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!

Floral Embroidered Faux Suede Jacket

This soft faux suede jacket boasts floral embroidery on the sleeves, an angled hem and an open front with cascading lapels.

This lightweight stretch faux suede is made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex (exclusive of trim) and full details can be found here.

Cutout Knit Dress

Make a splash at the office or at the party Friday night!

This slim-fitting knee-length knit dress with 3/4 sleeves and cutouts at the neckline will definitely make you feel good about yourself!

The regular size is 38 inches long and it's made of 65% viscose and 35% nylon (exclusive of trimming).

Get full details on this showstopper here.

Nygard Celebrates 50 Years in Fashion

The Winnipeg Sun published a two-page spread detailing the spectacular gala event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NYGÅRD.

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Peter Nygard 50th Gala Recap

Here's a recap of the 50th Anniversary Gala Event in Winnipeg celebrating Peter Nygard's 50 years in the fashion industry

Peter Nygard Donates $100K to CancerCare Manitoba

NYGARD International, in keeping with its commitment to support cancer research, on Friday presented a $100,000 donation to CancerCare Manitoba.

NYGARD vice chairman Jim Bennett presented the donation to CancerCare Manitoba president and CEO Annitta Stenning, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration event.

Read the full story here.

Nygards 50th anniversary party rivals Hollywood bash

Dressed in a tux and tails and making a grand entrance surrounded by supermodels, fashion mogul Peter Nygard threw a 50th anniversary party for his Nygard International in Winnipeg on Friday night that rivaled any Hollywood bash.

The sold-out, black-tie gala at the RBC Convention Centre featured 1,800 guests, a dining area that looked like Arctic tundra, a New York-style fashion show and a VIP list with dignitaries from Finland, country star Tanya Tucker, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, deputy premier Heather Stefanson, MP Terry Duguid and a video greeting from Winnipeg Jets and Finnish hockey superstar Teemu Selanne.

Models, dressed in military-style jean bomber jackets with Nygard’s image on the back, greeted guests and then put on a runway show featuring fashions from the five decades of Nygard’s career, set to booming music and flashing lights.

Read the full story here.

Peter Nygard Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon cutting celebrating the expansion of Peter Nygard’s Inkster location with former lieutenant-governor Pearl McGonigal, Scott Johnson MLA(St. James) , 40 year employee Rene Law & Vice Chair Mr Jim Bennett.

Park 50 is where the Associates can experience an beautiful outside environment & Museum inside that celebrates all of Peter Nygard‘s business & personal accomplishments.

Peter Nygard cuts ribbon on Winnipeg expansion

International fashion mogul Peter Nygard opened a new $5-million expansion to his Winnipeg operations, celebrating 50 years in business. Xiaoli Li spoke with Nygård himself about his reinvestment into Winnipeg.

Nygard Fashion sees $5-million expansion

Fashion mogul Peter Nygård’s childhood home, a one-room homestead with some original furniture, is tucked into a corner of the entrance to his recently renovated 155,000-square foot head office and distribution building on Inkster Boulevard.

Nygård, 40-year employee Rene Law and 48-year employee Irene Golinski cut the ribbon Wednesday to officially unveil the $5-million expansion to the building and celebrate the 50th anniversary of his company.

The Inkster building, which opened in 1976, is a large leap from the company’s humble beginnings on Adelaide Street in 1968, Nygård told an assembled crowd of about 200 people, including employees, family, friends and some dignitaries. Guests included former lieutenant-governor Pearl McGonigal, MLA Scott Johnson (St. James) and Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan).

Read the full story here.

Sequin Detail Modern Slim Leg Pull-On Jeans

These slim leg pants with sequin detailing on the back pocket are about to become a wardrobe staple, with a pull-on waistband, 5 pockets, belt loops and stretch denim fabric for maximum comfort.

The regular size has a 30 inch inseam (with a 14 inch leg opening) and they are made of 65% cotton, 22% polyester, 12% rayon and 1% elastane (exclusive of trimming).

Get complete details here.

Nygard Plus store opening in Ottawa

Come work with us! 

