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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

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Now that March is officially in full swing, we wanted to kick off the start of the new week by recapping all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From fashionable lounge wear to a Q&A with the owner of a luxury Canadian dress shop, here are the top articles of the week.

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Fashionable Lounge Wear to Relax in After Work
Our number one priority after a long day at work? Ripping off our clothes and getting into a good pair of sweatpants or chic joggers. There really is nothing more satisfying than getting cozy on the couch to binge watch a few of your favourite Netflix shows or snuggling in bed catching up on this week’s style trends to relax and unwind. But sometimes being comfortable just isn’t enough, and we still want to look good while dressed down. With athleisure and loungewear having such a major moment in style it’s so easy to find great sweats that aren’t boring. Well get ready to get cozy with these loungewear picks that are perfect for relaxing in after work! Read the full post here

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Q&A with Veronica Hosszu, owner of Elizabeth Noel
Moving to London at the age of eighteen for university, Veronica Hosszu applied to work at a gift and ladies’ wear shop called Elizabeth Noel. By her early twenties, Veronica purchased the store from the now late Elizabeth Noel and transformed it into one of the most well-known evening gown boutiques in London. Veronica and her team of “dressperts” are always ready to dress their clients for the special occasions in their lives. Style Nine to Five had the opportunity to sit down with Veronica and Store Manager, Christine Petric to learn more about the Elizabeth Noel experience and what it takes to run a formal wear empire.  Read the full post here


Weekly Retail News Recap
Each week we will highlight all the major retail news stories from coast to coast. This week’s roundup included the announcement of a new Celine boutique, highlights from Paris Fashion Week, Style Nine to Five’s upcoming Fashion Career Workshop, and more. Read the full post here.


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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

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Aritzia to significantly expand Bloor Street West store in Toronto
The widely recognized Canadian retailer has announced it is taking over space on both sides of Toronto’s Holt Renfrew Centre and renovating to become one of the company’s largest stores. The current 4900 square foot space will be undergoing a full renovation, bringing it up to date with the company’s new look as well as merging the space with the unoccupied BCBG and former Holt Renfrew Centre entrance.  


Miniso opened its fifth Metro Vancouver location on Monday
The millennial-targeted lifestyle brand set up shop in the heart of Kerrisdale, its fifth location following West Broadway, Granville Street, Robson Street and Tsawwassen Mills. The company, which was co-founded in 2013 by Japanese designer Miyake Junya and Chinese entrepreneur Ye Guofu carries a wide range of products including accessories, electronics, health & beauty, home necessities, lifestyle and even stationary. Miniso has been rapidly expanding and opening up stores globally. They are expected to operate between 30 and 50 Canadian stores by the end of 2018.  


Victoria to host SHINE Fashion Show benefit
This Sunday, the iconic Crystal Ballroom at the Empress hotel in downtown Victoria will be filled with fashionable folk from all around the island. The event which will be hosted by Love It or List It Vancouver’s  Todd Talbot and his wife, actress  Rebecca Talbot. The event includes a “bubbly reception”, a social mixer with a silent auction, afternoon tea with guest speakers and a strolling fashion show. Spring 2018 collections from designers Micheal Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Alex S. Yu, and Canadian fashion designer, Conally McDougall will be showcased. All net proceeds from this elegant afternoon will be donated to BC Children’s hospital.  


Deciem opens its first West Coast location on Wednesday
The Hastings and Howe Street store will be the first in Vancouver for this Canadian beauty company, followed by a second location in Metrotown and a third to be announced. Deciem boasts the motto, “the abnormal beauty company” and now owns and operates more than 10 brands in the beauty world. In June 2017, Deciem entered a partnership with The Estee Lauder Companies, allowing them to continue growing their business.  


Herschel Supply Company set to open its first corporately owned store in Gastown this summer
The 5000 square foot space at 347 and 349 Water Street will become Herschel’s largest store in the world. The well-known brand, often sought after for its unique backpacks and luggage is sold to thousands of retailers in the world. Herschel has 45 stand-alone stores across Europe and Asia, however, this will be the first company-run brick and mortar location. Surprising as it may be that the company has taken this long to open a stand-alone store on its home turf, locals are still buzzing with excitement around the summer opening announcement.  


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, January 26th, 2018

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Vancouver Nordstrom Hosts ‘The Force is Female’ Event with Nike. Last weekend, Nordstrom Pacific Centre in Vancouver hosted a Nike “The Force Is Female” customization event. The event gave customers three options of Nike’s classic Air Force 1 shoe to choose from: all white, all black or a Vancouver exclusive dip-dyed grey that customers were able customize with a wide selection of different colours and patterned sneaker felts, laces, stickers and that iconic Nike swoosh. “I think people really liked the creative and personal aspect of the whole thing” says Wilson Hui, a long-time employee of Nordstrom Vancouver. Alex Culos, another employee of Nordstrom’s shoe department was in for a busy few days. “All the appointments were filled prior to the event, so the traffic was always flowing. It was definitely a successful event”. Weekends are often busy in the Nike boutique but “The Force is Female” customization pulled in all types of sneaker-heads eager to create their dream shoe.


UNIQLO Announces Two More Vancouver Locations. Popular Japanese retailer, UNIQLO has announced the opening of two more locations in Metro Vancouver for later this year. Their second Greater Vancouver store will open on March 9th at Guilford Town Centre in Surrey followed by a third location at CF Richmond Centre sometime in the spring. Since the opening of UNIQLO in Metrotown, this core-classics clothing store has seen much success. According to Daily Hive Vancouver, the company is excited about expanding the brand to other locations after a large demand from Vancouverites. The two locations will be smaller in size than the first location, but will still carry UNIQLO’s most popular collections.


