US department store and fashion retailer Nordstrom has just launched a resale shop called “See You Tomorrow” online and in its New York flagship store at 235 West 57th Street.
The new re-commerce offer, curated by Olivia Kim, vice president of creative projects at Nordstrom, is powered by Yerdle, a leader in branded resale based in San Francisco which manages resale programmes for innovative brands such as Arc’teryx, Eileen Fisher, Patagonia, REI and Taylor Stitch.
The Nordstrom resale shop will feature a thoughtfully edited, authenticated assortment of pre-loved apparel and accessories from highly coveted brands. The shop is another avenue for the retailer to encourage discovery and engagement with customers.
Olivia Kim said: “We want to provide a unique and elevated resale shopping experience that encourages a sense of discovery and provides access to the brands our customers know and love, while giving them a convenient opportunity to participate in the circular fashion economy. We want our customers to feel good not only about what they’re buying, but how they’re buying it.”
The shop is stocked with merchandise sourced from the Nordstrom Quality Center (NQC), the facility that receives and processes returned and damaged merchandise from Nordstrom’s full-price channels. All merchandise will be expertly cleaned, repaired and refurbished before it becomes available for sale at “See You Tomorrow”.
Customers can also participate by contributing their pre-loved items through a customer intake program in the Nordstrom NYC flagship store in exchange for Nordstrom gift cards that can be spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Nordstrom Rack, NordstromRack.com, HauteLook and Trunk Club. Coming soon, Nordstrom will also launch an online intake program where customers will have the ability to mail in merchandise.
Pete Nordstrom, co-president at Nordstrom, commented: “In addition to providing customers with more ways to engage with us, See You Tomorrow is another step we’re taking to actively support our commitment to sustainability. We’re excited to show our customers another way Nordstrom is striving to leave the world better than we found it and circular fashion is another piece to this puzzle.”
The merchandise assortment includes women’s apparel, women’s shoes, handbags, men’s apparel, accessories and shoes, childrenswear and a limited selection of jewellery and watches. Throughout the duration of the shop, See You Tomorrow will highlight special brand partnerships, starting with Ganni, the Copenhagen-based contemporary fashion brand.
The See You Tomorrow shop was designed and built in collaboration with artist and furniture designer, Marc Hundley, who has previously collaborated with Kim on projects at the Nordstrom NYC flagship store.
The shop also features a café space with food and beverage through an outpost of Bonberi Bodega. The offering includes sustainable market finds including fresh juices, salads, grain bowls, noodles and more.