This sounds a bit confusing, but stay with me. Nordstrom’s permanent pop-up shops, Topshop and Topman, are launching a Brit Pop-In collection, which is coming to select Nordstrom stores on February 13. Dallas’ Northpark Center is the lone Texas outpost receiving the goods.
Launched in October 2013, Pop-In at Nordstrom is an ongoing series of themed pop-ups that transition every four to five weeks for a new shopping experience. The collections are handpicked by the brainchild of this experiment, Olivia Kim, and include items exclusive to the theme.
This time around, Kim is celebrating the UK’s rich music heritage through “nostalgic clothing” of the ’60s, ’70s and ’90s. The Brit Pop-In covers retro, mod and rock, showcasing British tailoring and sportswear styles that never go out of fashion.
For the Topshop-loving ladies, there are groovy graphic tees, funky flared jeans and breathe-easy jersey dresses made with dance floor-friendly fabric; nothing is priced over $160. Topman is getting knitted polo shirts reminiscent of Jarvis Cocker and Pulp, as well as tailored houndstooth and striped blazers named after iconic British bands such as Blur.
The collections also include men’s and women’s accessories such as book bags, umbrellas and shoes.
For this pop-in within a pop-up (are you still following?), Kim brought in art director Dean Langley to capture the essence of the swinging ’60s and mod ’70s in the design. Prepare yourselves for a tiled motif of collection images, video with stills from the collection’s shoot and checkerboard flooring.
Other lucky cities to score the Brit Pop-In include Seattle; San Francisco; and suburban hot spots in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.