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Weekend Sale Round-Up (July 3rd to July 5th)

Every weekend, we scour the web to find the best sales for you! Check out our weekend sale round-up to find deals on clothing, footwear, accessories and...

Two Simple Sangria Recipes for the Summer

When it comes to summer, everything should be easy, including your drinks! Check out our two simple sangria recipes made up of five ingredients or less!

35 Money-Saving Websites You Need to Know

In our constant quest to save money, we've found 35 online resources to help you live a cost-effective life because it's not about how much money you make, it's about how much you can save!

Don’t Forget Ribfest is this weekend

If you love meat, and love supporting a good cause, then the Toronto Ribfest is for you.

25 of the Best Home Decor Buys Under $25 From Etsy

If you're looking for unique and inexpensive pieces to spruce up your home, look no further! We've rounded up 25 of the best home decor buys from Etsy sellers across Canada for $25 or less.

Next Stop: The OK Friday Barn Fair at Burl’s Creek

When you're planning your weekend cottage escapes this summer, there's one spot we suggest putting on your radar - the OK Friday Barn Fair at Burl's Creek! Located at 180 8th Line S in Oro-Medonte...

#SaleSpy: The Tiger of Sweden Pop-Up Sale

Our Tiger of Sweden Pop-Up Sale is now open at the Shops at Don Mills until Sunday, June. 28, 2015. We've got tons of great apparel, shoes, and accessories from this great Scandinavian brand and footwear from Ted Baker for up to 80% off.

18 Problems Everyone Who Works in Retail Will Understand

If you work retail, we understand your pain!

Gap Will Close 175 North American Stores

Though Canadian retail sales have been up since December 2014 and January 2015, they have slowed down across the board, resulting in a high number of store closures and even a decline in sales for some of the biggest retailers.

Try This at Home: Restaurant Copycat Recipes

If you're looking to put your culinary skills to the test, try cooking up some of these restaurant copycat recipes and see if you can make them better than their original server!

CONTEST: Win $250 to the Tiger of Sweden Pop-Up Sale at The Shops at Don Mills

From June 19-28, 2015, we'll be revamping our space at the Shops at Don Mills with the Scandinavian brand, Tiger of Sweden! We're taking up to 60% off apparel, accessories and footwear for men and women.

#SaleSpy: The Shops at Don Mills Pop-Up Sale ft. J.Lindeberg & More

If you haven't heard, StyleDemocracy is at the Shops at Don Mills with a Pop-Up Sale featuring J.Lindeberg, DL1961 denim, and more! Preview the sale here...

Blacks Photography Will Close All Locations

It has been a little while since we've heard any news about store closures in Canada's retail sector. Best Buy abruptly shut down all Future Shop locations earlier this year in March and now it looks like another Canadian retailer has fallen victim to the digital age.

TO FOOD FEST is Coming July 12th!

One of the event we are looking most forward to is TO FOOD FEST.

The Cheapest Plans for Mobile Phones in Canada

We’ve sourced out some of the cheapest options for cell phones within Canada so you can compare your needs against what is currently available.

Krispy Kreme is Giving Away Free Doughnuts!

In case you haven't heard, today is the day we celebrate our favourite fried dough - the doughnut!

June Beauty Picks

A new month means new beauty product reviews and with summer ahead, you'll definitely want to try some of these! Each product in our June Beauty Picks has been tried and tested.

Brand Spotlight – PKG Bags

Let us introduce you to PKG bags, a brand that shows that functionality and style don't have to be mutually exclusive.

The Big Shuck Off at Biff’s Bistro!

If you're downtown Toronto tonight (Tuesday, June. 2, 2015), you've gotta stop by Biff's Bistro for some après-work bites and a big shuck off! Starting at 5:00 pm on the patio, 1000 oysters will be shucked by all-star shuckers Michael Stadtländer of Eigensinn Farm...

CONTEST: Win $100 to the Father’s Day Online Pop-Up Sale!

Our Father's Day Online Pop-Up Sale is coming up and we are giving one lucky person the opportunity to win $100 to shop the sale!

#SaleSpy: Yo Sox for the Father’s Day Online Pop-Up Sale

Shop and save up to 60% on Father’s Day favourites from tons of coveted brands including the Toronto-based sock brand, Yo Sox! We’ll have tons of styles available to shop in our Father’s Day, all for up to 40% off regular retail prices.

RECIPE: The Harbord Room Juicy Burger

When the sun's out, there's nothing better than basking in it with fresh burgers! This summer when you're breaking out the BBQ, skip the store-bought burgers and try something new, juicy and delicious - the Juicy Burger by The Harbord Room.

#SaleSpy: Timex for the Father’s Day Online Pop-Up Sale

Between Friday, June. 4, 2015 and Sunday, June. 7, 2015, shop and save up to 60% on Father’s Day favourites from tons of coveted brands including the renown watch brand, Timex!

#SaleSpy: PKG for the Father’s Day Online Pop-Up Sale

Between Friday, June. 4, 2015 and Sunday, June. 7, 2015, shop and save up to 60% on Father's Day favourites from tons of coveted brands including the Toronto-based bag line, PKG.

Brand Spotlight: Native Union

When it comes to tech, the StyleDemocracy team does not mess around, especially when it comes to music and sound quality! Native Union is a premium tech accessory brand that specializes in sleek devices that easily transition into every aspect of your life.

Kate Spade to Open Calgary Location

Popular American fashion brand Kate Spade will open its first Calgary location at Chinook Centre, and it's currently advertising for a store manager. It will be Kate Spade's eighth full-priced Canadian location.