Our brand new NYGÅRD PLUS store is coming to Carlingwood Shopping Centre in Ottawa October 2018, and we want you to join our team. 

We're looking for talented, enthusiastic people to join us as management and sales associates. 

View our postings or email your resume to today.

NYGARD 50th Anniversary Celebration

NYGARD is kicking off its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00pm by having a ribbon cutting ceremony at our recently upgraded head office and distribution facility at 1771 Inkster BLVD.

This expansion features a completely new façade and a museum that houses many NYGÅRD artifacts including the original Deloraine homestead.

Everyone is invited to join this celebration tickets available through our Winnipeg Nygard stores or online @

Chain Detail Polka Dot Tank Top

A sleeveless top with a notch neckline and a decorative toggle clasp embellishment.

This tank top is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex and full details can be found here.

Nygard Fashion Summer Jeans

With summer looking like it's still here for awhile, these two trendy pieces from Peter Nygard are still available to slide into your wardrobe right now.

Shorts are no stranger to summer time. If you are on the lookout for something new, try these frayed skimmer shorts made for your summer needs.

Regular Cropped jeans? Yawn! These have been around long and have probably become your ordinary pick up bottom. Not stylish enough anymore ? Ditch the ordinary hems for these ravishing flare hems with side bows that pull off a different yet classy look .

See more at the Nygard blog here.

3 jackets you need in your wardrobe

Lightweight Denim - This is denim, but not as you know it. Updating classic pieces is a great way to stay fashionable and on-trend, without breaking the bank, and this denim jacket is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this season. Cut from a lightweight lyocell denim fabric, its drawstring waist allows you to create a fitted or boyfriend silhouette, depending on your desired look.

Utility-Chic - Meet your perfect springtime cover-up! This beautiful utility jacket, crafted from super-soft lyocell, will add instant curb appeal to your look and elevate existing pieces in your wardrobe. Its neutral khaki shade creates an off-duty feel that mixes and matches with a wide variety of colours and patterns, meaning you can add it as an easy layering piece to almost any outfit combination.

Pretty Pastels - You can never go wrong with basics, and this modern take on the structured denim jacket is guaranteed to become one of your most worn pieces to date. Available in a pretty buttercup yellow shade and pastel blue, this figure-flattering piece features functional pockets and intricate eyelet lace detail that adds a feminine touch.

Lace-Up Ribbed Raglan Sweater

This sweater boasts raglan sleeves with metal laced-up grommets at the shoulders and a fitted body in a rib knit.

This pullover sweater is made of 80% Viscose and  20% Nylon and can be Machine Washed in Cold Water.

Get full details here.

Colourblock Stripe Mock Neck Sweater

A mock neck sweater in a super soft knit, with a colourblock stripe pattern, metallic embellishments and a flattering cut that skims the body.

This cotton acrylic pullover is made of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic.

Get full details here.

Lace-Up Grommet Ankle Pants

Here's a pair of chic fly front ankle pants with shiny grommets and lace-up details at the hem.

The regular size (size 8) has a 27 inch inseam with a 12.5 inch leg opening.

These pull-on pants are made of 67% rayon, 28% nylon and 5% spandex (exclusive of trimming).

Get full details here.

Faux Suede Cascade Front Jacket

An open front jacket with a cascading collar and panel details in a vintage-style faux suede.

The petite size is 24 long, is made of 100% polyester and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

SLIM Blazer

Make a statement in this fitted blazer with professional appeal.

The all black look is super chic or spice it up in all red or blue - sure to set you apart in the boardroom.

This classic shape gets modern updates with a silver front button and 4 buttons at the bottom of the sleeve as well as leather details on the side pockets and collar.

Pair with our matching pants or mix and match.

This Slim Blazer is made of 68% Rayon, 28% Nylon and 4% Spandex.  Get full details here.

Luxe Denim Slims Skimmer with Frayed Hem

The skimmer style features a frayed hem that is totally on trend.

Ultimate comfort and compression in a luxurious look and feel – all the attributes you love about our Slims Luxe line now comes in our new Denim addition!

