We Canadians seem to flock to the US and beyond in the name of fashion. Designers such as Dsquared, Calla Haynes, Michael Kale, editor types such as Joanna Hillman of Harper’s Bazaar, Joe Zee of Elle, and of course those of us in need of “serious” retail therapy. Admit it. When you want to indulge in shopping, your tendencies stray towards booking that flight to NYC with your best girl friends for a weekend. There are of course those dreaded barriers to entry commonly referred to as “time”, “children”, “spouse” and “work”.
So here’s the antidote: The Peacock Parade.
Nancy Sahota (left) and Jan Gandhi (right) have identified a serious unmet need amongst Canadian women, and that is to provide luxury shopping at a sizeable percentage off retail prices (up to 70% in their case) of the most coveted and exclusive designer brands. Experience flash sale shopping at the convenience of your office, your home or even in transit with the help of a wireless device and WIFI. As if there wasn’t value enough in all this, Jan and Nancy have managed to finely curate the collections they offer in a manner that makes you feel you are shopping with your ever so stylish best friend. Yea, the one you quietly want style advice from but are too proud to ask. And if you don’t believe me, just look at the lovely pair in the photo I took at Toronto Fashion Week. Sheer evidence that these ladies know fashion and will stop at nothing to provide you with the best affordable luxury shopping experience without having to cross the border. I can’t imagine why any fashion forward woman in Canada would think twice about this. I signed up, now it’s your turn.