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9 Nov 2018

A Stunning Table Setting

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Are you familiar with the expression “eating with your eyes?” Whether it's a hearty meal or a more formal fête, taking your seat around a table that's beautifully set and divinely decorated can definitely influence your dining experience.

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28 Sep 2018

Showing Support

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This fall, Simons is extremely proud to be teaming up with the Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation's spokesperson, Mitsou Gélinas, and four of its ambassadresses agreed to model for one of our photo shoots and to share with us what it is that gives them strength, courage, and hope.

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12 Sep 2018

VOLCOM X GEORGIA MAY JAGGER

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Volcom recently made the journey over to London to meet their muse, international model Georgia May Jagger, and propose the idea of working together on their latest project: a brand new collection.

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10 Aug 2018

Just Tiffany

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Dazzling and down-to-earth is how we would describe Canadian model Tiffany Meia. Featured in our latest Twik photo shoot, she's not only garnered tons of followers on Instagram, but also contracts with world-famous brands like Levi's, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., and Nike. We recently sat down with her to discuss her career, family, and goals.

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1 Aug 2018

MARATHON SEASON: What to wear on your runs?

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5 or 10, 21.1 or 42.2 km, whatever your goal for running might be, it's essential to be well prepared and well dressed.

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Spotlight 10.07.2018

The Summer Party That'll Be a Smash Hit!

The yard to stage left, the garden to stage right… Outside is where the season's most critically acclaimed celebration will be taking place. On with the show!

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Spotlight 26.06.2018

The National Portrait and a New Age for Art

The final phase of the nationwide 3DCanada project is finally being revealed! Admire the finished piece at the Ottawa Art Gallery from June 19 to August 19, 2018.

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Spotlight 26.06.2018

Hats off to Smithbilt

The legendary Calgary hatmaker keeps a time-honoured tradition alive and current.

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Spotlight 31.05.2018

Luis Barragán – Brilliance and Beauty

One of the things we love about fashion is the way it can instantly alter your mood.

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Spotlight 17.05.2018

The groom's clothing guide from Simons

Got engaged? Here are a few style tips for the next 3 big steps you need to plan for…

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Spotlight 15.05.2018

Festival Season

Thousands of people will be there. Listed on the line-up are dazzling performances, lots of music and fun, new friends, and that feeling of being part of an utterly unforgettable experience.

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Spotlight 08.05.2018

Family Influence Meets Future Impact

Beauty equals power – especially when it's a subtle approach to sustainable consumption like Winnipeg native Bronwyn Seier's beautiful and ethereal collection.

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Spotlight 04.05.2018

Put on Poetry with Designs from Lemaire and Tran

Season after season, Lemaire delivers unpretentious and pared-down collections, where luxury is found in the rich materials used and the structured, elegant cuts.

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Spotlight 19.04.2018

Nature Boy

When it comes to caring about the environment, we've got a lot in common with Simon Nessman, the face of our Spring/Summer 18 Men's Designer Campaign.

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Spotlight 05.04.2018

The Colourful Creativity of Marni

Creative, avant-garde, adventurous, meticulous, and unique: Marni's sophisticated and surprising style has been charming fashion fans since the brand's very beginning.

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Spotlight 14.03.2018

Opening at Galeries de la Capitale

The first net-zero energy store in Canada

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Spotlight 16.02.2018

Super Nova

It's hard not to get star struck sitting down with someone like Nova Orchid. Shining just as bright as her celestial namesake, this Montreal model shot to sartorial stardom by rocking the runway for some of fashion's foremost luminaries, like Chanel and Sonia Rykiel.

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Spotlight 01.02.2018

Meet the Models

It's not every day that two major models step into our studio, and even more rare that both call Canada home! We were excited to sit down with Elizabeth Davison and Steph Smith in order to learn a little bit more about these lovely ladies.

