Style Days of Christmas: Yorkdale $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Style Days of Christmas Day 6 Yorkdale Gift Card Giveaway

It’s Day 6 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways, and though I try not to play favourites, I have to say that today’s prize is pretty amazeballs! As you might know already, I am part of Yorkdale’s Style Council, and last week, I attended the shopping centre’s expansion grand opening. With amazing retailers like LOFT, Ann Taylor, Ted Baker, Kate Spade, Tesla, L’OccitaneAnthropologie, Club Monaco, Diesel and more…the newly-built wing is a sight to behold…and a shopping heaven for the fashion-obsessed.

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At the grand opening, I got to visit the first ever LOFT store in Canada, where I freaked out over all the shiny baubles (perfect for the holidays), tried on some holiday frocks at Ann Taylor, dressed a mannequin at Diesel, freaked out over everything at Club Monaco’s first custom-built store in Canada (the details are incredible!), and had to be dragged kicking and screaming out of Kate Spade, because I wanted it all!

And now, I want you to have it all…or at least a $100 Yorkdale Gift Card to use at your favourite Yorkdale store!  Sounds good? Enter below!

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The Bay West End Shop Fall 2010 Menswear Preview

Last week, The Bay unveiled Fall 2010 Menswear Designer collections at its West End Shop with a little help from Steve Yzerman and Alex Bilodeau. With brands like Hugo Boss, Armani Jeans, Diesel, Ben Sherman and many others, all neatly located on the second floor, The Bay on Queen St. has become a premier shopping destination for high-end brands. And who better to be the face of the shop, than the hockey legend Steve Yzerman himself?

When le boyfriend first heard that “Yzerman” was going to attend, there was no doubt he wasn’t going to miss out on this opportunity. And by the look of the lineup to shake hands with the former Red Wings captain, he wasn’t the only one.

After Brian Williams interviewed both Steve and Alex in front of the stylish attendees, both men helped pick out Hugo Boss and Strellson raffle winners (someone next to me was excitedly hoping to get the Hugo Boss suit Steve was wearing).

West End Shop itself is a large bright open space, full of well-displayed mix of brands – definitely a lovely spot to do some shopping for your guy, be it for casual clothes or high-end suits.

I love the recent overhaul The Bay has undergone, stores are getting renovated, layouts are easier to navigate, and with ever-expanding brand selections, the store is a pleasure to shop at. If you haven’t been recently, you really should see the difference for yourselves.

Diesel Model Search in Toronto

Sometimes wandering around Yorkville after a Sushi Inn dinner could prove to be not only relaxing, but useful for the blog as well. I saw this sign earlier this week at Diesel, and thought that some of you might just be model-material! If you think you’ve got what it takes to be America’s Diesel’s Next Top Model, head on over to 92 Yorkville Ave. this Saturday 1pm-4pm to try your luck. 

And since the sign also mentions gifts and prizes to all who attend, even those that aren’t interested in a new career should go to Diesel this weekend to check out the fun, and get some free swag. Maybe I’ll see you there?

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Anything but running shoes!

My boyfriend’s style isn’t bad. Unlike many guys out there, he actually cares about his clothes and doesn’t just pick stuff off the floor in the morning and pile it on randomly. He likes to look good. He also doesn’t own any off the shoulder boatneck sweaters like some people I know (and thank goodness for that!). So when he told me that he is bringing a pair of running shoes for our trip to Europe, I was a bit taken aback.

After the initial reaction of “YOU ARE WHAAAAAAAAAAAT???”, I could kind of see where he was coming from. The pair of Converse high tops that he usually wears and that I love dearly are not very comfortable and won’t be an ideal choice for long (loooong) walks that we are bound to take (blisters aren’t fun in Canada, can’t imagine they’d be a blast in Europe)…So what now? Am I going to let him look like a typical North American tourist in a t-shirt that reads “I am CANADIAN!”, khaki shorts, thick white athletic socks, and…running shoes??? I might as well sign him up for the Da Vinci Code tour around Paris and be done with it!

Instead, I thought a little showcase of what else is out there in casual footwear might do the trick in preventing him from crossing over to the dark side. In my humble opinion, a simple black sneaker/casual shoe could be just as comfy as “the shoe that will not be named”, and look a thousand times better! Just ask Patrick Dempsey.

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