Nordstrom Rack to open its first store in Metro Vancouver this April

Feb 14 2020, 6:08 pm

There is now an opening date for Metro Vancouver’s first Nordstrom Rack store, located at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley Township.

The retailer has slated Thursday, April 23 as its opening date, following its initial announcement last year it would open at the mall sometime in Spring 2020.

Nordstrom Rack is the outlet store division of Nordstrom, offering a no-frills option that combines significantly discounted items from the main luxury departments stores as well as outlet product lines.

This store location will have a floor area of 30,000 sq. ft., consistent with the retailer’s other outlet locations. It will occupy a space that was previously Sears.

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Artistic rendering of the renovations to Willowbrook Shopping Centre for Nordstrom Rack. (Quadreal Property Group)

It will be the Seattle-based retailer’s seventh Nordstrom Rack location in Canada, with other locations open in Calgary (Deerfoot Meadows), Edmonton (South Edmonton Commons), Toronto (Vaughan Mills and One Bloor), Mississauga (Heartland Town Centre), and Ottawa (Ottawa Train Yards).

The first Canadian Nordstrom Rack opened in March 2018 at Vaughan Mills shopping mall in a Toronto suburb.

“We’re excited to continue growing our presence in Canada by opening a much-anticipated Nordstrom Rack location in Langley,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack, in a statement in September 2019.

“We’ve learned from our Canadian customers since our initial openings in 2018, and look forward to enhancing the customer experience with our latest service and experience touchpoints to best serve the Vancouver market.”

Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s owner, Quadreal Property Group, has made significant investments in renovating the mall in recent years. Another major anchor retailer, Winners, is also expected to open sometime this spring.

Interior of a Nordstrom Rack store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock)

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Interior of a Nordstrom Rack store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock)

Additional Nordstrom outlet stores are expected to open in Metro Vancouver in the future, but the locations have not been confirmed at this time.

Nordstrom’s 2015-opened upscale, full-line, flagship store at CF Pacific Centre in downtown Vancouver is one of the company’s best-performing stores.

Other full-line stores in the country are located at Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre, Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, and Toronto’s CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and Sherway Gardens.

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