As certified shopaholics, we’ve done the deed everywhere. Bricks-and-mortar malls, sample sales, pop-up shops, e-retailers – you name it, we’ve shopped it. And while we love all of our regular shopping haunts equally, there’s one that we love just a little more equally than the others: Toronto Eaton Centre.
For as long as we’ve been shopping, Toronto Eaton Centre has been the heartbeat of the Toronto fashion retail scene and a stylish icon in our city. Growing up, our family often took the subway downtown for Saturday trips to the Eaton’s department store. We now live in 3 different cities, but Boxing Day at TEC – and all the frenzied fun that comes with it – remains an annual family tradition.
In between Boxing Days, TEC and its 3 floors of trendy offerings have always been there for us in our greatest times of sartorial need. From the search for the perfect wedding shoes for S’s big day back in 2007 to the hunt for a chic blazer to complete T’s outfit for our FASHION Magazine feature last year, TEC has come through for us every time, making it one of our top shopping destinations.
Our beloved Toronto Eaton Centre celebrates its 35th anniversary this Friday, February 10, and we at The Backseat Stylers couldn’t be more excited about it! With $120 million of renovations currently underway and new stores like J. Crew (can’t wait!), PINK by Victoria’s Secret and Juicy Couture opening in 2012, TEC is only getting better with age.
In honour of this big 35th birthday, we’re teaming up with Toronto Eaton Centre to give away $35 Cadillac Fairview shop! gift cards to 5 lucky readers of The Backseat Stylers! Want one? All you have to do is tell us your favourite memory of Toronto Eaton Centre for a chance to win. We shared ours in this 35th anniversary video over on TEC’s Facebook page (go watch!). What’s yours?
Good luck everyone! And a very happy birthday to you, Toronto Eaton Centre!
xx, T & S
1. To enter, leave us a comment on this blog post telling us your favourite Toronto Eaton Centre memory and ‘like’ Toronto Eaton Centre’s 35th anniversary Facebook page here.
2. For a bonus entry (you must complete step #1 first), tweet the following: “@toeatoncentre is turning 35, and @backseatstylers is giving away five $35 Shop! Cards to celebrate! http://bit.ly/A13ZKe #giveaway”
3. For another bonus entry (you must complete step #1 first), set your Facebook status to “Toronto Eaton Centre is turning 35, and The Backseat Stylers are giving away five $35 Shop! Cards to celebrate! http://bit.ly/A13ZKe″ Be sure to tag both The Backseat Stylers and Toronto Eaton Centre so we can see it.
4. Maximum 3 entries per person.
5. The contest closes at midnight on February 14, 2012. The five winners will be selected randomly and announced on February 15, 2012. Winners will be notified by e-mail.
6. This giveaway is open to our readers located in Canada only.
7. There are no prize substitutions.
Sponsored by Toronto Eaton Centre