Vroooooom! The Holt Renfew truck has arrived at 560 King St West and it's full of goodies under $100! I was just there this morning and I can't wait to share the rest of my story with you.
Is it a gallery, is it a store? - people are wondering as they walk by Holt's pop-up shop. Certainly looks inviting, so come on in!
As I was walking around admiring the store and lusting over some designer handbags, I was pleased to see that Holt's pop-up shop is also offering many affordable items.
Holt's own Barbara Atkin (VP, Fashion Direction) and Jackie Charest (Director, Cosmetics & Beauty Services Marketing) were happy to guide me through the shop and help me search for this season's must-haves under $200. Dear readers, it's your lucky day!
Barbara's helping Jackie put on a black sequin hat. It is reversible and also comes in silver. Keep fashionably warm this winter for only $75.
These are some of Jackie's favourites.
At the top we have the Butter London 3Free nailpolish collection and this season's must-have colours. At $17 each, these are worth every penny as they have no formaldehyde, toluene and DBP (a.k.a. bad, bad, evil chemicals).
Jackie is holding a Feu de Bois (Firewood) candle by Diptyque, $72. It smells just wonderful, think of cottages and burning wood. All you need is a latte, a warm sweater and a good book :)
Lots of exciting items here! Barbara is showing us a $15 Kiehl's bag (not a typo, $15 really).
Jackie is wearing a $50 suede scarf that also comes in several other colours. She also showed me these lovely beaded scarves on the right. They come in many colours and look best when layered-up. $28!
These magazine bags are definitely chic! Jackie pointed out that they are a great holiday gift, and oh-so-affordable. Get them for $40 each, or go for the $25 mini, or both :)
As she is explaining the whole unisex theme at Holt's popup, Barbara is showing me some of the best-selling items, purchased by both men and women.
On the left we have a $195 Minedrd sequin top. Note that the sequins are matte - just enough reflection for a polished look, you don't have to worry about loking like a disco-ball :)
Pair it up with this soooooft cashmere sweater, yours for only $198. You definitely want to get these for your boyfriend and steal them from time to time.
This MIA suede bag is only $98!
Barbara, you might want to keep it, it goes so well with your outfit.
These Hunter boots don't need an introduction. Dear friends, I wouldn't mind seeing a pair under my Christmas tree :)
Barbara and Jackie, thank you sooooo much for chatting with me and showing me this season's must haves! It's exciting to see that they're also talking about Holt's pop-up in this Vogue article, thank you for being a one-stop fashion-shop for us Torontonians.
Holt's pop-up shop at 560 King St West is open until December 6th. The doors close at 9 tonight. They're open on Friday 12-8, Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-6.
So don't be shy, drop by, say hello, treat yourself to a nice Holt Renfrew bag :)