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Spotlight 29.12.2017

Holiday Heroes

As the magic of the holidays envelops us – in every city and town across the country, there are Canadians gifting something very special to our communities.

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Spotlight 29.11.2017

The Warmth of Winter

If Canadian winters are long and harsh, they're also impressive, unique, and host to a number of magnificently rich moments. This is what inspires the proud Canadian coat brand, Quartz Co.

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Spotlight 28.11.2017

Winter in the Windows

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... This seasonal song is certainly ringing true at Simons as we recently installed our stunning window displays for the holidays. What's waiting for you as you pass in front of the glass? Snowy scenes presented in pale pinks and gorgeous light greens!

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Spotlight 02.11.2017

Simons Featured in Sharp Magazine

Sharp Magazine recently met with a few faces from our men's buying team at Simons. Discover a bit about these trend hunters who travel to cities around the world, looking for the best of the best in menswear.

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Spotlight 30.10.2017

Art and Sole

Saute-Mouton is the brainchild of a family of passionate, skilled artisans. It's 33 people who work tirelessly to make sleek and comfortable boots to face the biting cold of Canadian winters. And it is a company that is fundamentally proud to be Canadian.

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Spotlight 26.10.2017

Raising the Barre for Art & Culture: Ballet BC's Emily Molnar takes us into the future of ballet

When Emily Molnar took over as artistic director of Ballet BC, the Vancouver-based dance company was on the brink of bankruptcy – another cultural institution that had yet to find its footing in this new, fast-moving digital world.

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Spotlight 02.10.2017

Exclusive NV Unisex Collection at Simons

For the fall/winter 2017-2018 season, Simons produces its very first NV unisex collection.

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Spotlight 19.09.2017

From Sea to Sea

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the magnificent St. Lawrence River or the majestic Pacific Ocean that runs along Canada's West Coast.

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Spotlight 28.08.2017

The power of simplicity

Vitaly is proof of the power of simplicity. This Toronto-based lifestyle brand creates high-quality clothing and accessories with an urban look and rebellious attitude. Its goal is to elevate the everyday with carefully placed details, while letting clean, structural lines do all the talking.

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Spotlight 15.08.2017

Decorating on a student budget

Scrolling through a myriad of gorgeous, inspiring home decors on Instagram or Pinterest, we often find ourselves dreaming of transforming our own home with the latest trends. One, tiny problem? The budget.

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Spotlight 01.08.2017

These Bags Are Made For Walking

True symbols of adventure, bags are our best companions on any journey, whether big or small. It's not surprising then that Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, two brothers passionate about travelling, chose them as their main product when they founded Herschel in 2009.

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Spotlight 24.07.2017

A Tailor-Made Legacy: Personal Vision - It Runs in the Family

Weaving a new vision: Xiaoyi Li, CAFA Simons Fashion Design Student Award, is the future of fashion for a conscious generation.

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Spotlight 12.07.2017

Simons: A Great Canadian Family

Their story is of an unconditional love for fashion, a tale that started in Quebec City in 1840 and that has continued ever since.

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Spotlight 17.06.2017

A thrilling new legacy: Simons and Chad Fike team up for the Stampede

Teams of glossy thoroughbreds pulling wagons at breathtaking speeds, dodging barrels as outriders gallop alongside in a complex waltz – It's a thrilling experience. The fascinating choreography of chuckwagon racing, which debuted as a sport during the 1932 Calgary Stampede, draws a huge crowd that often includes celebrity spectators such as Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Spotlight 01.06.2017

Swimwear for adventurers at heart

It's always June somewhere… There's always somewhere in the world with good weather, bright sunshine, and warm, welcoming water. This mantra is an invitation to escape and a driving force behind June Swimwear. The brand's mission is to give women the desire to travel and surf, as well as the freedom to dream!

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Spotlight 04.05.2017

Bags for Today and Tomorrow

Molly Spittal's studio looks like it belongs to a sculptor: raw materials waiting to take shape, special tools for producing precise work, and large windows that cast light on even the tiniest detail. With her hands, she can make the perfect bag, an understated and functional piece that will last for years.

