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Drake is taking another hand at designing outerwear with his latest collaboration for Canadian based clothing label Roots. The OVO varsity jacket is dipped in black bison leather with Canada and USA’s respective flags stitched on the arm.
The sleek apparel is priced at $878, and will be available at the OVO store in Drizzy’s hometown of Toronto, which newly opened to the public late last year, and hosts a number of the “10 Bands” rapper’s clothing creations with his acronym imprint.
It’s safe to say that Kate Upton‘s voluptuous back-to-back covers broke the mold in 2012 and 2013, but this year plus-size model (yes, we said plus-size!) Ashley Graham is completely changing the conversation for the magazine’s annual swimsuit issue, on newsstands Feb. 9.
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For the first time, SI will feature a plus-size swimwear ad. “I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too,” the model, 27, said in a statement about her campaign for swimsuitsforall. “There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt.”
TORONTO – Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo will open its first two Canadian stores in Toronto next year.
Uniqlo is owned by Fast Retailing Co., which designs, manufactures and sells clothing under several brands around the world.
Uniqlo currently has 1,500 stores in 16 markets, including 39 in the United States.
The Toronto stores will be at the Eaton Centre downtown and the Yorkdale Shopping Centre near the north end.
The company says the first two Canadian locations will open in the fall of 2016.
The two upscale malls are owned by Cadillac Fairview, an arm of the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan board.
A list of retailers that have recently closed or are closing shop in Canada:
Shareholders in Loblaws and Dollarama are celebrating Target’s abrupt departure from Canada, and market analysts are lauding the retailer for making the right strategic move, but there’s one group who see nothing positive in all this: The 17,600 households that rely on a paycheque from Target Canada.
No one knows for sure what Canada’s largest-ever layoffs were, but the Wall Street Journal polled economists and they could only come up with one larger layoff than Target: The shutdown of the Atlantic fishery in the early 1990s. Yes, we are talking about economic devastation on that scale. (Some of the layoff rounds at Nortel a decade or so ago also came close, economists say.)
— Dutch-based retailer declared bankruptcy in December 2014
— Liquidating 95 stores in Canada by the end of February
— Has 315 stores around the world
— Parent company Reitmans (TSX:RET.A) announced in November 2014 that it would close 107 Smart Set stores
— Will convert 76 locations into other banners, including Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, RW&Co. and Thyme Maternity
— Smart Set banner was created in 1945, with the first location opening in Ontario in 1970
— First Reitmans store opened in Montreal in 1926
— Womens’ retailer was founded in 1977 in Montreal
— Announced in October 2014 it would abandon restructuring efforts and close 92 stores across the country
— Company under creditor protection since November 2010
— Luxury retailer closing stores in Ottawa and Quebec City at the end of January 2015
— Will undertake a $300 million expansion in key markets such as Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal
— In October 2014, parent company Sears Holding Corp. (NYSE:SHLD) announced it would sell most of its stake in the struggling Canadian unit to raise as much as US$380 million
— In January 2014, Sears Canada announced it was cutting 2,200 employees from its payroll. It had already laid off thousands of employees in 2013
— Sears Canada has sold leases to some of its most prominent locations, including its flagship location at the Toronto Eaton Centre
— In 2011, parent company Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) sold its leasing rights for its nearly 200 Zellers locations to U.S. retailer Target for $1.83 billion
— Sony announced Thursday it’s planning to close all its locations (about 15) in Canada. The company did not immediately say why it was closing the stores or how many workers would be affected.
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A Louis Vuitton store manager is being sued for racial comments, reports the Mirror. The reason? A manager of the Central London shop reportedly told an African employee, “Black people are slaves who eat dirt off the floor.” Which, wow.
According to sales associate Oliver Koffi, his manager went on a rant in the store’s stock room in front of other staff members after they’d gotten into a discussion about the origins of the English language.
In addition to the wildly offensive comment, his manager allegedly called President Obama a “muppet,” adding that America would be in better hands with “Miss Piggy” in office because “Muslim people… don’t eat pork.”
Koffi, who is now suing LV for racist discrimination and harassment, says he was mortified by the racial slurs. “This comment was grossly offensive and extremely humiliating,” Koffi said. “His reference to slavery in this day and age with regards to black people is quite frankly revolting.”
When Koffi approached his store manager, who has since left the company following a disciplinary proceeding, he was told the comments were meant to be a “joke.”
According to Koffi, who recorded the conversation, his manager also ranted about other races and religions. “All of his comments were derogatory and a clear illustration of his prejudices towards other races and religions,” he said. He added that his store manager has made numerous comments about race in the past, including referring to customers by their skin color and saying LV products were “shit” because they were “made in China.”
Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton has responded to the issue, saying that the label has “a zero-tolerance policy to harassment of any kind” and that this is in “total violation of the Louis Vuitton Ethical charter.”
The case is slated to be presented to a Central London Employment Tribunal on July 18.
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The Stussy Toronto Chapter got together with Canadian rapper P. Reign and his REPS label to create a one of a kind Stussy x Reps collaboration which will be available only at the Stussy Toronto location this Saturday, November 9, 2013.
To celebrate the release of this collaboration the REPS team including rapper P. Reign will be hosting a Pre-Sale party inside the Stussy location tomorrow, Friday, November 8, 2013.
The event is All Ages and will take place from 7-9pm at 1000 Queen St. West.
Though no official photos of the collaboration have been released online, fans have had a chance to get a glimpse of their favorite rapper Drake and his OVO crew rocking the long sleeve shirts all over social media.