Bay Queen Street: Big Shoe Department, Still No Small Sizes

I finally had the chance to visit the new shoe department at Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street.  The new space, which has been touted as the biggest shoe department in Canada (and apparently, second biggest in North America), carries brands ranging from more budget-friendly lines such as Nine West to luxury brands, including Christian Louboutin and […]

Hudson’s Bay Says Yes to Kleinfeld

For many years, Toronto’s brides-to-be looked for their wedding gowns from various boutiques like White, Vera Wang and Ritché.  Despite being a large city, no department store had a bridal salon.  This will all end in early 2014, when Kleinfeld Bridal (yes, THAT Kleinfeld) opens a 20,000 square foot shop at the Queen Street store […]

Gothic Black with a Splash of Colour at Greta Constantine

The Greta Constantine Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection opened with a splash of colour – models in dresses in bright greens, blues, oranges and more strutted down the long L-shaped runway at the Arcadian Loft  s before things went a little more goth with a high concentration of blacks (and a little bit of white).     […]

From Shorty Stories: Super High Heels: Your Take?

Toronto style blogger Backseat Stylers recently posted about Charlotte Olympia’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection of devastingly gorgeous shoes. While they’re very pretty to look at, practically every one of them has a super-high heel. According to the Charlotte Olympia website, many are as high as close to 5 3/4″ (the Dolly Slingback, shown below, is listed […]

Barbara Bui at The Bay Queen Street

French designer Barbara Bui was on hand at The Bay, Queen Street on Thursday discussing her line with Canadian fashion personality, Jeanne Beker.  Guests were treated to delicious appetizers prior to the discussion and were entertained by a DJ.  The event was held at The Room. Jeanne Beker (right) interviews Barbara Bui (left) Some of […]

TopShop Officially Opens in Toronto!

After months of having small sections at The Bay on Queen Street, TopShop and TopMan finally opened its doors at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.  Crowds (and a decent size one, considering that it’s a work day) lined up outside of the store, waiting to get in.  Because there was limited space, security was only allowing […]

Webitor’s Picks: Colour Block Ruche Dress from INC International Concepts

E-commerce is back at The Bay!  Many of the brands found in the historic Canadian department store can now be bought right from the comfort of your home, office or local coffee shop, just with a click of a mouse.   Luxury labels found in The Room, however, are not available.  Anyway, I recently picked up […]

TopShop at HBC is Here and Scarf Giveaway! – Congrats Nin!

Well, sort of, anyway.  A capsule collection, curated by Tommy Ton, opened at the Bay on Queen Street in Toronto on June 29, one day earlier than originally planned.  The collection consists of Tommy Ton’s favourite TopShop pieces will be at the store until the first OFFICIAL location opens at Yorkdale’s Bay store in September.  […]

TopShop Will Open First Canadian Store at Yorkdale

  Confirmed right here, people!  UK’s hottest export, TopShop, will open its first Canadian location at Yorkdale’s Bay store.  The official date, according to HBC’s website is September 20.  However, if you’re looking for a TopShop fix earlier, there will be a TopShop Summer Takeover – “pop-up” stores opening at many Bay locations across the […]

Bloggers at the Bay

Several bloggers particpiated in a documentary shot at the White Space at The Bay Queen Street on Wednesday afternoon. Particpiating blogs included For Those About to Shop, A la Mode: Fusion of Effects as well as With Love Gabrielle. Some pictures:  Isabel from Hipster Musings (right) being interviewed Laura (left) from For Those About to Shop […]

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