Photography courtesy of Ahiri
Plus two Indigenous brands team up with major retailers.
Date October 29, 2022
Shop Canadian with Inland x Bayview Village
It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping, and Inland x Bayview Village promises to be your one-stop shop for fashionable homegrown gifts. Beginning on November 2, the curated Canadian marketplace will collaborate with the Toronto boutique mall to host a fall/winter 2022 pop-up. Open until December 27, the space will feature over 50 Canadian brands, including Ahiri, Vimeria and more.
Nordstrom welcomes Indigenous footwear brand Manitobah
Photography courtesy of Manitobah
Trust Manitobah to know a thing or two about keeping your feet warm during the winter. And thanks to its new partnership with Nordstrom, it’s never been easier to shop this Indigenous footwear brand. This week the luxury department store welcomed Manitobah and its latest collection to the Nordstrom lineup by inviting Indigenous storyteller and activist Sarain Fox to host a series of performances across various stores. The result was a celebration of Indigenous culture and a great way to kick off the brand’s Nordstrom debut.
Choose your own adventure with Sonya Lee’s new collection
Photography courtesy of Sonya Lee
A person’s handbag says a lot about them. Do you need your whole life to fit into a tote? Or are you more of an “I just need my phone and wallet” type? Either way, Vancouver’s Sonya Lee has got you covered. The Canadian designer added three new items to her namesake brand’s assortment, the Camia Patchwork, Jamie Bowling and Kym Pochette, all of which are ethically and sustainably handmade. So whichever style you choose, you can feel confident that you’ll look good and be doing good.
Bottega Veneta now offers a lifetime warranty on its bags
Photography courtesy of Bottega Veneta
For most of us, buying a designer bag is a big commitment. Bottega Veneta understands this and is now launching The Certificate of Craft, a lifetime warranty program that offers clients refresh, repair and replacement of their bag throughout its lifespan. Starting in November, be sure to check out your local store for more information about the initiative — which is presented as a physical card — and while you’re there, why not treat yourself to something from the Italian brand’s fall offering?
Indigenous streetwear brand Section 35 is coming to Footlocker
Photography by Alex Waber
In case you haven’t heard, Foot Locker is no longer just for shoes — it’s become a mecca for streetwear, too. With that in mind, the retailer is teaming up with the Indigenous and CAFA-nominated brand Section 35, founded by creative director and designer Justin Louis and based on the unceded territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, on an exclusive collection of apparel and headwear. Expect bold pieces in even bolder colours, ranging from $40-$250.