Most people talk about Peter J. Nygård, Chairman of NYGÅRD (International), in terms of his classic rags-to-riches story – the Finnish immigrants' son, who stitched up an empire out of women's clothing and is now the quintessential self-made man. This story overlooks another side of Peter Nygård – a hard driven man who has created a standard of excellence for the Canadian Women’s Fashion Industry, whose label is the #1 recognized label in the Canadian marketplace, and whose signature is recognized in fashion centres across the globe.

Peter Nygård’s success story began when he gathered his life savings and borrowed $8,000 capital to purchase 20% of a women’s garment manufacturer with $800,000 in annual sales, which within a few years he owned outright - renaming it 'NYGÅRD' & turning it around from near bankruptcy into the bustling dynasty that it is today! The speed with which Nygård claimed his #1 position in the industry is attributed to the uniqueness of his business decisions and his work ethic that includes 14-16 hour days/seven days a week. But then again, as Nygård says, "The only time you are working is when you wish you were doing something else".


Welcome to the exciting World of 
Peter Nygård!

Peter Nygard treats employees to lunch

On June 19th another beautiful day was celebrated with a free lunch for NYGARD employees.

Throughout June, July and August, Mr. Nygard is sponsoring BBQ lunches for all employees in the glorious PARK50. 

This lunch was fabulous in the outdoor summer lunchroom. 

The outdoor lunchroom is a fun and healthy alternative to the traditional lunchroom.

How Peter Nygard became a leader in the fashion industry

If you want to take your success to the next level, it requires doing more than what everyone else is doing.

Everyone knows that to be successful in business—or anything for that matter—it takes a vision, commitment, hard work and determination. These are only the basics. It takes these and that much more. Because, there’s success and there’s success.

In everything that fashion mogul Peter Nygard does, he begins with basic success and then ‘10-times’ it. It’s how he got the world to take notice and how he became a leader in the fashion industry.

Fashion industry writer, Jenny Park, stated in an article about how to be successful in the clothing industry that you have to not just be a designer but also an entrepreneur and you have to engage in continuous product development.

These are just two of the factors that Peter Nygard used to 10-times his multi-million-dollar success. He wears both his entrepreneur hat and his designer hat very well.

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Nygard fashions ZUMBA event

Bootcamp and Zumba in Nygard Park50

Thank you everyone who supported our ZUMBA event on Thursday
June 13. The energy was absolutely amazing!!

We look forward to the next event in July!

Nygard Fashions Cropped Jogger Pant

This is a new release in the Bianca Nygard Cabana Society fashion collection.

These slim-fitting cropped jogger pants are versatile enough for day or evening looks. 

Cut from a Viscose/Rayon blend they have a sheen finish for extra texture and glamour. 

They feature a fly front with an elasticated waist, front patch pockets, welt pockets in the back and the hem is finished with a delicate drawstring that can be tied into a bow or knot. 

Wear yours with the Floral & Stripe Wrap-Effect Top or a basic Tee.

Get full details here.

For Peter Nygard it was either sink or swim

To succeed in business, you have to start by getting rid of the myth that successful people are the most talented people. Though talent is defined as “a special natural ability or aptitude” or “capacity for achievement or success,” ( talent in a particular area can be developed or acquired.

What’s more important is your approach to business, as can be seen in fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s example.

When Nygard made an $8,000 investment in a clothing business, he was only twenty-six years old. He had a strong business sense, and in fact, had helped his previous employer grow their business substantially. However, Nygard didn’t know anything about the apparel business.

To complicate matters, his business partner and mentor died before being able to train him. For Peter Nygard, it was either sink or swim.

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Nygard Style Direct FALL Fashion launch 2019

Join us Friday AUG 16 for our FALL 2019 Fashion Show. Stylists along with their guests are welcome to be part of the fashion fun for a $15 admission. 

Doors open by 6:30 pm, the show starts at 7:00 pm on the 5th Floor with our Stylist models celebrating style & fashion for the coming SPRING season.

At Nygard Style Direct we are all about Real Women in Real Style. We invite you to try us on for size. Gather with us to discover how we can help you fashion your future as a new stylist, a hostess or a fashion customer.

More information and tickets can be found here.

Nygard Slims model showcasing latest line in Hollywood

Legendary Hollywood figure Norby Walters celebrates the Oscars with a lavish party, and this 26th incarnation was the best yet, held at the grand International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton.

Actors Gary Busey, Shirley Jones, Richard Dreyfus, Joseph Bologna, Christopher McDonald, Lou Ferrigno, and many more were in attendance along with Peter Nygard and the Nygard Slims models, showcasing their latest line – Nygard SLIMS LUXE.

This book was made to relive the fun and excitement of the Night of 100 Stars 2016!

Being realistic allowed Peter Nygard amazing accomplishments

Being realistic can be overrated in business. Just ask fashion mogul Peter Nygard. Being realistic was never a part of his thinking. That factor alone has allowed him to bring about amazing accomplishments in his life.

During the 2008 recession, Peter Nygard decided he would opt out. In fact, in 2009 he took out a billboard ad near his New York headquarters in Time Square. It read, “We decided not to join the recession. Our increase is over 25%”.

How is this possible in the midst of a recession? Well, simply put, you don’t focus on the problem. You insist on finding a solution.

In an article by an award-winning Finnish reporter, Rita Tainola, who interviewed Nygard, she wrote, “Business tycoon Peter Nygård has increased his net sales in the midst of the recession. He is, however, pessimistic about the worldwide recovery…. This businessman is doing fine while the rest of the world is coughing.”

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Peter Nygard’s success in Winnipeg is very well known

What does it take to achieve the levels of success that fashion mogul Peter Nygard has experienced? Can just anyone do it? Achieving success is one thing, but being beloved by your town, your city, your country is something else entirely. Nygard managed to accomplish both.

In the city of Winnipeg, located in Canada’s Manitoba Province, Peter Nygard’s success is very well known and his presence is widely felt even by visitors. Every individual flying into Winnipeg is greeted with a sign of Peter Nygard welcoming them to Winnipeg.

Fifty years ago, this Finnish Canadian parlayed an eight-thousand-dollar investment in a struggling fashion business into a fashion empire reported to be yielding hundreds of millions today.

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