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9 Aug 2019

The Dad Trend

Trends

Think that the trends are only based on celebrity looks and runway shows? Surprise! Today's newest fashion icon is closer to you than you might think… it's your dad!

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30 Jul 2019

Backpacks: The Top 5 Trends

Trends

As the #1 companion of both nomads and dedicated city dwellers, the backpack inspires thoughts of freedom and adventure. Designed for hiking in the mountains and then reinvented for schoolkids, it's now made its way onto today's top catwalks. Time to add this popular piece to your wardrobe.

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22 Jul 2019

The Denim Jacket: How to Wear This Classic Piece for Men and Women

Trends

Season after season, the jean jacket proves itself to be a key piece of clothing in both men's and women's wardrobes

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19 Jul 2019

Osheaga 2019: What to Wear to See Your Favorite Artists?

Trends

We're well into summer, vacation has officially started, and festival season is in full swing! Soon, it will be time for Osheaga! The Osheaga 2019 lineup has been released and will definitely get you moving and grooving to the beats of some of music's most popular artists. On our radar for the 14th edition of this major Montreal festival are: The Lumineers, City and Colour, The Chemical Brothers, Flume, Gucci Mane, and Childish Gambino. We can't wait to see their spectacular shows at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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15 Jul 2019

Marathon Season: What to wear on your runs?

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5 or 10, 21.1 or 42.2 km, whatever your goal for running might be, it's essential to be well prepared and well dressed.

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Trends 15.07.2019

5 Pieces to Put on Your List for Back to School This Fall

Ready for back to school? Well, ready or not, here it comes! Now's the perfect time to start back to school shopping since it's never too early to talk about the top trends and what you'll be wearing in your back to school outfits for fall. This year, we've made things a little easier for you by coming up with a list of 5 must-have pieces to pick up so that you'll be in a class of your own.

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Spotlight 28.06.2019

Polo Shirts for Men: Game Changers in Your Summer Wardrobe

Straddling both chic and casual, the polo is one of our favourite menswear pieces for summer. The ultimate wardrobe chameleon, it combines the comfort of a T-shirt with the elegance of a shirt and can be worn with sportswear or on more formal occasions. Take a look at this summer's trends for this iconic top.

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Trends 21.06.2019

Decorating with Plants: Projects for Personalizing Your Own Green Oasis

Maybe you've had the chance to meet a person who loves plants. Or, maybe you're the one who finds peace and joy by just digging in the dirt, patiently watching your flowers blossom, and letting greenery grow in your living space.

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Spotlight 21.06.2019

Beach Vacation: What to Wear to Top Destinations

Here we are. The weather is mild, the days are getting longer, and when it's about 20 degrees out, we can only think of one thing: beach getaways. Influencers are already flooding our Instagram feed with summer outfits and giving us lots of ideas for future vacation destinations. Whether you're escaping to the heart of the Cyclades in Greece, travelling to see the blue waters of Maui, or flying to taste the fantastic flavors of Bali, we've created a clothing selection that's perfect for the beach, the patio, strolls around the city, and summer's most spectacular soirees.

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Spotlight 20.06.2019

Mike Eckhaus & Zoe Latta talk about the clothes they wear with Anjia Aronowsky Cronberg

When you dedicate your life to making other people look good in clothes, what kind of clothes make you feel good about yourself? When you're surrounded by fashion all day, every day, do you get more or less self-conscious about your own clothing choices? What do designers wear, and why?

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Trends 17.06.2019

Make way for summer dresses!

Summer is upon us and the warmer weather has us over the moon. What better way to soak it all in than by dressing up in feminine, airy, and casual summer dresses?

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Spotlight 17.06.2019

One Chance in a Million

Bradley Chance Hays (who also goes by Chance) knows he's succeeded in doing what he's meant to do in life when he sees someone smile and appreciate his artwork.

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Spotlight 11.06.2019

Men's Summer Clothing Essentials — 2019 Trends

A true style playground, men's summer fashion introduces lots of creative clothing options as well as tons of new arrivals. When the temperature rises and the sun shines its brightest, comfort and protection are key. However, since summer is also a season full of celebrations, why not enjoy having fun with your wardrobe? Here are the top trends that'll help you find stylish warm weather clothing.

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Spotlight 07.06.2019

The Best Workout Clothes For Men

A guide for runners, golfers, gym buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts!

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Trends 06.06.2019

North America's Most Popular Music Festivals

The first few notes sound, the guitars start to play, summer is here, and the season for outdoor music festivals can finally start! Year after year, there are more and more music festivals that make music lovers and vacationers move to new rhythms as they discover artists from all over the world.

