Investing is like Shopping…Kinda

A few years ago, I started building up my investment portfolio.  I started paying more attention to business news and the stock market – probably a little later than I should have.  My dad is in finance, but unlike my mom, who TRIED to get me interested in IT (didn’t work – if one can […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 the store started carrying a small selection of petite sizes.  Good news for a short […]

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, […]

Should Fashion Week Re-shift Season Focus?

Using the current model, fashion weeks in pretty much ALL MARKETS show clothing which won’t be available for months – typically showings are held approximately four or five months before pieces hit the market.  In other words, it has not caught up with social media.  And since every single fashion publication is on social, most […]

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 […]

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