Thursday, November 1, 2012

Simons: Like Nothing I've Ever Seen

The new, beautifully-constructed, Simons store opened its doors to its first location outside of Quebec in West Edmonton Mall yesterday and I was lucky enough to get a tour of the 100,000 square foot space the night before with CEO Peter Simons. Let's just say I was amazed, overwhelmed and in awe of what the 170 year old retailer had to offer. I was like a kid in a candy store and didn't know which direction to turn to first! Sifting through the gorgeous store I spotted affordable brands like Wildfox, Volcom, Darling, and more expensive lines like Chloe, Balmain and 3.1 Phillip Lim. I was especially happy to discover Simons brought in clothing by Canadian designers like Eve Gravel. And not only do they carry clothing and accessories for men and women, they sell home fashions as well! It's a one-stop shop! Edmonton has never seen anything like this before, with so much selection, which is why I'm overly excited and can't wait to go back to do some serious shopping at the family-owned business ; ).
photos all from instagram @mariealamode @dressmedearly @advinfashion

(That's Janis in the hat and Andrew and I in the right corner.) Thanks to my friends and fellow bloggers Janis and Vickie for lending some of their instagram pics to me for this post since I was so giddy walking around in the store I only remembered to take a few photos in between drooling over the clothes ; ).

Janis and I actually did an interview with CBC Radio Montreal about the Simons opening this morning which will air this Saturday at 5 p.m. EST and online afterward at this link right here.

I hope you all had a fun Halloween!




16 comments:

Melanie Liliana said...

LOVE IT! I've seen so many photos on twitter.. i'm dying to see it for myself! I've been to the one in Montreal but I've heard this one is going to be INSANE! I cannot wait to go.. I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to take me on Saturday!!

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JennaStevie said...

I am honestly SO excited to go shopping there sometime soon. It is such a great space and the passion the Simon's brothers have for great clothes, architecture and family was really great. I love that a space like this exists in Edmonton now and is a family run business
xJennaD

Anonymous said...

I went yesterday and it blew my mind. i am in LOVE!

natasha said...

wow, how exciting! I can't wait to check out the store!


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Courtney Erin said...

I am soooo excited to visit! And sorry I missed the media preview as a result of having to pack :(

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Rebecca Jane said...

So jealous that you guys have a simons! It is a must-visit for me every time I'm in Quebec - I always stock up! They have fantastic clothes and really nice housewares too!

Alexandra said...

Can you believe I've never gone to West Edmonton Mall slash never even been to Edmonton? I'll need to do a visit at some point and definitely check out Simon's, looks amazing!!

Alexandra xo

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Northern Style Exposure said...

I'm so excited to check it out.

Libby Winchester said...

zoykes! looks like so much fun!!!!! :D

Meleny said...

I can't wait to see this place for myself!

Debby Steele said...

Looks like a great place. Loving the jewelry and that they even have fun bedding! Would love to check it out in person. xo

Mimi said...

it looks like such a fun store to shop at! those bags really caught my eye! ;)

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Fashion Tales said...

So nice that you guys have a store there now. I love Simons! Congrats on the interview as well. xx/M

Anthea Lau said...

looks like a pretty cool store! i like those bags on the shelf :)
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