Nordstrom Introduces Best Gift Ever! At Nordstrom NYC

The Ultimate Destination For Unique Holiday Gifts Curated By Olivia Kim And Special Celebrity Guests

This Holiday season, Nordstrom presents Best Gift Ever!, a singular gift shop at Nordstrom NYC featuring unique and bespoke gifts curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects at Nordstrom. Best Gift Ever! is the shopping destination for everyone on your gift list. With prices ranging from $5 stocking stuffers to a $9,500 custom Rolex to a $27,000 African safari, the shop includes a wide array of gifts including art, collectibles, stationery, fashion accessories and apparel,jewelry, ceramics, apothecary and fragrance, tech, toys, experiences and much more.

The Best Gift Ever! shop was designed and built in collaboration with USM Modular Furniture, founded by legendary Swiss architect Fritz Haller
and will be live throughout the holiday season through to Sunday, December 29th on the first level of Nordstrom NYC with a selection of products also available to shop online at Nordstrom.com.

To help bring the shop to life, Kim enlisted a group of special curators to share their gifting picks and donate personal, pre-owned items to the shop. Featured curators include Mary J Blige, Grace Coddington, Barbie Ferreira, Bill Nye, RuPaul, Amy & David Sedaris, and Chloë Sevigny. Each curator developed a list of hand-picked gifting recommendationsfor customers to browse. Customers will also have the chance to shop one-of-a-kind gifts, like an illustration that David Sedaris hung in his office; a set of Steiff stuffed cats from Grace Coddington’s personal collection; earrings worn by Mary J. Blige on tour; one of Bill Nye’s signature bow ties from his closet; an afternoon tea with Chloë Sevigny, as well as other unique items, special to each curator.

The Best Gift Ever! Shop at Nordstrom NYC

Proceeds from these one-of-a-kind gifts will benefit New York City based charitable organizations supported by Nordstrom, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Caran d’Ache Color Pencil Set (Grace Coddington)
Capresso Electric Tea Kettle (RuPaul)

In addition to Olivia Kim sharing her own personal curation, she has invited a group of friends to compliment the offering with their own favorite items, including a blend of notable New Yorkers and industry tastemakerssuch as creative director Jen Brill, stylist Mel Ottenberg, designer Simone Rocha, and DJ Stretch Armstrong.

Lagos Diamond Color Necklace (Mary J Blige)
One-of-a-kind Ashley Williams Tiara (Olivia Kim)

The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time and we wanted to make holiday gifting fun for all. The curators that we have brought together are a diverse group of talented people that I have long admired, each with a distinct personality and eye – their pooled creativity has truly made this a unique shop,” says Kim. “This is our first holiday season at Nordstrom NYC and we wanted to create a shopping experience that stands out. We are so excited to introduce some of our friends to our customers and give them the rare opportunity to treat themselves and their loved ones to these meaningful, one of a kind items. We hope that everyone who visits the shop will walk away with that perfect, unexpected gift that inspires a sense of surprise and discovery.”

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Nordstrom Expands In New York City With Opening Of Flagship Store

Photo Credits: All Images photographed by Connie Zhou, Mo Daoud, and David Zheng (and provided by Nordstrom Inc. PR)

Nordstrom Incorporated logo. (PRNewsFoto)
Nordstrom NYC Level 1 – Handbags (Connie Zhou)

On October 24th, Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors to its first-ever flagship store for women and children in New York City. Located at 225 West 57th Street, across from the Nordstrom Men’s Store which launched in April 2018, the new store occupies the base of Central Park Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. Customers can shop 320,000 square-feet of retail space across seven-levels in the heart of the city. Nordstrom NYC represents the biggest and best statement (as well as the biggest gamble) of what the brand has to offer.

Nordstrom NYC Level 3 – Designer Women’s Apparel (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC – Comme des Garçons Shop (Connie Zhou)

As diverse as New York City itself, merchandise includes a curated offering across all categories. Customers can shop a comprehensive selection of apparel brands across a broad range of accessible and aspirational price points, including Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Vince, Ted Baker London, Madewell, Reformation and Topshop, complemented by an extensive selection of accessory brands like Longchamp, Chloe, Valentino, Fendi, Loewe, MCM, Coach and more.