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Trends 31.05.2019

Going for Baroque: Womenswear and Menswear

Baroque is making a major comeback and dominating the style scene this season. You've probably heard of this regal trend that's characterized by gorgeous gilding, chains, scrolls, and ostentatious patterns inspired by the past.

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Trends 30.05.2019

Is Fashion Art?

The debate about whether fashion is art is a well-trodden one. The links between the two forms of culture go back at least to Renaissance times when master painters like Jacopo Bellini, Antonio Pisanello and Antonio del Pollaiuolo were not just depicting the fashions of their day in their work but also dreaming up new designs and creating textile patterns and embroidery which were later copied onto actual garments in a curious case of life imitating art.

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Trends 23.05.2019

Workout Clothes for Women: 2019 Trends

Fashion and fitness have never been so intertwined as they are today. Activewear, in addition to being ultra trendy, is also proving to be practical and comfortable. We can even wear it outside of the gym!

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Trends 21.05.2019

Tie-Dye: At the Heart of This Year's Must-Have Motif

Woodstock, Coachella, The Beach Bum… Forget everything you think you know about tie-dye, because this year, it's making a comeback that's more evolved than ever before. Since the 2018 runways, it has returned to its former glory due to a trending boom in surf culture and references.

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Collabs 16.05.2019

United for the Future

The Stand for Tomorrow program aims to raise awareness of social issues and to encourage those who are working to solve them. To support TOMS in its campaign, Simons selected three inspiring Canadian organizations. Thanks to their visions, these changemakers inspire positive change in our country.

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Spotlight 01.05.2019

How to Choose the Right Sports Bra

Whether you're a runner, love practicing yoga, or are a CrossFit fan, one item that's a major must in your workout wardrobe is a sports bra.

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Collabs 01.05.2019

The Dancers of Program 3 by Ballet BC

Leaping, kicking, spinning, twirling—the dynamic art of dance is a wonder to witness. To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy this captivating art form, Simons has made Simon's Arts for All Seating available for Ballet BC's performance of Program 3, a presentation of three exceptional choreographed works, which will run from May 9 through 11 at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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Trends 30.04.2019

Old Clothes, New Vintage: Nostalgia in the Twenty-First Century

As anyone who has recently visited a department store will know, we're exposed today to an abundance of what we might call new vintage clothing. These are the clothes that we buy brand new, but that aspire to have the vintage appeal of things that get better with age.

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Spotlight 26.04.2019

Danica x Simons Maison: Together for an Eco-Friendly Collection

For many years, Simons and Danica, a Vancouver design company, have had a special relationship. Already actively involved in environmental issues, Danica was the perfect partner to develop a collection of eco-friendly decor items in collaboration with our Simons Maison buyers.

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Trends 24.04.2019

Menswear Must-Haves for Spring/Summer 2019

Each season brings with it its own batch of new arrivals and a new season means new must-have pieces to pick up.

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Spotlight 23.04.2019

Vacation Outfits: Fashion Essentials for Your Next Trip

Whether you're going to the beach, the mountains, or to an urban destination, it's important that you bring the right clothes for your sunny escape.

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Spotlight 19.04.2019

The ABC's of Swimwear for Women

Choosing a bathing suit can be the most crucial step of planning your vacation...

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Spotlight 19.04.2019

Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Big night almost here and you're not quite ready yet? Are you wondering what the hottest colors and fabrics for prom dresses will be, what length of dress you should wear, or which shoes and accessories you should pick out to add the finishing touch to your look? We can help!

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Spotlight 19.04.2019

Ambition, Amour & Joie de Vivre: An Interview with Jill Lecours Grimard

It's Wednesday morning and we have a meeting with Jill Lecours Grimard. April's sunshine keeps us warm as we head off towards the studio of the watercolour artist and founder of Amour & Joie de Vivre.

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Spotlight 17.04.2019

A Conversation with Catherine Simard

To celebrate our Creating an Echo collection, influencer and globe-trotter Catherine Simard became our i.FIV5 photography ambassadress for the second time in a row.

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Trends 08.04.2019

Infinite Hues: The Art of Colour

With the winter weather waning, we're ready to wave goodbye to our heavy coats and say hello to all the bold brights and pale pastels that signal summer is on its way. This new season is giving us infinite options on how to pair shades from all across the spectrum and make a major mood-lifting style statement.

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Trends 08.04.2019

The Return of Stripes: Spring/Summer 2019 Trends for Men

Stripes have played a part in our wardrobes for ages. Long associated with individuals who broke the social order, they have been a symbolic visual cue for years.

