Nordstrom Ottawa store almost ready to open
Nordstrom's Ottawa store is set to open in less than a month.
The retailer has been carefully planning every step of its move into Canada, working to avoid mistakes, like those made by Target.
Nordstrom will be located on the second floor of the Rideau Centre, in an anchor location previously held by Sears.
As retail staff undergo intensive training, and workers put the finishing touches on the interior, Nordstrom officials held a media tour.
The Rideau Centre in Ottawa will be Nordstrom's second Canadian location, after Calgary.
The company says service is a key focus its brand.
“Shoes are at the root of our culture of our company,” says Nordstrom Spokesperson, John Bailey. “When you serve a customer in shoes you need to get down on one knee to put in on the customer’s foot, and we hope to extend that customer service to all of the departments in our store.”
Among the upscale services, there's an in-store shoe shine, on-site tailor shop and personal stylists.
Nordstrom will exclusively offer some designers brands in Ottawa including: Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Valentino, Pedro Garcia, and Alexander Wang.
The doors of the Nordstrom store will open on Friday, Mar. 6 at 9:30 a.m., with events starting outside, two hours earlier.