Nordstrom for some time has opened only Nordstrom Rack locations in New York City, but that is set to change with the opening of the first Nordstrom store at Columbus Circle.
Opening on April 12, the 47,000-square-foot Midtown location is dedicated to menswear and houses a Comme des Garçons shop, the first ever Comme des Garçons men’s only shop.
The label founded by Rei Kawakubo granted Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim the creative freedom to execute her vision. Kim tapped furniture designer Marc Hundley to create the installation, which features elements inspired by New York City, such as blue mailboxes and trashcans, as well as playground jungle gyms and bus terminals that inspire the store’s fixtures. Hundley’s posters are also on display in the dedicated space.
“The opening of the Nordstrom Men’s Store in New York City is a major milestone for us. We know that New Yorkers have access to everything, so it is important to bring together an innovative concept and product offering that is uniquely curated and inclusive.
I have been a long-time fan of Commes Des Garcons, it was exciting to be handed the creative freedom to build a destination that showcases the full expression its men’s brands which nobody had done before. Marc Hundley did an incredible job creating an installation that captures the vibrant energy of New York, bringing his bold and playful interpretation of the city’s streets indoors.
Whether customers are familiar with Commes Des Garcons or being introduced for the first time, we are bringing the brand to life by inviting them to experience a one-of-a-kind shop that inspires a sense of discovery.” – Olivia Kim, Nordstrom vp of Creative Projects
All of the Comme des Garçons men’s lines are available in the space as well, including Comme des Garçons Play, Homme Plus, Homme Deux, Shirt, and pieces from Gosha Rubchinskiy among others.
Nordstrom also houses a dedicated shop for Christian Louboutin and will open a shop-in-shop for Calvin Klein.