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#SELOVES: Post TFW Shopping with StyleDemocracy #NordstromWHSale

Amongst all of the Toronto Fashion Week shows, latest trends and seasonal must haves who doesn’t want to wrap up their week by indulging in some amazing pieces and even more amazing prices. During fashion week we all get shopping fever, well I mean let’s get real, I always have it!

This season StyleDemocracy is bringing back the much anticipated Nordstrom Warehouse Sale to the GTA with sales of up to 80% off original retail prices on some of the hottest brands. Starting Saturday, March 19th through Monday, March 28th the sales are on and like most Warehouse sales you will want to arrive early to avoid disappointment! In addition to these great sales, on Friday, March 18th all StyleDemocracy members (INsiders) will be receiving an additional 10% off.






Be sure to bring the entire gang with you from spouses and kids to friends and coworkers there are sales on designer brands that the everyone will enjoy and the best part is it’s convenient location at the International Centre in Mississauga will offer free admissions and parking and will be accepting all forms of payment making your mega sale experience that much better and convenient.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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FASHION: Yorkdale Celebrates Black Friday on November 28th (+ GIVEAWAY!)


I love to shop. But the one thing I love more than shopping itself, is scoring a good deal. As I’m sure everyone knows, there are two days where the sales are huge: Boxing Day and Black Friday. Although the latter may be borrowed from our American friends down south, we aren’t going to let them have all of the fun. We’ve partnered with Yorkdale this Black Friday to get you the latest style scoop and you could win a $50 gift card!


On November 28th, Yorkdale Shopping Centre is launching its full suite of services just in time to for the busy holiday season! This includes special shopping hours (7:00am-9:30pm on Black Friday and holiday hours will begin on Monday, November 17), Dine on 3 reservations, and the best part, the first 100 guests at Yorkdale will receive a $50 gift card (you can also win one below!). Here are a few of our favourite trends and some of the stores we will be visiting.

Style Empire - Trends, True Colours

Forget the blacks and greys, brighten up your wardrobe with a bold punch of colour. Whether it be a belted trench, oversized cocoon coat or wrap coat, these colourful coats are sure to keep you warm all season long.
Yellow Trench, $1995, Burberry London at Holt Renfrew. Pink 3/4 Sleeve Coat, $795, Pink Tartan at Holt Renfrew. Oversized Mohair Coat, $170, Topshop at The Bay. Deep Pink Wrap Coat, $525, Ted Baker.

Style Empire - Trends, Mad About Plaid

We may not be in the highlands but this season we’re seeing plaid everywhere. Whether it’s Buffalo Check, Tartan or Black Watch, plaid can be spotted on coats, tops, pants and accessories. You can opt for just one statement piece or mix-and-match a few.
Wool Blend Coat, $325, Wilfred at Aritzia. Red Acrylic Scarf, $90, Ted Baker. Twill and Leather Purse, $398, Kate Spade. White Plaid Blouse, $29, H&M. Black Leather Pumps with Oxblood Heel, $90, ALDO. Buffalo Check Pants, $305, Rag & Bone at Holt Renfrew.

Style Empire - Trends, Modern Militia

We’re paying homage to the soldiers and taking charge with military style – without the uniform. Statement pieces combined with bold hardware create a polished utilitarian look to ensure that you’re armed and ready for the season ahead.
Oversized Chain Necklace, $340, All Saints. Leather Phone Case with Chain Strap, $60, Rudsak. Quilted Leather Jacket, $599, Danier. Knee-high Leather Boots, $395, Rudsak.

New WingYorkdale Food Collection

While you’re holiday shopping, you might need a quick break. You might even want to drop your coat and bags off. To recharge, just download the Yorkdale App to reserve a table in Dine on 3. Free fruit-infused water and magazines also occupy the third-level food collection, which features 19 restaurants, including four of which are fully-licensed with table service. If your bags get heavy, you’ll want to swing by the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique where you can forget about lugging your coat and bags around. Here you can find coat and parcel check, a concierge service and a VIP Lounge and Café. On Black Friday, shoppers will also receive free gift wrapping for up to three packages. Throughout the holidays, the RBC Avion Holiday Boutique services are complimentary for all RBC Avion cardholders and are available to the public for a donation to charity.

