Constance Droganes

A look from the new Simons private-label collection Lecavalier + Edito.

Retail

Canadian Retailer Simons to Unveil Private Label Line

La Maison Simons and Chloé Prize winner Marie-Ève Lecavalier unite to create the 179-year-old department store’s first Simons-produced designer collection.

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The new name and logo for the relaunched Biway.

Retail

Canadian Discounter Biway to Make a Comeback

A blast from Canada’s retail past hits the market in 2019 as Biway — the once popular nationwide discount chain store — reemerges with a new format and strategy.

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Fashion Features

Namesake Debuts Try-at-Home Platform for Leather Jacket Design

Rosa Halpern’s edgy, bespoke fashion brand embraces the consumer as collaborator.

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An example of FrontRunner's new window projection technology.

Technology

FrontRunner Eyes Future in Empty Storefronts

Through its proprietary WindowFront Matrix, FrontRunner’s FireFly Illumination System can drive high-definition video content into darkened storefronts and windows of existing retail outlets.

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Designer and Luxury

Thierry Mugler Hints Montreal Retrospective

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ upcoming retrospective “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” will run from March 2 to Sept. 8.

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Business Features

Simons of Canada Unveils Fabrique1840 Platform

The platform showcases home décor, modern art, stationery and fashion accessories created by 50 artists based in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

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The Rituels boutique.

Beauty Features

Simons Buys Men’s Grooming Site Rituels.ca

Making its first acquisition in its 178-year history, Canadian department store La Maison Simons aligns with Rituels.ca, eager to harness its grooming know-how.

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A look from Respect Your Universe.

Business Features

Urban Activewear Brand RYU Makes Debut in U.S.

Canada’s Respect Your Universe ventures into the U.S. in August as it aims to grow into a lifestyle brand.

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Retail

Kendall and Kylie in Deal With Ardene of Canada

Celebrity sister act Kendall and Kylie Jenner embark on their first design collaboration with a Canadian retailer.

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Designer and Luxury

Sustainable Fashion: Obakki Wins Canadian Award

Vancouver luxury label Obakki wins the award at Design Forward 2018.

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Raif Adelberg of HERMAN Market.

Designer and Luxury

STREET SIGNS: Herman Market Speeds Things Up With Shopify

Luxury street style influencer Raif Adelberg takes his genderless Herman brand in a new direction, pivoting all production back to Vancouver and diving into e-commerce platform Shopify.

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La Maison Simons in The CORE shopping center in Calgary, Canada.

Retail

Canadian Retailer Simons Readies Major Fulfillment Center

Canadian department store La Maison Simons makes its biggest investment in its 178-year history: a 215 million Canadian dollar fulfillment center.

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Pete McLeod of Canada poses for a photograph during the first stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on January 29, 2018.

Watches

Hamilton Marks 100 Years as Aviator Watch Pioneer

The company is marking the milestone with the appointment of Canadian aerobatic race pilot Pete McLeod as its newest brand ambassador.

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Allbirds

Footwear

Sneaker Start-up Allbirds Lands in Canada, Eyes U.K., Asian Expansion

The site is expected to be followed by the opening of brick-and-mortar stores in the near future.

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A rendering of the new 'net zero energy' flagship.

Retail

Simons of Canada Unveils ‘Net Zero Energy’ Flagship

La Maison Simons realizes its ambition to become the first large-scale Canadian retailer to reduce its carbon footprint with the March launch of its eco-friendly store concept in Quebec City.

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