Over the last few years, Vancouverites have eagerly been keeping a close eye on the construction going on at the corner of Howe and Robson Streets. What was once the old Sears building for many years has now undergone a major renovation to make way for Nordstrom's new flagship store in downtown Vancouver.
Nordstrom has been making a name for itself for more than 100 years by creating a compelling shopping experience for their guests. Their start began with a small shoe store in Seattle, and over time, it has grown into an international department store that has made its way across America and north into Canada.
This is the third location in Canada for the American company, and the Vancouver location is nothing short of impressive.
An early rendering of Nordstrom Vancouver — Photo courtesy of Nordstrom Vancouver
Boasting 230,000 square feet of retail space, they've got everyone covered. Guests can expect to find everything from fragrances and beauty items to shoes, handbags and clothing for men, women and children.
The Vancouver Nordstrom will offer services such as these:
- Alterations and tailoring
- Personal styling, free of charge
- Shoe shining by professional shoe shiners
- Beauty styling by stylists who will help you find the right products and provide a complimentary tutorial
- A concierge desk where you can check items, get sightseeing recommendations, have a taxi called or even make a restaurant reservation
- Certified shoe and bra fitters to help you find the perfect fit
- Free wi-fi
It's not just clothing and goods you'll find at Nordstrom; they'll keep your appetite in check by offering three different dining options.
For something quick and casual, stop by Ebar for a coffee, pastry, smoothie, sandwich or salad.
When you want to kick back and relax, check out Habitant. This casual lounge features boozy beverages (including handcrafted cocktails) that you can enjoy with a light meal or appetizer.
Bistro Verde is their full-service restaurant and bar that serves starters, salads, entrees and desserts using local ingredients. Wash it all down with a glass of wine, a pint of beer or one of their specialty cocktails.
It's all set to open on Sept. 18, 2015, at 9:30am. There are a number of opening events you'll want to check out. To get the full scoop of events and how to attend, check out Nordstrom's website.