunter
  • Kate Spade
  • Via Spiga
  • Charles by Charles David
  • Franco Sarto
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Louise Et Cie
  • Manitobah Mukluks
  • Frye
  • Steve Madden
  • TOMS
  • Sorel
  • Converse
  • Jessica Simpson
  • DV by Dolce Vita
  • Dr. Martens

Men’s Footwear: Ottawa’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 John Varvatos, Magnanni, and To Boot New York. The complete list of designers, provided by Nordstrom, include the following:

  • John Varvatos
  • Magnanni
  • To Boot New York
  • Nike
  • Converse
  • Swims
  • Santoni
  • Allen Edmonds
  • Cole Haan
  • Sperry Top-Sider

 Children’s Footwear: sizes will vary from ‘infant 1’ to ‘youth size 6’, with brands including: 

  • Peek (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • UGG Australia
  • Hunter
  • Nike
  • TOMS
  • KEEN
  • Superfit
  • Stonz
  • Kamik
  • Robeez

Handbags: A variety of designers will be carried, including some luxury brands priced into the thousands. Burberry, Alexander Wang, Chloe, and Jimmy Choo will be among the most costly, and Nordstrom’s list of handbag designers for Ottawa include:

  • Alexander Wang (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Burberry (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Chloe (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Jimmy Choo (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Rag & Bone (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Michael Michael Kors
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Tory  Burch
  • Mackage
  • Vince Camuto
  • MZ Wallace

Fine Jewellery:

  • Bony Levy (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Lana
  • Dana Rebecca
  • ALOR
  • Anzie

Fashion Jewellery:

  • Anna Beck (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Argento Vivo (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • udith Jack (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Lagos (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Melinda Maria (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Alexis Bittar
  • Freida Rothman 


  • Michael Kors
  • Shinola
  • Michele
  • Burberry
  • Fossil
  • Skagen
  • Kate Spade
  • Movado

Women’s Lingerie & Legwear:

  • Chantelle
  • Betsey Johnson
  • Wacoal
  • Natori
  • Yummie by Heather Thomson
  • Spanx
  • Hanky Panky
  • Elomi
  • Freya
  • Fantasie
  • Hue
  • Wolford
  • Commando
  • Lysse

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

Nordstrom will carry La Mer's pricey skincare line. Photo: La MerNordstrom will carry La Mer's pricey skincare line. Photo: La Mer

Nordstrom will carry La Mer’s pricey skincare line. Photo: La Mer

  • Burberry Beauty (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Chantecaille (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills (brow services exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • MAC
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Laura Mercier
  • Dior
  • Chanel
  • YSL
  • Clinique
  • Guerlain
  • La Mer
  • Mereadesso
  • Nars
  • Shiseido
  • Tom Ford
  • Jo Malone
  • Diptyque
  • Tory Burch
  • Viktor & Rolf
  • Home fragrance Antica Farmacista

Women’s Designer Apparel: Ottawa’s Nordstrom will feature a number of pricey designers in its top-priced women’s department, Collectors, including the following: 

  • Akris Punto
  • Burberry
  • Escada
  • Max Mara
  • St John

Women’s Apparel: More moderately priced women’s apparel brands (although some are still pricey) will include the following: 

  • A.L.C.
  • Alexander Wang T
  • Alice + Oliva
  • Autumn Cashmere
  • Current/Elliot
  • Helmut Lang
  • IRO
  • M Missoni
  • Rag & Bone
  • Veda
  • Kate Spade New York
  • Vince
  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Joie
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Theory
  • Ted Baker London
  • Tory Burch
  • Equipment
  • Vince Camuto
  • Nic & Zoe
  • KUT from the Kloth
  • Kensie
  • Not Your Daughter’s jeans
  • Free People
  • Splendid
  • Maison Scotch
  • Paige Premium Denim
  • Hudson
  • AG
  • Eliza J
  • Adrianna Papell
  • Maggy London
  • French Connection
  • BB Dakota
  • Laundry by Shelli Segal
  • Tahari
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Burberry
  • Hugo Boss Woman
  • Lafayette 148 New York
  • Mackage

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

  • David Donahue (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • JZ Richards (exclusive to Nordstrom in Ottawa)
  • Billy Reid   
  • Burberry
  • Ted Baker London
  • Vince
  • James Perse
  • Zachary Prell
  • John Varvatos
  • Jack Spade
  • Diesel
  • Psycho Bunny
  • Zanerobe
  • G-Star
  • Lacoste
  • Obey
  • RVCA
  • Belstaff
  • Rag & Bone
  • Canali        
  • Hugo Boss    
  • Pal Zileri       
  • Peter Millar       
  • Nike
  • Ermenegildo Zegna

Nordstrom At Home

  • Etsy
  • Smitten Kitten
  • Second Nature by Hand
  • Crosley Record Players
  • Brooklyn Brew kit
  • Kate Spade New York

Ottawa’s 157,000 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. 

Today’s Retail News From Around The Web: February 25, 2015

Article Author

Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Now located in Toronto, Craig is a retail analyst and consultant at the Retail Council of Canada. He's also the Director of Applied Research at the University of Alberta School of Retailing in Edmonton. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for the past 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees. He is also President & CEO of Vancouver-based Retail Insider Media Ltd.

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