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Fete Americana at Brand’s Nordstrom

September 12, 2013

It’s finally (almost) here: the bigger, better, badder 135,000-square-foot Nordstrom is opening the doors to its shiny new digs at Americana at Brand next Friday. To toast the new Topshop-graced three-story department store’s major move and makeover, the Euro-inspired shopping center is throwing a slew of events, starting with a fancy philanthropic gala next Tuesday before the store opens to the public.

Taking place September 17th from 7pm to 10pm, drink, dine and shop in the presence of fashion fixtures like reality star-turned-designer Nicole Richie, celeb stylist Cher Coulter, fashion writer Melissa Magsaysay and more of LA’s top players at the for-charity affair. In addition to the schmoozin’ and boozin’, guests will be treated to live entertainment and a fashion presentation, all for just a good karma-earning $100 per seat.

For those who prefer a decidedly dress-down shindig, the Nordstrom’s also hosting an opening day Beauty Bash Friday, September 20 from 8am to 10am. Cosmetics counter addicts can head to the store’s Caruso Avenue entrance to get the inside scoop on fall beauty trends straight from the pros, plus score freebies with purchases. In addition, the first 800 guests will nab an exclusive, reusable beauty tote bag.

If the home department’s more your deal, interior decorator and design star Jonathan Adler will be on hand Saturday, September 21 from 2pm to 4pm to give shoppers a sneak peek of his latest collection.