I first travelled to Europe on my own in third year before going on exchange in Switzerland. This was an exciting opportunity to let me live, study and travel abroad. But what impacted me most, over those six months living in Europe, was travelling through these exotic countries and exploring their fashion trends and styles to see how the differ from what we were wearing at the time back in Toronto. I’ve always had an interest in fashion, but it wasn’t until I landed in London that my style transformed dramatically. There is something about the fearless way those Brits play with colours, cuts and re-invent trends that cannot be paralleled by any store back home in Canada. And still to this day, some of my favourite pieces were from that first week travelling that I spent in London.
Over the last couple years, the British fashion invasion has found it’s way to Canada. Although nothing can compare to the four floor Top Shop on Oxford Circle, having this eclectic store in The Bay was a great expansion in the Canadian retail market. But today, I’m here to tell you about one of the latest European stores to land in Canada, Gerry Weber.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Gerry Weber yet, then I am so happy to have the honour to introduce you to this great brand. Founded in Germany in 1973, GERRY WEBER now operates 1,000 company-managed stores, more than 2,800 shop-in-shops and 281 franchised stores worldwide in 62 countries. Gerry Weber has since developed into a brand that is synonymous with being casual yet stylish. Creating feminine pieces that are ideal for the contemporary woman on the go, Gerry Weber has expanded to included six fashion brands under their name that embody the many different styles and needs of the modern woman to create a variety of knitwear, trousers, blouses, shirts, skirts, outerwear and more! And their current Spring/Summer 2015 collection is just that. Blending comfortable knitted items with fashion forward pieces, it’s tough to pick just one look from their latest look book that’s my favourite!
Can’t get enough of this great brand? Well I have good news for you! Gerry Weber will be opening new stores all over Canada throughout August. Hope to see you there!
- Promenade Shopping Centre: August 1st
- Chinook: August 29th
- Eaton’s Centre: August 22nd
All images were provided by Gerry Weber’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Imagery.