Nordstrom reps to strut Manitobah Mukluks at Ottawa fest
Nordstrom may be a U. S. store, but its representatives will be donning Manitoba- made aboriginal footwear at the opening of Ottawa festival Winterlude on Friday.
Manitobah Mukluks, a Winnipeg- based aboriginalowned mukluk manufacturer, will be warming the feet of about 40 Nordstrom “ambassadors” at the Rideau Canal during the opening festivities.
“They could have picked any brand, whether it was Sorel or UGGs,” said Manitobah Mukluks director of communications Tara Barnes. “Instead they decided to pick mukluks.”
Manitobah Mukluks creates footwear that’s a mix of traditional Metis moccasins with modern Vibram soles.
John Bailey, a spokesman for Nordstrom, said the store learned about the line during its Calgary opening. It now carries the brand in six of its stores.
The international store will open in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre on March 6.
Winterlude runs in Ottawa until Feb. 16.
Actor and model Megan Fox seen wearing a pair of Manitobah Mukluks.