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The voice: 10 trends you need to know about e-comm in 2018

The semi-annual HOP summit of the Quebec retail council – the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail – brings together the biggest players in business in Quebec, as well as the amazing startups that are fuelling innovation in retail, especially e-commerce, here and abroad. A few of the panelists and speakers: David Bensadoun of Aldo, [...]

Ste-Catherine St.: more than a shopping artery

This is the second in a series of essays on the history of Montreal fashion. Mandated by the Festival Mode & Design, with support from the city of Montreal, the essays accompany a video series that is in its final stages and seeking a broadcast partner. There are six capsules: today, here is a look [...]

The comfort of his melancholy: memories of Leonard Cohen. MAC tribute opens Nov. 9

When I learned of the death of Leonard Cohen last November, I got out my copy of The Favourite Game, lit a candle, made a little tribute still life with a mandarin orange and black tea, and played Suzanne on Spotify. Leonard was the poet troubadour of my youth, and well beyond. I turned to [...]

C2 Montreal: Bewitched, bewildered, inspired

How to sum up C2 Montreal, the creativity and commerce conference held for three days last week at the Arsenal contemporary art gallery: Mind blowing? Inspiring? Confounding? Enlightening? Overwhelming? Yes, all of the above. With speakers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, BuzzFeed’s Laura Henderson, venture capitalist Leonard Brody, A+E’s Amanda Hill, designers Dror Benshetrit and [...]