CHANEL Boutique Opens at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto!

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I may or may not have let out a loud squeal when a certain CHANEL invitation appeared on my doorstep – my name boldly calligraphed on the envelope. There was no mistaking it – I was being summoned to the opening of the new CHANEL boutique at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. After doing the happy dance, then panicking about not knowing what to wear, then pulling out my favourite pair of CHANEL glass slippers heels, this Cinderella was ready to party at the poshest boutique in town.

Of course, when it comes to parties, CHANEL knows how to throw a damn good one. Packed to the brim with uber-stylish attendees, the new 3000-square foot boutique was overflowing with energetic vibes…or was it the kinetic energy of too many credit cards being swiped along with the most incredible bags and accessories flying off the shelves? No matter, along with my blogging buds Anita, Gracie, and Jay, I perused the boutique’s extensive selection of brooches (super versatile!), drooled over stunning footwear, and played with CHANEL coin purses, in hopes of snagging one for Christmas. We sat on purple tweed couches, piled into the gigantic CHANEL fitting room for a photo session with the Beckerman girls, and drooled some more. It was a blast.

Designed by Peter Marino, the boutique space itself was, as expected, stunning. Inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel’s legendary Paris apartment on rue Cambon, with artful window displays, and oodles of merchandise lining the glossy shelves, I never wanted to leave. Speaking of merchandise…on opening night, the CHANEL boutique at Yorkdale had a huge selection of (almost) everything available. Now that it’s been a few days since opening, I am not sure if it’s still the case, but it’s certainly worth a visit if you are looking for variety…and it’s certainly worth a visit if you’re simply a fan of the brand. You won’t be disappointed – that is a promise!

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Style Days of Christmas: Yorkdale $200 Gift Card Giveaway

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Christmas is only 23 days away, and all I can think about is the holidays! The tree is decorated, the presents are slowly getting wrapped, and I am now on chocolate advent calendar #2. But the holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without the Style Days of Christmas Giveaways on Style Blog! To thank you all for your amazing support this year – our third annual giveaway extravaganza is back, and it’s bigger than ever! Over the next two and a half weeks we will be giving away over $3000 worth of prizes from our favourite brands and retailers to you. Don’t forget to stop by every day and enter for more chances to win.

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Our first giveaway this season is courtesy of Yorkdale Shopping Centre - my favourite! Where else could you get EVERYTHING checked off your shopping list all in one place? With new amazing boutiques like Chanel, Cartier, MulberrySalvatore Ferragamo, John Varvatos, as well as lots more slated to open soon, Yorkdale is undeniably Toronto’s must-visit shopping destination, and I want you to be able to do some holiday shopping of your own at my fave stomping grounds. Want to win $200 gift card to Yorkdale? Enter below!

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Shopping: Hundreds of Black Friday Deals from Yorkdale!

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Black Friday may be somewhat of a novel concept in Canada, but the folks over at Yorkdale take it damn seriously! The shopping centre will open at 7 am on November 29th, and will literally feature HUNDREDS of offers throughout. From Holt Renfrew, to H&M – there’s a deal out there for everyone, and with Christmas less than a month away, it’s the ideal time to get your holiday shopping under way.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the list of Black Friday deals and discounts at Yorkdale and get your shop on!

Photo Credits: Vogue

You Are Invited: Ann Taylor Party at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!

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This Thursday, November 14th, you are invited to attend a fun pop-up party at the Ann Taylor store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre! Grab your best friends, and stock up on all of your cold weather and holiday party essentials from Ann Taylor – cashmere sweaters, sparkly jewelry, perfect boots, stylish coats – they have it all!

My fellow Ann Taylor ambassador Sasha Exeter will be there, and together we’ll be doling out shopping advice, and probably dancing up a storm. But that’s not all, refreshments and snacks will be offered, and a DJ will be spinning all evening! Come by and pick up gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list, or simply treat yourself – we won’t judge.

See you there?

WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 5-8pm
WHERE: Ann Taylor Yorkdale Shopping Centre
WHAT: Star-Style Makeovers, Refreshments, and More!

Shopping: ALDO A-List Party at Yorkdale

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Last week, amidst WMCFW craziness, ALDO Yorkdale held a fun party for its A-List customers, complete with DJ Dirty Dale on turntables, yummy refreshments from Purdy’s, gift card giveaways, and discounts galore! I was invited to co-host the party with the lovely duo from Styld By Two – Manuela and Cindy, and wore my (new) favourite (and this season’s must-have) over-the-knee boots from the fall collection. Designer Diego Fuchs of BLAK.I stopped by with his wife and checked out ALDO’s coolest styles for him and for her. My fave photographer Max Kopanygin was also there, taking photos of the stylish attendees, and indulging me in my silly photo ops. Did you know that ALDO carries wigs for Halloween?! Well, they do…and clip-on bangs too, in case you wanted to change up your look like I did (see below).

The event was held at ALDO’s beautiful Toronto flagship store at Yorkdale, that has re-opened this summer after massive renovations. Remember that party? Well, not much has changed since June – this store still carries the most extensive selection of ALDO shoes and accessories, and the shop’s sales associates are just as stylish and are as helpful as ever.

Shopping for shoes at this location is truly a fun experience, but especially so when a dance party is involved! The store remained open for its A-List guests even after the shopping centre closed down for the night (who hasn’t dreamt of staying at the mall after hours?!), so we kept our dancing shoes boots on until 10pm.

Did you attend the ALDO A-List party at Yorkdale? Share your thoughts on the event in the comments!

