This Under-the-Radar Nordstrom Shop Will Help You Get Out of Your Style Rut
Stuck in a style rut? Honestly, we get it. With seasons changing and weather requiring insulation before inspiration, it can make even the most fashion adept feel like there’s nothing to wear.
One day you’re spoiled for choice shopping your own closet — will you wear the turtleneck-dress-booties combo or a belted suit with sneakers? — and the next, you’re drowning in a sea of grey sweaters just trying to stay warm.
If you’re suffering from closet-block, meet Space, a concept shop that lives on Nordstrom with a focus on “emerging and advanced designers,” according to the site’s landing page. Some brands will be familiar — you’ve likely heard of Ganni and Cult Gaia — but others are ripe for discovery.
To paint a picture, the brands featured here are the ones street style stars are photographed wearing. A bag by Space-featured designer, Danse Lente, or a skirt by Sandy Liang would be right at home in the closets of ultra-chic women from Soho, New York to Soho, London.
Space is the place to shop if you’re in the market for compliment bait. We’ve compiled a list of brands from the shop that we truly adore, and we think you’ll love too. Say yes to something new by scrolling on below, and checking out the complete collection at Space.
Yuzefi is many things, and it might be your new favorite bag brand. This London-based leather goods company excels at highly structural origami-esque pieces in delicious colors, plus cool design details like hidden magnets and pull-through leather panels. See these distinctive pieces as worn by Kate Bosworth, Lili Reinhart, Danielle Bernstein, and Reese Blutstein.
To buy: $630; nordstrom.com
The most distinctive feature of this cool-girl shoe brand is its oddball series of heels. The most oft-used style is a slightly bubbled out cylinder, but the flared skinny heel and squat, wide styles are worth calling out. And then, of course, there’s the furry heel.
To buy: $204 (Originally $340); nordstrom.com
This probably isn’t your first introduction to the cult-favorite French brand, Jacquemus, but we felt it needed a mention. The romantic, exaggerated cuts are nostalgic and designed for the “naive” woman, as the designer himself has described. That is to say, the pieces take you back to simpler, more carefree times.
To buy: $387 (Originally $645); nordstrom.com
Straight from the streets of New York, this young brand is inspired by the old ladies of Chinatown, where designer Liang’s family owns a restaurant. The brand’s outerwear is a model-off-duty favorite, but the dresses and separates are enormously cool, too.
To buy: $525; nordstrom.com
Another unmissable brand in the fun bag category, Danse Lente is inspired by Picasso and borrows design details from office supplies, camera bags, and piercing shops. The result is a collection of totally elevated statement pieces that refuse to be ignored.
To buy: $475; nordstrom.com
If you find a scarf attached haphazardly to a Toga coat or skirt, know that it wasn’t an afterthought. This Japanese brand designs around the concept of cut-and-paste, so you can always expect to be surprised.
To buy: $363 (Originally $605); nordstrom.com
Been seeing chunky hoops everywhere lately? You’re not alone. The oversized earrings trend has been picking up over the past year. These gorgeous designs by Laura Lombardi are an excellent iteration of the trend, plus a playful take on it, as well.
To buy: $84; nordstrom.com