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The Fashion News You Missed This Week

J.Lo taps the fashion design world, Canada Goose will create a storm in the Toronto Eaton Centre PLUS the lowdown on the luggage brand landing, yet again, in Canada.

Jennifer Lopez and Designer Brands Inc. announce a design partnership on footwear and handbags

Designer Brands Inc., one of North America’s largest footwear and accessories retailers, is partnering with Jennifer Lopez on a line of footwear and handbags. Led and shaped by Lopez, the JLO Jennifer Lopez collection’s purpose is to inspire women to create and choose a life of confidence, positivity and empowerment. “Since the beginning of my career, I’ve wanted to do it all — music, movies and fashion. There are so many facets to my career, and that’s what I wanted to bring to my collection with DSW,” Lopez said in a press release from the brand. “With high quality products and accessible pricing, DSW is the perfect partner to reach a broader audience. It’s been incredible to build a brand with the talented team at Camuto Group, and with this collection, it’s my hope that people can find shoes they love and express multiple sides of themselves, all while remaining true to their most authentic self.” Launching this spring with a lineup of shoes, followed by handbags, the JLO Jennifer Lopez line will be sold exclusively at DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse stores in Canada and the US, as well as online at DSW.ca.

Canada Goose is opening a store in the Toronto Eaton Centre this summer

Canada Goose has announced plans to open another Canadian retail store. Landing in the Toronto Eaton Centre this summer, the brand will bring its expertise in cold weather apparel to one of the city’s largest tourist destinations. This will be the second location to feature the brand’s specialized ‘Cold Room,’ which simulates Arctic conditions and real snow. This experience allows shoppers to test drive Canada Goose products in the climate these products were made for, or maybe just give some tourists a first experience with snow!

Rimowa opens its first retail location in Vancouver, B.C.

Photography courtesy of RIMOWA

This week, Rimowa opened the doors to a Vancouver storefront—the brand’s first retail location in this B.C. seaport city—which sees 1,549 square feet of luggage heaven. The store is home to a customization wall, offering customers the opportunity to create travel wares that appeal to them, as well as signature collections like the Rimowa Original, Classic, Essential and Hybrid, plus all the latest launches. Further exploring a Canadian identity, this travel-focused LVMH partner has created an exclusive sticker to honour the cityscapes and coastlines of Vancouver. This sticker is part of the collectible city stickers that Rimowa uses to celebrate its own significant destinations. Experience it all at 1033 Alberni Street, Vancouver, B.C.