L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Opens 4th Location in the World in Montreal

Premium British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur's new diffusion line, L'Agent by Agent Provocateur, has opened its fourth location in the world in Montreal. Currently, its three other stores are in London, New York City and Los Angeles.

CONTEST: Win a Shopping Spree to our Pop-Up Sale at the Shops at Don Mills!

We're giving one lucky winner the opportunity to win a shopping spree to our pop-up sale featuring J.Lindeberg & more at the Shops at Don Mills! The winner will receive $250 to shop.

Toronto Summer Market Guide 2015

We've rounded up a number of markets for you to shop and discover all of the new artisans, food vendors, flowers, photographers and musicians of the city we love, Toronto!

How to Shop at Forever 21 Like a Pro

Everyone knows Forever 21 as the OG of fast fashion, but not everyone knows how to shop at Forever 21 like a pro! We've rounded up some tips to help you make the most out of your Forever 21 shopping experience!

#SaleSpy: Five Pop-Up Shops’ Designer Sale

There's less than a week left of Five Pop-Up Shops' Designer Sale on Queen Street West in Toronto and if you're looking for new spring gear, this is the sale to check out! We dropped by to check out the selection and they've got a lot of clothing for men and women for up to 80% off.

You’re Invited to a Free BBQ Patio Party at Oliver & Bonacini!

If you're looking for a patio to hit up this week, check out the BBQ patio party at Oliver & Bonacini! They'll be serving up free brisket, habanero-smoked chicken wings, craft beer, and more!

How to Shop at H&M Like a Pro

From great every day finds to awesome designer collaborations, H&M always manages to keep the offerings fresh and exciting. With so many great products and new ones arriving all the time, it can be hard to keep track of it all. To help you out, we've come up with a super list to help you rule the mall and shop at H&M like a pro...

Over the Rainbow x Fidelity Denim

This year, our friends at Over the Rainbow Jeans are celebrating 40 decades of business and to commemorate the amazing feat, they're collaborating with some of the world's best brands.

May Beauty Picks

With summer right around the corner, you're probably looking for the best beauty products to get that pre-sun glow! I've rounded up a bunch of beauty products for the month which have been personally tried and tested by me.

Meet Entourage Star Adrian Grenier at Hudson’s Bay in Real Life Next Week

Fans of Entourage and brown-haired hottie, Adrian Grenier, get ready: He's making a public appearance in Toronto on this month!

A Free Festival is Coming to Toronto for the Pan Am Games!

There are a ton of amazing festivals happening in Toronto this summer: Taste of Toronto for foodies, Bestival Music Festival on the island, Field Trip at Fort York, all of these other great music festivals taking place across the GTA and now we've got one more to add to the list!

Canadian Tire is Taking Over Former Target Locations

Are you surprised that Canadian Tire is taking over former Target locations? The locations are scattered across Canada and include retail spaces in Montreal and more.

#SaleSpy: The How International Sample Sale

Listen up, fashion girls because I just found your new favourite sample sale! Earlier today, we checked out the How International Sample Sale. They've got an amazing line-up featuring For Love and Lemons, Oneteaspoon...

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo with Casamigos Tequila!

Cinco de Mayo has become a North American tradition full of memes of puppies in sombreros, great Mexican grub and even better drinks. When it comes to Cinco de Mayo and any hot summer day/night, our drink of choice is tequila!

#SaleSpy: LeSportsac Sale at Just Bags Luggage Centre

Our friends at Just Bags Luggage Centre in Toronto are hosting a huge LeSportsac sale this weekend and we decided to pop by and check it out! All of the LeSportsac merchandise is in the back right-hand side of the store.

9 Things You Should Know About Hip and Bone

Here at StyleDemocracy, we love supporting great brands and introducing you guys to brands we think you'll love! We'd like to introduce you to one brand we're obsessing over at the office. Here are the 9 things you should know about Hip and Bone:

Get a Preview of Taste of Toronto + Receive a Discount Off Tickets!

The #TasteSafari preview of Taste of Toronto took 15 media guests to 6 different participating restaurants: THR & Co., Splendido, Rasa, Montecito, The Drake One Fifty and America Restaurant.

CONTEST: Win Two Tickets to See Toro Y Moi in Toronto

For our latest contest, we've teamed up with Collective Concerts to give one lucky winner two tickets to see Toro Y Moi in Toronto! The concert takes place on May...

Is H&M Taking Advantage of Canadian Students?

Is H&M taking advantage of Canadian students? That is what some people are speculating. The Swedish retailer recently teamed up with OCAD U to launch an unpaid design competition.

Celebrate Malbec World Day with Oliver & Bonacini!

Take advantage of the warm weather and make your way down to Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill at Yonge and Front to celebrate Malbec World Day! The event is...

New Nike Commercial Highlights What We’re Really Thinking at the Gym

We typically don't like fitness ads, but the new Nike commercial does an incredible job at highlight the insecurities and awkwardness non-athletes and gym newbs feel when working out...

Taste of Toronto Tickets Go On Sale April 20th!

Gear up to grub down because tickets for Taste of Toronto go on sale on April. 20, 2015! The Taste Festival is one of the world's greatest restaurant festival...

COS by H&M to Open Canadian Locations

H&M's upscale fashion brand COS will open Canadian locations, according to sources, beginning with a flagship on Toronto's 'Mink Mile'.

Oliberté Spring/Summer ’15 Lookbook

Take a peek at the Oliberté Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook and get inspired to change your spring, summer and world, one Oliberté shoe at a time.

Boutique Jacob Isn’t Closing After All…

After a long (and slightly confusing) journey, it looks like the Montreal-based womenswear retailer Jacob isn't closing after all!

