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Guess Will Close 50 North American Stores

Sad news Guess lovers! After struggling sales this year, Paul Marciano, cofounder and CEO of the jeanswear and sportswear firm, has decided to say 'goodbye' to 50 of 488 North American Guess stores at the end of the current fiscal year...

16 Items We Want from Club Monaco’s Labour Day Sale

Fall is right around the corner and while we'll miss summer there's one thing we always look forward to when the season wraps up... End of season sales! We're saying 'see ya!' to warm weather, but 'hello!' to some major style scores.

Shopping Instagram is Now Possible with Nordstrom

With 200 million active users on Instagram, retailers are searching for new and fun ways to engage with customers on the platform that gets the most action from all social networks. Yesterday, Nordstrom announced...

Volvo will Start Selling Cars Online

According to a recent Globe and Mail article, car manufacturer Volvo is taking online shopping to a new level by allowing customers to start order a limited number of Volvo's new 2015 XC90 crossover.

Zara Brings Back Memories of the Holocaust

All eyes are on Zara right now as controversy swirls around a children's top that was removed from stores earlier this morning. Social media users have been buzzing over a white and blue striped shirt that features a yellow "Sheriff" star, likening it to the uniform Jewish prisoners wore in concentration camps during the second world war.

Exact Address of Muji’s First Canadian Location Revealed

An anonymous source forwarded us a lease plan, solving the mystery of the location of minimalist Japanese retailer Muji's first Canadian location. Measuring almost 4,400 square feet, Muji will be smaller than we initially expected, compared to some of its American stores.

Hudson’s Bay Outlet to Open Second Location

Hudson's Bay will continue the expansion of its Hudson's Bay Outlet concept by opening a second location this fall at the Premium Outlets Montreal. The roughly 27,000 square foot store will carry clearance merchandise from its department stores, as does its first location that opened last year in Toronto.

Muji’s First Canadian Store Location Revealed

Muji's first Canadian store will open this December at Toronto's Atrium on Bay. Urban Toronto's ACT7 forwarded us information from the City of Toronto Building Status Application website, indicating that Muji will locate in space C-03 on the ground floor of the retail complex.

#SaleSpy: The eLUXE Warehouse Sale

Today is the first day of the eLUXE Warehouse Sale and we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the sale before it opened to the public. The sale focuses heavily on clothing and is organized by brand...

Gap & Banana Republic are being sued for having outlets that sell “crappy merchandise”!

According to a Racked.com article a California woman is suing Gap and Banana Republic for consumer fraud.

#SaleRoundUp: Back-To-School Clothing Promotions

Right now many of you are planning on going back to school or sending your children back to school. With this season being one of the most expensive times of the year, we know your number #1 priority is saving money. Here is a list of back-to-school clothing promotions...

Back-to-School Online Price Comparisons

The summer is coming to an end and families are gearing up to go back-to-school. Back-to-school season is one of the busiest times for retailers and the season pulls in around $72 billion.

Get Ready Vancouver, The Aritzia Warehouse Sale is Back!!

The Aritzia Warehouse Sale is easily one of the most anticipated warehouse sales in Canada (aside from our Nike and Puma Warehouse sales, of course!) and it's back in Vancouver in just one week...

Staples Will Shut Down 140 Stores Across North America This Year

Today, the Toronto Star reported that Staples Inc. now plans to shut down 140 stores in North America this year in response to online competition that has been effecting the Massachusetts-based office-supply retailer...

8 Clothing Stores That Offer Student Discounts in Canada

It's almost time to hit the books and get back to class! While we're sure a lot of you are dreading it, there are a lot of perks that come with being a student - one of which is student discounts.

Jimmy Choo Opens 1st Canadian Store at Yorkdale

Canada's first free-standing Jimmy Choo store is now open at Toronto'sYorkdale Shopping Centre.

DIY: Matching Cropped Top and Skirt by My Little Secrets

Hello! Another summer DIY tutorial today. Just about the same time last year, I attempted my first DIY Matching Cropped Top and Skirt project, the results were fabulous and I’ve always wanted to try the technique on another dress.

The Altuzarra x Target Lookbook

Earlier this week we gave you a glimpse into Target's next designer collaboration, the Altuzarra x Target collection. The preview was pretty vague but we did see a little peasant blouse & snakeskin action, along with some beautiful burgundy sequinned swatches. Today the entire Altuzarra x Target lookbook was released and we must say, the collection is uber sexy and sophisticated.

