Today is a wonderful day – not only are the days getting longer and temperatures are (finally) on the rise, but the Quebec City-based fashion retailer Simons has opened their doors in Calgary!! Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited down to their pre-opening launch party and have a tour of the breathtaking space by Peter and Richard Simons themselves! Not only is the store AH-mazing, but having the opportunity to hear such passionate and humble entrepreneurs speak about their brand and business made the entire night an unforgettable experience.
The large-scale specialty fashion boutique has something for everyone. They offer mid to high-end pieces, showcasing world-renowned brands (Loeffler Randall, Comme des Garcons PLAY, Vince, and Self-Portrait to name a few), as well as plenty of new labels to discover that are exclusive to Simons. The idea is that you are able to mix and match at different price points, and create a look that is unique to you. Creativity is something the company holds close to its heart, and this belief is evident the moment you walk into the store – local architecture and interior design firm McKinley Burkart created a breathtaking space, and the three-storey commissioned mural from local Calgarian Maya Gohill adds a stunning touch.
Take my advice, and give yourself lots and lots of time to explore the Simons Calgary store, with 5 levels…you will need it! If you tend to get overwhelmed easily, or like to shop with something specific in mind, fear not. As always, I have very happily done some grunt work for you, and rounded up 20 of my favourite picks for what to buy at Simons Calgary, below. Happy shopping everyone! And PS, stay tuned for something exciting just around the corner that may help knock a couple dollars off your Simons bill, courtesy of moi 🙂
1 – This crossover blouse is on-trend with exaggerated sleeves and the small stripes keep it polished.
2 – There’s no denying hoops are back, give the JLo classic a modern twist and pick up these earrings.
3 – Self-Portrait and Le Specs did a collab!?!?! These sunglasses are so darling and chic.
4 – The minimalist details of this cross-body will pair easily with any outfit.
5 – These chic mules are perfect for spring and summer. I love the ease of slip ons.
7 – The athletic detail on this pair of wide-leg pants gives them a fresh and on-trend accent.
8 – I LOVE the toucan on this bomber! It adds such a playful twist, and you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd.
9 – This blouse is the perfect combination of floral and romantic, and it almost has a western vibe to it that I like.
10 – The delicate floral print of this dress would make for the perfect wedding guest outfit, or dress it down with a denim jacket for a more everyday look.
11 – I love the eyelet trim and embroidered mesh overlay on this dress – romantic with an edge.
12 – Off-the-shoulder, polka dots, and puff sleeves, this top has it all!
13 – I’m digging the retro vibe of this sweater, I think it would be perfect for spring, plus I love the copper buttons.
14 – This quilted jacket would be the perfect light topper for the upcoming season, plus it’s the perfect hue of pastel pink!
15 – The stripes and lightweight fabric of this blouse make me want a vacation. The cinched sleeve is a nice detail.
16 – I am on the hunt for the perfect oversized denim jacket, and I think this one may have ended the search.
17 – How cute would these be scattered around your patio?
18 – This shower curtain is quite possibly the cutest I ever did see.
19 – A moroccan leather pouf under $400 whaaaaaat!?
20 – Be right back, currently devising a plan where this somehow works on my patio.
There you have it! My top 20 picks from Simons Calgary. Have you shopped at Simons before? Are there any pieces you can’t wait to get your hands on?
Until next time,