You’re Invited: Hermès Charity Sale

You read that right! French luxury brand Hermès is hosting a sale in Toronto for one-day only this month. The sale is taking place on Thursday, April. 23, 2015 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm...

Brand Spotlight: Oliberté

A little retail therapy never hurt anyone, but wouldn't it be nice if your next purchase could encourage better global business practices too? Oliberté is the world's first Fair Trade Certified Footwear brand, meaning they respect the rights...

CONTEST: Win a $100 Gift Card to Runway Crush

We've teamed up with Runway Crush to help you towards building the Canadian-designed wardrobe of your dreams! You could win a $100 gift card to use on RunwayCrush.com...

Alexander Wang Takeover at Jonathan+Olivia

If there's one thing the Jonathan+Olivia, one of Toronto's favourite favourite designer boutiques, is known for, it's making globally coveted designers more accessible to Canadians and this week, they're taking the shopping experience to the next level!

Aesop to open 3 Free-Standing Canadian Locations

Upscale Australian skin care brand Aesop is set to continue its rapid expansion in North America by opening stores in Canada later this year. Sources have told us...

Future Shop Locations in Canada have been Shut Down, Effective Immediately

Well this came out of nowhere - all Future Shop locations in Canada have been shut down, effective immediately. According to the London, Ontario-based radio station, AM980, a news release...

The Latest Canadian Company to File for Bankruptcy Protection: Comark Inc

Things started to look up for the Canadian retail industry when Bikini Village was given a second chance and acquired by La Vie en Rose after falling victim to Canada's poor retail landscape, but now it looks like there's more bad news.

Ride to the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale in style with FREE Ubers!

We're excited to announce that we've teamed up with Uber, the app that connects you with a private driver at the tap of a button to provide FREE Uber ride to the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale...

Designers We’re Excited to See at Fall 2015 WMCFW

With over 30 shows and events taking place, picking the right show for you can get tricky. We've rounded up the top 5 shows we're most excited to see at fall 2015 WMCFW to help narrow it down for you...

CONTEST: $1000 to the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale Toronto

Enter to win a $1000 shopping spree to the Nordstrom Warehouse Sale Toronto! The sale takes place in the GTA this Easter weekend from Thursday, April. 2, 2015 to Monday, April. 6, 2015.

What a Bagel is Giving Away Free Bagels This Month!

You read that right, one of our favourite breakfast joints, What a Bagel is giving away free bagels this month! Stop by one of ten locations for their customer appreciation day...

45 Etsy Sellers At the One of a Kind Show

If you haven't heard, the spring edition of the One of a Kind Show will be back in Toronto at the Direct Energy Centre from March 25 to March 29 and Etsy will curate a mini-marketplace amongst the 450+ sellers with 45 Canadian sellers of their own!

Global Fashion Brand Gerry Weber will Open in Canada

Just last week, the UK retailer Reiss announced they would open their first Canadian store at the Eaton Centre Spring 2015 and today we caught wind that the international fashion and lifestyle brand Gerry Weber will open in Canada this March!

There Could be a Price Increase in Your Favourite Stores Soon

There's no denying that the Canadian dollar is on the decline, the value has dropped nearly 16% since the beginning of 2014, and now analysts are saying that Canadians will begin to feel the hit shopping this year...

20+ Ways to Save Money Now!

We've rounded up some tips to help you and your family improve your financial situations. You won't become a millionaire overnight, but you'll definitely notice a difference overtime!

10 DIY Lip Scrub Recipes for Soft Lips

If you find that your lips are constantly peeling, you have trouble applying lipstick evenly or your lips just feel chapped in general, a lip scrub is the simplest solution! You can pick up a fancy lip scrub...

Editor’s Pick: Dermalogica Mapping Treatment

As much as I like to think I know about my skin, I actually don't know much at all or didn't until I went for a Dermalogica Mapping treatment. Like many of you, my skin has its fair share of problems and imperfections - ones I didn't even know were treatable...

Try This at Home: Freezer Recipes

Frozen meals can typically last in the freezer for about a month and they are perfect for when you're feeling lazy, short on time, need an easy solution for your family or have a child...

Preview the 2015 Spring Edition of the One of a Kind Show

It's back! The 2015 spring edition of the One of a Kind show will bring over 450 Canadian artisans and designers under one roof. The show runs for 5 days only from March 25th to March 29th.

Recipe: Korean Pulled Chicken Tacos

Calgary-based food blogger, LemonLimeLisa, puts a korean spin on traditional chicken tacos. This recipe is easy to make and delicious. You can substitute the chicken for any left over meat but would be best with turkey or pork.

TOM* Street Style, Season Two

TOM* brings together Toronto's most fashionable. Check out some of the TOM* street style from day 2 of Toronto Men's Fashion Week below and see last year...

Try This at Home: 30 Minute Meals

We've already shared with you our favourite cold weather stews, meals under $10 and time-saving crockpot meals, and now it's time to show you our favourite 30 minute meals!

Winter Skin Tips from Sarah Brown of Pai Skincare

it's hard to avoid the toll the dry environment and lack of moisture takes on our skin. We enlisted in the help of Sarah Brown, the founder and president of cult British brand and celebrity make-up artist favourite, Pai Skincare, for tips...

Six Reasons Why You Should Check Out TOM*

If you don't already know, you're probably thinking, "who or what is TOM*?" Well, TOM* is a pretty big deal, especially if you're one to keep up with Canadian fashion. TOM* is Toronto Men's Fashion Week...

Preview: The Drake General Store Online Pop-Up Sale

In just a few days, we'll be launching the Drake General Store Online Pop-Up Sale! The two-day sale will take place this Thursday, February. 26th at 10:00 am EST until Friday, February. 27th at 11:59 pm EST...