November signals the start of the holiday shopping season, especially with Black Friday on November 28th. We will be celebrating at Yorkdale, mainly by eating and shopping to our heart’s content (or until the credit cards are maxed). To stay in-the-know, subscribe to Yorkdale’s e-blasts (subscribers are the first to receive details on this year’s Black Friday promotions) at www.yorkdale.com, or follow @YorkdaleStyle on TwitterFacebookInstagram or Pinterest. For your chance to win a $50 from Yorkdale and Style Empire, just use the widget below.

Goodluck and Happy Shopping!

– Chenessa Lam

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Warm Up This Winter With Raindrops

With the holidays just a week away and the snow steadily falling there’s no better time then now to finally make the decision on the perfect winter jacket. Picking out a new winter coat can sometimes be harder then expected, whether you’re in search of versatility, warmth or the latest trends, it’s perfectly normal to find it tedious and difficult to find something you love. A winter jacket is an investment, you want the jacket to last a couple of seasons making it the most important wardrobe staple to get you through those long dreary winter months ahead.



There are many different styles to choose from and it’s important to find a jacket that will suit your lifestyle in more then one way. With these unpredictable Canadian winters try and look for something that will keep you warm all season long, while fitting into all of your other wardrobe pieces. From zippers to buttons and pockets to fur, try choosing your outerwear based on versatility rather then only basing it on appearance. Of course how you look in the jacket will always be your ultimate deciding factor, as it should be, but be sure that you are also filling all of your other outerwear needs.



Searching out a jacket that is more versatile and can be worn from daywear to eveningwear is a great way to get full use out of your jacket, making it simple to transition from a long day at work to a late night dinner. This will save you from bringing along a warmer jacket for the cooler winter evenings.

Raindrops understands the importance of finding the perfect winter jacket making it their duty that every customer leave the store with a smile on his or her face. If you are someone who walks to work, then choosing a jacket with added warmth such as down-filled is perfect for you. For those who find themselves traveling from the car to the office could try picking out a jacket with a little less bulk and a little more versatility. Maybe try searing for a jacket that has a removable lining, allowing you to slip it in if you decide to walk for a bite to eat during your lunch hour.

In the spirit of the Holidays, Raindrops in offering a 40% discount this week only until December 21st and with Raindrops being conveniently located on the concourse level of The Holt Renfrew Center at 50 Bloor St West in Toronto, it’s even easier to get all your last minute holiday shopping done in one place while still finishing it off with something to keep you warm.

-Vanessa Cioffi

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LIFESTYLE: Markville Shopping Centre Unveils New Look

Like print media, it has been said the shopping centre is becoming a relic. The mall is dead, long live the mall. But, if that were true, why are property management companies re-investing in them? They’re no longer places for dollar stores to linger, but super shiny meccas of consumption.

Markville Shopping Centre recently underwent a $111 million revamp, introducing new retailers and revealing a luxurious, sophisticated shopping experience. Through a comprehensive interior redesign, Markville feels bright and airy with new lighting, soaring skylights, and 12,000 linear feet of glass handrails.

With over 250,000 square feet of re-merchandized commercial space, Markville has welcomed Zara & Zara Kids, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Coach, Loft, Express, Sephora, and Browns, with more A-list retailers to come. And a newly-launched Express Eatery is home to quick-service restaurants such as Swiss Chalet and Jimmy the Greek, with a JOEY Restaurant opening soon. Think it’s all about staying indoors? During the warm months, shoppers will also enjoy “al fresco” patio-style seating.

Although it might be a trek for downtown dwellers to make it to Markville, there just might be a few good reasons to finally hit this suburban mall.

– Steven Carver

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FASHION: Yorkdale Adds Nordstrom to Its New Roster

Yorkdale Shopping Centre is expanding once again announcing a new $331 million 298,000 square foot expansion, making this shopping centre Canada’s premier shopping destination. With Yorkdale Shopping Centre having undergone four major renovations since 1964, including there recent $220 million 145,000 square foot development that opened to the public this past November 2012 featuring a number of first-to-Canada brands, the recent expansion announcement is having shoppers wonder what could possible be next.

Yorkdale has

a track-record for being the entry point for international retailers entering the Canadian market to meet market demands for enthusiastic shoppers and is proud to announce that the new expansion will be anchored by a 188,000 square foot Nordstrom store, an upscale department store chain in the United States and will also house a diverse range of other retailers that will be announced closer to completion. The construction is schedule to begin in January 2014 and will be completed in the Fall of 2016. The new expansion strives to provide shoppers with the very best experience by bringing in the most in-demand retailers from around the world and having everything shoppers both need and want all in one place.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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