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Fashion Jobs: What to pack When Work Takes you on the Road

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

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Whether you work in the fashion industry or not, sometimes your job takes you on the road. It can be exciting to travel to new places, even if it is for work, or it can become so routine to you, that travelling is now second nature. Whichever boat you find yourself in, packing is one of the most important things when travelling. If you’re a newbie to travelling for work, or a seasoned traveller, we have the perfect checklist for what you need.

 

Professional Travel Wear
You may be in a pinch for time, so you’ll want to wear something on the plane that you can go straight to a meeting in. While you may just want to wear sweats and a hoodie for comfort, you never know what delays you may face when you land. Opt for comfortable trousers and a cute blouse or a comfortable midi dress with a blazer. These outfits are both comfortable and work appropriate.

 

Bring Versatile Pieces
If you’re going straight from an office meeting to dinner, or from work to drinks with colleagues, you’ll want to bring items that can work for all occasions. Bringing versatile pieces means you can have plenty of outfit choices without needing five bags of luggage. If space is limited and you only have a carry-on, you want to bring outfits that can mix and match, without looking like you’re repeating outfits on a short trip. Basics are your friends.

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Don’t Over Think It
Are you one of those people who wear the same staple pieces at home, but then travel and way over-pack? It’s okay, most people are. The key is to not overthink it. At the end of the day, you’re still working the same job you always do, just in a different location. We’re sure you dress to impress on the daily, so just bring the same favourite outfits you’d wear at home.

 

Minimal Shoes
Shoes take up a lot of space in your luggage, not to mention they are heavy. Pack a pair of flats, a pair of heels, and if you have downtime and want to go walking, a pair of fashionable sneakers. Try to keep the shoes neutral so you can mix and match with all of your outfits without clashing.

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A Few Pieces of Jewellery
Finally, to dress up any look, add accessories. To play up any outfit add a simple statement necklace with a suit, or a dainty layering necklace with a dress. Playing with accessories will also take away any outfit blues you may have with the limited options you’ve packed.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – Everything You Need to know About Retail Careers

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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At Style Nine To Five, we help fashion lovers find their dream careers in their chosen field. And if you’ve been thinking about starting a career in the fashion world, a great place to start is in retail. What most people don’t know is that there are so many jobs within retail to pursue. In this post, we break down some of the retail careers that we feature on our job board and some salary ranges to go with them. With so many different positions in the retail sector, it can sometimes get confusing of who does what, and what path you want to take in your career, use this as your guide!

 

Sales Associate
Sales associates are the face of every company. These are your cashiers, salespeople and all-around customer service personnel. As a sales associate, you are a ‘jack of all trades’ and you’ll learn many different skills, such as merchandising, business acumen, customer service skills, and much more. While some people work as a sales associate for a part-time job, many use this position as a stepping stone to higher level roles. Typically, this position would start at minimum wage.

 

Store Manager
Many people who love working as a sales associate, work their way up to a store manager position. As a store manager, you are responsible for managing your employees as well as coaching and training them so that they can further their careers in addition to staffing and scheduling the business needs. A store manager must ensure the store is stocked, neat, clean and organized so that customers are able to come in and find exactly what they are looking for. Salaries for this position average around $45,000 Canadian.

 

Visual Merchandiser
Visual merchandisers are the employees who plan where the merchandise will be going onto the shelves, how the store will be set up in order to optimize sales and create the floorplans. Visual merchandisers place products together that can be sold as a complete outfit, so that the customer feels they need everything. Colour schemes and similar products stay together so that the floorplan makes sense to the customer. Not only do you need retail experience to understand product flow, fits, and overall visual techniques, but a Bachelor’s degree is also usually required. The salary for a visual merchandiser on average is around $40,000 Canadian.

 

Stylist
First and foremost, a fashion stylist needs a flair for style. Not only do you need to see things as a whole, you need to show that you are a fashionable individual. A stylist needs to pay extreme attention to detail and needs to think quickly on their feet. If a customer doesn’t have the same fashion sense as you, you need to be able to adapt to their style. As a stylist, you need experience in the industry and be able to merchandise the product seamlessly. The average salary for a fashion stylist is $40,000 Canadian.