Our exclusive Denim 360 fabric has 4-way stretch and 24/7 recovery, giving you a perfect fit every time.

A pull on style with a concealed 4" midsection minimizer and 2" visible waistband for the perfect 5 pocket style jean.

Offering gentle compression to maximize figure flattering fit, the end result is all day confidence, Luxe Denim style.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygards Business Approach

While the advent of the Internet has brought some security challenges to our lives, it has also opened up a deep well of resources for businesses across the world, and has given entrepreneurs access to lots of strategies and tools to help them achieve success. A particular advantage is the ability to review the successful steps of others.

Another area fashion mogul Peter Nygard focused on to align various parts of his business to ensure success was in product development and product delivery.

One of his organizational processes is to determine the customers’ views and desires to ensure there is a match between what the customer wants and what products his company is producing.

Nygard used a type of 360-degree approach to be able to discover his customers’ views. In addition to asking the customer directly, the company was one of the first to formally invite the sales agent into the product development process at the start of the design cycle to have their input on the customers’ views.

Read the full story here.

Slim Leg Stirrup Pants

A pair of chic fly front stirrup pants in a smooth ponte knit fabric, with elastic stirrups at the hem for a streamlined silhouette.

The petite size has a 25 inch inseam and 9.5 inch leg opening.   This ponte knit is made of 67% rayon, 28% nylon and 5% spandex (exclusive of trimming).

Get full details here.

Nygard Slims - 3 things every girl should know

First time shopping at Nygard? No problem. Here are 3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims…

Botanical Swirl Print Crew Neck Top

Here's a simple top with a slim silhouette, 3/4 sleeves and crew neck that is boosted with an eye-catching allover swirl print.

This Heather interlock knit is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Peter Nygard rags to riches story

Everyone knows Peter Nygards Fashion success but few know of his early years in this rags to riches story.

Lyocell Utility Vest

An updated sleeveless utility jacket made with an ultra soft Lyocell fabric.

Features flap hip and chest pockets, a drawstring waist and a zipper front with a covered placket. 

The petite size is 24.5 inches long and it's made of 100% Lyocell.

Get full information here.

Clip Dot Chiffon Tiered Bell Sleeve Blouse

Raised dots adorn this semi-sheer woven top with cropped tiered bell sleeves, a lined body, a V neck and back keyhole button closure.

The regular size is 25 inches long and it's made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Nygard 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Jacket

This limited-edition jean jacket features glitzy ribbon detailing encrusted with gold-tone spikes, rhinestones and chain, plus patches, gold-tone hardware and a screen printed photo of fashion designer and mogul Peter J. Nygård. 

 Made of 55% cotton, 22% rayon, 19% polyester and 4% spandex this jean jacket can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Nygard Slims Features and Performance

In developing this one-of-a-kind product , Peter Nygård recognized shape wear was trending and anticipated where the market was headed. Using his extensive background in knits, he created a compression bottom that is the best fit in the industry, and available at an outstanding price point. Nygård SLIMS are the first of its kind in the world.

Leopard Lace Cowl Neck Tunic

A soft jersey knit tunic boasting a cowl neck collar with leopard lace lining at the neckline.

This premium jersey is made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex and complete details can be found here.

Nygard Fashion Show Concept

Metallic Leopard Print Tee

You can see why this top is in the Jungle Queen collection! 

Here's a 3/4 sleeve T-shirt with a gold-tone metallic leopard print and deep slits on the sleeve.

 This premium jersey is made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex and more information can be found here.

Brushstroke Print Textured Top

Looking to add some color to your wardrobe?  There are several color themes available.

An abstract brushstroke print graces this textured knit top with a scoop neck and 3/4 sleeves.

This 3/4 sleeve T-shirt texture jersey is made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex and full details can be found here.

The story of Peter Nygards success

After graduating from North Dakota University in 1964 with a degree in business, Finnish-Canadian designer Peter Nygård decided to pursue his ambition, purchasing 20% of a struggling women’s clothing brand.

Just 3 years later he bought out the company entirely and transformed it into the vibrant fashion house it is today.

