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My Favourite Places To Shop in Canada

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I’ve been hanging out in Toronto, Canada for the last 2.5 months and it’s been a full two years since my last visit here. There are so many people and things that I’ve missed and I wanted to shed a spotlight on some great brands and stores that I love in Canada.

If you’re planning a trip here or just looking to discover some new favourites – these are the places I always make a point of stopping in at when I’m back for a visit.

Yes, there are lots of little boutiques I love to shop – but I wanted this post to focus on larger chains that you can find in major cities across Canada. Whether you are visiting Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary or elsewhere.

Here’s my shopping list! (more…)

Saks Off 5th Opens in Beverly Hills, California

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Bargain hunters rejoice!  

Saks Off 5th opened a brand new location in Beverly Hills earlier this month. The luxury disount retailer to sister store, Saks Fifth Avenue has brought its hipper, edgier urban-style store to LA. The store design includes rolling racks and pink neon signage.

Traditionally, Saks Off 5th stores are in far-flung locations or in outlet malls at the edge of town. This is the second urban concept of its kind (following in the footsteps of San Francisco) and they are planning more location-friendly outlets in 2016 throughout major cities in Canada and the US.

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The Real Deal on the Deals – I stopped by on opening day and spotted a few of my favourites like Alternative, Wildfox, Free People, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs and an entire rack of Rebecca Minkoff purses. I gotta say the selection was actually pretty pumping that I would definitely return again. They receive new stock weekly.

A little shopping tidbit for you. Only 10% of the inventory at Saks Off 5th is actually clearance product from high-end Saks. The majority of it is purchased by dedicated buyers that stock Saks Off 5th exclusively, leveraging off their existing relationships to get better prices.  (more…)