Nordstrom Rolls out SPACE boutique to Four More Stores

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Nordstrom Rolls out SPACE boutique to Four More Stores

08/23/2016
Nordstrom is expanding its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, thereby doubling the number of locations since its launch one year ago.

Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, vice president of creative projects at Nordstrom, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des GarÇons Collection, KochÉ, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan, Molly Goddard and more. The shop lives as a standalone boutique within the store's designer department, and houses cross-category collections of apparel, shoes, handbags, accessories, home goods and fragrance.

SPACE initially launched exclusively in the retailer's flagship locations, yet now expands to new markets known as shopping destinations. On August 24th, SPACE will open at The Mall at Green Hills in Nashville, Tenn. followed by The Grove in Los Angeles on August 26th. Nordstrom will open its first Toronto store on Sept. 16, at Eaton Centre, followed by Yorkdale Centre on Oct. 21. Both will open with SPACE.

"These cities are known for their amazing fashion and the people there have such a strong sense of individual style," said Kim. "We want to make a statement with our stores in these markets and identify them as destinations for fashion, style, art and culture. Our customers are really curious and educated about fashion, and part of our goal with SPACE is to create a platform to introduce our customers to this side of designer fashion – this place where the directional collections or up-and-comers have a place to live and grow."

The boutique was designed with artistic elements and pops of color to distinguish it from the rest of the retail floor – think pink mannequins, mixed materials and art objects to accent the area. Kim worked with the Nordstrom design team to create a framework that feels open and airy to allow customers to flow in and out of the boutique, then decorated each with work from artists, furniture makers and artisans so each feels uniquely warm and inviting.

The shops feature pieces like neon pink mirrors from Ettore Sottsass, bright pink woven rubber benches by Kwangho Lee and graphic printed end tables by Michele De Lucchi. SPACE also includes colorful vintage benches by Verner Panton, rainbow resin polychrome shelving from Gaetano Pesce, and other one-of-a-kind pieces from Kim's favorite artists sourced from Johnson Trading Gallery in New York City.

To celebrate the launch of SPACE in Toronto, Kim and the Creative Projects team created a special capsule collection of exclusive ready-to-wear and accessory items from Canadian designers Brother Vellies, Steven Tai, WWAKE and Vejas. The capsule collection will be available in-store only at SPACE Vancouver and Toronto locations.

This fall, SPACE will be found in the following Nordstrom stores and online:
  • Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
  • Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C .
  • San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, Calif.
  • The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville, Tenn. (opening August 24, 2016)
  • The Grove, Los Angeles, Calif. (opening August 26, 2016)
  • Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont. (opening September 16, 2016)
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, Ont. (opening October 21, 2016)

DESIGNERS INCLUDE: 

Acne Studios

Faustine Steinmetz 

PiÈce À Conviction

Adieu

Isa Arfen

Pippa Small

Anita Ko

Jacquemus Roksanda

Anna Sheffield

Jemma Wynne

Sarah & Sebastian

Anthony Vaccarello

Julien David 

Shrimps

Ashley Williams

Junya Watanabe Comme des GarÇons

Simon Miller

Bella Freud

Kara

Simone Rocha

Betony Vernon

KochÉ Sofie D'Hoore

Brooke Gregson

Lara Melchior

Sophie Bille Brahe

Brother Vellies

LÉa Peckre

Sophie Buhai

Bzippy & Co.

Maison Michel

Steven Tai

Charlotte Chesnais

Maria La Rosa

Toga

Colovos

Maria Tash

Tom Wood

Comme des GarÇons Collection

Marques'Almeida Tricot Comme des GarÇons

Comme des GarÇons, Comme des GarÇons

Meadowlark Tu es mon TRÉSOR

Comme des GarÇons Fragrance

Mira Mikati Undercover

Comme des GarÇons Girl

Mociun Vejas

Creatures of Comfort

Molly Goddard Vetements

Christopher Kane

Nektar de Stagni WWAKE

Daniela Villegas

Noir Kei Ninomiya  Wassonfine

Ellery

Paskal

Y's by Yoji Yamamoto

Etienne Derœux

Phelan