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: Deciem Secures 3rd Vancouver Store, Party Expert to Open 10th Store in Quebec

Other News: Sweet Jesus to Open 1st Vancouver Location, Miniso Enters Explosive Downtown Toronto Market, Chanel Pops-Up in Vancouver Pedway, Downtown Oakville Unveils 2 Unique Pop-Ups.

Streetwear Brand ‘HERMAN Market’ Deviates from Luxury Retail Template

The upscale Canadian brand, launched by fashion icon Raif Adeldberg, is successfully expanding its global distribution after having recently exited the traditional model for a vertically integrated one.

BRIEF: World’s 1st Combined Bass Pro/Cabela’s Opening in Canada, Uniqlo Launches Innovative Pop-Up

Other News: Indochino Announces 8 Showrooms, Shoe Retailer Launches VR Sneaker Gallery, OKV Launches Environmentally Conscious Leather Bag Line for Men.

BRIEF: Old Navy Announces 3 Stores, SSENSE to Unveil 5-Storey Flagship

Vancouver-based pizza/salad concept ‘Assembli’ coming to Toronto, Union Station’s unique pop-up, Ontario pharmacy launches prescription safety device, Wicker Emporium files for creditor protection.

Luxury Retailer ‘Coltons Couture’ Plans More Locations after Tremendous Success

The unique, highly-curated multi-brand luxury retail concept, which launched in a penthouse retail space, is expanding into several malls with plans to potentially go national.

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.

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