Saks Fifth Avenue

In the pink: looking back on 2016 and forward to a rosy 2017

I’ve taken a bit of a break recently. Call it writer’s block, call it indolence, call it a holiday – the empty screen has been haunting me to the point that it’s become a thing. Like not thinking elephant. I wanted to write my traditional year in fashion wrap – how Canada actually made it [...]

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Lessons in retail from Bonnie Brooks

Be bold, be brave and harness technology: Those were a few of many messages from Bonnie Brooks, the retail wizard whose latest feat of merchandising/marketing/fashion magic was to turn around the tired old battleship that was Hudson's Bay Company. "We are the real thing,'' she declared to the crowd, recounting the storied history of the company [...]

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