Fashion News – Canada Goose to Open in Downtown Vancouver

The exceedingly popular Toronto-based company Canada Goose has announced they will be occupying a 4000 square foot space in the upper level of Vancouver’s Pacific Centre mall. The store will be located near the Apple Store – across from Harry Rosen and will feature fun Canadian themed décor such as marble polar bear sculptures made by Jason Carter, a Canadian Indigenous artist. The company, known for its down-filled coats have boosted business exponentially at department stores in Vancouver such as Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew, with some styles of jackets being pre-sold-out before even reaching the store. Local fans of the brand and tourists alike will be welcoming the store excitedly, which will be open in time for Christmas 2018. Continue reading “Fashion News – Canada Goose to Open in Downtown Vancouver”

Fashion News – Bottega Veneta to Open First Canadian Standalone

Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre is quickly becoming a coveted spot for designer brand’s looking to open standalone stores. The latest to announce its Canadian debut is Bottega Veneta, expected to open this coming winter. The 4700 square foot space will open across from Holt Renfrew Men’s and beside Hugo Boss. Vancouver International Airport carries a range of Bottega Veneta accessories in their concession and you can find smaller collections of the luxury brand at department stores across the country, however, this will be the first full-line store to land in Canada. Continue reading “Fashion News – Bottega Veneta to Open First Canadian Standalone”

Fashion News – Real Housewife Roxy Earle Launches Clothing Collection

The extravagant and ever so bubbly Roxy Earle is launching a collection with Le Chateau that drops today. Best known for her stint on The Real Housewives of Toronto, Roxy quickly became the most lovable lady on the show and caught the eyes of fans with her inspiring personality. Earle is now an avid body positive activist and is taking steps to change the fashion world. After being sent clothing from Canadian retailer, Le Chateau and being impressed by their inclusive size range, Roxy sat down with the team to create an “all sizes” collection including pieces made to fit every type of body. “This is the first time in North America that a big girl can walk into a store with her best friend and shop off the same rack. That’s a big deal. This is a moment in Canadian fashion and I’m proud that I’ve somehow created it.” Continue reading “Fashion News – Real Housewife Roxy Earle Launches Clothing Collection”

Fashion News – Maison Simons to Occupy Former Sears Space

Large retail spaces formerly occupied by Sears are starting to get scooped up. The latest announcement – Maison Simons will be settling into its new quarters at CF Fairview Pointe Claire in Montreal. This will be the French Canadian company’s 16th retail location. Maison Simons is excited about their expansion of physical spaces through Canada. President of the company, Peter Simons says, “As we continue to grow inside and outside of Quebec, we know that physical locations are a vital part of the retail experience and go hand-in-hand with the growing digital economy.” The two-level, 100,000 square foot store will be one of the first steps in a new project to build a city centre on Montreal’s West Island. Continue reading “Fashion News – Maison Simons to Occupy Former Sears Space”

Fashion News – Allbirds Shoes Opens Queen Street Pop-Up

San Francisco based Allbirds, which claims to be the world’s most comfortable shoes, has opened up a temporary retail space in Toronto’s fashionable “West Queen West” area. After launching their Canadian e-tail in March and hosting two pop-ups in Nordstrom in Vancouver and Toronto earlier this year, the new space is being used as a test to determine if the company’s next move will be to place permanent brick-and-mortar locations in Canada. Founded in 2014 by former professional soccer player Tim Brown and biotech engineer and renewable materials expert, Joey Zwillinger, Allbirds is formed on the philosophy of using natural materials, and an “ongoing mantra to create better things in a better way.” Continue reading “Fashion News – Allbirds Shoes Opens Queen Street Pop-Up”