Pink Tartan Creative Director Kimberley Newport-Mimran has teamed up with Keurig to create a limited edition collectable cup, just in time for the holiday season. In our excitement, we already instagrammed our pretty new mug yesterday, but it really deserves a blog post all its own.
The cup features a stylish sketch of the designer herself walking her dog. “Life is about finding beauty and inspiration every day, a walk with Max, morning coffee, a deep breath,” said Newport-Mimran. “The opportunity to work with the Keurig brand to create a fashion-inspired cup to savour your morning, that gives back to the community in a meaningful way really resonates with me as a designer.”
100% of the profits from the sale of the cup will be donated to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation. Snag one (or two or three!) of these chic stocking stuffers with a cause over at keurig.ca for $19.99.
Image courtesy of Keurig
Say it ain’t so! The folks at Purse Blog are reporting that Marc Jacobs will be discontinuing the production of the Stam bag, as well as his other quilted leather designs, at the end of this season. This definitely marks the end of an era, with the Stam being the very last of the It bags of yore to cease production.
Once a Backseat Styler favourite, we’ll look back fondly on the good times we had with the various Stams that made their way in and out of our closet over the years, now fashion relics from a bygone era. But this news also begs the question, what will Mr. Jacobs’ next big handbag design look like? We can’t wait to find out.
With the 100-day countdown to Sochi 2014 officially underway earlier this week, Hudson’s Bay has unveiled the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Team Collection that our country’s athletes will be sporting at the Winter Games. Destined to be the most popular gear in Sochi and here at home next February, the collection was designed to “capture the spirit of Canada, unifying sport and style, creating a look that is modern and comfortable, and most of all, passionately Canadian.” It is already available coast to coast through thebay.com, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
“We’re so proud to continue to be a part of the Olympic Games and are thrilled to be the Official Outfitter of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teams,” says Bonnie Brooks, President, Hudson’s Bay Company. “We at Hudson’s Bay are fiercely proud to be Canadian and are passionate about bringing the Olympic spirit to Canadians through our clothing.”
Featuring the Maple Leaf, as well as Canada’s favourite animal friends the bear, the loon and the polar bear, the line-up includes colour-blocked t-shirts, classic sweaters and athletic sweatshirts and hoodies, down-filled and puffer jackets, the famous Red Mittens of course, and more. The collection is priced from $5 to $30 for accessories, $12.99 to $50 for children’s wear, and $19 to $275 for men’s and women’s apparel.
“Canada’s style and personality is instantly recognizable internationally, and we designed the Olympic uniforms to reflect who we are as a nation,” says Hilary Kelley, VP of Design, Hudson’s Bay Company. “The Collection embodies modernity and classic refinement. For the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Uniform, we wanted to ensure our amazing athletes could feel proud, confident and carry with them the tremendous support of an entire nation as they prepare to bring home the gold.”
The collection is available at Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada and on thebay.com until 2015. Check out the gallery below for the complete offerings. As avid arm chair Olympic athletes and proud supporters of our Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams, we’re very excited to get geared up for Sochi 2014!
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Kate Moss for Topshop Fall 2010
Here’s a fashionable blast from the past: Topshop and Kate Moss are teaming up for a capsule collection for Spring 2014! It’s been over 3 years since Kate’s last design effort for the high street retailer, and though it’s uncertain as to whether this is a one-off or longer term partnership, we die-hard Kate (and Topshop!) fans will take what we can get.
The supermodel said in a press release, “I have really missed being involved in the design process, and working with the team at Topshop. I am very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion as it feels like I’m back home working with Topshop”.
Kate’s latest offering, created in collaboration with Topshop creative director Kate Phelan and stylist Katy England, will feature 40 styles, including women’s apparel, accessories and shoes. The collection will launch in Topshop stores in 40 countries as well as on topshop.com in April 2014.
We simply cannot wait. Kate’s previous 14 collections for the brand were inspired by her own personal style, and included numerous memorable pieces, like the feather cape pictured above. Stay tuned for the Spring 2014 lookbook in the coming months. In the meantime, be really, really excited. We know we are.
Image Credit: Topshop
It’s the moment that Joe Fresh addicts across the country have been waiting for: the homegrown purveyor of cheap and cheerful fashions has announced that it will be launching e-commerce in Canada – finally!
According to the tweet heard from Vancouver to Halifax, the new online store will go live soon and will ship everywhere in Canada. Our only question is: how soon? Because there’s a lot of Joe on our fall wish lists and we’d like to get the shopping started from the comfort of our couch, stat.
