As Nordstrom’s Sam Lobban explained, the aim of the collaborative project is to “celebrate Black fashion and creativity” with those who are helping to shape it.
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Since joining in 2013, Nordstrom’s Vice President of Creative Projects Olivia Kim has reinvigorated the retailer through trend-forward collaborations and a series of “pop-in shops” that not only made shoppers want to travel in-store, but to actually stay a while. Despite the lack of in-person shopping over the last year, Kim and her team continue to find interesting ways to liven up Nordstrom’s offerings. That is most certainly the case for its most recent project, an ode to
When Lord & Taylor filed for bankruptcy on Sunday, along with its owner Le Tote, it became the latest in a long line of department stores recently reporting bad news. The pandemic has only hastened what was already becoming clear: The era of the department store is on its way out. The early signs began in 2018 when Henri Bendel, a department store that had been around for 113 years, shut its doors. Other parts of the retail world were struggling then, but that was the first s
The Yes is a shopping app that uses AI to give you all the variety of a department store with none of the headaches. Department stores have been on the decline for years, and now that the pandemic has emptied brick-and-mortar stores, they may die out entirely. But the concept of being able to easily browse different brands and products still resonates with many shoppers. A new app called The Yes is built to be a virtual department store. Julie Bornstein [Image: The Yes] The a