Nordstrom NYC Level 4 – Denim (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC Level 4 – Women’s Apparel (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC Level 4 – Women’s Apparel (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC Lower Level 2 – Kids Wear (Connie Zhou)

Honoring its heritage in shoes dating back to 1901, Nordstrom NYC offers customers three shoe departments, including one entire floor dedicated to women’s shoes. The vast shoe selection will include Gucci, Prada, Christian Louboutin, Golden Goose, Tory Burch, Birkenstock, UGG, Steve Madden, Nike and more.

Nordstrom NYC Lower Level – Women’s Shoes & Shoe Bar (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC Lower Level – Women’s Shoes (Connie Zhou)
Nordstrom NYC Lower Level 2 – Kids Shoes Conveyor Belt (Connie Zhou)

MERCHANDISE CONCEPTS

Nordstrom NYC Level 2 Christian Louboutin Pop-Up Shop featuring an exclusive 30-piece capsule of footwear, handbags and gift items for men & women (Connie Zhou)

A testament to the ever-evolving nature of the New York City store, the first level will be home to a rotating series of installations, kicking off with a Christian Louboutin pop-up featuring an exclusive 30-piece capsule of footwear, handbags and gift items for men & women, inspired by the Palais de la Porte Dorée Museum near Louboutin’s childhood home in Paris.

Nordstrom NYC Level 3 – Fitting Room
Nordstrom NYC Level 3 – Stylist’s Lounge (Connie Zhou)

True to its roots in shoes, Nordstrom is launching Perfect Pairs, an exclusive collaboration with 14 customer favorite brands, and a diverse group of NYC muses, bringing together the likes of Steve Madden with model Winnie Harlow; Cole Haan with poet and activist Cleo Wade; Nike with Tennis champion Maria Sharapova; Birkenstock with celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar; UGG with costume designer Patricia Field, and more.

Nordstrom NYC Level 5 – Atrium (Connie Zhou)

Olivia Kim, Nordstrom Vice President of Creative Projects, also brings the unique Nordstrom offering to life, curating concepts within the flagship to create a sense of newness and discovery for customers.

Nordstrom NYC Level 3 – Burberry Shop Concept Shop will showcase products from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection (Connie Zhou)

Beginning with British fashion house Burberry, the exclusive Nordstrom concept shop will showcase products from the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, housed within a giant, immersive installation spanning five rooms, accented with wood paneled walls and raised theatre style seating, windows for visitors to illustrate or tag with graffiti, and a café featuring Nick Knight‘s Portrait of a Rose print throughout with a menu of British classics available to order.

Nordstrom NYC – Nordstrom x Nike – Level 1 (Mo Daoud)
Nordstrom NYC – Burberry Concept Space – Level 2 (David Zheng)

Kicking off fall with Nordstrom x Nike (NxN), Nordstrom has developed the ultimate women’s sneaker boutique with a distinctive view on style and sport. NxN is the place to find coveted Nike product with a curated selection of merchandise from the most compelling brands in fashion. To celebrate the opening, the shop will exclusively launch a Jordan Air Latitude 720 sneaker with Swarovski and the Nike by Olivia Kim capsule collection of sneakers and apparel, inspired by Kim’s NYC-experience during the 90s, launching in-store on October 31.

Nordstrom NYC Level 3 – SPACE featuring brands such as Cecille Bahnsen, Bode, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Martine Rose, Molly Goddard, and Simone Rocha, as well as exclusives from Tom Wood and Sandy Liang. (Connie Zhou)

The opening of the New York City flagship brings the exciting in-store curation of SPACE, a boutique featuring advanced and emerging designer collections selected by Olivia Kim from brands such as Cecille Bahnsen, Bode, Eckhaus Latta, Jacquemus, Martine Rose, Molly Goddard, and Simone Rocha, as well as exclusives from Tom Wood and Sandy Liang. Unique to the flagship, SPACE includes the first branded in-store shop from Acne Studios, and a one-of-a-kind Comme des Garçons shop designed with artist and furniture designer Marc Hundley.

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