SaleSpy: Target Liquidation 20-40% Off

Earlier today, we reported that Target would be furthering discounts at all of their Canadian locations. We decided to get our #SaleSpy on and find out if it's actually worth your time to check out! When Target Canada originally started their liquidation sale...

Family Day at Chipotle

As a special treat everyone's favourite Mexican food joint will be running a promotion that includes free food! Will you celebrate Family Day at Chipotle?

Try This at Home: Nutella Recipes

It’s no secret that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach and there’s nothing sweeter than Nutella - except maybe you! Here are 10 Nutella recipes that will fill you heart & stomach!

Preview Fred Perry Online Sample Sale Menswear

Preview the Fred Perry Online Sample Sale menswear before our sale starts on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The sale ends on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Everything will be up to 80% off!

Spotlight: Richard Waters, Creator of Phantom Glass

Born and raised in Toronto, Richard Waters is the founder and creator of Phantom Glass, a high-quality screen protector that now sells across North America...

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine's Day is less than a week away and if you're still struggling to find the perfect gift for the special lady in your life, don't fret! We've rounded up some of the best gifts to suit any type of woman...

Target Canada Will Begin Liquidating This Thursday!

Earlier this year, Target announced they would be leaving Canada and today, CBC News has obtained internal company emails stating that liquidation sales will begin this Thursday - right on schedule!

Try This at Home: Wonder Pot Recipes

Just do a quick prep, throw it all in a pot and wait for your meal to be ready! These wonder pot recipes are all super fast (we're talking 30 minutes fast) and cheap to pull together PLUS an easy cleanup!

Retailers with the Best and Worst Return Policies

When it comes to return policies, there are some stores that have it better than others! We compiled a list of retailers with the best and worst return policies. The retailers that topped the list have exceptional customer service, give at least 30 or...

Target Canada Will Begin Liquidating Stores in 2-3 Weeks

Last week Target Canada announced that they would be closing all 133 of their Canadian locations and (all of us bargain hunters know that) with store closures come liquidation sales! Despite how busy stores were this weekend...

The Best Outlet Malls Around Toronto

However, if you're a bargain hunter like us, the aforementioned places are probably not your best bet for a major score... but these outlet malls are! If you've got a car and you're looking for a mall to road trip to, the stores below are perfect for you!

Giant Tiger Could Be Moving into Target Locations

The news is especially disappointing for for those closely involved with the company and it looks like current Target landlords are anxiously looking for retailers to take over the large locations. One of the retailers these landlords are looking to? The...

Outlets to Open in Canada in 2015 and Beyond

In this article we'll discuss the locations and details of the outlet malls scheduled to open in Canada between now and 2017, as well as briefly discuss some recently opened Canadian outlet centres.

Target Canada will Close All Locations

Target Canada has seen its fair share of problems. They expanded very quickly - they launched their Canadian stores in March 2013 and already have 133 stores, their Canadian CEO stepped down, they lost almost $1 billion dollars i...

Editor’s Pick: LG Pocket Photo Smart Mobile Printer

Not to brag, but over Christmas I received a lot of great gifts: homemade cookies, new books and some makeup, but the best of all was the LG Pocket Photo Smart Mobile Printer!

There are Only Two Weeks Until Winterlicious 2015 Begins!

Okay guys, you've got two more weeks of your New Year diet and then you've got to put it on hold because Winterlicious is back in action! If you've never heard of Winterlicious, it is a bi-annual food festival...

14 Organization Hacks for Cleaner Living

Baby it's cold outside and if you're getting bored inside, why not use the time to reorganize your home? We've found 14 organization hacks to deal with a...

6 Winter Leggings for Every Budget

For the girl who lives in leggings or the girl that just can't take this cold, we've got six different winter leggings for ever budget to keep you warm this winter...

CONTEST: Fall Back in Love with Jean Machine + Win a $150 Shopping Spree!!

Are you ready to fall back in love with Jean Machine? Because we're giving one lucky reader the opportunity to upgrade their wardrobe with Jean Machine in the midst of this drab winter season. All you have to do for your chance to win a $150 shopping spree to Jean Machine is...

The best and worst dressed at the 2015 Golden Globes

Some celebrities dressed to the nines and others should have been reported to the fashion 911. Check out the best & worst dressed at the 2015 Golden Globes...

Tiffany & Co. Feature Same Sex Couple in New Ad Campaign

It's no secret that the fashion industry is one of biggest supporters of the LGBTQ community. Last year the high-end American department store Barneys NY featured 17 transgendered models in their spring 2014 campaign...

Try This at Home: 10 Meals Under $10

If your New Year's Resolution was to save money, eat healthier and eat out less, then you've got to check out our top picks for meals under $10! These recipes are frugal without sacrificing flavour!

Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Surprise!! Target has just announced their latest designer collection, but we must warn you - it will leave you longing for warm temperatures and sandy beaches!

Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein

Yesterday, Calvin Klein filled their Twitter feed with teasers from their Spring 2015 ad campaign featuring Justin Bieber and Lara Stone. The black and white photos were shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in New York City and feature key looks from the jeans and underwear spring collections...

Ride the TTC for Free on New Years Eve with #CorbySafeRides + Win Winter Sangria Mix

Your New Years Eve plan should include a safe ride home. Ride the TTC for Free on New Years Eve with #CorbySafeRides. Corby Spirit and Wine has partnered with the TTC for the third year in a row to...

The Top Canadian Retail News Stories of 2014

From the city we love getting a shout-out from the fashion Bible to retail openings and closures - here are all of the top Canadian retail news stories that topped the charts!