 

Merchandise Manager
A merchandise manager runs product development and delivers the product vision. They can also be known as buyers. This role has a big focus on pre-planning. A merchandise manager needs to envision products a few seasons ahead. They need to fully understand the brand they are working with so that the product that is brought in fits within the brand’s vision. Not only do you need a background in retail, and a full understanding of the business, but you also need post-secondary education. A Bachelor’s degree in business, merchandising or something similar is preferred. The salary for this position can average $55,000 CAD, and extend upwards depending on the company and your experience.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – Warm Weather Shoes to Strut from the Office to Happy Hour

Monday, June 4th, 2018

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With the days getting longer and our favourite patios opening for the season, the summer months are slowly handing us back our post-work social lives. No longer are the evenings of rushing in snowy weather and darkness from work to dinner, and quickly home to sit in sweats with a bottle of wine. We’re finally able to sneak in a couple more hours of fun in the sun after a hard day’s work! This means we need outfits that can last through business meetings all the way to nightcaps and the most important piece has to footwear. The two things you want to look for is a style that works both at the office and out on the town, and most importantly is comfortable all day long. We’ve held these requirements close while putting together this list of shoes to strut from the office to happy hour in, packed with a little something for everyone!

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Boogie Nights
Summer is the time to play with colour in your wardrobe and what better way than a bright pair of shoes! These 70’s retro feel platform heels are the perfect balance of work appropriate and dancefloor fun! Not to mention the block heel and front platform really help relieve pressure on your feet from carrying your body weight all day. The coral colour is a great choice for the season, but they are also available in black for a more conservative/classic look.


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If you were ever looking for the perfect tie-up block heel sandal for summer, these would probably have to be it. Everything from the clean-cut block heel, simple colourway and the perfect balance of a tie-up sandal with support make this heel perfect for all-day wear! Rock these with everything from your favourite culottes or pencil dress to a casual pair of jeans!

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The shoes of the season have to be low block heeled mule sandals and they’re the perfect pick for around the office or a night out on the town. We recommend pairing these with a good pair of cropped slacks or office-appropriate sundress. They come in four different colours but we’re loving the white colour to keep up with the white shoe trend that is continuing on for spring/summer.

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Moscow Mules
Another great pair of mules on our list are these blush Avec Les Filles strappy mules in the perfect shade of blush. This shoe checks off everything on our list – versatile, comfortable and stylish! We love the bubble styled strap that brings a modern feel to this 90’s style.

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Party Shoes
Looking for the perfect balance of work and party appropriate? These colourful strap toe sandals are just for you! The colourful embroidery work on the shoe makes these perfect for day parties or after work drinks but are still refined enough to be taken seriously at work. If the bright tones aren’t your thing they’re also available in more neutral colours.

 

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Product Info:

  1. Topshop Nika Round Buckle Sandal, $110, available at Hudson’s Bay
  2. Zara Tied Block Heel Sandals, $49.99
  3. Aldo Alaska Mules, $85
  4. Avec Les Filles Mara Mule, $134.99, available at Town Shoes
  5. Steve Madden Carrson, from $89.95

 

By: M.J. Elle, Toronto ON,@TheMJElle

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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Is the legend herself, Naomi Campbell retiring from runway?
After 32 years storming the runways, Campbell has hinted that she may be trading the catwalk for a cozy seat in the audience and let it be “carried on by the younger generation”. At the Fashion for Relief fashion show in Cannes last weekend, which helped to raise money for important causes like the Times Up legal defense fund and Save the Children charity, the supermodel stated she wasn’t sure how much longer she could walk. Naomi became the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue, founded the Fashion for Relief charity, starred in a Michael Jackson video and was a favourite and friend of major designers such as Giannni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaïa. She will be deservingly honoured next month with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 CFDAs. Retired or not (but we hope not yet), Naomi Campbell will remain a key icon in prominent fashion history.

 

Clinique Opens First Canadian Standalone
Greater Vancouver’s CF Richmond Centre has become home to Canada’s first standalone Clinique location. Owned under the Estée Lauder umbrella, Clinique has been widely available only through department stores across the country such as Sephora, Hudson’s Bay and Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. The high-quality beauty line has been popularized for its extensive and well-received lines of skincare, cosmetics, and perfume. Loyal customers of the brand will be glad to have access to the full line of Clinique all in one place.

 

MUJI to Host Promo Event in Vancouver
Hey Vancouver, your favourite Japanese retailer is hosting an amazing promotional event for the next 10 days at MUJI’s flagship store on Robson Street. The stores have seen overwhelming success since opening stores in North America and are once again honouring their loyal and new customers with deals like 10% off purchases, personal style advisors, aromatherapy presentations, two-for-one embroidery services, free coffee and even storybook reading for the kids! MUJI continues to raise the bar and keep itself in good standing with Vancouver by incorporating their dedicated customers in the company’s culture.

