Nordstrom Rack learning from its customers

Calgary manager Barry Yuan says convenience is at the forefront of the store’s shopping experience

Nordstrom Rack learning from its customersBarry Yuan is store manager at Nordstrom Rack Deerfoot Meadows in Calgary. What is Nordstrom Rack's presence in Canada? Yuan: There are currently six Nordstrom Rack stores in Canada including: Nordstrom Rack Vaughan Mills – opened March 22, 2018 Nordstrom Rack Deerfoot Meadows, Calgary – opened April 26, 2018  Nordstrom Rack One Bloor, Toronto –…

Freelance makeup artist turns each job into the next one

Makeup artist Karen Malcolm-Pye talks about the work she has done for famous people and why she never rests on her laurels

Freelance makeup artist turns each job into the next oneKaren Malcolm-Pye is a makeup artist in Calgary. What is your career and what do you do? Malcolm-Pye: I’m a freelance makeup artist – a dream job for me really! I do makeup for television, advertising, broadcasting, commercials, weddings, celebrities and anyone else who wants to look and feel a little extra beautiful – and…

Fashion retailer Forever 21 closing its Canadian stores

The chain has 44 stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia and employs approximately 2,000 people

Fashion retailer Forever 21 closing its Canadian storesFashion retailer Forever 21 says it plans to close its 44 stores in Canada. The company announced in a news release that Forever 21 Canada filed for and was granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) in Toronto. PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. was appointed as monitor in…

Plenty of great hair days at Chatters

President Greg Moreau talks about how the largest distributor and retailer of professional hair care goods in Canada plans to keep building the brand

Plenty of great hair days at ChattersGreg Moreau is president and CEO of Chatters. Tell me a bit about Chatters. What do you specialize in? Moreau: Chatters is the largest distributor and retailer of professional hair care goods in Canada, and the third largest in North America with a 60/40 business of retail to service. From products to service, our specialty…

Ellinor Stenroos strives to create jewelry that makes people smile

Silversmith, jewelry designer and founder of EVStenroos talks about making pieces that are beautiful, functional and problem-free

Ellinor Stenroos strives to create jewelry that makes people smileEllinor Stenroos is a silversmith, jewelry designer and founder of EVStenroos. What is EVStenroos and what do you do? Stenroos: EVStenroos is not only my first two initials and last name, but also what I named my brand and company. My business and brand logo is EVS, and my work is marked with the initials…

Cloud Nine Pajamas opens first Calgary-area store

First four stores are in Edmonton. Company plans five more in coming years

Cloud Nine Pajamas opens first Calgary-area storeEdmonton-based retailer Cloud Nine Pajamas has opened its fifth store and first in the Calgary area. The store is in the CrossIron Mills shopping centre in Rocky View County. The concept, which specializes in sleepwear and loungewear, is the brainchild of sisters Kate, Robyn Noel and Miranda Zechel. “CrossIron is our first location outside of…

Simple Ways for You to Care for Your Jewelry

Simple Ways for You to Care for Your JewelryAfter weeks of wear, your jewelry is likely to get dull. When you pull out your gold diamond earrings, you will notice that they do not look their best. They may have picked, oil and hair from you and thus the stones have lost their luster. Most people assume that they need to take them…

In tune with fashion, customers and community needs

Dimitry Toukhcher of LGFG Fashion House talks about the art of providing bespoke clothing, the essence of leadership and why local causes are important

In tune with fashion, customers and community needsDimitry Toukhcher is president of LGFG Fashion House. What is LGFG Fashion House and what do you do? Toukhcher: LGFG is a custom tailoring company where our executive clothiers (tailors) visit clients right in their office or home, saving them valuable time, while delivering designed-in-England, top-of-the-line customs suits, shirts and related accessories. My role as…

Malika Rajani puts the accent on high style and quality

Leather and outerwear designer is making an impact internationally with her edgy creations

Malika Rajani puts the accent on high style and qualityMalika Rajani is founder and creative director of Malika Rajani - Leather and Outerwear. Tell me about your business and what you do? Rajani: I’m an independent Canadian fashion designer. I started my namesake outerwear line after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. I specialize in leather and wool and cashmere…

Calgary women launch online consignment store for jewelry

‘With the rising popularity of vintage collectables, upcycling and sustainability, we saw an underserved market for jewelry-lovers’

Calgary women launch online consignment store for jewelryA group of Calgary business women is launching an innovative retail shopping experience. The online consignment store lovecanary.ca will connect “pre-loved” jewelry to shoppers. The outlet is being launched by eight Calgary business women who wanted to find a simpler and more innovative way to help people sell or consign jewelry they no longer want…
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