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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

J. Crew Phases Out Petites In Stores…Again

The other day, I trekked from my barre class at the King/University area to the Eaton Centre.  Whenever I’m at that mall, I make my usual stops, which often includes J. Crew.  After the December holiday season, I noticed that… Continue Reading

Hyba: Active Wear for MOST SIZES…including HEIGHTS!

Hyba is a new brand of active wear by Reitmans that has recently launched across Canada.  Unlike many other national brands, Hyba, which has taken over some Smartset stores (also owned by Reitmans), carries a very wide range of sizes,… Continue Reading

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

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

Long Weekend Traditions: Monday Brunch and Cupcakes

My husband and I have a tradition each holiday weekend.  We have brunch at one particular restaurant.  It’s not exactly a fancy place – in fact, it’s a small chain of breakfast joints called Eggspectation.  And with the exception of… Continue Reading

Mixed Feelings About UNIQLO’s Entrance to Canada

Yesterday, it was announced that UNIQLO, a Japanese fast fashion chain, will open its first Toronto stores in 2016.  One location will be at the Eaton Centre, located on the Dundas side (i.e. opposite end to H&M), while the other… Continue Reading

Saks at Yonge and Queen? Really?

UPDATE: It seems that the Yonge/Bloor spot has been abandoned (for now, anyway) and the Queen Street store will be 150,000 square feet – half the size of the originally planned Yonge/Bloor store.  It is going to be very interesting!… Continue Reading