Hello Lovelies! It’s been a weeks since the grand opening of Simons here in Calgary, so I thought I’d share a few snapshots I took while on the VIP pre-opening tour. Oh what fun!! The store is amazing and is spread out over five floors – ah-MAZING! I got to tour with one of my blogger babes, Andréa Margarita from Bad Peace – check out her blog here! As well as the lovely Courtney Brown from DearEverything – you can check her out here, and don’t forget to stop by her YouTube channel for a fun video of the event!
Simons is a family owned retailer that was originally started in Quebec City! I was lucky enough to be invited to tour the store and be shown around by the CEO Peter Simons & his brother Richard Simons, VP of Merchandising. It was so great to hear their story of how the business has been passed down through the generations and their incredible goals for the future. The store itself is beautiful; we were welcomed by the full team as well as their women’s buyer! After the tour and meeting the artists, we were served drinks and appetizers, as well as some amazing samples from The Chocolate Lab. If you haven’t yet, you have to check them out!!
I took a few shots of some of my favorite outfits, and definitely fell in love with the yellow Levi sweatshirt. Oh, and did a mention the men’s section?! So awesome! I don’t know about you, but the men’s section is always one of my favorite things in a store. I die for all their things, and so desperately wish my hubby would let me buy all his clothes for him.. But he’s more of a shopper than I am, so I can’t take the fun away from him! It’s so great to have them right here in Calgary now, and I cannot wait to see all the new goodies that come out for the summer time season. They have such a great collection of brands, from Matt & May, to Nike, to Vera Moda, North Face, you name it! And then they also have their own Simons brand, and exclusive designer sections for both the women and men’s lines as well. Hope you enjoy my little capture of the event, and be sure to check out the video as well! <3