September 8, 2014
The countdown is on for the grand opening of Canada's first Nordstrom store, which opens at 9:30am on Friday, September 19. If you're looking to beat the 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 Chinook Centre store.
Nordstrom Beauty and Fragrance Director, Debra Redmond, will give the inside scoop on new products and trends, profiling the store's top names in beauty products. Complimentary consultations and demonstrations will be provided and according to Nordstrom, there will be some 'surprises'. Interested shoppers can meet at the store's main entrance, and for more information you may call (800) 967-0592.
We'll be attending Nordstrom's sold-out charity gala on the evening of Wednesday, September 17th. Later the following day, we'll post some photos of the new 140,000 square foot store, as well as our impression of what Nordstrom has planned for its Canadian locations. Chinook Centre's Nordstrom is the first of six confirmed Canadian stores, with locations to follow in Ottawa (Rideau Centre, opening March 6, 2015), Vancouver (Pacific Centre, opening September 18, 2015) and Toronto (Three locations: Toronto Eaton Centre, opening fall 2016, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, opening fall of 2016, and Sherway Gardens, opening in the spring of 2017).
Below is a comprehensive description of what will be featured in Nordstrom's Beauty Bash:
AMORE PACIFIC: Stop by for a customized skincare consultation and mini facial. Plus, with your purchase of $300 or more from the line, take home a 5-piece gift including deluxe samples of Time Response Eye Renewal Crème, Time Response Intensive Hand Renewal Crème, Line Revolution Firming Neck Crème, Treatment Cleansing Foam and Time Response Skin Renewal Crème inside a gold cosmetic bag.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS: Discover your perfect brow shape, and get a makeup bag with brow stencils with your $85 purchase from the line.
ARMANI BEAUTY: The Brand National Makeup Artists will be there to give personalized skincare consultations and to sample our Prive collection. Plus, with your $150 Armani purchase, you’ll receive a sleek cosmetics pouch with four deluxe samples.
BIOTHERM: Receive a skincare consultation, plus receive a 5-piece ‘Beauty From the Deep’ gift that includes deluxe sizes of Biosource Exfoliating Gel, Biosource Toner, Blue Therapy Serum, Blue Therapy Cream and Biaomains with your $55 Biotherm purchase. And when you purchase $75 from the line, you’ll take home a Lait Corporel.
BOBBI BROWN: Their makeup lessons are customized for your individual needs, and empower you to become your very own makeup artist. When you purchase $150 from the line, you’ll take home a Bobbi ‘Go To’ gift that includes our Classic Lip Palette and Mini Extreme Party Mascara in Black. And with your $250 purchase, get a mini foundation brush and deluxe BB Cream in your shade.
BUTTER LONDON: Check out this season’s hottest nail lacquer hues, and receive a cosmetics bag with mirror and a fashion-size lacquer with your $50 butter LONDON purchase.
CHANEL: The Brand National Makeup Artists will be here to give complimentary consultations—and with any CHANEL purchase, you’ll get a Prestige Miniature of BLEU Eau de Toilette, a CHANEL notebook and a sample of Le Volume Mascara.
CLARINS: Join their Regional Makeup Trainer and Artistry Team to learn the latest makeup tips and receive a DNA skincare consultation. Plus, with your $75 Clarins purchase you’ll get a tote bag with 6 trial-size products, including Gentle Foaming Cleanser, Extra-Firming Lift Botanical Serum, Body Lift, Extra-Firming Day Cream and a Mascara Wonder Volume—with your $100 purchase you’ll take home a full-size lip gloss in Prodige 02.
CLARISONIC: Stop by to see their experts demonstrate how Clarisonic can cleanse your skin 6 times more effectively than using your hands alone. And with your purchase of a Clarisonic device, you’ll recieve a cosmetics travel bag— with your $230 purchase, you’ll also receive a brush head.
CLINIQUE: Attend one of the brand ‘Smart Sessions’ where you’ll learn about the new Smart Custom Repair Serum and how it benefits your complexion. Plus with your $75 Clinique purchase, you’ll get a 7-piece gift including Dramatically Different Moisture Lotion, Take the Day Off, All About Eyes ‘Rich,’ Repairwear Uplifting, All About Shadow Duo, Different Lipstick and High Impact Mascara.
