Nordstrom Buys Stake in 4 Apparel Brands Owned by UK Fashion House ASOS
July 13, 2021 at 6:22 pm

Nordstrom said Sunday it has acquired a minority stake in four apparel brands owned by the online U.K. fashion house ASOS, reports CNBC. The brands — Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and the activewear label HIIT — target younger consumers in their 20s. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Although ASOS will retain operational and creative control…

Nordstrom Extends Digital Capabilities With Livestream Shopping
April 14, 2021 at 5:56 pm

Nordstrom announced last month the launch of Livestream Shopping. This new shopping channel will give customers real-time access to Nordstrom employees and brand partners as well as experts in the beauty, fashion and home categories. During these shopping events, customers can seamlessly shop the products they see and ask questions via live chat of the experts hosting the…

Nordstrom Launches a Livestream Shopping Channel in the U.S.
March 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm

Nordstrom announced it will debut its own Livestream Shopping channel as part of a broader strategy to dive into e-commerce livestreaming, CNBC reported. E-commerce livestreaming is already very popular in Asia, and brands are trying to replicate that trend here. Shoppable livestreams, similar to QVC, have been slower to take off in the U.S. According to…

Goodfair Brings Vintage Resale Apparel to Nordstrom
March 8, 2021 at 4:47 pm

In episode 288 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Topper Luciani, founder and CEO of Goodfair, an online thrift store that sells used clothing in mystery bundle packs. Listen in as Luciani discusses Goodfair's business model, his career background in the used apparel and vintage space, and the company's new wholesale partnership with Nordstrom.…

Why Nordstrom is Prioritizing Corporate Social Responsibility
August 12, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Nordstrom is continuing to invest in its commitment to leave the world a better place than it found it. The upscale department store chain recently set its 2025 corporate social responsibility goals, which include commitments in the areas of environmental sustainability, specifically operations and product value chains; human rights to drive systemic change to ensure positive…

Nordstrom Will Pay Only Half of its Rent for Rest of 2020
July 6, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Nordstrom is the latest retail tenant to find itself at odds with its landlords. The upscale department store chain has reportedly notified the property owners of its namesake and off-price Rack stores that it will pay only half of its rent costs for the rest of 2020. A letter from President of Stores Jamie Nordstrom to…

Nordstrom Launches Recommerce Program Online and In-Store
January 30, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Nordstrom is the latest traditional retailer to join the resale movement, the company announced in a press release. The upscale department store will be selling gently used merchandise in excellent condition online and at its New York flagship in an initiative called See You Tomorrow. The program begins Jan. 31. The press release announced that See…

Total Retail's Top 5 News Stories of 2019
December 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm

2019 was certainly a big year for retail news. Here's a look at the top news stories published by Total Retail in 2019, ranked by number of page views.

Rent the Runway, Nordstrom Expand Partnership
November 15, 2019 at 10:38 am

Rent the Runway, the clothing rental platform now valued at $1 billion, is expanding its partnership with Nordstrom. The two companies tell Fast Company exclusively that they will be blending their capabilities along many dimensions, including creating new products together and incorporating Nordstrom inventory into the Rent the Runway system. For Rent the Runway customers, the most immediate…

Nordstrom to Accept Macy's, Kohl's Returns at NYC Local Stores
September 6, 2019 at 11:28 am

Nordstrom, which opens two “Nordstrom Local” concept stores in Manhattan this month, will accept product returns from rivals like Macy’s and Kohl’s in the new small-format locations, regardless of whether Nordstrom carries the same item. Returns can be a pain point for both the customer and retailer, and shoppers want a convenient way to drop…