No one brings the kitsch quite like accessories designer Charlotte Dellal. Remember the delightful themed accessories Charlotte Olympia offered up last holiday season? She’s doing it again, this time with a capsule collection in celebration of Halloween.
WWD reports that the line-up will feature pumpkins, spiders and bats, including “glow-in-the-dark embroidered bones on black silk satin sandals, laser-cut spider webs on black suede pumps and the brand’s signature kitty flat, which depicts a more sinister-looking cat with fangs.” We knew we’d been holding off on our kitty flat purchase for a good reason, and now we know why: vampire kitty!
Priced from $545 to $1,565 for bags and $745 to $1,475 for shoes, the collection will be sold exclusively at Charlotte Olympia stores, charlotteolympia.com and netaporter.com starting on October 1. Stay tuned for images of the pieces when they become available.
Peter Pilotto Spring 2012 finale
A mere day after the successful launch of its collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim, Target announced its next designer partnership for Spring 2014. This time, the discount department store chain is teaming up with the design duo behind London-based label Peter Pilotto.
Known for their inventive use of prints and artful silhouettes, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have created a collection of almost 70 items to be sold exclusively at Target stores, Target.com and, for the first time, Net-a-porter.com. The line-up of women’s clothing, accessories and swimwear is due to hit stores on February 9, 2014, and we highly suggest you mark your calendars now. February may sound like a way’s away, but we have a feeling you’ll be needing the recovery time after the recent 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target adventures.
Check out the video below for the shortest of sneak peeks of Peter Pilotto for Target. Are you excited?
It’s official – after a long, long wait, H&M has finally launched its e-commerce site in the U.S.! Our friends south of the border can now shop the fast fashion giant’s wares from the comfort of their own bed. Colour us super jealous, as this means the Isabel Marant pour H&M collaboration coming this November will be available online to American shoppers.
So what about us up here in Canada, who have also been waiting patiently for an e-commerce site of our own? There have been no rumblings yet about H&M’s e-retail plans for our fair nation, but a successful launch in the U.S. can only mean one thing: we’re one step closer to being able to shop H&M online in Canada. And that’s something.
How much longer are you going to make us wait, H&M?
For all of you fellow Canadian shopaholics who, like us, have always dreamed of shopping Saks Fifth Avenue locations north of the border, our wish is one step closer to becoming reality: Hudson’s Bay Company has acquired the luxury department store chain in a deal worth $2.9 billion.
Richard Baker, the American real estate tycoon who purchased HBC in 2008 and also owns Lord & Taylor in the U.S., has big plans for Saks. These include converting some existing locations to the Lord & Taylor brand, as well as opening up to 7 Saks Fifth Avenue stores and 25 Off 5th outlets in Canada. It’s hoped that the acquisition will result in combined operations with greater buying and distribution power and economies of scale, reports The Globe and Mail.
The specific locations have yet to be announced, but Retail Insider has already begun speculating about Hudson’s Bay locations that could potentially be converted to Saks locations. As for us, we’re contemplating this very important question: what happens when you combine Hudson’s Bay, home to the largest shoe shop in Canada, with Saks Fifth Avenue, operator of a shoe department so big it has its own zip code, 10022-SHOE, under one parent company? Our shoeaholic imaginations are running wild.
Stay tuned for more details of the Saks acquisition and Canadian rollout! In the meantime, you’ll find us shopping Saks’ end-of-season consolidation sale in celebration of this epic Canadian retail news.
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Another week, another designer collaboration announcement from Banana Republic. A mere 8 days ago it was a holiday capsule by L’Wren Scott that was revealed, and today it’s a limited edition collection by Issa London, a line favoured by none other than Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Staying true to both partners’ aesthetics, Banana Republic and Issa have teamed up to create almost 40 pieces of safari-inspired women’s apparel and accessories, including day-to-night dresses in eye-catching animal prints and flattering silhouettes, as well as jewelry, handbags and shoes to match. The highlight of the line-up is a pocketbook-friendly royal blue wrap tie dress that looks an awful lot like the one Duchess Kate donned to announce her engagement.
Priced from $50 for a bangle to $185 for a tote bag, the Banana Republic Issa London collection will be available at select Banana Republic stores as well as online starting August 8, 2013. Check out the gallery below for images from the lookbook. Are you excited to get your hands on some Duchess-approved designs?
Images courtesy of Banana Republic