Since then Nygård has received numerous accolades: some of his most notable include being the founder of the Manitoba Fashion Institute, becoming an appointed member of the Canadian Apparel Manufacturer’s Institute and even playing an influential role in establishing the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Fast forward to 2017 and NYGÅRD is proud to be celebrating 50 years in the fashion industry.

See more of Peter's story here.

Travel Print Crew Neck Top

Like to travel? This tee is for you!

It's a simple top with a slim silhouette, 3/4 sleeves and crew neck is boosted with an eye-catching allover travel motif.

The regular size is 26 inches long and it's made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Abstract Print Fit and Flare Dress

This knee-length fit and flare dress features a scoop neck, cap sleeves, panels for shape and an abstract print.

The regular size (8) is 40 inches long and it's made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get gull details here.

Leopard Print Flutter Sleeve Dress

A dress with a flowing body, a high neck choker collar with a key hole cutout, layered flutter sleeves with open crochet details and a concealed zipper back closure.

The regular dress size is 38 inches long and it's made of 93% rayon and 7% spandex (exclusive of trimming). 

Get full details here.

Bell Hem Jeans

Regular Cropped jeans . Yawn!

These have been around long and have probably become your ordinary pick up bottom. Not stylish enough anymore ?

Ditch the ordinary hems for these ravishing flare hems with side bows that pull off a different yet classy look .

Get the look of luxury denim that takes you from day to night with these bell hem crop jeans by Peter Nygård Jeans, featuring a crop flare with decorative ties, high-polish grommets and frayed hems.

Paired up with even the simplest shirt and heels – count on these jeans to do the talking .

Available in colors deep blue and white.

Check them out here.

Lace-Up Trim Jean Jacket

The traditional jean jacket gets an fashion update!

The jean jacket gets a modern update thanks to laced-up grommets, mesh sleeves and mesh back.

Features a collarless design, open front, front patch pockets and silver-tone hardware.

The regular size is 20 inches long and it's made of 79% cotton, 20% polyester and 1% spandex (exclusive of trimming).

Get full details here.

Lace Print Denim Shirt

A denim shirt featuring an allover paisley lace print, button front, long sleeves with roll tabs and a curved hem.

 The regular size is 29 inches long and this 4 oz cotton denim blouse is made of 100% cotton.

Get full details here.

Sheer Lace Sleeve Blouse

A peasant-inspired blouse with a shirred neckline and Y-neck collar, plus sheer lace paneled sleeves.

Get full details here.

PN360 Fly Front Skinny Cuff Jeans

These skinny cuff jeans have a slimming fit from waist to ankle plus an on-trend cuffed hem, with 5 functional pockets, belt loops, a fly front opening and a mid rise.

PN360º features a hidden waistband for discreet slimming and our exclusive full-motion, 4-way Stretch 360º fabric that contours and streamlines.

Get a polished denim look, 24/7 shape retention and fit recovery for a sculpting effect that takes you from day to night.

These stretch 360º denim jeans are made of 55% cotton, 22% rayon, 19% polyester and 4% spandex.

Get full details here.

Skimmer Shorts

Shorts are no stranger to summer time.

If you are on the lookout for something new, try these frayed skimmer shorts made for your summer needs .

The frayed pattern that runs through the length has everything to portray that degree of summer coolness you desire .

The elastic band at the waist is a bonus making it a comfortable and at the same time a hip flattering choice.

Available in white and sky blue it is bound to go with any of your summer clothes .

All in all a winner for days in the sun.

Check out the Nygard Blog here.

Tropical Palm Floral Print Tee

A basic T-shirt is boosted with an allover tropical leaf and bird of paradise flower print, a smooth fabric and small side slits.

This spun jersey is made of 100% polyester and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Metal Bar Crisscross Strap Top

A smooth, slinky top that features a crossover strap neckline with a high-shine metallic bar, cap sleeves, side ruching and a curved hem.

The regular size is 25 inches long and comes in several amazing colors.

It's made of 95% acetate and 5% spandex and you can get more information here.