 

Kendall + Kylie First Canadian Collaboration
It’s happening. They are finally launching something us Canadians can get our hands on in-store! Set to launch this summer, the Jenner sisters’ clothing brand, Kendall + Kylie has collaborated with Canadian accessory store, Ardene, to release a capsule collection. Ranging between approximately $15-$60 dollars, the collection will carry key summer trend pieces such as swimwear, bodysuits, jeans, and shorts. This will be Ardene’s biggest collaboration with a celebrity or social influencer brand and the first Canadian collaboration for Kendall + Kylie. The collection will become available in-store and online on June 23rd.

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Canadian Women-Led Fashion Brands to Celebrate

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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Mothers Day may have come and gone but we want to celebrate hard-working women every day. From designers to boutique owners, Canadian women are leading the way with innovative ideas and keen sartorial senses. These are five of our favourite brands run by women that are creating waves in the Canadian fashion industry.

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Rightful Owner
The antithesis to fast fashion and the notoriously short lifespan of trends, RoseMcMahon’s clothing line for women celebrates the joy of playing dress up. Her quirky creations appear to be straight from the pages of a fairy tale about club kids and that is exactly what makes her collections so exciting. The Montreal-based designer emphasizes strong craftsmanship and creating wearable works of art, and we absolutely cannot wait to see what else she dreams up.

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A staple of Vancouver’s trendy Gastownneighbourhood for over ten years, this boutique is exactly as its name suggests, a unique find. Michelle Rizzardo, owner, and creative director has crafted an aesthetic that is at once elegantly refined and effortlessly accessible. Her thoughtful selection of items comes through in each and every piece. On top of selling clothing and accessories made by local artists, they also carry a wide selection of well-known international brands, such as Rachel Comey, Creatures of Comfort, and Ganni.

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Hayley Elsaesser
Hayley Elsaesser describes her aesthetic as “bold, colourful and busy.” The Canadian-born designer has a penchant for prints — as well as pastel hair dye — and her eponymous line has been spotted on celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Alessia Cara. She is also a steadfast advocate of inclusivity in the fashion industry; she has made a point of hiring models of all sizes, genders, ethnicities, and abilities, while simultaneously making efforts to combat tokenism. In 2015, she opened her flagship store in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.

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Brother Vellies
Named after the velskoen, an African pre-cursor to the desert boot, this luxury footwear and accessories company is completely dedicated to ethical production practices. Toronto-native and founder Aurora James hoped to promote traditional African footwear styles and to create sustainable job opportunities for African artisans. She has definitely been succeeding, with the fashion industry taking a notice and awarding James the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund back in 2015. All of their shoes and bags are made of leather sourced from agricultural byproducts, showing that sustainability in fashion does have to equal a sacrifice in style.

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Vancouver-based jumpsuit aficionado Adele Tetangco is the co-founder and seasoned curatorial eye behind one of the most exciting fashion tech startups in recent years. This border-straddling operation —they run offices out of Vancouver and Seattle — was created with the goal of connecting remote customers with emerging and indie designers, and the list is constantly growing. The very best part of the operation is the unique access they have provided to customers around the world. Now you can shop the collections of local shops in Nashville to New South Wales, all without ever looking up the cost of a plane ticket.

 

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By Nicholas Gorgopa, Vancouver, @gorgopa

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Retail News Recap

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Asics Opens First Canadian Flagship
The Japanese athletic brand, widely recognized for their footwear has started global expansion by opening new flagship locations. Following the opening of a flagship in Manhattan in December, Canada is joining the Asics crew with a 4,400 square foot, two-level Asics store on Queen Street West in Toronto. Sports-geared brands are becoming more prominent on this popular Toronto Street. The new Asics store is surrounded by the likes of Lululemon, Adidas and Reigning Champ and will be joined by a new Mountain Equipment Co-op location later in 2018.

 

Canadian Beauty Brand Launches into Retail
Toronto-based beauty guru, Brittny Robins has teamed up with retail expert, Bonnie Brooks to launch her skincare brand, Flawless by Friday into retail. They will be participating in 14 different pop-ups across Canada this month in popular areas in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg. Since 2015, when Robins founded her beauty brand, Flawless by Friday has been sold in approximately 100 retailers across North America, but this will be the first time the brand is stepping out on its own. Flawless by Friday combines effective skin-care ingredients with the simplicity of use to create confidence and “flawless” looking skin.