13 Online Outlet Stores to Take Advantage Of

There are tons of outlet stores popping up across Canada that promise amazing brands and even better discounts. Unfortunately many of us live more than a stone's throw away from the outlets we want to visit or end up driving the hour or four only to be disappointed by selection.

Target Canada Sets to Improve Guest Experience

It's no secret that Target has been struggling to keep up with the demands of their Canadian clientele, but that doesn't mean that they're not trying! In a press release released this morning, Target announced several initiatives they hope will improve their business coast to coast.

10 Women’s Fashion Trends that Men Hate

For some people getting dressed is the best time of day and in 2013, a study done by Mailbu Rum found that of 2000 women studied, 44% preferred getting ready over going out! Researchers also found that nearly two thirds of women dressed to impress their friends and other women rather than men or their significant others...

Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn to Exit Bloor Street

Early next year, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn will exit Toronto's 100 Bloor Street West. As a result, about 37,000 square feet of new retail space will become available in the heart of Canada's 'Mink Mile'. 100 Bloor's landlord substantially raised its rents, according to sources.

Altuzarra x Target Sneak Peak

Last week, The New York Times caught up with Joseph Altuzarra and the Target team to get a glance at how a designer collaboration is born.

Aritzia In-House Handbag Lines Launch Today

If you're looking for a new handbag for fall, Aritzia might be your next stop. The Vancouver born retailer has just introduced two handbag lines: SIXELEVEN and Auxiliary. The additions extend Artizia's in-house brands to 14 lines - a pretty impressive portfolio for a 30-year-old privately owned company.

The BEST Online Shopping Hack

How often is it that you shop online, only to abandon your online shopping cart before paying? Despite the fact many brick & mortar stores are losing money because of 'showrooming' (the process of browsing in-store only to purchase elsewhere online), three quarters of all shopping carts are abandoned before purchase - a sign that retailers are losing money on both forefronts.

The World’s First iStore Prototype Opens Next Week

The world's first comprehensive iStore opens next week, on the third level of Montreal's Centre Rockland. The stunning, 3,000 square foot space is a prototype for future locations, as the retailer plans to eventually open stores across Canada.

Mumbai Photographer Under Fire for Glamourizing Rape

Last week, Raj Shetye, a photographer from Mumbai released a photo series called The Wrong Turn. The fashion editorial features a a beautiful women on a bus with a group of men. While the basis of the shoot sounds innocent enough, the photos have caused quite a stir on the internet due to its eerie resemblance to the New Delhi gang rape of December 2012.

The Etsy Roadtrip hits Toronto this Weekend

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend in Toronto, then we've got just the event for you! Everyone's favourite online marketplace, full of talented tastemakers and creators, hit the road for a four-city Canadian tour earlier this month.

Shop Victoria Beckham’s Closet on the Outnet

Who doesn’t love a charity sale? And don’t you love online shopping? Well, with the two worlds having come together lately, we have been able to shop some of the top A-list celeb's closets, which benefits us with a wonderful piece of memorabilia and a hefty (super duper hefty, I might add) donation to charity.

How to Wear your New Balance Sneakers with Alexander Liang and Jetset Justine

While many brands have entered the sneaker world, the OG’s of the world like Nike, Adidas, Reebok, and New Balance are doing it best. While it can’t be argued that Nike is at the forefront, New Balance is one of the brands reaching new heights with their classic sneaker silhouettes.

Lululemon Founder’s Wife Launches Kit and Ace

Lately it seems like Lululemon has been all over the news regarding their losses, scandals, and what ever else that can keep their name at the forefront of the consumers’ minds. But now, Shannon Wilson, the wife of Lululemon creator and ex-chairman Chip Wilson, has curated a new (and similarly pricey) line of “technical cashmere” tees for men and women, priced at $68 – $98.

Toronto Street Style: Hats and Horseshoes Party pt. 2

Our resident street style photographer The Korean Barber couldn’t help but to snap some street style at the Hats and Horseshoes party – ladies wearing black and white in particular! Check out some of the cute dresses and wild hats below - they're all definitely dressed in clothes fit for a queen!

Target Canada Introduces Price-Matching

It seems as if everyone has been picking on Target Canada lately, but they've been fighting back to try and win the hearts of Canadians. While analysts have urged the American retail conglomerate to leave before they run out of money, Target has come back with a new trick up their sleeve.