The Best New Toronto Stores of 2014

While we saw retailers like Jacob, Smart Set, Costa Blanca and Mexx close, a number of new Canadian and international retailers expanded into Toronto. From beauty and bridal to high-end and homegrown, here's what we think the best new Toronto stores of 2014 are...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Star in New Balmain Ad

2014 certainly was a huge year for the Jenner-Kardashians. Kim Kardashian was attacked during Paris Fashion Week, posed nude for GQ and tried to #BreakTheInternet with her booty, while Kylie and Kendall Jenner hosted Canada's MMVAs...

Say Yes to the Dress Canada Airs January 7th

Earlier this year, we announced that everyone's favourite bridal show was coming to Canada! The popular TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress, will air on Wednesday, January. 7, 2014 on the W Network at 10pm EST...

Tiger of Sweden Holiday Picks for Him & Her

With less than 10 days until Christmas, it's holiday shopping crunch time! If you're still scratching your heads wondering what you should wear to that holiday party or what you should get the fashionista or dapper dude in your life, we've got a list from Tiger of Sweden that will get you out of your holiday shopping rut!

OVO x Canada Goose Holiday Collection

Two big Canadian brands have teamed up to bring you just what you need to stay warm this winter! Drake's line October's Very Own has collaborated with Canada Goose for another collaboration - this time there will be two limited edition styles.

DIY Mini Holiday Paint Projects by My Little Secrets

...attended over the weekend may have set me (slightly) back from my big paint project that certainly would have required attention to detail and focus. I managed to not let my entire weekend go to waste and tackled a few mini DIY holiday paint projects that are worth mentioning!

Women’s Waterproof Boots Under $200

Winter is officially here and you probably need a pair of reliable, waterproof winter boots! Below you'll find women's waterproof boots under $200 including brands like Kodiak, Cougar Boots...

CONTEST: Win One of Four $25 Starbucks Gift Cards

Just when you thought our contests couldn't get any better, we're comin' atcha with another one! We're giving away four $25 Starbucks gift cards to keep you warm over the holidays...

INLAND: Canadian Designer Holiday Pop-Up @ PARLOQUE

Earlier this year we introduced you to INLAND and this week they are back with a Canadian Designer holiday pop-up featuring 28 Toronto and Montreal clothing...

Etsy Holiday Gift Wrapping Guide

In our gift wrapping guide you'll find punny cards, artful gift tags, unique boxes and more from across Canada that will make your gifts look as pretty as the receiver!

Dutch Retailer MEXX has Declared Bankruptcy

Mexx has declared bankruptcy. The retailer, who sells menswear, womenwear and childrenswear, has 315 stores worldwide - 95 of them in Canada. In a press release the company stated...

CONTEST: Get on the #TassimoNiceList & Win The Tassimo T65!

This winter, whether you're cozying up with the latest Canadian Netflix picks or entertaining guests at an amazing holiday party, there's no better treat than warming up with a delicious cup brewed in the sleek Tassimo T65 home brewer by BOSCH!

Luxury Jeweller BVLGARI Opens First Canadian Location

Luxury Italian jeweller Bulgari has opened its first Canadian location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It could be the first of several Canadian locations for Bulgari, we're told, though the retailer is being cautious with any potential expansion plans...

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Her Under $50

Our first holiday guide is gifts for her and all the gifts on this list are under $50 dollars. We've got ideas for the woman that likes to smell (damn) g...

Best Looks from the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Check out some of our favourite looks from the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion show below, including Alessandra Ambrosia and Adriana Lima in this year's D...

Inside MUJI’S 1st Canadian Store

MUJI Atrium opened in Toronto this Saturday with long line-ups for it’s country launch. Retail-Insider got a look inside MUJI's 1st Canadian Store. Check out the photos...

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving

This year, the Canadian airline brought their WestJet Christmas Miracle to one of their most travelled destinations - The Dominican Republic. WestJet set...

Preview: The Online TIMEX Pop-Up Warehouse Sale

We'll be hosting our very first Cyber Monday sale! We're embracing the shopping tradition & kicking it off with the Online TIMEX Pop-Up Warehouse Sale th...

Canadian Black Friday Sales 2014

Plenty of sales are happening nation-wide as more retailers embrace the American tradition of Black Friday! Here is our round-up of Canadian Black Friday...

CONTEST: Win a Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set

By now, you've already seen Beyoncé's unpolished "7/11" video that made you wish (even more) that you were Bey's BFF and today, we're giving away the BEYONCÉ PLATINUM EDITION BOX SET...

Quebec-based retailer Simons to Open in Mississauga

Simons is looking to expand into Vancouver, Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec. Are you excited for Simons to open in Mississauga?

Smart Set to Close All 107 Stores

Montreal-based retailer Jacob announced their official closure in October after being given a second chance in August, Costa Blanca closed their doors in May and Le Chateau could be in trouble after their sales dropped almost 10% in their second quarter this fiscal year. We can now add Smart Set to the list of Canadian retailers struggling to keep up with Canada's expanding retail landscape.

Gift Ideas from Bench + Win a $100 Gift Card!!

The holidays are creeping up on us and if you're looking for some presents, we have tons of gift ideas from Bench! PLUS we're giving away a $100 gift card that will help jumpstart your holiday shopping!

#SALESPY: The PYA Designer Clothing Sample Sale Preview

The PYA Designer Clothing sample sale happens twice annually and it's a staff favourite at StyleDemocracy! Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 is the last day of the sale and PYA is open from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Preview: The Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Online Pop-Up Sale

There's less than a week until our Hudson's Bay Company Collection Online Pop-Up sale, so we've decided to give to a sneak peek of what will be available...

Best Online Canadian Shoe Stores

These stores won't charge you duties and most even offer free delivery! We've rounded some of the best online Canadian shoe stores for every price point and budget...

