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. helen@ecoluxluv.com

BRIEF: Toys R Us Canada Could be Saved, New Luxury Retail Concept Coming to Canada

Other News: Sugarfina Secures 2nd Canadian Location, Miele to Open Yorkdale Flagship, Luxury Home & Design Show to Transform BC Place.

BRIEF: French Connection Downsizes to 1 Store, Copper Branch to Double Store Count

Other News: ‘Melissa’s Musts’ Pops-Up at Bayview Village, Shoppers Drug Mart’s Wellwise Opens 2nd store, Maje celebrates 20 years with Canadian activities, Amazing Brentwood’s 63 storey tower completes final pour, Birks to Close in Downtown Edmonton.

BRIEF: Belgian Chocolate Café Picks Canada for 1st Location, Escada Exits Edmonton, Holt Renfrew Closes ‘Holts Gourmet’

Other News: Scavolini Opens Canadian Showroom, Saje Natural Wellness Launches Cleaning Products, Longo’s Introduces Meal Kits, H&M Announces Store at Montreal Premium Outlets.

WANT Apothecary Now Curates for the Globe via eCommerce Initiative

The Canadian retail concept has launched an e-commerce site, complimenting its recent brick-and-mortar expansion.

BRIEF: Miniso Enters Quebec, Montblanc Closes in Vancouver, Christian Louboutin Opens in Montreal

Other News: Indochino Partners with NY Yankees, Surmesur Opens Vancouver Showroom, Change Lingerie Comes to Hamilton, Winners/HomeSense Opens Largest Location.

Footwear Brand ‘Allbirds’ Launches in Canada

Known for its wool runners, the popular brand is making a splash that includes e-commerce as well as a pop-up.

Springbot Exchange Gives eCommerce SMBs a Competitive Edge

Data Cooperative and New Platform Feature Democratizes Data for Small to Medium-Sized Retailers

BRIEF: Mastermind Toys Expanding, Avenue Road Comes to Van, Tesla Partners with CF

Other News: Cadillac Fairview Launches Pop-Up Markets, 50-year-old Salami Company Launches Vegan Jerky, Me to We Partners with Davids Tea, Indochino Looks to Womenswear and Men's Casual.

BRIEF: Mexx to Re-Enter Canada, Uniqlo Announces Opening Date, Deciem Opens 2nd Vancouver Store

Other News: Aritzia’s Babaton Lands in Mississauga, Keep Cool Fitness Unveils 1st Location, Le Creuset to Open in Richmond. Yorkdale’s CONCEPT Gets Prom Ready.

eBay Canada Offering Millions of Items at New “Under $10” Destination

Not only are there millions of items but shipping is free and there is no bidding required.

BRIEF: FAO Schwarz to Land in Canada, Shanghai Stationery to Open 1st Location

Other News: Holt Renfrew Vancouver flagship renovation nears completion, Reigning Champ opens on Robson, Matt & Nat continues expansion, Squish Candies Gets Sweet on Edmonton.

Céline Doubles-Down in Downtown Vancouver

The iconic luxury fashion brand has unveiled two new boutique spaces, creating even more competition between Nordstrom and Holt's.

BRIEF: Simons Prepares to Open Eco-Store, H&M Sees Gains in Canada, Blubird Relocation

Other News: Hillcrest Mall Taps into Consumer Demand, Unique Retail Opportunity, Retailer Writes Novel, Indochino Announces Expansion.

Fendi Casa/Bentley Home Retail Space Debuts in Vancouver

The 5,000 square foot space includes an impressive collection of home furnishings from two significant luxury brands.

Christian Dior Expands Vancouver Footprint [Photos]

A relocated accessory boutique has become the largest of its kind in the country, featuring some limited-edition Christian Dior pieces in an impressive space.

Bulgari Opens 1st Vancouver Boutique [Photos]

It's the second Canadian location for the Italian luxury jewellery brand, designed by renowned architect Peter Marino.

Showcase Pianos Relocates into Expanded Flagship Space

Incredibly, its top brand, Fazioli, sells more of its pricey pianos in Vancouver than in any city in the world.

Inside North America’s 1st McArthurGlen Designer Outlets [With Photos]

Helen Siwak toured the unique new designer outlet centre during its grand opening, and provided a report with multiple photos.

Sephora Opens Largest Canadian Location on Vancouver’s Robson Street

Canada's largest Sephora has opened on Vancouver's Robson Street, now considered to be the retailer's Canadian flagship. It features a first in the world for Sephora - a unique skin care studio concept.

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