Zellers is Coming Back + More Fashion News
Including a special 80th birthday collection for one eccentric designer.
It’s time to Zelebrate
The rumours are true; Zellers is returning to Canada. The beloved destination for family shopping trips, quick pick-ups and Hilary Duff–inspired finds closed most of its locations a decade ago, but it’s still one of the few Canadian retailers to spark nostalgia across the generations. In this 2023 reboot, shop-in-shops are slated to open in select Hudson’s Bay locations across the nation. Plus, the brand will launch an eCommerce site for the first time ever. Big thanks to all those Zellers fan accounts and #bringbackzellers hashtags for working their magic.
Louis Vuitton relaunches the Empreinte Collection
Searching for a jewellery collection with a sense of adventure? Look no further than Louis Vuitton’s latest release, the Empreinte Collection. Originally released in 2004, Empreinte is an ode to travel that takes inspiration from the Maison’s iconic luggage—from trunk stud motifs to rings and bracelets resembling the leather straps on the travel cases. The collection, which was designed by Artistic Director of Jewellery and Watches Francesca Amfitheatrof, features bold style, contemporary shapes and unique details. From LV initials to iconic monogram flowers, there are plenty of signposts nodding to the French fashion house’s heritage.
Betsey Johnson uses fashion to celebrate a milestone
Designer Betsey Johnson turns 80 this year and her namesake brand is celebrating big with an 80th Birthday Collection. For the capsule, the New York–based connoisseur of OTT style draws inspiration from her legacy in the fashion industry and her “pretty and punk” aesthetic. Find re-releases of her ’80s and ’90s bestsellers with colourful illustrated prints on ready-to-wear pieces, handbags, jewellery and shoes.
RW&CO. collabs with Thyme Maternity
This week, Thyme Maternity’s first collection rolled out onto RW&CO.’s website and will be stocked on shelves across Canada this September. Its aim? To help moms-to-be feel their best ahead of the fall season. The drop includes a wide variety of styles—workwear and basics to loungewear and intimates—for every activity. When designing the collection, Thyme Maternity and RW&CO. had the goal of supporting and empowering their community at every stage of life, including the journey to and through modern parenthood.
Paris Jewellers wants to elevate your ring stack
Canadian-Vietnamese sister-owned company Paris Jewellers has just released their Diamond Everyday Stacking Bands. Finely crafted in 10- and 14-karat gold with ethically sourced diamonds, each of the 12 rings in the collection offers high quality, elegant sparkle at a great price. The baubles are the perfect choice for anyone starting out their fine jewellery collection, or perhaps looking to refresh their daily ring stack.
Vancouver-based Indochino launches womenswear
Fifteen years after its launch, Vancouver-based Indochino has sold one million suits, and now, the global leader in custom apparel is expanding into womenswear. Its proprietary system for best-in-class, made-to-measure apparel will now offer a women’s base pattern that accommodates diverse body shapes and silhouette trends popular in the market. Ladies, it’s time to suit up.