CONTEST: Win a $50 Gift Card to Yogen Früz

The dog days of summer are quickly approaching and there's no better way to relieve the heat than by kicking up your heels at Yogen Früz! With sweet treats like frozen yogurt, parfaits, and smoothies, Yogen Früz is a haven for cool relief and they're about to shake things up this summer!

BC’s Bass Coast Music Festival Bans Headdresses

The controversy surrounding headdresses as a fashion accessory has always been a hot topic. Pharrell Williams wore one on the July cover of Elle UK, Khloe Kardashian was spotted wearing one at at a birthday party for her niece North West, and thousands have chosen the Native American headdress as their choice of headwear for music festivals across the world.

Toronto Street Style: Hats and Horseshoes Party by the Korean Barber

Earlier this month, hundreds of people attended the Woodbine Queen’s Plate 2014 Hats and Horseshoes Party to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the Queen's Plate horse race. The event was filled with food, fun, and of course amazing fashion!

Holt Renfrew segregates its menswear business

Holt Renfrew's first free-standing menswear store opens this fall in the heart of Toronto's 'Mink Mile'. Measuring 14,000 square feet, the 100 Bloor Street West location will feature distinctive branding, as well as luxury amenities. Holt Renfrew is upping its game to compete with neighbouring Harry Rosen, as well as new-to-market entrants Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, both opening in Toronto in 2016.

Parks Canada Launches Clothing Line: Parks Canada Original Collection

Yes, you read that right - Parks Canada, as in the caretakers and protectors of Canada's natural and historic treasures, has just launched a clothing line that is available exclusively through the Hudson's Bay - a company that is also deeply entrenched in Canadian heritage.

Zara and Massimo Dutti are to Further Expand into Canada

Spanish-based Inditex plans to further expand in Canada, intending to open new Zara and Massimo Dutti stores. It's a bold move for the company, which barely advertises and currently experiences mediocre sales for its Massimo Dutti brand.

Sufi Students are to Protest Roberto Cavalli at Holt Renfrew

Uh oh, looks like another fashion company is under fire for religious insensitivity. Roberto Cavalli has created an uproar amongst many Sufi Muslims around the world for using a two-pronged logo extremely similar to a Sufism sacred emblem in the company's racy fragrance ads...

10 Crazy Things you Can Buy on Alibaba.com

If you hadn’t heard of one of the latest and greatest online e-commerce websites, Alibaba.com, well we've got what you need to know about why it’s so…interesting. Somewhat similar to eBay, Alibaba.com offers a platform for brands & vendors to sell pretty much anything they want, to anyone in the world.

JACOB is Getting a Second Chance

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that the Canadian women's retailer, Jacob, had filed for bankruptcy. The Montreal-based retailer had been under creditor protection since 2010 and had underwent operational restructuring, but was unable to secure new financiers or to make the business profitable since then...

Is this the Future of Tim Hortons?

As Canadians, it's essentially in our blood to love Tim Hortons. There's one on almost every corner - making it our go-to for quick meals, coffee, and treats, but what happens when the 50-year-old Canadian restaurant we love and adore gets a major upgrade?

DIY Built-In Chalkboard by My Little Secrets

I have very high ceilings at home and have been wanting to welcome my guests by my front entrance with a big piece of art for quite some time. However, finding a frame or a canvas about 6 ft tall can be quite challenging. Therefore, I decided to create a DIY built-in chalkboard for some doodling by painting directly on the wall and adding some simple trim border as the frame.

Tax-Free Back to School Shopping in the States

Back to school shopping may be fun, but it's rarely inexpensive - especially if you're shopping for more than one! The season pulls in around $72 billion a year and is typically the busiest time of year for most retailers.

Say Yes To the Dress is Coming to Canada

Good news future brides, everyone's favourite wedding dress reality show is coming to Canada! The popular TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress is heading to Canada is set to launch in 2015 on the W Network...

This Toronto Start-Up Will Change the Way You Work Out

Have you felt the urge to go workout this summer, but still trying to figure out what fits you best? Well do I ever have some awesome news for you! Allow us to introduce you to Tryfit Pass, one of the best membership programs 2014 has to offer for Torontonians. And yes, you may be wondering what exactly the Tryfit Pass is, right?