DIOR: Work with one of their National Artists to create the perfect smoky eye for day and night. Take home a sleek pouch containing Deluxe One Essential, a Mini Mascara and a deluxe-size sample of J’Adore fragrance with your $150 Dior purchase.
ESTÉE LAUDER: Their Regional Artistry Team will be here to teach you the latest techniques of the season with our 3-minute beauty basics. Plus, with your $40 Lauder purchase you’ll take home a cosmetics clutch, Advanced Night Repair, Sumptuous Mascara, Nutritious Cleanser, and your choice of moisturizer, 10-pan mini Eye Shadow and Lipstick.
GUERLAIN: See what’s new for fall with our National Artist team, plus get a Météorites Home Fragrance packaged in our emblematic Les Exclusifs line bottle with your $150 Guerlain purchase. With your $250 purchase, enjoy a nude, leather-like pouch decorated with a pale gold knot and double-G metallic charm.
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851: Receive 3 deluxe-size custom samples as the brand gift with your skincare consultation.
LA MER: Learn the secrets of La Mer’s Miracle Broth while getting a mini express facial and skincare consult from our experts. And with your $400 La Mer purchase, you’ll get a 5-piece token of appreciation that includes deluxe sizes of Crème Cleansing Foam, Tonic, Hand Treatment and a cosmetics bag.
LANCÔME: Get ‘got-to-have-it’ lashes with their new Grandiose Mascara, and receive an 8-piece gift with your $36 Lancôme purchase including your choice of Serum or Face and Eye Care Duo; and Blush or Lip Color—it also includes Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, Hypnôse Drama Mascara and an exclusive cosmetics bag. Plus with your purchase of $95 or more, get a 200 ml Nutrix Royal Body Lotion.
LAURA MERCIER: Achieve Laura’s signature flawless look with the help of our National Artistry team. With a purchase of $95 from the line, you’ll get a 5-piece gift that includes deluze-size samples of Moisture Crème, Primer SPF 30, Face Polish, Desert Rose Glace and a cosmetics bag.
M•A•C: Learn the tips and techniques to creating a beautifully sculpted and perfectly defined look for fall.
NARS: It’s the brand 20th Anniversary! Come celebrate with their Stylist Team and discover how to create a richly dimensional day look or an after-dark smokey eye. Plus, you’ll receive a mini Blush in Orgasm with your purchase of $125 or more from the line.
PHYTO: Get fantastic hair tips from the brand experts, plus take home a deluxe compact mirror with any Phyto purchase. And when you purchase $50 from the line, you’ll get a 50 ml Phytovolume Actif.
SARA HAPP: Want perfect lips? Stop by at their counter to get a complimentary lip facial from a Sara Happ expert.
SHISEIDO: Stop by to experience their Handy Skin Sensor and iPad skin analysis with a multi-defense immunity indicator. Plus with your $43 purchase from the line, you’ll receive a 6-piece gift that includes deluxe-size samples of Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Balancing Softener, Bio-Performance Advanced Super Restoring Cream, Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Perfect Rouge Lipstickin RD142 Sublime and a cosmetics pouch.
T3: Their experts will be giving hair demonstrations with our Styling tools. And when make a T3 purchase, you’ll take home a Troumaline Brush, T3 bag and fasion hair ties.
YVES SAINT LAURENT: Join the National Makeup Artists for a customized skincare consultation and Forever Youth Liberator sampling. Plus, you’ll receive a chic cosmetics pouch with 4 deluxe-size samples with your purchase of $150 or more.
FINE FRAGRANCES: Receive a cosmetics pouch with your purchase of a large spray from any of our participating collections, including: Chloé, Balenciaga, Bottega Venetta or Marc Jacobs.
DIPTYQUE: Enjoy the distinctive fragrances of Parisian artistry in the brand legendary candles. With any $165 purchase, receive a deluxe-size mini Rose candle.
DOLCE & GABBANA: Receive a Dolce & Gabbana ‘Light Blue’ Body Cream with your purchase of any large ‘Light Blue’ spray.
JO MALONE: Discover brand new scent, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, and learn the art of combining the different scents of Jo Malone—which can be worn solo or layered for truly individual effects. With a $190 purchase, receive deluxe-size samples of Nectarine Blossom & Honey and English Pear & Freesia cologne in a leather pouch.
TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND: Enjoy customized dramming from the private blend box.