Nordstrom ventures north


Retail giant Nordstrom has finally descended upon the Canadian market by opening its first international location in Calgary, Alberta, just this past September. The opening gala for the new 140,000-square-foot Nordstrom space was held at the Chinook Centre in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and United Way of Calgary and Area. It raised $180,000 to benefit the mental health and well being of Calgary youth.
The opening night hosted 1,800 guests, who were treated to a first-hand experience of the new store while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment in the two-level space. About 30 models showed off the season’s latest looks from fashion names like Missoni, Rag & Bone, Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Toronto-based recording artist Sean Jones was on hand to provide soulful live music and each guest received a floral bouquet from Willow and Whimsy upon leaving at the end of the night. CJ

All photos courtesy of Phil Crozier