#SaleSpy: Menswear at the Tommy Bahama Warehouse Sale

Incase you haven't heard, this weekend we'll be hosting the Tommy Bahama Warehouse Sale at the Leaside Gardens Arena in Toronto. We have hundreds of different styles in stock for men, women, and boys...

J.Crew Introducing Size 000

In present day, some women have become obsessed with being thin, almost as if it’s a goal to be even smaller than what is recognized as the norm. With the introduction of the new triple zero size from brands like J. Crew, it’s no wonder that women are becoming so obsessed with fitting into ridiculously tiny sizes like these.

CONTEST: Win a Bleachers Strange Desire Prize Pack

If you haven't heard of the indie-pop New York-based band Bleachers, you may recognize lead singer Jack Anotoff as the second half of the band fun. or as the second half (boyfriend) to miss Lena Dunham (Girls)...

Toronto to Launch Men’s Fashion Week

Toronto will soon join the likes of London, Los Angeles, Florence, Milan, Paris, Singapore, and Vancouver, becoming the eighth international city to host a men's fashion week. Dubbed TOM*, the event - to take place August 11-15, 2014 - hopes to establish itself as the the axis for North American menswear design in the same way that London and Milan have become hubs in Europe.

CONTEST: Win #TheBodyShopGNO Summer Must-Haves!

There ain't no party like a girls night out, and what better way to spend it than with free makeovers and summer steals?! This week on Thursday, July 17th 2014, The Body Shop will be hosting a Girls Night Out event in all of their stores across Canada. It'll be a great time to stock up on your favourite Body Shop beauty supplies for cheap PLUS try new products & get free samples!

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest 2014 Street Style

Over this past weekend, the StyleDemocracy team had the opportunity to check out Ottawa's annual outdoor music festival, RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest. It was an amazing weekend It was an amazing weekend and the weather could not have been better to enjoy acts by Bob Saget, Deltron 3030, Childish Gambino, and Snoop Dogg.

Spotlight – Adam Mintz and Charlie Friedmann from Athletes Collective

Let us introduce you to Athletes Collective (AC) - A Toronto based clothing brand that focuses on making the highest quality athletic apparel for the every day athlete. Founded by Adam Mintz and Charlie Friedmann, AC might just be the next big thing in athletic wear.

Giorgio Armani To Open 1st Canadian Outlet

Giorgio Armani's first Canadian outlet opens late next month at theToronto Premium Outlets. Armani is currently recruiting management....

Beauty Essentials for RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest

This weekend, I'll be heading to Ottawa to cover the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest! It will be my first music festival of the summer and I am so excited to soak up the sun with my friends at Lebreton Flats. This year, the festival began on July 3 and it runs until to July 13, 2014 - 10 music packed days of excitement!

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Canada Locations Announced

This is huge news for shoe lovers in the GTA! A few months ago, you may remember us announcing that the American shoe retailer, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse had purchased a portion of Town Shoes Limited as part of their strategy into the Canadian market. After months of anticipation, the first two Canadian locations of the popular discount designer shoe retailer have been revealed.

#SaleSpy: Tommy Bahama Menswear

Tommy Bahama is known for their luxurious, laid-back island style of clothing, so our Tommy Bahama Warehouse Sale will be the perfect event to stock up on patterned button-ups for backyard BBQs, vacations, the office, or just lounging at home in style!

Would you steal a pair of Air Yeezy’s from a Homeless Person? These people tried.

Has our love for sneakers spiralled this out of control? Check this new video from fouseyTUBE, which finds the internet personality posing as a homeless person and strategically placing a pair of Red October Air Yeezy 2's

#SaleSpy: Tommy Bahama Summer Dresses for Women

The first peek we have for you is a selection of Tommy Bahama summer dresses for women that are perfect for your next vacation, the office, or for lounging around in the heat. Get full details about the Tommy Bahama Warehouse Sale.

Holt Renfrew to bring luxury shopping ‘Apartments’ to its stores

In an effort to become even more exclusive, Holt Renfrew will create luxury shopping 'apartments' in its Canadian stores. Referred to simply as The Apartment, the spaces will be accessible only to a handful of Holt's top customers

Sneak Peek at H&M X Alexander Wang!

These collaborations get so much hype! After we announced that superstar designer Alexander Wang was collaborating with H&M, we now have access to photos giving us an idea of what to expect.

