Nordstrom President Blake Nordstrom has revealed that off-price Nordstrom Rack will enter the Canadian market in the fall of 2017. This is a considerable delay, as Nordstrom Rack initially intended to open Canadian locations not long after Nordstrom opened its first full-priced store at Calgary’s CF Chinook Centre in September of 2014.
Nordstrom says that it plans to open as many as 20 Canadian Nordstrom Rack stores. It will face competition from Saks Fifth Avenue‘s Saks OFF 5TH, which plans to open approximately 25 Canadian stores. Nordstrom has indicated that much of the product carried in its Canadian Rack stores will be from its full-line Canadian stores, as opposed to OFF 5TH which primarily carries made-for-outlet product.