Nordstrom's latest pop-in says hola to Mexican artisans and designers

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      Nordstrom is turning its attention to Mexico’s brightest artists, makers, and designers with ¡Viva México!, the latest instalment of the department store’s monthly shop-in-shop.

      Running until the end of September, the temporary boutique carries women’s clothing, jewellery, décor, and beauty products designed and produced by more than 35 Mexican artisans.

      Expect items like adjustable leather visors, pom-pom–adorned sandals, colour-block bucket bags, and lapel pins in the likeness of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Home goods, meanwhile, include braided palm-baskets, handmade wool pillows, and clay and stoneware lovingly crafted at a family-run workshop using traditional Mexican techniques. Prices range in $11 for small accessories to $300 and up for outerwear.

      ¡Viva México!’s ready-to-wear selection was curated with the help of Cooperativa Shop, an online store and platform that spotlights Latin American designers. The shop-in-shop’s buying team—led by Olivia Kim, Nordstrom’s vice-president of creative projects—also received guidance from the Mexican Consulate of Seattle.

      In celebration of Mexican Independence Day on September 16, shoppers can anticipate special activities at the pop-up that will highlight Mexican culture and cuisine.  

      “By partnering with Nordstrom, we expect to reach millions of shoppers in the U.S. and Canada, so they get an opportunity to try new and exciting products produced by Mexican makers with creations inspired by their roots, history, and societal experiences,” Carlos Sada, Mexico’s undersecretary for North American affairs, said in a press statement.

      This isn’t the first time that Pop-In @ Nordstrom has featured products exclusively from another country: the department store rolled out a series of Korean-themed pop-ups last year that offered Korean fashion, Korean beauty products, and sunglasses from Korean eyewear label Gentle Monster.

      Check out some of our top picks from Pop-In @ Nordstrom ¡Viva México! below.


      Luz Collection Las Rayas Tote, $64
      Binge Knitting Pom Slide Sandal, $150
      Simple by Trista Neruda Denim Coat, $635
      Maria Maria Huichol iPhone 7/8 Case, $52
      Makaua Stripe Oval Floor Basket, $131
      The Found Frida Poinsettia Enamel Lapel Pin, $15
      Coqui Coqui Coco Coco Scented Candle, $104
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