New Details on Muji’s 1st Canadian Location, Opening Next Week

Minimalist Japanese retailer Muji's first Canadian storefront opens on Saturday, November 29th at Toronto's Atrium On Bay. It will be the first of at least seven Canadian locations for the brand, as Muji looks to open stores across the country.

The 10 Craziest Things that have ever happened on Black Friday

Even though 80% of Canadians surveyed said they were going to take advantage of Black Friday specials this year, we can't imagine the shopping event getting much crazier than in the states. People get trampled, morals go out the window and there's even a website dedicated to the Black Friday death count.

Lacoste Footwear Warehouse Sale Preview

Check out our Lacoste Footwear Warehouse Sale preview. There are tons of styles for men, women and children between the prices of $24.99 and $39.99.

Need a Wedding Dress? This Liquidator in Toronto has them for $199!

Windsor Bridal may not be a name you're familiar with today, but it was once the largest bridal store in Toronto. The shop was opened by Herman Miller on Spadina Avenue in 1976 and last month, he announced he would be closing Windsor Bridal's doors for good.

Kit & Ace Opens First Toronto Store on Queen West

The Vancouver-based brand opened up their online shop this summer and have just opened their first Toronto location on Queen West. The casual and luxurious street wear found at Kit & Ace starts at $68 for a basic tank and up to $498 for an 'Alpine Blanket'.

Retailers Exploit Remembrance Day for Profit

Valentine's Day, Halloween, Father's Day and Mother's Day are all occasions that were basically designed to help retailers move product and make profit, but are there holidays that should remain sacred? Is it possible for a retailer to take their promotions too far?

Macy’s Won’t Come to Canada, Despite Recent Press [With Video]

The founder of a prominent commercial real estate company says that Macy's is likely coming to Canada, and that Nordstrom could open in downtown Edmonton. This gained considerable media attention and as a result, we received numerous emails and phone calls.

Crowds Line Up to Shop Alexander Wang x H&M at the Eaton Centre

Today at 10:00am, we decided to head down to the Eaton Centre to check out the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Tons of Wang fans braved the cold overnight to get their hands on the collection when the doors opened at 8:00am...

StyleDemocracy Exclusive: Up to 20% off Toronto Raptors Tickets

For a limited time, we're offering StyleDemocracy INsiders 20% off Toronto Raptors tickets! The promotion runs from now until November 20, 2014 and is being offered for two games.

#SaleSpy: The Five Pop-Up on King West

Yesterday we took cover from the gloomy weather to shop the Five Pop-up on King West. The massive space (previously home to the Diet Coke Style Bar) located at King St. West and Blue Jays Way is filled with clothing and accessories for men and women at a minimum of 50% off!

LUSH Cosmetics Launches #MakeFurHistory Campaign

Cruelty free brand LUSH Cosmetics has launched a campaign in collaboration with the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (APFA) and the Montreal SPCA to #MakeFurHistory.

Five Ways to Support Movember without a Moustache

It's that time of the year again - the time where men kick-off the month with baby soft faces and jump into a 30-day-long moustache growing marathon to raise awareness about men's health.

Sephora Opens Largest Canadian Location on Vancouver’s Robson Street

Canada's largest location for French cosmetics retailer Sephora has opened on Vancouver's Robson Street. The two-level store is now considered to be the retailer's Canadian flagship. It features several Canadian exclusives...

Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2014

From models and fashion icons to super heroes and super foods, here are our favourite celebrity halloween costumes of 2014 including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Ed Sheeran and more!

Weird: Starbucks allows Tattoos and Bans Engagement Rings

a new Starbucks dress code created for baristas and Starbucks retail employees will allow employees to show visible tattoos but not Engagement rings.

10 Horrible Halloween Costumes to Avoid this Year

You could get inspired by these top celebrity costumes or opt for a painted face using one of these awesome tutorials, but please, please do not go as any of these!

Is another OVO Pop-Up Shop Coming to Toronto?

If you missed out on Drake's last OVO pop-up shop earlier this year, we've got great news for you! BlogTO recently spotted what seems to be another OVO pop-up shop in the works.

SS15 World MasterCard Fashion Week Street Style: Day 4

After a few days of cold and rainy weather, the sun was finally out and shining on day four of World MasterCard Fashion Week! One of the best accessories we saw outside of the tents on day 4 of Toronto Fashion Week were smiles!

Discover food app Zomato Toronto and WIN 1 of 3 $100 Gift Cards to any Oliver & Bonacini Restaurant (GTA ONLY)

Enter Zomato, Toronto’s newest and most comprehensive food app available for iOS and Android devices.

Jacob Will Officially Be Closing

As of this week, the womenswear retailer will be abandoning their efforts to restructure their business and after 35 years in business, Jacob will be closing all 92 of their Canadian stores...

Anthropologie Coming to Queen Street West

For the downtown folks that are too lazy to schlep up to Yorkville or Yorkdale for their Anthropologie fix, we've got good news! BlogTO recently reported that an Anthropologie location will be permanently popping up in the second coolest neighbourhood in the world - Queen St. West!

Frank and Oak Pop-Up Comes to Toronto with TFC Collection

Frank and Oak, the popular montreal-based menswear retailer, has popped up on Queen Street for a ten-day pop-up shop! You may remember us mentioning Frank and Oak when they popped up Queen Street earlier this year...

The FULL Alexander Wang x H&M Collection is Revealed

Now the full Alexander Wang x H&M collection has been revealed and you can finally start building your wish list and working the new pieces into your fall wardrobe!

