There’s been a lot of excitement here in Toronto lately with the arrival of Nordstrom. In September the luxury retailer moved into the Eaton Centre (a huge tourist spot), and last night they opened a gorgeous new store at Yorkdale. I was there for the gala party, and what a fabulous night it was! Here’s a look at the celebrations and all the fun that came with it.
Champagne, great music, fashion shoes, scrumptious food and the chance to shop all night long. What more could a fashionista ask for?
Everyone was in an excited party mood. I had a ball trying on some really fun things, like this fluffy pink jacket that made me feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor!
Most of the 40+ gals I spotted were dressed in black (even me, which is unusual), but I did manage to spot a few colorful ones.
At the party, I met André, Nordstrom’s beauty stylist. When you book an appointment with André, he will navigate you through hundreds of cosmetic brands and personally select the best products for your particular needs and skin type. I ended up at the Charlotte Tilbury make-up counter and tried on a stunning light peach lipstick, which I bought. I LOVE the color, but I’m not so crazy about the name of this shade. Take a closer look… (Yes, that really is the name, lol!)
Some of the interesting things I saw last night included a gorgeous gal with the longest legs ever, and a woman with some very unusual shoes. Have a closer look at her heels!
There were a lot of happy faces. Why? …….. I think it is because, like me, these women know that shopping is about much more than just finding great stuff (which Nordstrom has plenty of). A good shop is all about the total experience. When you have attentive service, a beautiful, modern atmosphere, and a fabulous range of brands to choose from, shopping is as relaxing and fun as a day at the spa.
I have to say that I also really appreciate Nordstrom’s liberal return policy. I find, especially at this stage of my life, that I sometimes buy things, get them home and wonder, what was I thinking? No problem. If I change my mind, or it’s not right, I just take it back at any time, with no hassle. Knowing this helps me shop with confidence.
One final note – Does your husband hate to shop? Mine does, but since Nordstrom came to town, he’s happy to come with me on a Saturday while I look around. On the men’s floor at Nordstrom there is a comfy bar with a big screen. He plunks himself down in front of the TV, orders a beer and watches baseball, while I take my time and shop. Then we meet up a couple of hours later for a bite. He’s happy, I’m happy, and it makes for a nice day out. Smart Nordstrom, smart!
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