When we helped break the news that Nordstrom was setting up Topshop shops inside 13 of its stores as well as online, there was a fair bit of surprise that the first local roll-out would be Southcenter.
Well, get ready indignant urbanites and impassioned Eastsiders: it's your turn. Topshop shop-in-shops are set to open downtown on October 7 Tuesday, September 24 and on October 9 in Bellevue.
[Update 3:15pm: The downtown shop-in-shop is opening way sooner than expected. When does that ever happen? Nordstrom had not updated us, but—chalk up one for social media—we saw a post from @nordysanda on Instagram that alerted us to the new news.]
Included here are a couple of runway shots of Nordstrom's Topshop scenes from the recent Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway show at Pacific Place.
The vibe for fall is a mix of graphic and tonal black and white, slick grays, and a verse-chorus-verse of classic rocker motifs (think 60s mod leopard-patterned swing coats) and of-the-moment photo prints and cut-out silhouettes.
The women's shops will compliment already in-place Topman suiting and other offerings on the flagship's lower level.