As a somewhat preppy dresser and lover of all things pretty & structured I was ecstatic to find out that J.Crew opened their first ever store in Canada (and even better in Toronto) this past week. I have been a fan of J.Crew for a couple of years: hearing about them and seeing their collections mainly on popular U.S talk shows. I would luck out about twice a year when I made last minute plans to go to Buffalo in order to find deals and I would get the opportunity to stop off at both the J.Crew outlet store and the J.Crew store in the Walden Galleria. I couldn't get enough and would always splurge on something from both locations - even if it was just a tortoise shell headband or a candy colored cardigan.
I visited the store at Yorkdale this past weekend and was blown away with what I saw. Gorgeous silk tops, patent wedges, wool mini skirts, shirt dresses, oh-so soft cotton tees, tights in every color over the rainbow and perfectly structured leather purses. I was in heaven - if I couldn't live in the store, I wanted everything at the store to live in my closet. Unfortunately, my dream of owning pretty much everything in the store was shut down pretty quickly when I saw the prices of each item (I believe there is a 15% mark up from the US locations). I don't think there was anything in the store that was under $100 (unless it was a t-shirt OR accessory).
My favourite item was this beautiful orange/red silk shirt dress. LOVE!
I ended up leaving the store with a classic tweed wool mini skirt and a pair of ribbed grey tights. The tweed skirt has a bit of gold in it so I figured it was perfect for work but also for going out (imagine it with a tight tank in orange or even gold!)