Peter Nygard Business Strengths

While the 2018 series salutes fashion mogul Peter Nygård’s Golden Jubilee detailing his rags to riches story, his incredible business success over these past fifty years and an inside look at how he did it, The Clifton Review will also continue to address current affairs as they relate to the good of The Bahamas.

As a reminder, in the example from fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s business, the company’s strength back in the ‘80s wasthat they made a great—in fact, considered the best—polyester product.

Another strength for Nygard’s company was their internal process for product development that allowed them to produce a top notch product.

Nygard’s company weakness that he overcame was that his core product, even though the best on the market, was only one type at that time.

Read the full story here.

Pull-On Capri with Snap Detail

You can go anywhere in this denim capri.

The cropped pant features a faux fly front, elastic waistband & cute snap buttons at the hem.

It's comfortable enough to wear all day long.

These Pull-On Capri's are made of 75% Cotton, 24% Polyester and 1% Spandex.

Get full details here.

Floral Border Crochet Cardigan

Airy crochet defines this delicately stylish cardigan with a floral border, a hook closure at the neckline and 3/4 sleeves.

The regular size is 23 inches long and the 3/4 sleeve cardigan Crochet knitwear is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.

Sheer Open Front Cascade Vest

This airy vest in a semi-sheer Georgette fabric features a cascading open front in a solid tone, while the abstract pattern on the back adds contrast to this light and feminine topper.

 Sheer Open Front Cascade Vest Vest Solid Lightweight Georgette 100% Polyester, Contrast: 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex.

Get more details here.

Peter Nygard - Here we grow again

People now have another reason to visit the Canada One Factory Outlets location on Lundy’s Lane, with Canadian clothing giant Nygard opening a new Nygard Slims outlet at the shopping centre.

But Nygard’s presence at the centre isn’t exactly new: the retailer has had one of its Tanjay N Alia clothing brand stores at the centre for years, said Nygard regional manager Lindsey Butler.

“Being here for a number of years and being successful, customers know where to find us already, and they love the brand,” she said at the Nygard Slims store opening on Saturday.

Nygard also opened its first Nygard Plus store in Canada, catering to plus-sized women, at the Seaway Mall in Welland recently, said Butler.

The retailer, headquartered in Winnipeg, is celebrating a milestone this year: a half century of business in a notoriously competitive sector.

“Fifty years in business says it all,” said Butler. “We’re Canadian, we’re a well-made product.”

Read the full story here.

Peter Nygard holds Canada Day party

Just as Canada opened its doors and welcomed Peter Nygård and his family when they emigrated from Finland in the 1950s, so did Mr. Nygård open the doors of Valhalla to his friends and neighbours for a celebration of Canada Day.

Nygård hosted the Canada Day celebrations at Valhalla, his expansive newly renovated cottage on Falcon Lake. The event featured pony rides, games for children, a temporary tattoo station, kayaking, a water trampoline, roaming performances and a full show by legendary Las Vegas magician and mentalist Simon Winthrop, a volleyball tournament, karaoke, a BBQ, and a spectacular private fireworks show produced by Archangel Fireworks.

Read the full story here.

Floral Scarf Print Tee

Here's a basic T-shirt is elevated with a bright floral scarf print and a curved hem.

The petite size is 24.5 inches long and is made of 95% cotton 5% spandex.

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3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims

Here are 3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims…

#1 Waistbands

These aren’t just any ordinary leggings. Our waistband designs are about to change your whole outlook on how pants should fit! Our bottoms are made with a carefully designed waistband, in 3 different sizes. 2.5 inches, 3.5 inches and 4 inches, meaning you can choose a waistband which flatters your figure.

#2 SlimCurve™ Technology

Let’s get down to the serious stuff. Our leggings mean business and we pride ourselves on superior quality that outshines the rest. Every legging is created using our 4-way stretch fabric, offering 360° of unrivaled comfort.

#3 Variety

We all need classic leggings in our wardrobe. Let’s face it, we live in them! However, on-trend pieces are just as important when it comes to creating a hard-working wardrobe. Leggings are our specialty, which is why we offer a variety of different designs to choose from.

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