Vancouver designer Nancy Lord opens in the city's 'Heritage District'

Photo: Colin Arber
Vancouver-based fashion designer Nancy Lord has opened her flagship store in Vancouver's 'Heritage District'. The 1,800 square foot store includes 1,350 square feet of ground floor retail as well as a 450 square foot mezzanine space. The store sells ready-to-wear women's clothing, and custom-made designs are also available.

The new store is located at 410 Howe Street and is alongside such upscale retailers as Cartier and Euoko Cosmetics. Steps away are shops such as Versace and Roche Bobois furnishings. Despite having these upscale tenants, however, the neighbourhood has struggled over the past couple of years with the departure of such stores as Chanel, Hugo Boss Woman, Escada and, most recently, Mount Cashmere.

We've been told that Vancouver's 'Heritage District' is looking to update its image, including sidewalks and various public-space fixtures. The area will seek to regain some of the prestige lost with the exit of some of the above retailers. We'll follow up this article when we learn of further details of the area's rejuvenation.

[Nancy Lord website]