By Trisha B
With over 250+ stores, Yorkdale mall is known to be one of the most premier shopping centers in the country. Located within the GTA, you can find big-name, international exclusives such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Tory Burch, Coach, and many more. Thanks to the completion of their 145,000 additional square footage renovation last fall, Yorkdale now has more high-end retailers like Ted Baker London, Kate Spade New York, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, and several other stores that are not only first to set up shop in Toronto, but new to Canada. Also, some other stores coming to Yorkdale within 2013-2016 are Zara Home, Salvatore Ferragamo, AllSaints, Mulberry, and Nordstrom.
For this month’s issue of Fashweekly, we had the opportunity to partner up with Yorkdale to showcase the hottest spring looks with the mall’s very own Ann Taylor, Ted Baker London, and Topshop.
Perfect for transitioning from day to night, Ann Taylor provides versatile clothing that is work-appropriate yet chic enough to transition to nightwear. Their garments vary from suitings to dresses to everyday blouses, trousers, and skirts. Their spring and summer collections consist of an array of colours like mint blues, vivid yellows, and hot pinks, as well as loads of patterns and colourblocking on many of their pieces.
Originating from the UK, Ted Baker London brings to Canada fashion forward clothing for both men and women. The brand gives elegance to women in the form of garments with simple fabrics, smart silhouettes and mixtures of vivid colours, and bold prints – like their spring/summer signature: the ever-so-colourful orchids.
Exclusive to The Bay, Topshop has been a much sought-after store for years, having only been available to Canadians via online shopping or visits to our neighbouring country, U.S.A. until about a couple of years ago. Topshop is more so of a street style inspired store. The store carries various different styles from an edgy top to a cute, fun dress to a prom gown. The mix achieves their aim for a ‘cool-girl’ chic look through the different styles that they provide, which creates that unique, individual look.