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… Continue Reading

Toronto Premium Outlets at Halton Hills

…what a disappointment!  I spent much of Friday up there, just to see what it was all about.  After all, the mall has been around for more than a year.  I knew, going in, not to expect Woodbury Common in… Continue Reading

Malls are the Place for Luxury Brands?

A recent post from CCP Luxury noted that luxury brands are more likely to launch in malls than on “high streets” here in Canada.  But it wasn’t always this way.  Usually, people expect that such stores go to, say, Bloor… Continue Reading

Shopping at Nordstrom Ottawa

Nordstrom, Ottawa, Nordstrom Ottawa, Rideau Centre, Shopping

Over the weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Ottawa, his hometown.  It’s funny, when people think of Ottawa, they think boring and dowdy.  It is a government town, the capital of Canada, after all.  On one of… Continue Reading

Shoppers Drug Mart Launches Online Beauty Store

Shoppers Drug Mart’s beautyBOUTIQUE.ca has officially launched!  Marketing Magazine says notes that Shoppers has “entered the online shopping arena,” but they’re only half right.  Shoppers has had murale.ca for a number of years.  Brands on the Beauty Boutique site include… Continue Reading

Pop-Up Farmer’s Market at Club Monaco Yorkville

Well, not exactly a “farmer’s market” in the sense of Brickworks, but definitely delicious treats and more!  The pop-up will be outside the Club Monaco flagship store on Bloor and Avenue Road from now until mid-fall, according to the press… Continue Reading

J.Crew Switching Canada to Borderfree

Currently, Canadians can shop J.Crew’s clothing using a similar method as Americans, with the exception that prices include duties charged.  While the prices are in US dollars, we enjoy the same (or similar) coupon codes at the same time.  However,… Continue Reading

Stores That Need to Come to Yorkville!

With all the construction in Yorkville, I’m amazed people are still coming.  But I think the nasty construction in the area is deterring some stores from opening here sooner.  That, and, of course, the lack of space (which is an… Continue Reading

Ann Taylor Bought by Ascena: Thoughts

Most people who care probably have already heard the news, which was all over the business pages on Monday – Ann Inc., which owns Ann Taylor and LOFT, was purchased by Ascena, the company that owns Lane Bryant and Dress… Continue Reading