Sam Edelman Visits The Bay in Toronto!

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Last week, I put on my snazziest Sam Edelman boots and went to The Bay to meet the man of the hour himself. Dressed in a camo-print jacket and a friendly smile, Mr. Edelman addressed the quickly-gathering crowd of obsessed shoe fanatics, sharing his favourite trends for Fall 2013 and answering burning questions. After the Q&A, shoppers got a chance to meet the designer, snap some pics with him, and have their Sam Edelman purchases autographed on the spot. After letting his most ardent fans get their fill, my fellow co-host Sharon and I sidled up to Sam and got a chance to finally meet him! What impressed me most about the designer, is that he appeared totally engaged and uber-personable, taking his time talking to people, listening to them, and sharing personal advice too! I know that it sounds like common sense, but oftentimes, that is not the case. So, hat’s off to you, Sam!

Cocktails and yummy bites were passed around, music was blasting, and Sharon and I, managed to sneak in some shopping, between all the dancing and chatting – how’s that for multitasking? We also met a few of our readers, snapping pics for their own blogs and trying on shoes. It was a blast! Two hours later, the event was over, and I couldn’t believe how quickly the time has passed.

If you still haven’t stopped by The Bay’s magnificent new shoe department (the ones at Yorkdale and Queen St are my faves!), then you are seriously missing out. Stocked to the brim with every kind of shoe candy imaginable, The Bay’s shoe floor can rival any other shoe department/store in the world – even Sam Edelman said so! With more seating, more mirrors, and The Bay’s brand new shoe-logistics system (they can check if your size is available right away on a little machine before sending your size up via a special conveyor belt!), there really is no reason to make any other shoe-shopping stops…ever.

Did you stop by the Sam Edelman party at The Bay last week? Love The Bay’s new shoe department? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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You Are Invited: Meet Designer Sam Edelman at The Bay!

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Shoeaholics, rejoice! You are invited to meet designer Sam Edelman at the Hudson’s Bay store on Queen St this Thursday, October 3rd! The fab event will be held at Canada’s largest shoe department, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to stop by, this is a really good excuse to finally experience The Bay’s jaw-droppingly beautiful (and stocked to the brim) shoe floor.

But that’s not all! Attendees will also be entered to win a Sam Edelman shoe wardrobe valued at $750! Is there a better way to get your wardrobe ready for fall? I think not. Refreshments will be served, Mr. Edelman will be there to sign shoes, and my girl Sharon of the Backseat Stylers and I will be trying on shoes and probably dancing up a storm! It’s always a pleasure to meet Style Blog readers, so if you decide to stop by, please be sure to say hello. And if you need any help with your shoe choices…well, Sharon and I would be more than happy to oblige. Shopaholism enabling is what we do. Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street, Main Floor
WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 5-7pm

White Space Launch at The Bay Yorkdale

If you like The Room at the Queen St. Bay store, then you will love the brand new White Space at Yorkdale. As I’ve mentioned before, The Bay has been consistently improving and brightening up their stores, bringing in new and well-established brands, making the shopping experience so much better and so much more fun. At last week’s launch party, Al and I found out just how much fun shopping at White Space is.

The spacious and well-lit women’s contemporary department is filled with brands like Love Moschino, See by Chloé, killer shoes by Sam Edelman, party dresses by BCBG, pretty prints by ADAM, lovely separates by Sandro - that’s a whole lot of beautiful clothes! It’s so refreshing to see great brand name selection at a Canadian department store…perhaps in the near future it’ll become a regular occurrence? Fingers crossed.

After going around the room taking some photos, Al and I got to enjoy the most delicious Amarula Colada cocktails, a complimentary candy bar (Chupa Chups!!!), and a Fall Trends presentation by FASHION’s own Sarah Casselman. We were hoping to meet Adam Lippes, designer and creative director or ADAM, but unfortunately, he could not make it to the party due to a hurt foot (ouch!).

I also got to meet a few lovely Style Blog readers, and took photos of the stylish attendees, which included Daniel Buckman of BELLOSOUND, and the always fashionable Nolan Bryant, who was lucky enough to win a fun prize basket, courtesy of The Bay!

I think it goes without saying that if you love beautiful clothes, then a trip to The Bay’s White Space is a must. And their revamped shoe department? It begs a whole post of its own!