Nordstrom will expand its designer 'SPACE' concept into its next two Canadian stores this fall, following the opening of SPACE at Nordstrom's Vancouver flagship in September of 2015. What's remarkable is that Canada will soon be home to three of SPACE's eight locations company-wide, and that Toronto will be the only city in the world with two of them.
The concept, developed last year by former Opening Ceremony VP Olivia Kim (now Nordstrom’s vice president of creative projects), features a collection of emerging and otherwise unrepresented designers, often found only in smaller niche retailers. Designer brands carried at SPACE include Vetements, Simone Rocha, Roksanda, Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Ellery, Koché, Brother Vellies, Marques Almeida and Undercover, among others.
In the fall of 2015, SPACE's first four locations debuted at Nordstrom's downtown flagships in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and in Vancouver at CF Pacific Centre.
For both of the Toronto Nordstrom store launches, SPACE departments will feature exclusive capsule collections by several Canadian designer brands.
Tickets are still available to Nordstrom's Toronto store opening charity galas, with 100% of all proceeds going to several prominent charities. The CF Toronto Eaton Centre gala takes place on the evening of Wednesday, September 14, with the Yorkdale store opening gala following on the evening of Wednesday, October 19. For more information and to buy tickets, visit: nordstromrsvp.com/Toronto.