Nordstrom opens first international flagship

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has opened the doors to its new Vancouver location, the department store chain's first international flagship. Located at the Pacific Centre, the 230,000 sq. ft. store marks the company's third location to open in one year in Canada.

Nordstrom began entering Canada back in the fall of 2014. Since then, the company has been slow to expand, trying to avoid the disaster that resulted when Target expanded too quickly in the country. Ultimately, Target was forced to shutter all 133 locations in Canada after a failure to recover from its initial blunders.

Nordstrom will open three more locations in Canada through 2017. The stores will be located at Toronto Eaton Center, opening Sept. 16, 2016; Yorksdale Centre, opening Oct. 21, 2016; and Sherway Gardens, opening in the spring of 2017.

The new store incorporates the company's newest design concepts including natural light and a single-surface floor throughout. Services include a concierge, 24-hour express service, two-hour delivery service, language ambassadors, a JWN private shopping suite, a candy bar and a Drybar blow out station.

For more:
-See this Nordstrom press release

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