This is only the beginning. Nordstrom Rack will also open multiple locations in Canada, and we will provide details as they come available. Nordstrom will also be carrying some designers not currently readily available in Canada (or at all), and it will be snatching up some exclusive designers from both The Hudson's Bay Company and Holt Renfrew. Expect label wars unprecedented in Canadian history.
As a teaser, next week we'll be discussing Nordstrom's retail interiors and how Canadian locations will be slightly different than American Nordstroms. Nordstrom will also introduce some hard-shops for women's accessories and clothing, competing directly with Holt Renfrew's designer floors. The Hudson's Bay Company should also be concerned, as Nordstrom will carry both Coach and Burberry.
One of Nordstrom's Canadian challenges will be menswear. Details to follow next week.
Watch this website Thursday and follow us on twitter (@retailinsider_) for timely updates on Nordstrom's entry into Canada!
Nordstrom website: www.nordstrom.com