“The X-Factor judge reveals collaboration with web-retailer Missguided.”

MTV UK

14 January 2014

http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/nicole-scherzinger/399219-nicole-scherzinger-missguided-fashion-range#HzHjUZtyWkZMCEl6.99

Summary: Nicole Scherzinger, singer and X-Factor judge, is designing a clothing line with web-retailer Missguided.

Relevance: It is going to be important to bring in designers that connect with the demographic and region that we will be going into. Also, keep in mind the surrounding fashion designers and retailers that influence.

 

Luxury Growth at Risk as Shoppers Become More Diverse, Bain Says

By Andrew Roberts

14 January 2014

Paris, France

http://www.businessoffashion.com/2014/01/luxury-growth-at-risk-as-shoppers-become-more-diverse-bain-says.html

Summary: Luxury retailers are shifting their focus to bring in younger customers while keeping their standard demographics.

Relevance: This is going to be very important when our client is analyzing the local and international customers that will be shopping at Nordstrom Dubai.

 

“Target and PETER PILOTTO Announce 2014 Spring Collaboration”

16 September 2013

http://pressroom.target.com/news/target-and-peter-pilotto-announce-2014-spring-collaboration

Summary: United Kingdom Peter Pilotto designers will be launching a line with Target for Spring 2014. The line is composed of items all specifically designed for the Target shopper and exclusively sold at Target.

Relevance: Launching February 9, 2014 the line will have spring essentials all under $60. This will be important to keep in mind as new Nordstrom open an effort to provide lines like these that merge trendy designers and affordable pieces.

 

 

“Sarah Jessica Parker Hops On Another Fashion Venture For WeTheAdorned”

By Ellie Krupnick

The Huffington Post

16 January 2014

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/16/sarah-jessica-parker-wetheadorned_n_4609091.html

Summary: Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a jewelry line with WeTheAdorned.

Relevance: Lines like this that are offered exclusively online with certain retailers is going to be important to consider as the decision making of what types of lines that will be carried. This can be one of the factors that sets Nordstrom Dubai apart from competitors, exclusive clothing/ jewelry lines exclusively sold there.

“(PR) Nordstrom to open at Toronto Eaton Centre”

Wall Street Journal

15 January 2014

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140115-907847.html

Summary: Nordstrom is opening a new location in Toronto and will be occupying the space that once was the Sears flagship store in Toronto.

Relevance: The ability to expand at this time sends a message to competitors that our client is strong and is moving to new countries at a more advance space. This new opening could be used to link the opening happening internationally, “Nordstrom opens in Toronto, Dubai is next”.

 

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