Shop your favourite Canadian brands while you #stayathome.
Update: Nordstrom.ca is officially launching today, the brand has announced this morning. After revealing plans to launch a Canadian website back in January (you can read our exclusive announcement below), the fashion retailer is bringing its extensive assortment of international and Canadian labels to Canadian shoppers, no matter where they live. Michelle Haggard, the senior vice president and regional manager of Nordstrom Canada, told us, “It has been a long-term goal of ours to have a robust Canadian e-commerce site up and running alongside our stores. With the launch of Nordstrom.ca, we hope to provide customers with a new and convenient way to shop with us on their terms.”
Given the current reality we’re all living in as a result of COVID-19, the website launch allows customers to shop Canadian brands like Beaufille, Dean Davidson, Smythe and Christopher Bates, as well as international labels like Balenciaga, Gucci and Chloe, from the comfort of their own homes. The site is currently offering free shipping, as well as weekly sales beginning on Tuesdays. Right now, you can get 15 per cent off beauty and grooming products, and up to 40 per cent off on clothing in the spring sale.
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Erik and Pete Nordstrom have announced various benefits for the company’s employees working in its warehouse and distribution centres at this time. Each employee will be given five additional paid days off (whilst the facilities are open, doubling to 10 if they are closed), as well as a pay increase of $2 per hour during the crisis period. “We appreciate their commitment to serving customers and we are grateful to these employees for their dedication,” the pair wrote in a statement.
Original (29/01/20): Listen up, fashion lovers – there’s soon to be another Canadian e-commerce site to add to your roster of favourites as Nordstrom Canada is launching its own localized e-commerce website, FASHION can exclusively reveal.
Launching this spring, the site has been tailor-made for the store’s Canadian clients. In addition to now having easy access to a roster of international brands at your fingertips, shopping on the Canadian site will include free standard shipping and returns, in-store online order pickup and – the best part, if you ask us – duty-free purchases in Canadian dollars.
Speaking with FASHION about the launch, Michelle Haggard, the senior vice president/regional manager of Nordstrom Canada, said, “With the launch of Nordstrom.ca, we’re excited to expand our services to Canadian customers to offer more ways for them to shop with us.” At this time, the company isn’t communicating on the brand line-up to be offered on the Canadian site.
From today, you can head here to sign up to the email so that you’re first in line when the site goes live.
The news follows last week’s announcement that the American retailer will stock Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear/loungewear/everythingwear line SKIMS from February 5 in its US locations. It was revealed at the time of the announcement that Canada is to be the only international shipping destination when it launches, with customers able to order pieces via its US website, Nordstrom.com.
In the meantime, check out our interview with Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong of Greta Constantine ahead of their showcase at Nordstrom Yorkdale this week.