 

The World Waves Goodbye to Hubert de Givenchy
A great loss was felt in the fashion world this past Saturday when legendary designer, Hubert de Givenchy passed away in his home at age 91. The founder of the iconic fashion house, Givenchy, was famous for his elegant designs, his quintessential take on the “little black dress” and his creations worn by his friend and muse, Audrey Hepburn. Who could forget Audrey’s classic on-screen wardrobe from films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Funny Face? People will continue to look at his respected masterpieces and career as inspiration for years to come.

 

Kit and Ace Decreases Store Count in Canada
After closing all of its international locations in spring 2017, Canadian brand Kit and Ace has decreased its store count to just six locations and one coffee shop. Vancouver-based Chip Wilson and wife Shannon Wilson, the family that also owns Lululemon, founded Kit and Ace in July 2014 and took on a fast-tracked expansion internationally, bringing the store count to more than 60 stores globally. In March of last year, that number decreased to 41 stores around the world and the announcement came a month later in April 2017 that only nine Kit and Ace stores would remain open. Since then, locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto have closed their doors as well. The six remaining stores are currently operating in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Oakville. 

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay

Fashion Jobs – 5 Easy Outfit Formulas to Build a Workday Uniform

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

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Choosing an outfit on a hectic morning should ideally be as quick as possible so you can begin your day with ease. This may or may not always be the case, so if you’re looking to simplify your mornings, you might want to consider a “workday uniform”. In my time in the fashion industry, many of the women I’ve encountered have had their own version of a workday uniform, whether they’re in a creative or a conservative field. Knowing that you can pull pieces from your wardrobe and they’ll all work well together is a time-saving way to streamline your mornings. Just think of all the extra brainpower you’ll be able to put to use instead of figuring out what to wear!

 

To begin putting together a work uniform, start by going through your closet to find the pieces that you own and wear most often. Chances are, you already have the basics of a uniform in place already, without even realizing it! Once you know what works for you, think about possibly investing in similar pieces to build up the “uniform” part of your wardrobe. Having multiples of things you love wearing will make it easy to put together outfits in no time, and will make getting dressed for work so much simpler.

 

For my own work wardrobe, I’ve begun investing in quality denim in timeless washes so that I can wear them for years to come. I work in a casual environment and I’m able to wear denim regularly, but if your work requires a more elevated dress code you can opt for a pair of well-cut trousers or a pencil skirt in a neutral colour as the basis of your outfit. Once you have your favourite bottoms sorted out, finding tops to go along with them is just a matter of personal style.

 

I like to shop for two or three kinds of shirts that I know I’ll wear and will provide plenty of versatility. I look for either solid coloured button-downs (usually in blue or white), t-shirts with a little bit of visual interest, or simple turtlenecks. I’ll finish my look with a lightweight third piece, like a denim jacket, a blazer, or a thin sweater. Getting creative with accessories is a great way to change the feel of an outfit, and can update your work uniform to stay on top of the latest trends.  

 

If you think a work wardrobe could be the solution to your mornings, here are five sample outfits to get you inspired!

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Jeans + Cami + Jacket

Outfit 2

Wide Trousers + Feminine Top

Outfit 3

Pencil Skirt + Turtleneck

Outfit 4

Modern Suit

Outfit 5

Khakis + Knit Sweater

 

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By Kate Mendonca, Toronto, @kate.mendonca

Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Monday, March 5th, 2018

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Now that March is officially here, 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 the season’s hottest trends to a fun fashion trend for men here are the top stories of the week.

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5 Spring Trends to Start Wearing Now
Fashion is often looking ahead to the next big trends, and it can definitely be challenging to think about spring fashions while it’s still the dead of winter here in Canada. If you’re looking for a little inspiration on how to incorporate some of this season’s biggest upcoming trends into your existing wardrobe, here are our top five picks for what to look out for on your next shopping trip. Read the full post here

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Men’s Fashion: Trend Alert – Belted Coats
Clearly, the typical trench or pea coats are overrated. Belted coats are officially “in” and we are completely obsessed with this trend, and so are male fashionistas. Easy and functional, belted coats are one of the best ways to amp up your outerwear game this season. Slip on one if you’re going for a quick run to the grocery store or if you’re running late for work and need a quick negative weather outfit fix! Whatever the situation or occasion, belted coats are there for you to “tie one on and go”. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular belted coats at the moment that are rapidly taking over the outerwear trend wagon. Read the full post here

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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 the new creative director of Burberry, Sandro and Maje continuing their Canadian expansion, highlights from Milan Fashion Week, and more. Read the full post here

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto

Fashion Jobs – Men’s Fashion: Trend Alert – Belted Coats

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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Clearly, the typical trench or pea coats are overrated. Belted coats are officially “in” and we are completely obsessed with this trend, and so are male fashionistas. Easy and functional, belted coats are one of the best ways to amp up your outerwear game this season. Slip on one if you’re going for a quick run to the grocery store or if you’re running late for work and need a quick negative weather outfit fix! Whatever the situation or occasion, belted coats are there for you to “tie one on and go”. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular belted coats at the moment that are rapidly taking over the outerwear trend wagon.