Canada will have North America’s only mall with Walmart and a luxury anchor

Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre will become North America's only mall to feature both a luxury anchor and a Walmart store.

Toronto Street Style by the Korean Barber: Ladies in White

This week our resident street style photographer captured women in Toronto who are keeping cool this summer wearing all white. See more Toronto Street Style by the Korean Barber...

International Bikini Day Facts

If you're not already soaking up the sun in your itsy-bitsy bikini, go and grab it because today is International Bikini Day!! Why celebrate you ask? Well because by celebrating the bikini, we're also, in part, celebrating the sexual freedom of women!

Shop Hanky Panky at BareNecessities.com

America the beautiful is celebrating her birthday on July 4th! It’s the perfect time to make mention of the fantastic items that are made in the U.S.A, like Hanky Panky panties which have proudly been made in the U.S.A since 1977.

Top 10 Most Expensive Handbags

The world of luxury goods and designer handbags specifically, are a large part of the vast fashion industry. The urge to own a designer bag, whether priced from $300 to $3,000 is at heart for most women (and men) around...

Timberland: The shoes of choice for the cottage

Now that summer is here, we wanted to find some killer shoes that would be perfect for cottaging. Luckily for us, our friends at Timberland dropped us a line and suggested two shoes that would suit all of our cottaging needs.

Dov Charney fights back – Borrows $20 Million to buy more AA stock.

If you've checked out SD lately, you know we've been following the Dov Charney vs. American Apparel situation very closely. If you haven't heard, tensions between AA and their founder Dov Charney reached a boiling point a couple weeks ago which resulted in the brand firing their scandalous creator.

Nordstrom to open new restaurant concept in Canada?

Nordstrom representatives won't yet reveal what restaurants the retailer will operate in its Canadian stores.

Five Alternatives to Lululemon

As many of you may know, Lululemon’s business model doesn’t look as good as it once did and is on the slow road of decline. Although their brand is amongst the top leaders in the activewear industry with millions of customers, there are many alternative brands like Lululemon (and even better!) that create high quality & flattering workout wear...

CONTEST: SEVENTHIRTYONE Giveaway

This Canada Day, we want you to wear Toronto with pride on your chest! We've teamed up with the Canadian brand SEVENTHIRTYONE to give away one unisex "Toronto Love" shirt (valued at $155) from their new Project Artist Collaboration (PAC). "Toronto Love" is the debut piece from PAC and was hand drawn by Toronto local, Taylor Pietrobon.

Juicy Couture is to Re-Enter Canada after Closing Canadian Stores

For those of you who were disappointed about the news of Juicy Couture closing that we reported on earlier this week, we've got a great announcement! New Juicy Couture stores will open in Canada in 2015, after the recent closure of all of the brand's stores.

Yogurty’s Cocktail-Inspired Lookbooks

The StyleDemocracy team recently had the awesome opportunity to taste some of Yogurty's new cocktail-inspired froyo flavours! Yogurty's hosted their first #FroyoBeachParty where we got into the beach mood & enjoyed these delicious new flavours.

11 situations everyone who works in retail deals with

If you work retail, we understand your pain!

ANALYSIS: WILL HBC SELL ITS CANADIAN FLAGSHIPS?

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) CEO Richard Baker indicates that he may sell some the company's best stores. HBC owns several massive Canadian flagships, with a combined worth into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Lululemon to be bought by Adidas or Vans ???

Recently it has come to light that struggling yoga pants maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. may have some serious buy-out interest due to a 16% drop in forecasted earnings.

The End of an Era – Juicy Couture Stores are Shutting Down Across North America

Last month, we reported that parent company Kate Spade Inc. announced the closure of all Juicy Couture storefronts in Canada. This decision came shortly after the sale of the velour-loving label’s license to mega American retailer Kohl’s...

StyleProfile: Vedika Solecki from Sheek PR

Welcome to our very first STYLEPROFILE post. In the upcoming weeks TEAM SD will be talking to inspiring industry leaders who have great style. Get to know the people in our Industry that are making a difference.

Dov Charney’s Termination Letter From American Apparel Revealed

On Sunday, Buzzfeed obtained the original termination letter that Charney received from the board. The four-page long letter details why the infamous founder was let go. Not so surprisingly, one of the reasons include sexually harassing employees. Other reasons include refusing to "participate in mandatory sexual harassment training...

