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.

BRIEF: Saks OFF 5TH Continues Expansion, Canada’s Mondetta Brand Revived

Other News: Tissot Launches E-Commerce in Canada, Edmonton’s Jacek Chocolate to Launch Expansion, KÉRASTASE PARIS Debuts at Sephora in Canada, Poppy Barley Overhauls Southgate Centre Flagship.

BRIEF: Copper Branch to Open 15 Locations, Sephora Opens 70th Canadian Store

Other News: Miniso Expands Into Atlantic Canada, Hudson’s Bay Launches ‘Discover This’ pop-up, Uno Gelato to Open Several Vancouver Locations, Edmonton’s ‘The Helm’ Collaborates with UK-based Company, Allbirds Launches New Line.

Vancouver Restaurateur Open Controversial Religion-Themed Food and Beverage Concept

It’s the latest trend, as Canadian businesses utilize controversy to create brand awareness.

BRIEF: Canada’s Largest Online Beauty Store Unveiled, Ikea Shelves Planned London Store

Other News: Jollibee Opens 2nd GTA Location, Ædelhard Pop-Up in Toronto, MVMT Adds Brick & Mortar to Its Canadian Strategy, Save the Duck says %*&$% to Wearing Real Duck Down, Joe Fresh Expands Activewear Category to Include Extended Sizes.

BRIEF: Jacob Brand Revived, Hillcrest Mall Adds Tenants & Fills Target Space

Other News: Café St-Henri Unveils Montreal HQ, Reitmans COO Becomes Bentley CEO, Links of London Activating Square One Rotunda as it Opens Store, Indochino CEO Nominated for Award, Colton’s Couture Relaunches at Oakridge, Luxury and Sports Cars Woodbridge Bankrupt.

Kimberlite Diamonds Unveils 1st North American Flagship with Impressive Event [Photos]

Over 200 distinguished guests gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for an impressive show, coinciding with the opening of Kimberlite's first flagship store in North America (Photos of the store and show included).

BRIEF: Safeway Closes 10 BC Stores, 256 Jobs Lost as UK Fashion Brand Closes Canadian Operations

Other News: Revlon pop-up on Queen, Ste-Catherine St. Retail Space, New tenants for Edmonton’s Oliver Exchange, Ecco Opens bijou boutique at CF Pacific Centre,

BRIEF: Pier 1 Imports to Exit Quebec, Lawrence & Chico’s Surreal Retail Space, Nordstrom Launches Innovative Promo

Shoe Retailer Partners with Def Leppard for Collection, Ikea Centres Solicits Local Retail as it Launches Pop-up, KNIX to Pop-up at Diane’s Lingerie, Unique Patisserie Opens in Vancouver.

BRIEF: Kimberlite Diamonds Opening 1st Store, Danier Opens Flagship, Hermès Ready for Vancouver Construction

Other News: Mindham Jewellery Opens Muskoka ‘Jewel Cabin’, Judith & Charles Opening in Halifax, Art Deco Space Comes Available on Ste-Catherine, Bluebird Relocates in Vancouver, Remenyi House of Music in Toronto to Close?

Herschel Supply Opens Vancouver Flagship [Photos]

It’s the largest location in the world for the popular Canadian brand, and is also its first standalone store in North America.

BRIEF: Metrotown Target Store Replacement Revealed, Lolë Expands into Men’s Wear

Other News: Aesop and Bailey Nelson coming to Vancouver’s Main Street, Gensler appoints new Director of Retail Design, Genesis Motors opens airport showroom, StoneHammer Brewing Closes Operations.

BRIEF: RYU Announces Store, Casper Partners with HBC, Indigo Closing Store

Other News: New denim line launch, Morguard wins awards, Le Chateau gets body conscious, Givenchy Beauty Opens at Holt Renfrew.

BRIEF: Holt Renfrew Commences Mothership Renovation, Sugarfina Opens 2nd Canadian Store

Other News: ONEMETH to open on Queen, Bayview Village unveils ‘super-haute’ offices, Lemongrass House opens Canadian ecommerce site, The BodyShop Embraces Yogurt, Vancouver duo launch footwear line, Outland Jeans expands distribution in Canada from Holt’s to Harry Rosen.

BRIEF: Taiwanese Retailer Enters Canada, Rolls Royce Opens 1st Standalone Canadian Showroom

Other News: Judith & Charles relocates in Vancouver, Victoria Radford Debuts Salon, Costco Prepares to Open Toronto Store, Perverted Ice Cream Opens in Vancouver, Rocky Mountain Soap Company to Open 3 Toronto Locations.

Earl’s Unveils ‘California Beach Style’ Culinary Concept

The unique new concept is also the first new Earl’s location to open in British Columbia since 2011.

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