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You Are Invited: ALDO A-List Party at Yorkdale!

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I am jumping for joy, because I get to invite my readers to the super-fun A-List party at ALDO’s beautiful Yorkdale store this coming Thursday, October 24th! There will be nibbles, yummy drinks, DJ beats, shoe discounts, and of course lots and lots of amazing shoes! I will be hosting the party and dancing the night away in my new Herveline over-the-knee boots, and will be giving away ALDO Gift Cards to the most stylish attendees (so make sure to bring you A-game).

But that’s not all…you will also be able to enter a crazy cool contest to host YOUR OWN A-List event! Help ALDO in their search to find the perfect A-List host, and you may just win an EXCLUSIVE shopping party just for you and your friends. All you have to do is tell us why you would make the best party host ever, and you will be entered into a chance to win your very own event. The host will receive an ALDO Gift Card, and everyone in attendance will get 20% off their purchase. Sweet, right? You’ll have the chance to make your shopping wishlist and ALDO will have the product ready for you and your friends to try on when you arrive (and so much more!).

Sounds amazing, non? Trust me, you don’t want to miss it! Don’t forget to RSVP HEREhttp://alist-yorkdale.eventbrite.ca, and I will see you all on Thursday!

WHAT: ALDO A-List Event
WHERE: Yorkdale Shopping Centre
WHEN: October 24th, 8-10pm
RSVP: http://alist-yorkdale.eventbrite.ca

You Are Invited: Shop ‘Til You Drop with LOULOU Magazine and Yorkdale!

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So many exciting events this week! Not only am I hosting a shopping party with Sam Edelman at The Bay on Thursday, October 3rd, Yorkdale will be pumping that night with LOULOU’s Shop ‘Til You Drop event, featuring complimentary valet parking, shopping bag check, gift items, plus additional savings at many retailers. Attendees will be able to watch fall trend presentations, and enter a contest for a chance to win a $1,500 Thomas Sabo gift card, while the first 200 shoppers who spend $200 will receive a LOULOU gift bag valued at over $250! Sounds amazing, right? If you are interested in attending, make sure to RSVP HERE, and don’t forget to shop ’til you drop!

Who: LOULOU shopping editor Liv Judd and Cityline personality Tracy Moore

What: LOULOU’s  Shop ‘Till You Drop

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto (Centre Court)

When: October 3rd, 2013 (5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m)

Shopping: 12 Must-Have Coats to Keep You Warm This Fall

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Summer is officially over and done with, and while I’m not the biggest fan of cold temps, I do love fall fashion! Coats, blazers, boots, fun layers – the options are endless! But if you live in Canada, a great coat is my one-and-only must-have. It is, after all, the first piece of clothing people will see when they see you, and it is one that you will wear most often, so why not make it a great one?

There are lots of options available at Yorkdale right now for any taste and budget, so let’s look at four great styles to help you choose one (or two, or three, or four – we don’t judge!) that works for you.

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Whether you like stripes, plaid, leopard spots, or any other kind of print, there’s a coat out there for you! Over the past few years, brands have become a lot more adventurous, and as a result, printed outerwear is no longer a rarity. If you tend to wear a lot of monochromatic looks, a printed coat could add that extra something to your daily outfits. After all, I’m sure you have a black coat or two in your closet already. It’s time to spice up your fall!

1. The Bay 2. Ann Taylor 3. Zara

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Wishlist: Mulberry Willow Tote

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A couple of weeks ago, the new Mulberry boutique opened its doors at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and I could not wait to stop by and check out the store. When I finally made it there, I was smitten. The boutique feels spacious, but intimate too, and the selection of bags is impressive. If you live in Toronto and you still haven’t been…why not?! The boutique is full of beautiful, well-made bags, clothes, and accessories, and is a must-visit at Yorkdale.

And though I loved a lot of things at Mulberry on my visit, one thing that truly captivated my full attention was the customizable Willow tote. With a zip-off clutch, and a great selection of colours and textures, Willow is truly a perfect bag for a city girl – large enough for all of the essentials, and versatile enough for special occasions. My fave Willow combo can be seen in the photo above…so ladylike, so special, and SO expensive. Well, considering that it’s a very limited-edition bag, it’s not THAT expensive, but sadly for me, I will have to keep dreaming about this one for now.

What do you think of Mulberry? Have you stopped by the Yorkdale boutique yet? Share in the comments.

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Zara Home Opens First Store in North America!

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As August 22nd was approaching, I felt myself get more and more excited – Zara Home was coming to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, and I was counting the days! Well, today is August 22nd, and let me tell you – the store is amazing! From the moment I stepped foot inside Zara Home, I had my eye on dozens of things. From gorgeous picture frames, to fun door knobs, to beautiful linens, flatware, and china, I was obsessed! The price points aren’t too bad, the selection is great, and staff very helpful. As a new homeowner, I was ecstatic to finally have a place to buy inexpensive stylish things for my new home, and after my first visit, I know I’ll be a regular customer.

The store has a children’s section too, with a variety of fun kid-friendly dishes (Snoopy, Mickey, you name it!), adorable knick-knacks, and cool bedding options. If you are looking to spruce-up your kid’s bedroom, or any other room in your house, you really need to pay Zara Home a visit. You will be obsessed, I promise!

And if you simply can’t get yourself to Yorkdale, but are dying to shop Zara Home’s selection, if you sign up for the newsletter, you will get free shipping until September 30th! So what are you waiting for? Check out the photos from the opening below, and get yourself to Yorkdale stat!

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