Sears Removes Swastika Rings from Website

Earlier this week, Sears had to pull a swastika emblazoned ring from their online store after the Jewish parenting site Kveller brought attention to the item available on Sears.com.

CONTEST: Win a Fitset Gym Pass for You and a Friend!

After a hefty Thanksgiving meal (or two), you might be thinking you need to kick yourself into action and get to the gym. It's hard to get motivated about a boring treadmill run or work-out, but we've teamed up with Fitset to get you pumped up about getting shaped up!

The North Face Has People Rock Climbing for Free Jackets

We've been to a lot of cool pop-up shops, but we've never seen anything like this before! The North Face teamed up with the South Korean agency Innored for a hilarious shopping experience titled "Never Stop Exploring".

Editor’s Pick: Men’s Sneakers from the #PUMASALE2014

It's the first official day of the PUMA Warehouse Sale and if you haven't already dropped by, there are tons of gems to be found! Our editor, Grayson, sorted through the menswear and picked out six of his favourite finds from the sale...

CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED: $250 Shopping Spree to the PUMA Warehouse Sale

First off, we just wanted to thank everyone who has made the PUMA Warehouse Sale such a success over the […]

CONTEST: Win 1 of 2 TOMS Sunglasses for World Sight Day

f you haven't heard, today, October 9th, is World Sight Day. There are around 285 million people in the world, including 19 million children, who are visually impaired or blind - a very unfortunate statistic considering 80% of visual impairment worldwide can be cured or prevented...

CONTEST: Win 1 of 2 Oakley Sunglasses For World Sight Day

Oakley Canada has been a leader in sunglass and performance eyewear for 30 years. They're also a huge supporter of World Site Day, which is why we've teamed up with them to remind our readers how important it is to take care of your eyes and vision!

10 Reasons to Shop the StyleDemocracy Online Warehouse Sale

You've been waiting all year long, and it's finally here... The PUMA Warehouse Sale opens at the International Centre this Friday! Recently we've been getting a lot of requests to bring our sales to different cities across North America and we hear you - we want to see you and we want you to reap the benefits of our renowned warehouse sales...

StyleDemocracy Presents: The Online Warehouse Sale

After months of preparation, the StyleDemocracy team is very excited to announce the launch of our Online Warehouse Sale! It's been hard to keep the project hush, hush, but it's been well worth the wait.

The ‘Carleton’ Dance Makes a Come Back!

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fans, the moment you've been waiting for is finally here... The 'Carleton' dance has made a come back!

Stollerys is Closing Down After 114 Years in Business

After 114 years of business, Stollerys, the menswear retailer located on the southwest corner of Yonge and Bloor, will be closing down shop. The news of closure comes after years of speculation that the retailer was in trouble...

D.L Eyewear Launches F/W Campaign

The unisex D.L Eyewear collection is the perfect melding of versatility, style and quality - all at a low price point of under $100! Each style is named after a Toronto street in the neighbourhood where Levy grew up and after a fantastic inaugural year, D.L Eyewear has introduced three new styles to their core collection of classic frames...

14 Times Urban Outfitters Failed

They've been under fire for a lot of dumb things like stealing artwork from independent artists, referencing the holocaust (in similar fashion to Zara) and tons more...

10 Reasons to get Excited about the PUMA Warehouse Sale

We've been prepping you for our PUMA Warehouse Sale since the end of the summer and we're finally in the final countdown stage. With t-minus 9 days away, there are TONS of reasons to get excited about one of our most anticipated sales of the year, but we'll just give you 10 for now...

Muji to Open 7 – 8 Canadian Stores in 5 Years

Minimalist Japanese retailer Muji will open up to eight Canadian stores over the next five years, according to the president of Muji Canada. It has secured its first Canadian location in Toronto, with further locations to follow in Vancouver and, eventually, in other Canadian cities...

Holt Renfrew Opens Luxurious Free-Standing Men’s Store [With Photos]

Holt Renfrew's first free-standing menswear store opens October 1 at 100 Bloor Street West, in the heart of Toronto's 'Mink Mile'. Called 'Holt Renfrew Men'...

Kim Kardashian gets Attacked at Paris Fashion Week

While obtaining celebrity status obviously has its perks, there are a lot of downsides to being in the public eye. Case in point, last week Kim Kardashian was tackled walking into Balmain's Paris Fashion week show...

The Ultimate eBay Hack

If you're a regular user of eBay, then you'll totally understand the frustration of being in a bidding war. There is nothing worse than submitting a bid only to be outbid seconds later or even worse - seconds before the sale ends...

The Official Ad Campaign for Alexander Wang for H&M

Alexander Wang for H&M teasers have been released all month long, but with just a little over a month until the collection launch, the official ad campaign has finally been released!

StyleProfile: Kristen Wood, CEO and Founder of The TEN SPOT

Once upon a time, the business and entrepreneurial world was mostly dominated by men - flash to current and we live in a world where women are CEOs, earning more than our SOs and generally, just kicking ass...

Diet Coke Get a Taste Style Bar

If you're downtown, take a break from your busy lifestyle to sip on a refreshing Diet Coke and browse some sweet fashion curated by Gilt. The pop-up is open everyday from 12-8pm until October 23rd...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Lost and Found Service

We all know someone (or have been that someone) who has lost something valuable on vacation. Whether it's luggage, clothing, an iPhone, or a stuffed animal, there's no doubt that losing something on a flight feels horrible, especially when there's little hope of getting those lost items back...

Saks Fifth Avenue Preparing to Build 1st Canadian Stores

Saks Fifth Avenue has commenced preparations to build its first two Canadian locations. Room is being created for its Canadian flagship in Downtown Toronto, and hoarding is up for Saks' Sherway Gardens store...

iPhone Drop Test: Which Generation of iPhone is the most Durable?

