Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 September 16 at Eaton Centre, followed by Yorkdale Centre on October 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)
  • Nordstrom.com/SPACE

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

 

ABOUT NORDSTROM
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSEunder the symbol JWN.

ABOUT OLIVIA KIM
Olivia Kim joined Nordstrom in February 2013 in a then newly-created position of Creative Projects Director. Kim was named Vice President of Creative Projects in September 2015. In her role, Kim focuses on creating energy, excitement, and inspiration throughout the retailer’s locations through new and unique experiences, curated partnerships, the Pop-In@Nordstrom series of pop-up shops and in-store boutique SPACE. Additionally in 2016, Kim took on the role of creative director for company’s brand campaigns. The Spring 2016 campaign under her direction was Nordstrom’s first brand campaign in 15 years.

She launched her first initiative, Pop-In@Nordstrom, in October 2013. Pop-In is an ongoing series of themed pop-up shops, each with a curated mix of new, often exclusive merchandise spanning the high/low price range. The series was built on a monthly rotation to keep customers coming back to discover new brands, and create a fun and compelling experience in stores and online. Past partnerships have included: Aesop, Warby Parker, Nike, Opening Ceremony, VANS, Hong Kong fashion collective I.T., and Danish home goods brand HAY.

A prominent figure in the fashion industry, prior to joining Nordstrom Olivia was a founding member of and Vice President of Creative at Opening Ceremony where she was responsible for the retailer’s leadership in merchandising and store planning, art direction, and collaborative projects. Kim has played an essential role in launching emerging designers such as Suno, Pamela Love, and Patrik Ervell. Kim is a long-time champion of emerging designers, which is evident in her brand selections in SPACE and Pop-In shops. In 2015, Kim was selected to join the prestigious ANDAM jury, which supports young designers.

Contact:

Brie Cross
Nordstrom, Inc.
206.303.4315
brie.cross@nordstrom.com

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Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto
Nordstrom expands its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto

 

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty

Goodlettsville, Tennessee , 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee this afternoon for its second annual Day of Beauty, a free community event focused on multi-cultural health and beauty. Participants enjoyed a panel discussion with beauty bloggers and celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble, a performance by renowned R&B artist KeKe Wyatt, beauty tips, a nail bar and free samples from leading brands available at Dollar General stores.

“Seeing the impact the second annual Day of Beauty had on participants is powerful,” said Makia Embrey, Dollar General’s brand ambassador. “The day provided a comprehensive look at improving emotional wellness, beauty trends and money-saving tips.  Enjoyment and excitement were expressed for KeKe’s concert, as well as empowering attendees with knowledge and information from blogger guests and Kim Kimble.”

Representatives from LA Colors, Black Radiance, Maybelline, CoverGirl Queen Collection, Shea Moisture, Creme of Nature, Cantu, Softee, Ampro, Smooth n Shine, Bronner Brothers, Dark n Lovely, Let’s Jam, Palmers, Africa’s Best, KISS, Broadway, Luster’s, Organic Root Stimulator, Curls Unleashed, Bella Curls and African Pride attended the event, provided samples and expert advice.

“I am excited to be attending Dollar General’s Day of Beauty and to meet all of the guests who will be there,” said celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble. “I love to talk hair education and believe that style and healthy hair should co-exist.”

The third issue of BEAUTYCENTS magazine also debuted today, providing readers with fall 2016 coupons, advice for the upcoming back to school and fall seasons, apparel trends and more.  Copies will be available in all Dollar General stores in the coming weeks.

Celebrity Biographies
Kim Kimble: Kim Kimble is a third-generation hair stylist and owner of Kimble Hair Studio in West Hollywood, CA.  She also serves as Beyoncé’s primary hair stylist and stylist to celebrities including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea and more. She is also the creator of Kimble Beauty™ hair care, which caters to all hair types.  Kim’s hairstyles and innovative techniques have been featured in Vanity Fair, Allure, Vogue and more and in addition to starring in WeTV’s hit television show LA Hair, now in its fifth season, she has also appeared on national shows including Oprah, Steve Harvey, Ricki Lake, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Shear Genius and others as a hair expert.

KeKe Wyatt: R&B singer and Aratek powerhouse recording artist KeKe Wyatt recently released her fourth studio album entitled Rated Love, furthering her successful and chart-topping singing career.  She earned national attention 15 years ago with work with Avant in 2001 and her rendition of Nothing in This World earned her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award nomination for best new R&B/soul/rap artist in 2002.  KeKe appeared inR&B Divas television series and recently performed at the Essence Musical Festival.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others . Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29, 2016, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com

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Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty
Dollar General welcomed hundreds of visitors to Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN for its 2nd annual Day of Beauty

 

Source: Dollar General Corporation