Helen Siwak

Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and specializes in the Luxury Lifestyle niche. She is the West Coast Correspondent for Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Montecristo Magazine, Boulevard English & Chinese editions, and Indulge.

Modern Meat Acquires 2 Retail Locations in BC Amid Expansion

The plant-based food company is rebranding its new storefronts as Modern Health and Wellness Bar.

Off-White Opens Unique Vancouver Pop-Up [Photos]

The luxury streetwear brand's pop-up is on one of the most interesting spaces in Canada.

The Rise of Pre-Owned Luxury Fashion Marks Shift Amid Sustainability Movement

Luxury resale – buying and selling of preowned luxury goods – is a booming business that is fuelled by digital businesses that are also opening brick-and-mortar storefronts.

Canada’s 1st 5D Restaurant to Offer Incredible Experiences in Vancouver

Opening in November, international concept QuanJuDe will offer individualized dining areas where technology will allow guests to create their own immersive environment that includes virtual reality visuals, music, and interactive ingredients.

Poliform Furniture Launches Vancouver Flagship [Photos]

Located at 779 West Pender Street, in the former FedEx depot (closed 2017) and across from the popular Starbucks Reserve in CF Pacific Centre, Poliform Vancouver is in an ideal high-traffic location.

Canadian Furniture Retailer Leon’s Unveils Innovative Tech-Heavy Concept Store [Photos]

The first-of-its kind cutting-edge retail space will be used as a prototype for the chain as it embraces the future of experiential retail. Innovations allow visitors to see a vast assortment product not actually in the store by using augmented reality, video walls and touchscreens.

Innovative Canadian Company Creates Outerwear From Single-Use Plastic

The Montreal-based company aims to change the way apparel is manufactured after creating an innovative fabric made entirely from plastic waste.

Bell Canada Launches ‘Next-Gen’ Retail Experience Designed by Award-Winning Firm

The Canadian telecommunications giant has unveiled a high-end, next-generation store concept, that it will roll out nationally.

Upscale Australian Furniture Brand ‘King Living’ Opens 1st Canadian Location

The furniture retailer will mark its entry into Canada with a new storefront in an affluent area known for its pricey retail offerings.

Animal-Free Brand “Wuxly Movement” Seeks to Dominate Canadian Outerwear Market

Co-founders James Yurichuk and Anthony DeBartolo talk the company’s growth and plans to expand the brand’s wholesale distribution, including an innovative ‘trade-in program’ that has the Wuxly Movement going head-to-head with animal-based brands such as Canada Goose.

ALDO Footwear Brand ‘Call It Spring’ Announces it has Gone Vegan

The Canadian footwear brand, with stores across the country, has made the conscious decision to go 100% animal-free amid a bigger trend.

Designer Christopher Bates Launches at Nordstrom as Brand Expands Presence in Canada

We spoke to Mr. Bates about his plans for retail expansion in Canada, as well as expanding into a women’s line while streamline men’s wear and footwear.

IKEA Taps Virgil Abloh & Others to Design Limited Capsule Collection of Rugs Available in Canada

IKEA gets in on the collaboration game, launching a limited collection of rugs that can be a work of art or a workhorse in the home. The collection features work from designers like: Virgil Abloh, Chiaozza, and Seulgi Lee.

BRIEF: 2 Shoe Retailers Shutter in Yorkville, Simons Launching Private Label Collection

Hermes reveals orange hoarding for flagship in Vancouver, Duer Jeans launching Toronto storefront next month, Sleep Country Canada partners with Walmart for Bloom mattresses, controversy surrounds Vancouver Fashion Week.

Giorgio Armani’s ‘Armani/Casa’ Home Division Opens 1st Canadian Storefront [Photos]

The Italian luxury brand chose Vancouver for its fourth North American design showroom.

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