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Spotlight 01.05.2017

Celebrating fashion from here

The CAFA gala, an event run by some of the biggest names in fashion, recognizes outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry.

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Spotlight 28.04.2017

La marée basse (low tide) and all its treasures

Travel to the heart of the Magdalen Islands with this collection of natural art that invites you to look at the riches of the sea in a whole new light...

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Spotlight 07.04.2017

Spring Blooms on LIBERTY FABRICS!

Discover Liberty London, the prestigious print house that's reinvented its unique floral art every season since 1875. Simons presents its own exclusive collections that feature the oh-so-British label in Contemporaine for women, in Le 31 for men, and in its Simons Maison department for the home.

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Spotlight 30.03.2017

Making products that make people happy!

Step into an imaginative world where unique decor accessories transform spaces into great places to live.

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Spotlight 07.03.2017

Knowledge Cotton Apparel: An eco-friendly collection!

A Scandinavian menswear company with highly responsible environmental practices.

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Spotlight 28.02.2017

Let's celebrate our ability to help one another!

to promote International Women's Day, Simons would like to show our support for three organizations that work to help women in need of a hand getting ahead and getting out of difficult situations.

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Spotlight 16.02.2017

Well-being with Adrianne Ho and Franky Cammarata

Adrianne Ho, originally from Toronto, and Franky Cammarata, a Los Angeles native, are two international models that have numerous magazine covers and prestigious collaborations to their credit.

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Spotlight 07.02.2017

Simons presents Jonak, exclusively in Canada at Simons

Spotlighting an experienced and well-recognized family business that designs superior quality women's shoes that are as chic and on-trend as they come.

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Spotlight 16.11.2016

Hopehanger, T-shirts made of 100% pure hope!

An exclusive new line of clothing created by two parents looking to help contribute to autism research.

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Spotlight 01.11.2016

Cloth & Clay to fabulous Nordic nations

This British company is making its grand entrance into the home fashion scene, offering an array of luxury duvet covers and cushions.

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Spotlight 26.10.2016

Eco-friendly Activewear

Discover the outdoor clothing brands that are taking action to promote sustainable development.

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Spotlight 26.09.2016

Swedish Stockings: an eco-friendly collection

The Swedish brand makes tights and nylon stockings from recycled threads.

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Spotlight 25.09.2016

Fogo the Beautiful

Our team spent a few days on Fogo Island for a photo shoot in a magical setting.

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Spotlight 11.08.2016

Hello, Ottawa!

This is it! We're now located in our nation's capital. Today, Thursday, August 11, Simons' expansion across Canada continues with the opening of our thirteenth store in Ottawa!

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Spotlight 10.08.2016

Go sporty or retro for a chic back-to-school look!

Actress Vanessa Pilon, the bubbly young host of VRAK.TV, can count us here at Simons among her biggest fans.

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Spotlight 08.08.2016

Back to school at Djab with Jay Le Barbier and Martin Langelier

Whether you like it or not, back-to-school is just around the corner. This year, we've decided to come back with a bang! No corners have been cut and we've got everything from Instagram collaborators to thematic galleries and prizes to win.

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Spotlight 18.07.2016

Getting the most from your outdoor excursions

There is no better way to enjoy summer than by being out in the fresh air!

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Spotlight 09.05.2016

The OSQ and Simons

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) is performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: a seminal work in the history of music!

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Spotlight 02.05.2016

bluebellgray

With summer just around the corner, the bluebellgray collection could not be making a better-timed debut. The brand's signature watercolour graphics will take you to a summery world of colour and artistry.

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Spotlight 15.06.2015

Mural by Melissa Del Pinto

Montreal-based painter Melissa Del Pinto has welcomed us into her studio to show us a world where birds are larger than life.

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