Burberry spring popup set to drop at Nordstrom on Thursday, March 14

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      When Riccardo Tisci debuted his first collection for Burberry last fall at London Fashion Week, it was one of the most anticipated runway events of the year.

      Proud Brits had been outraged that an Italian was about to take over their nation's most famous fashion line as its chief creative officer. And style watchers were eager to see how a designer known for his dark romantic looks at Givenchy was going to take on the brand best known for its instantly recognizable plaid.

      The answer, as Vancouverites are about to see up-close and personal at Nordstrom this week, was that he did it with, as U.K. Vogue quipped, "fifty shades of beige"--albeit injected with an edgy new sense of style.

      The retailer has announced a Burberry Spring 2018 popup at its Pacific Centre store starting Thursday (March 14). 

      Tisci’s first collection reignites the Burberry brand with ready-to-wear trench coats and leather pencil skirts, boldly graphic tees, blouses, and sweatshirts, handbags, scarves, and more.

      Highlights include chunky-rubber-soled plaid Burberry Regis Sneakers for men ($760) and a Heritage Stripe Silk Shirt that upends the graphic lines of the iconic plaid ($2250).

      For those with astronomical incomes, Burberry's signature trenchcoats are cleverly reimagined with animal prints and punklike pierced trim ($4,050 to $8,900).

      The popup ends on March 24.