Kenzo x H&M Launches Next Week…

and I absolutely HATE it.  I really don’t understand why they even bothered with the collaboration.  Sure, I haven’t actually purchased anything from any of H&M’s collabs since, oh, I don’t know, Marni, and haven’t “loved” an entire collection since Lanvin (actually, I think that was the only collection I was absolutely IN LOVE with.  […]

Yorkville’s NEW Sephora a Disappointment

The Sephora in Toronto’s Bloor/Yorkville neighbourhood recently moved to a new, bigger location a block or so east.  I have to admit that I was excited about the move – a bigger spot means more room for products, right?  After all, I’m pretty much a Sephora addict – I’ve been a VIBRouge for at least […]

Notes on Nordstrom Eaton Centre: Likes and Dislikes

I went back to Nordstrom at the Toronto Eaton Centre this past weekend (so I can get the security tags taken off) and checked out the store in a bit more detail.  All in all, it’s a great place to shop – a happy medium between a The Bay (well, a more “typical” store, anyway […]

Nordstrom Eaton Centre Pre-Open Gala

Nordstrom held a pre-opening gala at their Eaton Centre store on Wednesday featuring shopping, fashion shows as well as delicious bites.  Proceeds, which totalled over $270,000, are going to various organizations including the Hospital for Sick Children, Covenant House and Women’s College Hospital. A (small) crowd shot Shot from the fashion show featuring interesting headgear […]

A Sneak Peek at La Maison Simons

La Maison Simons (aka Simons) opens its first store in the GTA on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga.  This 175 year old Quebec-based department store (and oldest still-running family business in Canada) is truly a store for EVERYONE, with price points ranging from affordable to higher end.   On […]

Nordstrom Rack coming to Yonge & Bloor

Well, not for another two years, but still (and hopefully, the markets will be a bit less volatile.  Not super-happy with my investment portfolio right now, but at least the markets opened higher today (February 16)).   I’m not surprised that they are – Yonge and Bloor is slowly becoming more “mid-range” or entry level lux, […]

Christian Louboutin Lands in Yorkville

…and apparently in the perfect location!  According to Retail Insider, the shoe line known for its red soles is going to be moving into the former home of Maison de la Presse later this year.  The gorgeous Victorian architecture makes it ideal for the brand – it DOES have that “glam” effect, after all!  Christian […]

Gilt Acquired by Hudson’s Bay Co. for $250 M

With the acquisition, Gilt will be opening brick and mortar departments at at Off 5th (Saks Fifth Avenue’s “outlet” locations) stores and thus, loses its identity.  Why?  Because Gilt’s philosophy is centred around e-commerce, offering designer fashion, accessories and more at up to 70% of retail price for a limited of time (i.e. items will […]

An Evening with J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and Somsack Sikhounmuong

Earlier this week, I had the chance to go to an event at the J.Crew store in Toronto’s Yorkville area. The RSVP-only event was billed as an evening with J.Crew head Jenna Lyons, but also in attendance was women’s wear designer, Somsack Sikhounmuong, who I learned last night is from Oshawa.  The event was very […]

Petites at J. Crew Brick and Mortar Stores!

Well, at Yorkdale and the Eaton Centre in Toronto, anyway.  I am unsure about petite availability in other cities.  While the collection is very small (for example, only two washes in the Toothpick jean, perhaps three style of dresses and a handful of Tippi sweaters were among the pieces available).  We shorter women no longer […]

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