As a transplanted New Yorker by way of Montreal (my hometown), I can understand the frustration Canadian fashionistas face due to the dearth of clothing and accessories available in the Great White North. While urbanites have high-end department stores at their disposal, those who are too busy or live in the burbs have to resort to the Web, which means incurring hefty customs fees that are inherent with cross-border shopping. At least that was before the launch of Luxe Label – a new Canadian-based online boutique that carries haute designer frocks typically only found in the Lower 48.
The brainchild of Winnipeg pals, Shirley Wong and Jennifer Woo (self-professed fashion junkies and former retail managers), Luxe Label was created to give time-pressed women instant access to trendy, brand name clothing, shoes, handbags and baubles from the convenience and comfort of their own home. Luxe Label’s slick and easy-to-navigate site is filled with informative trend reports, detailed designer bios and a “best-sellers” sidebar listing coveted items that should be on your radar screen. If you really want to be in-the-know, sign-up for Luxe Label’s free email newsletter for information about sales, exclusive promotions and updates on new arrivals. Click your way through slews of hot and hard-to-find U.S. and Canadian labels such as Matt Bernson (sole-ful shoes), Madison Marcus (I snagged the silk tie-pleat cobalt blouse), Skin and Threads (edgy, organic knit cardigans), Soia & Kyo (stunning belted coats and capelets), Solas Fashion (eye-popping patent leather clutches with ruching) and Tart (timeless tunic tops).
What do I love about Luxe Label? I can finally infuse my wardrobe with a shot of Canadian cool thanks to their stock of heavy-hitters such as Smythe (flawlessly-tailored jackets), Mackage (killer coats like the one shown above), Eve Gravel (avant-garde essentials) and Valerie Dumaine (elegant, yet bold designs). Plus, I keep discovering hip labels I’ve never heard of like Ardistia New York. Sure, the Canadian dollar is at an all-time high, but with Luxe Label’s cutting-edge selection of day-to-night wardrobe staples and constantly updated merch, why would I even consider shopping anywhere else?
Exclusive deal just for YOU!
Luxe Label is offering Fashion Junkie subscribers 20% off any online purchase of your choice from Thursday, November 1st through Friday, November 30th, 2007. To redeem this special offer, simply go to luxelabel.com, make your selection and enter the promo code “FJFIX” upon checkout. Happy shopping!
- Luxe Label
- 204-292-1524 or email email@example.com
- $50-$945 USD
- returns within 3 days of receipt of purchase; exchanges within 14 days of purchase on unworn items with tags attached; sale items are final.
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