The Nordstrom Liquidation Sale started today, but began with a whimper. A recent court hearing granted the retailer the right to start liquidating merchandise just weeks after the retail giant announced that they were exiting the Canadian market. The goal is to close all 13 of the Canadian locations by June.
I went down to Nordstrom’s flagship location at CF Toronto Eaton Centre to report back on the sales. Here is what you need to know:
Right now, there is no signage. I had to ask the staff about the deals across every department.
The Deals – Don’t Rush
Items in the store are currently 5% off. That will likely change. You needed a number at the shoe department to be waited on and they announced the deal over a PA system. When asked about the discount, one of the sales associates stated, “We are here until June – don’t expect deep discounts yet.”
Remember that the staff on the floor have no authority to change prices. Be kind – many will be out of work in June, so stay polite and patient.
The good news is that there is plenty of stock and nothing has been picked over. If you are ok with a minimal discount to get that item that you want, now is the time to shop. If you are a bargain hunter however, you will be disappointed.
Although it was disappointing seeing 5% off (with exclusions), prices will go continue to go down. If you were hoping to see savings from third party retailers like Gucci or Loewe, you are out of luck. Their stock was removed from stores. Prices may change weekly.
We’ll keep you posted on the latest developments on the Nordstrom Liquidation Sale both at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.