Calgary

Music Video

Listen Up! 5 Questions for Chad VanGaalen

O Canada, we’re on our way! On September 19, we’ll open our first-ever Canadian location just east of the Rocky Mountains, in the stunning city of Calgary.

As we eagerly anticipate that day, we’ve been checking out all kinds of things that make Calgary cool. Take, for instance, singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen. The Calgary native is a creative juggernaut; not only does he have several mind-expanding albums to his credit—the latest, Shrink Dust, was released on Seattle’s very own Sub Pop Records—he’s also an illustrator, filmmaker and producer. (His home studio is brilliantly named “Yoko Eno.”) Oh, AND he directed a video for label-mates The Head and the Heart earlier this year. So, yeah… NBD.

Read on for our concise yet illuminating interview with the hyper-productive VanGaalen.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
Street Style

Calgary Stampede Style Roundup

With the opening of our first Canadian Nordstrom store just a couple of months away, we’re gearing up and getting excited about our new northern location by learning about Calgary and the things that makes it so cool—like The Calgary Stampede.

This annual, internationally known event is over 100 years old and features 10 days of happenings: from concerts and parades to chuckwagon racing (!) and one of the biggest rodeos in the world.

It’s also the perfect backdrop for some awesome pics from our seriously stylish Calgarian photographer friends, Ania and Tyler.

We adore Ania’s combo of a sheer blouse with denim cutoffs for a look that’s casual and sexy.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }
Street Style

Street Style: Calgary

Did you know that Nordstrom is heading to Canada? That’s right—our first-ever Canadian store will open its doors this September in the beautiful city of Calgary.

As we prep for the auspicious day, we’ve been spending a lot of time up north, meeting cool Calgarians like ultra-stylish photographers (and real-life couple) Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman.

We tapped the talented duo to share some street style with us and give you an idea of the local sartorial flavor.

[continue reading…]

{ 0 comments }