WHY CANADIAN LUXURY RETAILERS TARGET CHINESE TOURISTS

Canadian luxury retailers are targeting Chinese shoppers like never before. It should come as no surprise, given the tremendous spending power of Chinese tourists.

15-Year-Old Designer Does Saskatchewan Fashion Week

Passion is a powerful thing. It’s an emotion that fuels our desire to make our wildest dreams become a reality. For Sage Wosminity, passion was something she discovered at a very young age. Alongside her grandmother, Wosminity learned how to draw sketches and operate a sewing machine.

We’re Giving Away Toronto FC Tickets!!!

To celebrate our love for the game and FIFA World Cup 2014 we're giving our readers a chance to go see the TORONTO FC Live on either September 21st , September 27th, or October 1st!

Toronto Street Style: Trinity Bellwoods

Everyone is Toronto is taking advantage of the heat and lots of people are spending their time enjoying one of Toronto's most beloved parks - Trinity Bellwoods. Our resident street style photographer The Korean Barber hit the park to grab Toronto's best style. Take a peak at the snaps below - did he snap you or someone you know?

Dov Charney Fired From American Apparel

After one too many scandals and headlines, it looks as if American Apparel has finally decided to let go of their founder and CEO. On Wednesday June 18, 2014, The board of American Apparel voted to remove the infamous Dov Charney as chairman and notified him of their intent to remove him as president and chief executive.

Shop Spotlight: Sole Survivor Shoe Repair

Tucked away in a basement located in Kensington Market, lies a shoe cobbler like no other. Sole Survivor is an open concept shoe repair shop headed by one of the only female cobblers in Canada, Lorena Agolli. With so few women in the cobbling industry, it's refreshing to hear why Agolli decided to get into the male dominated old-school trade of shoe repair.

Target Canada’s Apology to Disappointed Customers

Whoa! We're pretty impressed with Target Canada's devotion to keeping Canadian customers engaged. If you've been keeping up with retail news, you'll know that Canadians have not been impressed with the American retailer's launch into Canada...

Top Places to Get Cheap Swimwear

The warm weather looks like it is finally here to stay and with the the summer season officially just a few days away, the time for sunning and swimming has arrived. A new summer season means new swimwear... But how can you sport the latest bikini style trends for less?

A Peak into What Nordstrom’s Canadian Stores Will Look Like

Nordstrom's Canadian stores will look somewhat different than most of its American locations. The company will adopt a more contemporary look for its store interiors, with windows providing natural light, while most American Nordstrom stores feature a conservative cream-colour aesthetic, void of sunlight.

Best and Worst Dressed at the 2014 MMVAs

The Much Music Video Awards is without a doubt one of the biggest music events in Toronto. While the award show mostly focuses on the talents of Canadian musicians, this year the hosts were two celebrities that are neither Canadian or musicians, but still exciting nonetheless!

#SaleSpy: The Standard Apparel Flash Sale

Earlier today we had the pleasure of previewing the Standard Apparel Flash sale before it opened to the public! With each Standard Apparel sale that comes we are nothing less than impressed with the product and the prices - this sale was no different.

Lululemon Sets Their Sights on Men with New Stylized Editorial

In an apparent aim to capture some of the luxury sportswear marketshare, Lululemon has tapped photographer Fahim Kassam to create a high-fashion-esque editorial for the brand's men's division. Shot in beautiful British Columbia, the photos capture Lulu's new gear in their natural element. Let us know what you think of their new direction.

What We’re Wearing: Supreme, Dockers, TOMS

I find dressing for Toronto weather always a little a bit difficult. Take today for example, this morning it was 13 degrees, in the afternoon it reached 26, and by night they are predicting rain.

Father’s Day is coming, these stats about Dads and Dudes might surprise you!

As Father's Day draws nearer and nearer, Yorkdale Shopping Centre recently surveyed 14,000 of its shoppers to find out what guys really think about shopping, and what ladies really think about their guy’s style.

DIY: Jewelled Sandals by My Little Secrets

I love wearing a basic, neutral sandal during the warmer weather. When it comes to running around the city, a flat, comfy pair of sandals is a girl’s best friend. However, adding a bit of glam to a basic leather sandal can go a long way in terms of dressing up a casual outfit.

