US – Nordstrom’s new initiative See You Tomorrow will offer second-hand clothing sourced from its own returns and damaged items.
Running with the tagline 'Give your gently worn pieces a new future', it will feature brands such as Burberry, Thom Browne, Isabel Marant and Off-White. The retailer’s move into second-hand selling will draw from multiple sources: not only will it feature items returned by customers or damaged on the shop floor, it will also sell products sourced by Yerdle, which handles Patagonia and Eileen Fisher's resale.
Tapping into sustainability, it will also encourage shoppers to seek more unique items. As Olivia Kim, vice-president of creative projects at Nordstrom, notes: ‘The curated shop experience is becoming quite ubiquitous with retail because the world has become quite small and everybody has access to the same stuff. So the question is, what are things you can do that show a point of view to your customers that’s different?'
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