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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

Announcing the arrival of Acne Studios: edgy, iconic shoes that are the footwear equivalent of a designer motorcycle jacket. Throw them on with any outfit for an instant infusion of streetwise cool.


Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1996, Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expressions) Studios began as a cult denim brand. The label quickly gained notoriety with the help of inspiring runway collections—Acne shoes have been spotted adorning the feet of It Girls and MODs (Models Off Duty) everywhere. Check out the Acne Studios collection, and let your inner MOD out to play.


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 & text by Mona Lee

To celebrate the Taylor Swift for Keds collab, we invited the singer-songwriter and style icon to our store in Glendale, California, to meet and party with 150 lucky fans. It’s not every day you get to hang out with a seven-time Grammy winner. Check out a few of our favorite snaps from the event.


Besides obsessing over Met Gala red carpet photos and knowing that summer is right around the corner, there’s at least one more thing that’s got us excited right now: sharing the news that we now carry Tamara Mellon shoes and apparel!

The Jimmy Choo cofounder and creative powerhouse’s fresh line of shoes and luxury wear is perfect for punching up your closet with high-wattage urban edge.


November 4, 2013

Escada, New at Nordstrom

The elegant and timeless designs of Escada are now at Nordstrom! For over 35 years, this German-based brand has reinvented uncomplicated chic with rich color palettes and innovative fabrics that will take you from everyday to evening with ease. Daniel Wingate, Escada’s fashion director, reveals his inspiration behind the spring ’14 and resort collections.

“The main inspiration while designing the Escada spring/summer 2014 collection was a feeling taken from the Italian and French Rivieras,” says Daniel, who has been with the house of Escada since 2003. “For the resort collection this spirit then linked itself to a very soft and pretty color.”

Color Blocked: Escada Bicolor Stretch Wool Dress

When it comes to designing, Daniel says he’s on a mission “to make young women look sophisticated and to make mature women feel young.”

Nautical x Linear Patterns: Escada ‘Columbo’ Double Breasted Stretch Wool Jacket & Escada ‘Plumeria’ Cardigan

The modern, soft dressing of Escada awaits you.

Qianna Smith
Photos courtesy of Escada

Meet the perfect new way to show off your taste in style: the Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini M.A.C.’, in color combos that you’ll only find at Nordstrom.


Now available online and in selected stores: ELEVENPARIS. Known for its fusion of fashion, music and culture, this edgy Parisian brand partnered with Lenny Kravitz (and his finger ‘stache) for a fall 2014 collection and campaign that’s urban and young with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.

ELEVENPARIS ‘Life is a Joke’ Graphic Tee

Check out the full ELEVENPARIS fall collection available at Nordstrom, with more sassed-out pieces arriving next month.

“I wanted really gorgeous, rich, saturated color inspired by a kind of seventies-meets-twenties hedonistic mood, a little blurred, a little sheen.” —Tom Ford

A fashion statement for the face, Tom Ford’s complexion-perfecting makeup and high-performance skincare treatments are powerful tools for transformation.

Tom Ford Beauty is a testament to the visionary designer’s desire for any woman, no matter her age or features, to have the ability to create a complete look in which her uniqueness is amplified and she appears to radiate from within.

Embrace the flawless world of Tom Ford.

For the latest and greatest in makeup and skincare visit our Beauty Blog.

Don’t miss this second chance to get your hands on the coveted Rebecca Minkoff ‘Darcy’ satchel. A Nordstrom exclusive, this handbag was custom-designed using feedback collected on PurseForum by fans around the world.

Available in ‘black’ and ‘port,’ it’s a customer favorite that we just couldn’t resist bringing back for one last hurrah. Hurray!


“I think this bag is perfect for [the Nordstrom] customer because she is savvy. She’s very fashionable. She’s extremely conscious of comfort.” —Rebecca Minkoff