Fair Trade with Far and Wide Collective

The retail industry has seen many prominent brands promote “fair trade” goods. In recent years, popular clothing and accessory companies have begun marketing their own brands under a variation of the “fair trade” banner. These companies will claim that the… Continue Reading

Holt Renfrew Ottawa and Quebec City Closing

…and honestly, I’m not surprised.  At least not with the Ottawa closing (I have never been to the Quebec City store and am unfamiliar with the city, so I can’t really comment on population and demographics).  I have only been… Continue Reading

Supporting Wellspring Cancer Foundation with Fashion

Wellspring, cancer support, Holt Renfrew, shopping, Toronto, Yorkville, fashion, Elle Canada, Noreen Flanagan, Lisa Tant

Wellspring, an organization dedicated to helping families and individuals cope with a cancer diagnosis through support and education held its annual Well Dressed for Spring fashion event at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street on Monday, January 24.  The event, which was… Continue Reading

Shopping, Availability and Living in Canada

I constantly read in retail-related blogs about the “lack of availability” in Canada when it comes to shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories.  And honestly, I can’t say I understand what they’re talking about.  Sure, there are stores that aren’t… Continue Reading

Favourite Yorkville Area Quick Bite Lunch Spots

Looking for a place to grab a quick lunch while shopping in the Yorkville area?  Here are some of favourite spots… Holts Gourmet: Not only are there cold sandwiches, but soup as well as a wide range of pre-packaged salads… Continue Reading

Holt Renfrew Bloor Street Introduces the H Project

Holt Renfrew’s Director of Brand Strategy, Alexandra Weston, made a personal appearance at the Bloor Street flagship Wednesday afternoon to formally introduce the H Project.  This unique “shop within a shop” highlights “culture, craft and artisans from around the world”… Continue Reading

Beauty, Shopping and Into the Gloss at Holt Renfrew’s ‘Powder Puff’

The beauty event, Powder Puff, was held at Holt Renfrew’s Bloor Street store in Toronto Tuesday evening.  Featuring special guest, Emily Weiss from Into the Gloss, the online beauty publication, who had a brief interview with Lisa Tant (VP, Fashion… Continue Reading

Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week: Day 1

Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week opened last night with its usual Holt Renfrew show.  However, rather than featuring Canadian designers’ Spring/Summer 2013 collections who aren’t having their own shows at World MasterCard FashionWeek, the entire show featured pieces by various… Continue Reading

Shop ‘Til You Drop Hits Toronto

Last night, LouLou Magazine’s annual event, Shop ‘Til You Drop hit the Toronto streets.  Participating stores included Banana Republic, Holt Renfrew, BCBG and the Gap.  Ann Taylor, which opened its first Canadian store at the Eaton Centre last week, featured… Continue Reading