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Look How Cool Nordstrom Just Got

On Thursday Nordstrom launched SPACE, a specialty boutique curated by cool-hunter Oliva Kim. Before Kim was Nordstrom’s stylist and director of creative projects, she was vice-president of creative at Opening Ceremony, and she’s established a fashion-world reputation for flawless avant-garde taste. The SPACE collection features a mix of emerging and advanced designers like Simone Rocha, Marques’Almeida, and Jacquemus. “I want this to be a place of inspiration and education,” Kim explains. “A lot of these pieces are new and directional, but I want it to always feel inclusive.”

From covetable Vetements pieces to a faux-fur Shrimps coat, there are plenty of finds here to add to your closet. Scroll down for the best of the bunch.

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There’s really no better staple than a black leather Acne Studios jacket ($2,800), but pairing it with this pleated Caitlin Price sweatshirt ($525) and skirt ($630) takes it to the next level. This is how to wear all black without being boring.

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Much better than the usual winter puffer, this coat by Ashley Williams ($2,795) was knitted by hand. Wear with Undercover jeans ($1,020) and sweet Simone Rocha heels ($1,175) for a quirky feminine look with a hint of print.

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This mod Creatures of the Wind shift dress ($2,400) is inspired by the ‘60s, with billowy bell sleeves intricately knotted at the elbows for dramatic volume and movement.

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For this modern take on the classic bomber jacket ($940), Faustine Steinmetz added an orange brushed-wool asymmetrical panel to the front and a short zipper up top.

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It’s no secret that Hannah Weiland is an expert in bright faux-fur outerwear like this playful Shrimps coat ($1,051).

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There’s something so chic about a little see-through black dress with embroidered texture, like this Simone Rocha piece ($3,555). It’s the kind of dress you pull out to stun everyone on a special occasion.

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Casually throw this Simone Rocha scarf ($1,005) on top of any outfit when you don’t feel dressed up enough. If you zoom in, you can see the strands of pearlescent beads on the frayed edges.

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Demna Gvasalia of Vetements has already developed a cult following for her ability to update classics. Take this structured-yet-oversize menswear blouse ($690), which drapes long in the back so that you can wear it over a long skirt or tuck it into jeans. The matching cuff set ($1,750) has ten rows of crystals and is specially designed to slip over shirts and chunky knits.

Look How Cool Nordstrom Just Got