H&M HOME COLLECTION SHOPS COMING TO CANADA

Canada's first H&M Home collection shop opens on Thursday at the H&M flagship at West Edmonton Mall. This shop-in-store prototype, whose purpose is to test the Canadian market, will eventually be rolled-out in selected H&M stores nation-wide. Prices are reasonable, and the colourful collection focusses on home furnishings.

You will either love or hate this new release from NIKE

Always pushing boundaries, NIKE is bringing it's latest innovative technology to the feet of athletic enthusiasts everywhere. Meet the Free Mercurial Superfly HTM. The design elements come straight from Nike' Mercurial Superfly- a soccer boot that will be on full display at 2014's FIFA World Cup.

What We’re Wearing: Paige Denim, Charles David, and More

Some of us just don’t feel the urge to wear skirts and dresses on summer days. I like to transition my winter look into summer by lightening up on fabrics and colours. Instead of my typical black attire, I pair Paige denim with an oversized white linen dress shirt. No its not my boyfriend’s, but I sure do love oversized boyfriend shirts as well...

Details on Canada’s First Nordstrom Revealed

We've got details of Nordstrom's first Canadian store, which could be a good indication of what will be coming to Toronto. The details we have include what departments and services will be included in its Chinook Centre location. Nordstrom's most expensive designer departments will be featured for womenswear, menswear, footwear and accessories, with prices into the thousands of dollars.

Interview with MØ at Analogue Gallery in Toronto

MØ is an electro-pop singer/songwriter from Denmark with a wicked style. The interview took place at Analogue Gallery, Canada's premier Rock & Roll gallery. At the time, Analogue had a Punk vs. Rap exhibit on, which was the perfect setting given MØ's prior punk days and rap inspiration.

UNIQLO’S CANADIAN STORE LOCATIONS: DISCUSSION

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is working with a broker to open Canadian stores. Uniqlo's choice of American locations can be considered an...

What We’re Wearing – Publish, Fred Perry, Nixon & more

Oliver is StyleDemocracy’s Event Director. Check out what he wore in the office today below:   Shirt: Fred Perry (similar […]

Beauty Review: The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream

If you're as beauty bewildered as I am, BB stands for beauty balms or blemish balms. BB creams are meant to provide all the after-facewash skincare you need in a single tube! I decided to turn to The Body Shop after hearing about their ever popular All-in-One BB Cream ($20). Apparently it's so good that one tube is sold every 27 seconds!

Spotlight: Andrew Moore from Felony Case

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Andrew Moore, the creative brains behind Felony Case. Check out the video above to see how Andrew got his start, and enjoy the photo selection of his new products below.

What We’re Wearing – American Apparel, Zara, and more

The weather is finally warm which means that it's finally appropriate to express my love for sheer tees and midi skirts without freezing my butt off! For my outfit of the day, I decided to give my skin tight American Apparel houndstooth pencil skirt a whirl.

#SaleSpy: French Connection Pieces for Under $100

Our friends at French Connection are having a Canada-wide sale in stores and online. The sale features men and women's clothing and accessories for up to 50% off! The sale is on until August, but quantities are limited - if you see something you like, snatch it up! New products are also added periodically, so keep checking back!

Most of The Hudson’s Bay Merchandise Will Be Available Online by the End of the Year

About 80% of Hudson's Bay's flagship in-store merchandise will be available on its website by the end of this year, according to company president Liz Rodbell. Even more impressively, its website will offer a wider variety of sizes and colours than those available in-store.

Toronto Street Style Snaps by The Korean Barber

Our resident street style photographer, the Korean Barber, hit the streets of Toronto last week to snap some photos of women's street style - there were lots of bare legs and patterns. We can't wait to see more Toronto street style next week!

CONTEST: Win Prizes from First Aid Kit & Fjallraven

It's been a few weeks since our last contest and we wanted to give our SD Insiders something to get excited about! We've teamed up with Sony Music Canada to give away not one, but FOUR amazing prize packs from the Swedish outdoor equipment brand and street style favourite, Fjallraven and the Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit!

What We’re Wearing – Vitaly Design, Zanerobe, Pigalle

With summer finally here, it's time to wear lightweight versatile clothing. I like to keep my clothing selections pretty simple. In the summer I almost never wear shorts, so you can often find me in chinos or cargo pants paired of course with a lightweight sneaker. This year I'll probably be wearing Jogger pants exclusively

Father’s Day Gift Guide: A Gift for Every Dad

Father's day is only a couple weeks away and if you're scrambling to find the perfect gift, then you've come to the right place! We've come up with a gift guide to suit all kinds of different dads.

