Retail


More Than Three Quarters of Canadians Shopped Online Last Year. Is This the End of Retail Shops?

More Than Three Quarters of Canadians Shopped Online Last Year. Is This the End of Retail Shops?

Shopping malls may soon become an eyesore of the past.  According to data from Canada Post, more than three quarters of Canadian households (76 per cent) shopped online last year. While occasionally buying on the internet is nothing new, almost a...
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H&M's High End Sister Label COS is Opening Shop in Montreal and Toronto

Both Montreal and Toronto internationally expanding retail markets will have a new resident soon. COS, a contemporary clothing brand owned by the same group that operates H&M, will be opening up shop on both Bloor St. and Ste-Catherine later this year
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This is Everything Canadians Loved on iTunes and the App Store in 2014

Every year, iTunes releases its “Best Of” for each country. Just last week, they finished tallying up the results for Canada’s favourite songs, albums, movies, shows, and apps. Some results may surprise you, others, not so much. But if you live in Canada, chances are your Macintosh owns a few of these 2014 gems
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Loding Opens Second North American Location in First Canadian Place

Just in time for the holidays, Parisian menswear boutique Loding has arrived in Canada to mark its second North American location. And it’s taking over some prime retail real estate in First Canadian Place. Founded in 1998, the Loding house is based on the concept of offering high-quality luxury at affordable prices
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Nordstrom Coming to Calgary on September 19, 2014

In less than three weeks and counting, young professionals in Calgary will have all of their favourite luxury brands laid out over two floors of contemporary space as American retailer Nordstrom opens its doors in Chinook Centre at 9:30am on Friday, September 19
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Event Recap: Brooks Brothers Store Opening on Bloor Street

Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, celebrated the opening of its seventh Canadian store and second flagship in the historic, high-end fashion quarter of Yorkville’s Bloor Street last week, carrying collections for men, women, and children
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We Want to See a Concept Mall in Canada by 2020

The opening of the world's first concept mall in Berlin last week got us thinking: Why don’t we have this here, and when will it arrive? Here’s why we want to see a concept mall in Canada by 2020
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JOOR Revolutionizes the Fashion Wholesale Buying Process

With New York, London and now Milan fashion weeks wrapping up, every fashion professional's days ahead are about the wholesale buyers process. The typically archaic method of placing orders from lines by highlighting line sheets and using a pen and paper to fill out purchase orders has finally evolved, and one company is responsible for this change
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Back to Canadian Basics With Tuck Shop Trading Co.

Inspired by the beloved Canadian north, Toronto-based Tuck Shop Trading Co. is a new brand of luxe yet cozy ready-to-wear accessories that is set to become a quick weekend staple for the country’s in-the-know YP set
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Notable Interview: Tom Mora of J.Crew Calgary

J.Crew's first Calgary shop opened in June 2012 – a notable addition to the city’s retail landscape, for sure. With 5,308 square feet of preppy chic at our fingertips, we sat down with Tom Mora, Head of Women's Design at J.Crew, to get the what's what on the classic label
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