September 28, 2010
a word from… September 2010 Sponsors
Ofra from Boa says…
Fleece lined leggings. Warm, cozy, and only $29.99. www.theboaroom.com
Michelle from rock-it promotions says…
West Queen West + Canadian designers + style = Shopgirls Gallery Boutique. The gals at rock-it promotions can’t get enough of Shopgirls, located in the artsy Parkdale Village area, especially since they house the largest selection of Yoga Jeans by Second Clothing in the country (our pick: their new charcoal wash for fall!).
How do we love Shopgirls? Let us count the ways:
- The staff is made up entirely of designers and artists, giving customers a special and distinct experience.
- Many items in the store are one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs from more than 80 Canadian designers.
- Also referred to as a retail-collective, ShopGirls offers everything from clothing, hair accessories and jewelry to furniture, art and home décor.
- More of a cozy gallery space than a typical retail store, the airy and bright boutique is caringly curated with the unique urbanite (like us) in mind.
In addition to scouting and recruiting local artists, Shopgirls also offers select talent the chance to become part of the Shopgirls Artist Circle. As a member of the “Resident Artist” sales team, those chosen to join the Artist Circle benefit from mentorship, training, development and marketing support.
Vanessa from 18Karat says…
It’s not just about Thanksgiving feasts and Halloween soirées, it’s the on-your-mark. Get-set. Go! Head first into the upcoming holiday shopping blitz. We give gifts for many different reasons, but sometimes we are looking for a way to express without words, our most poignant emotions and important connections. It can symbolize a relationship and a sense of belonging. It can signal achievements and accolades. And sometimes it serves as a reminder of who we are and where we have come from. Just as cold metal absorbs the warmth of a touch – jewellery has the ability to tell a story, one that grows and becomes apart of the person who receives it.
Coming up at the end of October, 18Karat will be hosting a group exhibition by the artists of local studio Jewel Envy. Embracing the shows theme of Red we will be hosting an opening reception October 23rd from 2 – 5 pm. We will also be treating all of 18Karat’s Facebook Fans and Blog subscribers to a little something special throughout the month of October – but for now, my lips are sealed.