NEEDS&WANTS Release Fishtail Flannels Lookbook

Top creatives Sean Brown and Sid Singh from Needs&Wants have finally given us an editorialized look at their newest project: Fishtail Flannel shirts.

Brand Spotlight: Shop for Jayu

A few weeks ago I attended a shopping event hosted by one of StyleDemocracy's contributors, My Little Secrets. The event was for the Toronto jewelry line, Shop for Jayu - a cute line full of trendy and affordable jewelry.

Canada’s Largest Outlet Mall Opens Today

Canada's largest open-air outlet mall opens today in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Outlet Collection at Niagara boasts 102 stores spanning a total of 520,000 square feet, including several retailers new to Canada.

Street Style: Kensington Market by Korean Barber

The weather is finally getting better and people are taking full advantage of the blue sunny skies in Toronto hotspots like Kensington Market. Last week our resident street style photographer, The Korean Barber, hit the market...

Target Could be Closing

It's no secret that Target has been struggling with their expansion with Canada. Just a couple of months ago, we reported that despite fact that Target was number 2 on Interbrand's Top Retail Brands of 2014 list, the American based retail giant had lost almost 1 billion dollars on their move to Canada.

Vitaly SS14 Lookbook

Vitaly was given its first breath of life in Central Bali, Indonesia. Legend has it that founder Shane Vitaly Foran, a Toronto, Canada native, had decided to put his corporate job on hold in order to combat a growing sense of apathy and burn-out.

Vault by Vans Collaborates with Star Wars

Alright, I am going to apologize in advance for any spelling mistakes that may arise during this post, with good (enough) reason - that reason being too excited for words about this newly announced collaboration between Vault by Vans and one of my all-time favorite franchise Star Wars!

Shop Spotlight: Cloakroom

Located in the heart of Summerhill you’ll find two adorable girls, in one amazing space. Meira and Tamara Elituv are the sisters and owners of Cloakroom, a women’s clothing store that specializes in stocking the best brands from California and Australia.

Spring Street Style Snaps by the Korean Barber

Spring has finally sprung and we're finally able to shed our layers and let our style loose! Check out the spring street style snaps below - did the Korean Barber catch you?

Shop Spotlight: Brika

A couple weeks ago, the StyleDemocracy team had the chance to chat with one of the most inspiring & creative women in the retail industry, Brika co-founder, Jen Lee Koss.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

With just a month away, it's almost Mother's Day and instead of scrambling last minute to find the perfect gift, take your time and get her something she will really love! Right now, there's one online store that we're really loving - Uncommon Goods...

Spotlight: Park & Province Interview

Fresh off the launch of Park & Province - Canada’s newest online boutique for men - and rapidly gaining community level and national recognition...

Uniqlo Negotiating for Yorkdale and Other Locations

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo is in advanced negotiations to open a 35,000 square foot store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, according to the Financial Post. Uniqlo is also negotiating to open other Canadian stores, the first of which could open as early as 2016.

Shop Spotlight: Victoire Boutique

Amber Stafford and Kristina Smith are the two ladies holding down the fort at Ossington's newest boutique, Victoire. Though it's fresh to Toronto, it's been an Ottawa favourite since 2006 and was recently named one of the top 6 boutiques to visit in Canada by Elle magazine.

WMCFW Toronto: Outclass Studio Show

Designer Matteo Sgaramella showed for the first time at fashion week to a packed house. The energy in the show was absolutely electric, you would never know that the Fashion Week rookie has never been here before.

Spotlight: FATHERDUCK

If you’ve already heard about the FATHERDUCK brand, turn around and carry on. There won’t be much I could say to you that you wouldn’t already know and love about them.

BUYING GLASSES IN-STORE AT CLEARLY CONTACTS

The arrival of Clearly Contacts' brick-and-mortar locations squashes all your worries and fuses the online experience of shopping with Clearly Contacts with a full service eye-care facility...

Top Petite Stores

Raise your hand if you've had to hem or cuff every pair of pants you've owned. We know that petite women are often overlooked by fashion brands and shopping is not always the easiest challenge. Finding pieces that are in proportion to your body can be frustrating, but there is hope out there!

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