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Finding Inspiration in Italy with Lewit’s Shoe Designer

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We’re (super!) excited to introduce you to Lewit, a beautiful collection of Italian-made shoes exclusive to Nordstrom. Crafted in a storied factory in Italy’s Le Marche region—an area famous for manufacturing the highest-quality luxury shoes in the world—Lewit shoes exhibit a balanced blend of old-world technique and modern design.

Recently we chatted with Kim House, design director for Lewit, about her work, the new collection and her visit to Italy to steward the making of the pretty pairs of shoes. Get her travel tips and peek inside the process of creating exceptional footwear—with the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea.

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Men’s Style Trends with Kelly Oubre, Jr. post image

Men’s Style Trends with Kelly Oubre, Jr.

Fashion Week Interviews Men's Fashion Style

If you followed @nordstrommen during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, you know pro basketball player Kelly Oubre, Jr., took over our Insta story for a day. Sitting front row at several shows, he seemed to have the time of his life.

As a company we approach NYFW:M from a business standpoint, looking at future collections and making selections for our stores. But if you’re a fashion enthusiast, Oubre made it clear that it’s also just fun to be there.

Check our brief Q&A below where Oubre basically breaks down how to dress like him. Which you might want to consider at least in part: he’s got great style.

SHOP: men’s designer | men’s trend

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Beauty Exclusives at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Our Beauty Team’s Edit: 6 Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives You Can’t Afford to Miss

Beauty

The magic that is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale comes with the added sparkle of hundreds of beauty exclusives each year. For the skin care and fragrance obsessed, this annual event is beauty-haul mecca. Color kits galore, perfume and candle sets as far as the nose can smell, high-tech at-home devices at a discount—the deals are endless, the offerings unrivaled.

While there’s something for everyone, we asked our national beauty team of buyers and directors to cut to the chase and help us zone in on the best bets of 2017 before items sell out or prices go up. Hot tip: the last day of Anniversary Sale is August 6, so you’ll want to jump on building your beauty haul stat.

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Our Styling Director’s Anniversary Sale Picks

Style

Sometimes shopping a uniformly good sale can be overwhelming. There are so many styles, such great prices and, tragically, a limited amount of money in your bank account. That’s definitely the case when it comes to our one-of-a-kind Anniversary Sale. It features next season’s styles at already discounted prices for a limited time only. (The sale ends August 6, and prices go up August 7.) If only someone could be your discount docent and lead you to the pieces you didn’t know your closet needed.

Fear not, fashionable friend: We recruited Nordstrom Styling Director Ruth Basloe to be our guide through all of the fall goodies. Here’s her map to aid your treasure hunting.

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Trish McEvoy The Power of Brushes® Confident Collection

Trish McEvoy The Power of Brushes® Confident Collection

Apply Your Makeup Like a Pro: Trish McEvoy on How to Use Her New Brush Kit (A Limited-Edition Beauty Exclusive)

Beauty

As you look over your latest stockpile of Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusive scores, you might be wondering how to get the most bang out of your beauty bounty. After all, it’s not just about what makeup you’re using, but how you’re applying it. Without the right tools and know-how, what was meant to be a flawless fine line can easily end up a broad, shaky stroke.

To make things a bit easier, we’ve created this makeup-brush cheat sheet. And to make sure we did a bang-up job, we enlisted the help of world-renowned makeup maven and brush buff Trish McEvoy, who created a special limited-edition eight-piece brush set (officially known as the Power of Brushes Confident Collection) just for this year’s Anniversary Sale. Not only is the portable set everything most of us need in our daily repertoire, it’s also priced to sell out fast at $135 (total value is $402.50).

So without further ado, here’s Trish McEvoy on how to sweep, wiggle and glide your way to pro-level perfection.

Trish McEvoy interview with Nordstrom.

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Summer Into Fall: Style Talk with Chyno Miranda

Culture Fashion Week Interviews Men's Fashion Music Style

During New York Fashion Week: Men’s, we teamed up with the CFDA for portraits and quick interviews with notable men of style. Here’s Chyno Miranda, the Venezuelan singer riding high on his solo hit “Quédate Conmigo.”

SHOP: men’s designer | men’s trend

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What’s Possible in Stretch Jeans?

ALL POSTS Men's Fashion Style

The question is what’s not possible? You can do anything in stretch denim. PAIGE jeans are especially known for looking great while feeling pretty much like sweatpants. The brand is all about modern style combined with fabric innovation for comfort and flexibility.

That balance reaches a new level in TRANSCEND, the PAIGE collection that gets its stretch from a deft use of rayon and will never lose shape.

In the video below, see four guys test these jeans’ flexibility to the max.

SHOP: PAIGE

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The Big Ideas of NYFW:M, with Buying Director Jorge Valls post image

The Big Ideas of NYFW:M, with Buying Director Jorge Valls

Fashion Week Men's Fashion Style

Now that New York Fashion Week: Men’s is over, let’s break it down. What was it? What did it all mean?

But first check out these bosses: That’s our men’s buying director Jorge Valls on the left with Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, the organizer of NYFW:M. Twice a year, these men work together to bring you the future of fashion.

And spring 2018, the season that just showed, was exciting for several reasons—not least of which is that it will hit the floor at the same time as we open our first standalone men’s store in Manhattan.

What will that moment in men’s fashion look like? Here are Jorge’s major takeaways after seeing collections from many of the hottest brands on the planet.

SHOP: men’s designer

SEE FASHION THROUGH JORGE’S EYES

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Barena SS 18 Selections and Impromptu Showroom Modeling

Fashion Week Men's Fashion Style

Barena is the worn-in Italian brand you should wear if it’s starting to make you self-conscious when teenagers compliment your style. Should you grow up? Yeah.

Have you considered: soft tailoring? In the words of Barena creative director Massimo Pigozzo:

“Soft tailoring is important. It allows you to dress elegantly without being formal and allows you to dress informally without being sporty. There is also tailoring that is not necessarily tight but has a softer edge, for example we also use very stiff fabrics like heavy Melton wool but with super light shapes.”–as told to Jake Gallagher for the blog A Continuous Lean

We visited the Barena showroom with our buyers in New York during NYFW:M—you can see men’s designer buyer Dan Drewes above, selecting our spring/summer 2018 order.

To give you a sense of how Barena hangs, we also shot a few looks on our model friend Mayan Rajendran:

SHOP: men’s designer

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George Heaton talks Represent SS 18, Winston Churchill and British Manufacturing

Fashion Week Men's Fashion Style

One of the big retail success stories in recent years is Represent, the British-made brand founded by brothers George and Mike Heaton. Their SS 18 collection at NYFW:M  was a little bit streetwear, a little bit athleisure and very wearable, while conveying a certain toughness in the wearer.

The show had an almost Roman arena quality, with stomping feet coming through the speakers. There was a clear feeling of British strength in the building. We spoke to George after the show about that.

And while it doesn’t relate to anything, really, we just want to throw this out there: George’s watch and necklace contained hypnotizing universes of diamonds. Respect.

SHOP: Represent

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