Last week, Nordstrom held a gala event to introduce itself to the city of Toronto.
And it did not disappoint.
But we thought we’d revisit the massive 220,000 square-foot, three-level space after some of the hype had died down to see what it had to offer non-supermodel shoppers in the 6ix.
What we found is a consumer oasis.
Unlike over-stuffed stores that can make you feel like you’re stuck inside a casino with no clock, Nordstrom’s aesthetic is bright, clean, and airy. Clothing racks are interspersed with freaking sculptures for crying out loud. The walls feature the work of both local and international artists. Oh, and there’s a full-service bar and restaurant, a cocktail lounge, and a cafe all waiting for you to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat anytime your
credit card feet get tired.
Of course, Nordstrom has also brought its collection of curated designer brands (think Calvin Klein, Burberry, and Alexander Wang) and world famous service to the Eaton Centre. So you can expect to find everything from a concierge and cell-phone charging stations to language ambassadors and a JWN private shopping suite as you browse through their extensive new space.
Welcome to accessible luxury, Toronto.