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The “Corporate” Belted Coat
Nothing emits more business-y than this belted coat. The buttons and belt keep you snug while the lapels complete the formal vibe of the piece. Depending on what suit you’re wearing underneath, you can interchange between office colours such as beige, navy, and black to create some nice contrast.

 

Shop the look: Short Trenchcoat, $129, available at H&M

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The “Errands” Belted Coat
Warm and versatile, one should invest in this type of belted coat. No matter how casual or smart you look, this outerwear naturally harmonizes with your appearance.

 

Shop the look: Belted wool coat, $139.99, available at MANGO

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The Printed Belted Coat
This type of coat literally embodies the idea of “fast fashion”. The belted style plus prints should offer enough style, therefore, you don’t need to overthink on what you need to wear underneath.

 

Shop the look: Checked Wool-Blend Coat, $1235, available at Mr. Porter

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The “Million Dollar” Belted Coat
Anything velvet provides a million dollar look especially if it’s a coat. Rock one of these and you’ll certainly cause some turn of heads on the street!

 

Shop the look: Enterprise Robe Coat, $519, available at Farfetch

 

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Product info:

  1. Short Trenchcoat, $129, available at H&M
  2. Belted wool coat, $139.99, available at MANGO
  3. Checked Wool-Blend Coat, $1235, available at Mr. Porter
  4. Enterprise Robe Coat, $519, available at Farfetch

 

By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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Fashion Jobs – Weekly Recap

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

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Now that February is 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 a review of the stunning new Chanel boutique in Toronto to  cozy winter knits, here are the top Style Nine to Five articles of the week.

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Tips for Finding a Job in the Slower Months
January through March are known as the quieter months both in retail and in the workforce when it comes to hiring. Slower business, winter vacations and new year planning usually mean employers aren’t really looking to grow their teams right now in contrast to the busy hiring season just before the holidays. With all that being said, it doesn’t mean this isn’t the time for you to get out there and look for your next step in your career. Whether you’re looking to enter the workforce or a new opportunity there are many great ways to be resourceful and find employment even during the slow months. If you’re looking to make a move, check out our recommended tips to help you find the right job for you! Read the full post here.

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A Review of the Chanel Flagship Store in Yorkville
From a small modern glass-enclosed corner plot to a two-level Parisian style heritage building, the incredible upgrade for the Chanel flagship store left us with significant feelings of inspiration and astonishment. Designed by architect Peter Marino and Toronto-based firm dkstudio, the new location consists of a remarkable array of artworks and furnishings as well as one of kind interior elements that undeniably separates itself amongst other luxury stores downtown. Read the full post here

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5 Pieces to Make Your Winter Looks Standout
Let’s face it – Canadian winters can be harsh. When it comes to winter dressing, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of chunky sweaters and jeans on a daily basis. While there’s nothing wrong with a comfy casual look, it can be nice to look for standout pieces that will add some personality to a cold-weather look. To combat the winter blues, here are 5 standout accessory pieces to create Insta-worthy winter outfits. Read the full post here

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5 Cold Weather Statement Knits
Oftentimes, we rummage through our closet looking for that one top to go with this particular outfit we had in mind for a girls night out to find out it doesn’t even exist. It’s frustrating that in the midst of winter you don’t have anything wearable for a night out or an event. You would think living in Canada would mean we would be on top of the cold weather essentials, but my excuse is we are so accustomed to hibernating that a night out in January seems far-fetched. In worst cases, we take that summer going out top and throw a cardigan over it, but it’s just not the same. Knits play a huge part in our wardrobe and sometimes we get carried away with the casual pullovers and cardigans, we end up having a slim to none selection for the days we want to look put together. Here is a list of our top statement knits to inspire your next attempt to brave the cold. Read the full post here

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Weekly Retail News Recap
Each week we will highlight all the major retail news stories from coast to coast. This week’s roundup included Aritzia’s massive Toronto expansion, Miniso’s newest store openings, and the Victoria Shine Show to name a few. Read the full post here.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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