You have one weekend left to shop Kit and Ace’s outlet sale! The Gastown favourite is moving two doors down Water Street next month and to commemorate the move, they begun slashing prices last Wednesday, January 17th. A wide range of product is on sale, including everything from tops, sweaters, pants, dresses, swimwear and accessories. It’s a good time to stock up on staples that are made to look stylish while keeping comfort a priority. There’s still a few days left, so head down armed with cards in hand (the store is not accepting cash during the sale) and take advantage of these amazing prices while you can!


MUJI is opening its seventh Canadian location in Toronto’s Scarborough Town Centre in March. This East Coast store opening follows the two latest locations: Burnaby’s 7,770 square foot store that opened in Metrotown and August 2017, and a 14,507 square feet location on Vancouver’s popular Robson Street in December 2017. These were the first MUJI stores to enter the Greater Vancouver market and both locations have been attracting a large array of customers. Mujirushi Ryohin, MUJI in Japanese, translates as “no-brand quality goods.” MUJI’s concept is to create minimalist style, high quality products including household goods, apparel and food. The simplicity of their brand is universally appealing and is predicted to continue to grow its success in Canadian retail.


Spring 2018 Couture season began in Paris began on Monday, January 22nd, bringing me back to my days as a Fashion Marketing student in Vancouver at Blanche Macdonald Centre. I have no doubt as it comes to a close; students from fashion schools across Canada are scouring Vogue Runway and studying the extravagant creations of their favourite designers. After three weeks of the men’s fashion shows, fashion takes a 360⁰ turn into a full swing of opulent, Oscar-worthy gowns designed and brought to life with impeccable precision and detail. We saw themes of cinched waists, sharp tailoring and delicate draping of layers prominent in many designers’ shows this year. It can be tough for students to fall back into the school schedule rhythm post-holidays (don’t I know it!) so if you find yourself needing a break from the projects, I promise you will lose yourself in the glamour of the pictures of Spring 2018 Couture.

By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – Sears Canada Officially Closes

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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After 65 years of business, iconic Canadian retailer Sears has officially closed this past Sunday, January 14th. Many locations began their liquidation sales in early October, locking their doors for good one by one. Customers shopped the last few locations still open this weekend across Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, by buying the remaining merchandise at 60-80% off. Lineups were long with shoppers scooping up the last of the clothing, sporting goods, household items and even fixtures and hangers from the store.


Sears has been a crucial anchor department store in Canada for many years. The closing will leave malls searching for new tenants to fill the large spaces and close to 12,000 employees looking for new work. In a statement online, Sears stated that “despite the outstanding efforts of dedicated associates across the Company, Sears Canada does not have the financial resources to provide it with the time necessary to complete its reinvention.” Large retailers in Canada have had a tough go, with department stores such as Zellars, Eatons, and Target previously forced to shut down business due to major debt and financial losses.


There has been no confirmation on what will replace the newly vacated spaces in malls across BC. According to Chek News, there is an overwhelming request from Vancouver Island residents for an Ikea to replace the Sears at Hillside Mall, but retail experts have said that the population is too small to entice the Swedish furniture store.


Many believe that more Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack stores will be an option for replacement, as the popular American company has seen significant success in Canada since its expansion. Others are guessing stores such as Cabella’s or Bass Pro Shop that recently opened at Tsawwassen Mills but so far it’s all just speculation.


Loyal customers of the 130 Canadian Sears locations are sad to see the retail mogul go, leaving behind fond memories and fair prices. Many will always remember receiving the Sears Wishbook Catalogue every Christmas and circling everything we were ready to request from Santa. Online shopping has been an incredible factor in the financial decline of brick and mortar stores, but companies are still seeing success by tapping into the right markets and delivering customers with a positive in-store experience.


“Sears Canada has a long and well-documented history of being a great place to shop and work. Sears thanks its customers for their loyalty and support since 1953,” said a Sears representative in a press release.

It’s safe to say that this is another example of a great Canadian retailer closing up shop. We’re definitley sad to see it go, but it’ll be exciting to see what big box retailer will soon take its place.


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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

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Fashion Jobs – Style Nine to Five Weekly Recap

Monday, September 25th, 2017

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Fall 2017 has officially arrived and to help kick off both the new week and season, we’re going to recap all our favourite Style Nine to Five articles from the week prior, just to ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to the world of SNTF fashion. From some incredible women who inspire us to the hottest accessory in men’s fashion, here are the top articles from last week.

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The 5 Most Covetable Over-the-Knee Boots for Fall
Now that fall is officially here, boot season is finally making its debut. Over-the-knee boots are a hot trend for fall, as they add a bit of sass to any outfit and looks great on everyone! Here are five stylish over-the-knee boots you can rock this upcoming season. Read the full post here


Men’s Fashion: How to Look “Chic” at an Interview
There are many ways to sell yourself at an interview apart from being able to verbally express your interest in a passionate manner or possessing substantial work experience. When you enter the interview room and greet the hiring manager, it’s always crucial to make a good first impression through your social demeanor and, of course, your appearance. This post lays out a few tips on how to maximize your outfit potential at an interview to help secure that position offer! Read the full post here

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Why the Blazer Will be Your Go To Fall Jacket
From the leather jacket to the duster coat, the new IT jacket this fall is one we all own: the blazer. The traditionally smart and sophisticated piece has been updated and revitalized from its tedious office look, giving a fresh contemporary feel to every style choice.  Here are our top blazer inspirations to rethink your next shopping trip. Read the full post here


Where to Shop in Toronto for Great Vintage Finds
Weekends no longer consist of heading to the mall to go shopping, but which vintage store should you discover. Toronto is home to many diverse and distinct vintage shops that hold their own unique personalities and here are our top choices. Read the full post here.


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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy