Tag Archives: Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Lacoste Celebrates A Milestone: The Crocodile Turns 85

Lacoste comes from the roots and mechanical brain of a particular athlete, René Lacoste, over 85 years ago. He was a tennis player who used to have to wear long-sleeved shirts and even ties while he was playing in the heat, running reactively towards his next shot. He realized that there was a better way to stay cool, look presentable and with this idea in mind, brought something new to tennis back in 1926, the invention of the polo shirt. Nicknamed ‘The Crocodile’ from other tennis players for his skill and based on what we have read, biting style on[Read More]

Breitling Opened It’s Doors in Yorkdale To Eager Watch Enthusiasts

We had the opportunity of going to the new Breitling store before it opened in Yorkdale Shopping Centre. This is the newest of their many locations in Canada, so it’s nice to see the historic watch brand expand more north of the border. The showroom is tailored to the buying habits of hundreds of Canadian and North American buyers. If it’s your first time to the store or if you are an avid customer of the brand you can find something that works for you. We love that Breitling listens to their customers and it shows in the collection of[Read More]

LXRY Exclusive Interview: Fashion Photographer Victor Demarchelier

Victor Demarchelier, son of legendary fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, sat down with us for a brief interview. Yorkdale Shopping Centre is launching it’s Spring 2015 campaign, What’s Next, with Victor as their very special guest! Here is our interview with Victor Demarchelier: LXRY: Tell us about yourself. VD: I was born and raised in New York. I grew up with the fashion industry and would say I had an early appreciation for both photography and fashion. When I was in college I studied economics and fine art but loved printmaking. I’ve always loved creative things so shortly after college I got more into[Read More]

Yorkdale Brings Shoppers Even More Luxury Retail

Yorkdale Shopping Centre been very busy…to say the least. They have completely brought luxury to the area, where decades ago, didn’t have anything. Accessible by transit, tons of parking (yet almost always full), it’s continued to bring brands unique stores like Tesla to it. But it’s done it again. Yorkdale has brought even more luxury retailers to it’s skylight shopping centre, making it a hub for luxury shoppers all around the Greater Toronto Area. If you want to find out more, read the full story from our friends at Retail Insider: YORKDALE CREATES A WORLD-CLASS LUXURY WING

Salvatore Ferragamo To Make It’s 2nd Entrance Into The Canadian Marketplace

[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[Read More]

David Yurman To Showcase New Designs In New Yorkdale Location

[J]ewellery 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[Read More]

John Varvatos Brings New York Style To Canada

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[Read More]

AllSaints Brings Confident British Style To Canada’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre

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[Read More]

Mulberry Brings Luxury English Fashion Into Canadian Market

[I]conic 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[Read More]

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Plans For $331 Million Expansion

$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[Read More]