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Fashion Week is just around the corner! As usual, we’ll be bringing all of the excitement—from runway shows to street style—straight to you. For all the latest, keep your eyes on The Thread and our Blogs + More hub. They’re your source for staying on top of all of our favorite moments in New York, London, Milan and Paris from September 4 – October 3.

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Street Style: Check out the most inspiring local and right-now style, captured by our global trend reporter Crystal Nicodemus—complete with Editor’s Picks, so you can shop the look right now.

Runway Shows: We’ll recap the best of the best that we’re seeing on the runway from the designers you love.

Trend Reports: Read runway trend reviews from our corporate HQ fashion office that’ll give you a look at what’s to come—and what’s happening now.

The Scene: Olivia Kim, our director of creative projects and mastermind behind our Pop-In Shops, will be sharing her “day in the life” perspective with a snapshot of shows, events, parties and everything else that’s fabulous while she’s on location.

Backstage Beauty: Our beauty team takes you behind the scenes to show you makeup looks from our favorite brands—with tips and tricks to recreate the trends for yourself.

Nordstrom Social: Stay connected in as many ways as you like! Our social team has you covered on Instagram, Twitter (including beauty trends), Vine, Pinterest and Tumblr.

A favorite of fashion and street-style photogs, Caroline Issa embodies modern style with just the right dose of fresh—only one of the reasons she’s become a style blog darling and industry notable.


A few of our snaps of Issa over the last few seasons at Fashion Week.

Counting ourselves as among her biggest fans, we’re extra excited to announce that in February 2015, Issa is infusing her most-wanted style into an eponymous collection exclusive to Nordstrom. (♥!)


Issa outside our downtown Seattle flagship; a handful of her inspiring looks.

A savvy creative consultant, fashion director (TANK Magazine) and overall incredibly talented human being, Issa is adding her fabulous touch to 25 ready-to-wear styles. In the works since early this year, Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa will launch with a current, chic and covetable mix of wardrobe must-haves, like easily transitioned day-to-night beauties, gorge foundation pieces and more.


Caroline is designing each piece with an eye on versatility, wearability and luxe materials—all reflecting her vision of modern, easy closet essentials for any woman who doesn’t mind a little attention from the street-style paparazzi. It’s all about her philosophy of investing in beautiful clothes that will last—and that you’ll want to wear—for a lifetime.

We’re totally behind building a closet you know you’ll love every time you open its doors, and we’re 100% sure that Caroline’s collection is going to make that very, very easy.

Stay tuned for more about our partnership, surprise exclusives and for the much-anticipated debut of our newest collaboration.

Caroline Issa for Nordstrom

– Jeff Powell

Christian Louboutin’s recently launched nail color collection is coming to Nordstrom! To kick things off, Rouge Louboutin’ Nail Colour is now available and ready for the statement-making! Read all about it on our Beauty Blog.hero

Last Thursday, more than 550 fashion lovers from all over the country converged in a cavernous cruise-ship terminal on the outskirts of Seattle to join us in celebrating our 28th annual Designer Preview.

Nordstrom friends like Vogue Market Editor Cynthia Smith, Seattle Art Museum president Jaennae’ Dinius, rising musician Hollis and our Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim—among countless other notables—mingled during an evening complete with a cocktail reception, an incredible runway show and shopping fall ’14 collections. Read more to see some of our favorite highlights from this stylish soiree.


July 22, 2014

Eddie Borgo’s Odyssey

Eddie Borgo’s pre-fall 2014 collection is all Greek to us. We connect with the intrepid jewelry designer, culture hound and zeitgeist vanguard to learn about the inspiration behind his new pieces, what’s evolving in his brand’s operations and his futuristic aspirations.

The Thread connects with jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, who reveals what inspired his pre-fall 2014 collection—and what’s coming next.

This week, we welcomed RtA to via C. The brainchild of design duo Eli Azran and David Rimokh, RtA (Road to Awe) is an LA-based brand that has already caught the attention of industry notables and celebs like Kristen Stewart—who knows a thing or two about style. Over the course of a year, what started as a collection of bottoms has grown to include modern tops and jackets with an urban edge.

“For RtA, the pair eschewed special washes and trendy prints in favor of classic designs that won’t go out of style, from a distressed boyfriend set (our personal pick) to standard indigo skinnies.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“I’m loving the mixed-media denim and leather pieces that have a menswear type of vibe but still stay sleek and feminine to the shape.” —Glamour

“The designers have created cool jeans and leather pants with a rock’n’roll vibe that are so desirable, we have a feeling many a style star will be wearing the covetable duds come fashion week.” —Who What Wear

Fall 2014 collections are keeping us busy, and we love it. We hosted yet another luncheon and invited loyal Akris fans for a delicious meal and presentation of the fall line at our downtown Seattle flagship store. Get a sneak peek at the plunging necklines, cozy knits and fuzzy furs from the collection.

We’d love to see you at our future events! Find out what’s happening at a Nordstrom store near you.


We invited a handful of Oscar de la Renta devotees to a luncheon and presentation of the fall collection at our downtown Seattle flagship store. Check out the gorgeous gowns, jackets and dresses from the show.

Don’t miss out! Discover what events are coming up at a store near you. We’d love to see you at future happenings.



An established favorite of the street-style set, the iconic ‘Rockstud’ Pump is a highly coveted shoe. Now, Valentino has upped the ante with six brilliant new hues. From supersonic red to electric violet, these high-energy shades are a gorgeous new take on modern glamour with an edge.


Photos by Mona Lee

It’s not just the covetable handbags anymore—now we’ve also got Proenza Schouler womenswear and shoes online! Check out the pre-fall collection from this modern design duo and three-time winner of the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.

Proenza Schouler: Stripe Sweater | Miniskirt | Boots | Chunky Turtleneck | Print Clutch