It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Nokomis Clothing will be closing its doors at the end of January 2011. After eight years of having the privilege of providing Edmontonians with Canadian designed and produced clothing and accessories, it is time to close the chapter. Economics are, of course, the reason for our departure.
I want to thank each and every customer we have ever had. Your loyalty, support and to be frank, purchases, has made the world of difference in my life. I have had the ability to live my dream: to be an entrepreneur, just like my own grandfathers. Thank you for this opportunity. I am blessed to have worked with so many amazing designers: you have inspired our entire community. And thank you to all the noko girls: you’ll always be my family.
Meanwhile, you know how much I LOVE sales! We’re going to be having a doozy of one. Currently, select merchandise is 30-50% off at the shop, and more deals will be found starting Boxing Day. Stay tuned.
1. Where am I going to shop now?
There is an array of local boutiques you can support; as well many of our talented designers have online stores. Refer to our website for links.
2. Why are you closing?
That is a complex question and the simplest answer is: economics.
3. What are you going to do with all the grannies?
I am asking that everyone who has a granny up on the wall come into the shop to claim her back. That way you can take a piece of Nokomis home with you. The rest will be coming home with me!
4. Will holiday gifts still be exchangeable?
Absolutely! All gifts, purchased before December 25th, are available to be exchanged until January 9th. Please ask for a gift receipt when purchasing gifts.
5. Will I still be able to redeem Gift Certificates and Store Credit?
6. Will I still be able to purchase Gift Certificates?
Absolutely! Though, each purchaser will be made aware of the situation, that we will be closing as of the end of January, and that the gift certificate is to be redeemed before then.
7. What are you and the staff going to do?
Besides load up on pretty things before the shop closes, we are all going to find new paths of employment, though noko will be dear in our hearts.
8. Is your beautiful green couch for sale?
It sure will be, along with our mirrors, gold racks, tables, displays, desks and so much more!
9. Will you ever open up Nokomis again?
I have been with Nokomis for all 8 years, 5 as the manager and 3 as the owner. It has been such a journey for me; I’ve loved every step of it. But I am ready to move on. So, no. But if you’ve ever dreamed of opening up your own shop, here’s the chance!
10. I’m really going to miss Nokomis, what can I do?
We are really going to miss you, too. Meanwhile, pop by the store, give us a hug, and buy yourself some pretty treasures. We still need your support.