Our childhood dreams of having a real treehouse have officially come true in the most fashionable way possible with Holt Renfrew’s new women’s contemporary space that’s inspired by the “architectural structure, warmth and magical escape of treehouses”. We also love how the space features visual elements like chipboard finishes, ash veneer beams, and wooden vignettes that really give it that legit treehouse feel. Plus it’s shoppable (of course!) and it’s ready for you to pop by anytime at their Toronto flagship location Holt Renfrew Bloor Street right now.
The cherry on top of this shopping extravaganza? The new shopping experience features 13 exclusive brands that you can only shop at the Holt Renfrew Bloor Treehouse. Keep reading to discover more about the brands you won’t find anywhere else in Canada!
Made with unique “garment pleating” is Issey Miyake‘s line Pleats Please which combines functionality with versatility while also being super comfy, and cute too. We’re giving bonus points because these pieces don’t even need to be dry cleaned or ironed (they’re wrinkle-proof!). We also love that this brand stays true to Issey Miyake’s fundamental concept that is: “design is not for philosophy, but for life.”
Creating vintage inspired one-off pieces for the modern #BossBabe to wear with confidence and effortless grace is Rixo London and let us start by saying we are SO here for it! No garment is mass produced and every print is hand-painted in bright and beautiful colours which means that no other fashion girl will ever wear the same design as you!
Known for his focused passion in fashion forward creations, Minki designer Minki Cheng is inspired by real people and situations and is constantly looking for emotional resonance with his audience. With vibrant colours, appliquéd ribboning and exciting shapes, these pieces are the epitome of eye candy!
A shared love of fashion is what brought these two besties together to create Ba&sh which is basically their dream wardrobe come to life – can we say goals?! Effortless, breezy and totally chic, their Parisian style that encompasses a contagious joie de vivre that we just can’t get enough of!
Alani the grey
Born in Korea in 2012 is Alani the grey and they quickly grew into a global fashion label with retail stores around the world including US, Asia and Middle East – hello mega success story! With a focus on modern silhouettes, close attentions to feminine detail and a strong focus on the perfect fit, it’s no secret why the world can’t get enough!
These Dorateymur shoes are literally all the #Shoesday goals and we don’t even know how we could ever choose our faves. Conceptual and wonderfully sculptural, it’s quite clear to see why these unique footwear pieces have quickly become go-tos for pretty much every major street style star!
Based in London, Danse Lente is giving us the gift of high quality + chic all wrapped in one. Each piece is conceived in depth to create a unique and eye-catching bag that will take any ensemble to the next level. Their ‘Mini Johnny’ bag has been a staple on the streets during Fashion Month and we can’t wait to get our trend-driven fashion paws all over it!
Dylan’s Candy Bar
The iconic Dylan’s Candy Bar has landed in YYZ and us sugar fiends could not be more stoked! Known as the most glam candy store around, they just opened their first Canadian location at Pearson Airport but for those of us who aren’t into booking a flight to get a sweet treat, you can head to Holt’s for your sugar fix!
Launched in Paris in 2015, RSVP prides themselves on their handcrafted leather bags, clutches and wallets that are made right in their ateliers in Franche-Comté and Andalucia. Wondering who crafted your piece? Each item is individually hot stamped with three gold digits by the artisan who crafted it. How cool, no?
Get ready to shop the iconic bucket bag from Simon Miller that has taken the fashion world by storm. Founded on the principles of Japanese fabrication and modern American craftsmanship, this brand is also known for their collection of authentic denim and modern ready-to-wear and of course, leather accessories!
Another contemporary brand that’s gone viral is Staud and we know you’ll fall in luvvv over these dreamy pieces! From their Moreau Bucket Bag to their jumpsuits, flowy dresses and adorable rompers, you’ll have to hide our wallets because we want it ALL.
Heading on vacay? Your new wardrobe awaits you with Cult Gaia! Literally all the beach #ootd goals, this brand is beachy realness at its best. From their bamboo Gaia’s Ark bag to their breezy beach ready dresses, it’s time for a holiday in the sun.
Giving the gift of luxury eco-conscious fashion is Antonello and thank goodness because their line of handbags is LIT! These handbags are unique and perfect for holiday travel.
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)