Swiss Watchmaker Rado Announces Sale of its Timepieces in Select US Nordstrom Stores

Stores To Carry Highly Anticipated Limited Edition True Blaze Fine Timepieces

Swiss watchmaker Rado recently announced that it will begin selling its exquisite timepieces in select U.S. Nordstrom stores, starting August 2017. The locations, four of Nordstrom‘s top-performing stores in the nation, are Costa Mesa, California (South Coast Plaza); Bellevue, Washington (Bellevue Square); Seattle, Washington (Downtown Seattle); and Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Century City) which is slated to open late fall. The brand’s timepieces will also be available through Nordstrom online at www.shop.nordstrom.com.

Rado True Thinline Plasma

Rado True Thinline Plasma

Rado’s highly anticipated limited edition True Blaze, co-designed with interior designer Sam Amoia, will also be sold at these stores. One of Rado’s most sought-after watch designs, the True Blaze is a celebration of glitz and glamour. The dial features a textured metallic structure, reflecting Amoia’s distinctive approach to design. At the same time, the timepiece conveys a minimalist message due to the unique placement of the gold-colored logo and indexes. Only 1001 pieces of the True Blaze are available worldwide.

Rado True Blaze

Rado True Blaze designed in Collaboration with Interior Designer, Sam Amoia

It is very exciting to now be selling our watches in top-performing Nordstrom stores in the U.S.,” comments Rado CEO Matthias Breschan. “Our presence in Nordstrom is a great way to reach U.S. customers, and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the unparalleled quality, durability, and beauty of the Rado brand.”

Founded in 1917 in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado is a pioneer in high-tech ceramic, which is lightweight, durable, scratch-resistant and hypoallergenic. Ever since its beginnings, Rado has had a pioneering spirit, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

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Me To We Artisans Collection Of Handmade Accessories To Launch At Nordstrom and Online at Nordstrom.com

MADE BY MAASAI MAMAS IN KENYA, COLLECTION ENABLES WOMEN TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, SEND HER CHILDREN TO SCHOOL, AND BELIEVE THAT HER SKILLS AND HER VOICE HAVE VALUE

Images provided by Me to We Artisans and Nordstrom

Nordstrom and Me to We Artisans, an organization that provides socially responsible products, today announced that Nordstrom will be the first U.S. retailer to offer the Me to We Artisans Collection of original jewelry hand-crafted by Maasai Mamas living in Kenya. Select styles will be available in 10 Nordstrom stores and at www.Nordstrom.com. Me to We empowers the women who create the sustainably-produced, locally-sourced accessories by paying a fair wage that allows them greater opportunities to support their families and communities. The items also support Free The Children, Me to We’s charity partner, that  works locally to educate, engage and empower youth to make a difference in their own communities and internationally to remove the barriers to education and end the cycle of poverty.

Impact Rafiki Friend Chain

Impact Rafiki Friend Chain

The Me to We merchandise is online at www.Nordstrom.com and will also be available in the BP. department of 10 Nordstrom stores are Downtown Seattle (Seattle), San Francisco Centre (San Francisco), Downtown Portland (Portland, Ore.), Westfarms Mall (Farmington, Conn.), Mall of America (Bloomington, Minn.), The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.), Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, Calif.), King of Prussia Mall (King of Prussia, Pa.), Irvine Spectrum Center (Irvine, Calif.) and Galleria Dallas (Dallas). Prices range from $5 to $100 and items include necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings. Me to We Style organic cotton t-shirts, will also be available online at www.Nordstrom.com.

 

Maasai Mamas credit - V. Tony Hauser

Maasai Mamas credit – V. Tony Hauser

 

Pamoja Unity Bracelet -Teal

Pamoja Unity Bracelet -Teal

 

We currently employ more than 600 Artisan Mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We Artisans. “Together, we leverage the artistic ingenuity of their traditional Maasai beadwork and style pieces into collections that are on-trend with the current and evolving fashion markets. We are grateful to be partnering with Nordstrom, working together to provide young customers with purchasing options that truly make a difference.”

Me to We Artisans is a line of original accessories, handcrafted by artisans in Free The Children communities across the globe. Founder Roxanne Joyal was inspired to create Me to We Artisans in 2010 after witnessing talented Massai beaders who travelled daily to small tourist markets flooded with competing products and were forced to sell their intricate beadwork at a loss. Continue reading