There have been 10 million iPhone 6's sold and there were 4 million preorders in the first 24 hours of the launch, but what we really want to know about the new iPhone drop is... what happens when the iPhone 6 literally drops?

Department Store Blasted for Releasing Pro-Rape T-Shirt

We've seen a lot of questionable things on t-shirts lately. First we saw this Holocaust inspired children's t-shirt from Zara, then Urban Outfitters released a blood stained Kent University sweater that brought back memories of the 1970s shooting, and now a pro-rape t-shirt...

Toronto Street Style: Cyclists

Cyclists have a very unique style and creativity that allows them to carry items, pedal through busy rush-hour track, yet stay stylish on the roads. Our resident street style photographer, The Korean Barber, hit the streets of Toronto to find the most stylish cyclists...

The Future of Shopping

Over the years, technology has changed how we do everything - how we communicate with friends, how we travel, and even how we shop. New systems are being built to better suit the needs of retailers and shoppers...

Buyer Beware: Dealfind.ca and TeamBuy.ca Have Gone Bankrupt

At StyleDemocracy we're always on the hunt for the best prices and discounts however, we've recently discovered that that two popular deal websites have gone bankrupt and are offering fraudulent coupons that merchants cannot accept.

Contest & Tips from Yorkdale Mall: How to Transition from Summer to Fall

As summer comes to a close, fashion lovers are silently eager for fall, with all its leather, knits, and tweeds. But we’re not quite ready to let go of our summer dresses and ankle bearing jeggings and when the temperature drops, it leaves our wardrobe feeling a bit confused...

The Selfie Hat Makes its Debut

Move over selfie stick, you've got some competition! Wearable tech has been blowing up as of late (hello, Apple iWatch,) but we've never seen anything like this before. Allow us to introduce you to the Selfie Hat...

Queen West Street Style by the Korean Barber

In leu of Toronto's Queen West being crowned the second coolest neighbourhood in the world, our resident street style photographer, The Korean Barber, decided to capture the eclectic styles of the very people that make the district what it is.

Would you wear a hat that said “WANG” on it?

This just in! Style.com has just released an exclusive look into the Alexander Wang x H&M collection and three new images have been released. We've already seen the leggings when Rihanna stepped out in them in New York, but the jackets...

#SaleSpy: Nine West Flash Sale – Everything is $39.99 or less!

Attention shoe lovers: we've got great news for you! Today from 4pm until 9pm, our friends at Nine West will be hosting a flash sale at all of their Canadian locations.

Fashionistas are Asked about Fake Fashion Trends

New York Fashion Week is a pretty big deal in the realm of fashion. It's a time where fashion's biggest names present their latest collections, attracting some of the world's best dressed... and Jimmy Kimmel.

Justin Bieber gets Booed off Stage at the Barclays Centre

In awkward fashion news today, everyone's (least) favourite Canadian, Justin Bieber, got booed on stage last night. The Stratford native hit the Barclays Centre stage alongside model Lara Stone for Fashion Rocks

Vogue names Toronto’s Queen West the Second Coolest Neighbourhood in the World

In case you haven't heard, Toronto is home to the second coolest neighbourhood in the world. Vogue (AKA the fashion bible) has placed Toronto's West Queen West - the strip between Gladstone Avenue and Bathurst Street - amongst 14 other neighbourhoods on a list of the 15 hippest districts across the globe...

Home Depot Security Breach Confirmed

Last week, we reported that the home improvement retailer, Home Depot, was under a company-wide investigation concerning customer financial information across North America. The retailer was unsure of which stores and countries had been affected, but earlier this week it was confirmed that Home Depot's payment systems in the US and Canada have suffered a security breach...

20 Items Under $50 from Jean Machine

We've teamed up with Jean Machine to for a special offer of 15% off all online purchases. All you have to do is use the promo code SD15OFF upon checkout...

Preview Alexander Wang for H&M

The Alexander Wang for H&M collection will be available in stores on November 6th and aside from a pair of little boxing gloves, there have been very little teasers or previews... Until now.

1970s Fashion in Toronto

We recently stumbled across a collection of photos of street style on Yonge Street from the 1970s and we must say, everyone is lookin' pretty good - no surprise from one of Canada's most stylish cities...

Shop the Made Inland Marketplace this Weekend in Toronto

Tired of traditional malls and big box retailers? Then you've gotta check out the Made Inland event happening this weekend! For two days only, Torontonians will be able to shop a giant marketplace at 99 Sudbury filled with Canadian made clothing and accessories...

Bloomingdale’s Could Still Open in Canada

Upscale New York City-based department store Bloomingdale's may still be interested in opening in Canada, according to sources. The retailer has yet to find "the right real estate" in Toronto, though it has been reportedly scouting for space in Canada's largest city, according to Women's Wear Daily...

Home Depot Data Breach Investigation

Home Depot may be the latest big retailer to suffer from a major data breach. The big box home improvement retailer began a company-wide investigation earlier this week over a potential breach of customer financial information...

Holt Renfrew Exiting Winnipeg After Almost 105 Years

Holt Renfrew will close its small Winnipeg store in January of 2015, exiting a city where it has had a presence since the year 1910. At one time, Holt Renfrew's Winnipeg store footprint was substantially larger.

Nordstrom Canada Brands are Revealed

Nordstrom has provided us the list of brands it will carry at its first Canadian location, opening September 19th at Calgary's Chinook Centre. Prices vary widely, from costly luxury designers to the affordable...

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...

9 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 Fitset Pass, one of the best membership programs 2014 has to offer for Torontonians. And yes, you may be wondering what exactly the Fitset 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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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