The Nordstrom X Celine pop up shop is prime destination for anyone looking for an investment piece. Launched on July 27th and running right through to October 28th is Olivia Kim’sย curate of the Celine collection for all of us to enjoy. For those who are unfamiliar with Olivia Kim, she’s the curator behind Nordstrom’s Space Shop/Lab for emerging and advanced designers.

The Celine popup was true to form and what you would expect with plenty of classics that will take you through seasons to come. Make no mistake, it still yielded some surprises like play on color and texture. Effervescent ease is what I love about Celine.

My love affair with Celine began quite recently. On my daily walk to work, I usually choose the route that takes me by the windows of Nordstrom that housed the latest and most beautiful bags of the season. As I strolled by the window on a cold winter day last year, it was the Celine soft medium clasp handbag that gave me the most vivid nostalgia. There stood a sleek envelope bag with a gold clasp and thin handles, the kind my aunt use to carry around when I was a little girl wishing one day I could be even one tenth as stylish as she was.

The more I learned about the bag the more I appreciate how even the most simple things can be complex to execute. I learned that special care and attention was paid to the clasp of the bag to ensure that withstands through time which is a difficult feat to do based on the combination of textile chosen.

With the impending evolution of Celine next year as Hedi Slimane takes over the Celine fashion house as their new Creative Director, don’t hold out for your favourite styles currently on the shelf. Hedi Slimane who led Dior Homme between 2000-2007 and Yves Saint Laurent from 2012-2016 seems like an organic choice that current clientele will identify with.

For now, we can revel in all that this collaboration is bringing this season.

The Nordstrom X Celine Pop Up shop launched in Vancouver July 27th and will take off on October 28th.ย