A name that comes synonymous with luxury is the legendary Italian born Salvatore Ferragamo. Born into a family of 14, a young Salvatore discovered his passion for shoes at the tender age of nine, eventually making his way to Naples to study the craft of shoemaking. After a year of studies he returned home to open a tiny shop in his parent’s home. He ended up immigrating to Boston a few years later, where one of his brothers was working in a cowboy boot factory. This was when Salvatore would convince his brothers to move to California, where he opened up a shop for repair and made to measure shoes. Shortly after opening, major celebrities began taking notice and the rest is history.
His creative visions and scientific approach to shoes spawned major fashion innovations such as the wedge and cage …
Jewellery designer David Yurman and wife Sybil have certainly come a long way from their bohemian routes but have definitely managed to keep their heritage strong. With items like the iconic cable bracelet and the buckle collection, it’s no wonder why David Yurman products are in such high demand!
The new Yorkdale store will be the brands first stand-alone Canadian location and will offer the full line of David Yurman products. This will include his classic collection of male watches, an idea that was sprouted from collaboration with his son Evan. The collection is composed of a Chronograph, a Moon Phase option and Three Hand features. Each option includes signature ‘cable design’ detailing on the outside of the watch case – exemplary of the detail that the brand is known so well for.
Especially of note, their delicious fragrances, classically shaped sunglasses …
With such a highly anticipated movie based on such a classic in the works, it’s extremely difficult to capture the full visual spectacle of a movie like The Great Gatsby without looking at the clothes in close detail.
Catherine Martin worked with Brooks Brothers to bring these visions of beautiful suits, tuxedos, dresses and more to life in the iconic movie. GQ reported that Martin created hundreds of looks and outfits for not only the star of the movie, Leo DiCaprio, but for the supporting actors and every other male extra in the film. Quite extraordinary to go into that much detail for a film.
Watch the video below to learn more about the fashion showcased in The Great Gatsby:
Most of the Canadian market might be unfamiliar with White House | Black Market and that’s because it is an American born brand and was until now, unavailable to the rest of the world. Standing at 351 boutique and 24 outlet stores throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, the brand has certainly made it’s entrance into the market since its opening in 1985.
Starting out originally as The White House, a tiny women’s boutique offering only white and ivory apparel and accessories in Maryland and deciding to continue with the monochromatic theme, the owners decided to open up Black Market and combine the two.
The brand has now branched out to include all coloured offerings and great on trend basics with simple silhouettes to ensure complimentary figures to all wearers. The brands aesthetic is similar to the practicality of Old …
Mostly known to us Canadians through his celebrity mentor role on NBC’s Fashion Star and segmented product offerings through Holt Renfrew, John Varvatos is about to make his first full collection debut in the Canadian market.
The Greek American contemporary menswear designer launched his first line in 2000 after heading out a long menswear design career at Polo Ralph Lauren, even leaving his mark on the beginnings of the Polo Jeans Company. Since then he has been not only the recipient of multiple CFDA awards but was also named GQs designer of the year in 2007.
And although there being a strong American lifestyle associated to the brand, the company expressed that even though they are only beginning to fully feel out the Canadian market, they hope there will be a strong connection achieved through …
British born brand, AllSaints Spitafields is no stranger to the fashion industry. The company originally started out in the wholesale industry, although, their beginnings are hardly humble, selling to the likes of Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The brands urban centric aesthetic is what has built them such a devoted following and provided them with consistent growth.
Currently standing at 66 stand-alone stores in the UK, US and Europe, this will mark the brands first location in Canada. The new store stands at around 40 feet tall and makes quite a statement amongst some tough competition in Yorkdale.
It’s hard to miss the store, with a towering wall of original antique sewing machines covering the shopfront and an interior that sports a unique warehouse vibe. The stores decor follows a consistent motif alongside other flagship locations, …
Iconic British lifestyle brand, Mulberry is making its way to Canadian customers; a welcomed release, after years of only being able to purchase their famed leather bags at Holt Renfrew locations. Their first ever Canadian retail location is set to join the ranks alongside many newly joined luxury brands and will stand next to the renowned brand Cartier in Yorkdales new luxury wing.
Canadian shoppers can anticipate the same quality and craftsmanship of their handbags applied to the rest of their accessories and ready-to-wear items. Their spring collection sports classic silhouettes paired with on-trend influences brought on with the definitive subtlety the brand is known for.
Their florals and leathers are poised to be a big hit for the new season – no surprise there – as well as the new shrunken Alexa bag – named after public fashion figure Alexa Chung. …
$331 Million, a large value to improve an already thriving shopping centre. Yorkdale Shopping Centre wants to get even better than it already is. It wants to approve to new generations, audiences, and attract more of a lifestyle shopping experience to their customers.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre has long been a main standing destination for all Canadian shoppers. On April 8th 2013 , the shopping centre announced their 298,000 square foot retail expansion, set to be completed in the Fall of 2016.
With continuous rapid growth, the Yorkdale is on the fast track to become a full-fledged lifestyle destination. The centre not only strives to transcend the average customer experience – by bringing in high-demand retailers, a wide retail mix that offers accessibility to all needs and a welcoming environment – but also offers a playground of inspiration for shoppers to discover and compose …
Throughout the past 175 years, Holt Renfrew has made its mark as a Canadian staple for luxury retail. In continuing to keep its legacy strong, the high-end department store is now taking its iconic magenta history a leap forward into new territory. Catering to the likings of the modern young and trendy shopper, Holts is introducing a new chain of outlet concept stores aimed at mid-market: hr2.
hr2 is unlike any shopping experience in Canada thus far. Stepping into the store, visitors will be greeted with a lively, colourful and modern shopping experience met by new weekly arrivals in womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories and jewellery – a perfect spree for the young and savvy fashion conscious!
Of course, the hr2 atmosphere will keep up with Holt Renfrew’s fashionionable mantra by offering fresh and distinct on-trend styles from leading brands. The exceptional beauty …
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