Helen Siwak

Video Interview: Helen Siwak Discusses Luxury Retail in Canada Following Pandemic Slowdowns

Siwak talks about the importance of in-person shopping and activities for this sector of the market, how luxury has fared through the pandemic, what to watch for in the near future, and how brands are rethinking their PR these days.

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.

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.

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.
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