Shop Talk: Nike Returns to Boston… Utah Racks Up

Nike in Boston
Nike has reopened its Boston flagship. The 200 Newbury St. store, covering 30,000 square feet on two floors, highlights Boston’s sports history with reclaimed elements from an area high school gymnasium and the 37 national championships won by Boston sports teams over the years. Nike’s Boston location will have run analysis and special programming such as the weekly Nike+ Run Club. “Boston is an important part of our heritage as a brand and we have been a proud partner of the local community for more than 47 years,” Dennis van Oossanen, VP of Nike’s North American direct-to-consumer division, said in a statement. “With the reopening of Nike Boston, we look forward to deepening our connection with Boston’s rich running and sports culture, and we aim to inspire and serve athletes of all levels.”

Nordstrom Rack in Utah
Nordstrom Rack will open at University Crossing in Orem, Utah, in spring ’15. The 30,000-sq.-ft. store will be the fourth in the state. The new location joins other retailers at University Crossing including Burlington Coast Factory, Pier 1 Imports, Barnes & Noble and others. The University Crossing shopping center is owned and managed by University Crossing Shopping Center LLC.

Kenzo’s Bergdorf Pop-Up
Kenzo opened an ocean-themed pop-up shop in Bergdorf Goodman in New York on Tuesday. The contemporary fashion brand will have a kick-off event from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26. The shop will be open for around four weeks until mid-May.