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Spotlight 08.04.2019

I.FIV5 x CPAWS | Exploring Lands of Hope

With our eco-friendly I.FIV5 collection called “Creating An Echo,” we hope to shine a light on the environmental issues that we at Simons care so deeply about.

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Collabs 02.04.2019

An Ode to Colour and Balance: Meet the Artist Catherine Lavoie

Catherine Lavoie sees art in her soup, in her cereal, and in her ramen as well. Her daily life is an endless source of inspiration. This spring, she shares her overflowing creativity with us in an exclusive collection of T-shirts featuring pretty, colourful, and minimalist prints that suit her to a T! Let yourself be won over just like we were by this artist and her artwork.

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Spotlight 27.03.2019

Into the Blue: A Salute to Yves Klein

Klein felt canvases, sculptures, and even sponges covered in monochrome colours worked best to awaken our awareness of the infinite because, similar to being in a meditative trance, they could transport the viewer out of the present moment and into a metaphysical realm. According to Klein, monochromes liberated anything from its physical form and allowed the viewer to experience immateriality.

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Collabs 22.03.2019

Cultiver l'Espoir: An Inspiring Organic Agricultural Production Program

Socially concerned by humanitarian and environmental causes, our Twik team seeks out new causes to support each season. Because we know that we can make a difference in the world by what we do, getting involved and taking concrete action has become instinctive to us.

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Spotlight 16.03.2019

Jaipur Collection: Textiles Full of History

The Pink City, the royal city, the cradle of the gemstone trade, the crossroads for fabric artisans…

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Collabs 14.03.2019

Marie-ève Lecavalier on Growing up in Fashion

Montreal designer Marie-ève Lecavalier joins forces with édito to create the first-ever designer collection produced by Simons. The following tête-à-tête is written by Anja Aronowsky Cronberg who founded Vestoj in 2009 as a platform for critical thinking in fashion. Today, she runs the annual Vestoj Journal, Vestoj Online, and the live performance Vestoj Salons. She lives in Paris and produces Vestoj under the partial patronage of London College of Fashion, where she also works as a Senior Research Fellow in Fashion Theory and Practice.

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Spotlight 04.03.2019

Celebrating Female Leaders for International Women's Day

At Simons, we experience the magic that happens when women work together and support each other, since our company is primarily made up of women. Today, more than ever, we are proud to promote women leaders.

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Trends 22.02.2019

Men's Suits: Trends for Spring/Summer 19

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Trends 22.02.2019

Women's Suits: Trends for Spring/Summer 19

The two-piece business suit has come back stronger than ever before for the new season. We'll show you four ways to reinvent this look based on the top runway trends.

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Trends 05.02.2019

Colours for Spring/Summer 2019: Menswear

This spring, the Simons team invites you to discover the colour palettes that caught the eye of today's top designers and have painted the pieces of our menswear collections.

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Collabs 04.02.2019

Manif d'art x Simons

“We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky,” wrote Leonard Cohen, whose significant prose gave birth to this year's ninth edition of the Manif d'art de Québec, orchestrated by the director of the Ikon Gallery of Birmingham, Jonathan Watkins.

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Trends 01.02.2019

Colours for Spring/Summer 2019: Women's Wardrobe

This spring, the Simons team invites you to discover the colour palettes that caught the eye of today's top designers and have painted the pieces of our private labels.

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Trends 01.02.2019

Happy Birthday, Bauhaus!

2019 highlights the 100th anniversary of the famous Bauhaus school that gave birth to the art movement of the same name.

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Trends 22.01.2019

2019 Summer Clothes for Women

Here we go… The sun is finally out! The temperature is slowly but surely climbing and your catching closet-makeover fever. You want to totally redo your entire wardrobe! Maybe you're going on a getaway soon? Whatever the reason, don't worry: with a few key pieces that are top trends for summer, you'll be all set to shine. From summer vacation outfits in holiday-ready hues to perfect picks for the office, Simons introduces the season's essentials that'll get you started.

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Spotlight 15.01.2019

What to Wear to a Wedding

The invitation has arrived! You're getting ready to attend a celebration of love that promises to be unforgettable. But what will you wear?

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Spotlight 10.01.2019

Types of Dresses Every Woman Needs

Whether they're long, flared, or fitted, dresses have evolved over the years while maintaining their place on the top shelf of women's wardrobes. Follow our guide and discover the main types of dresses, as well as our tips on how to wear them.

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Trends 07.01.2019

2019 Swimsuits: In Tune with the Trends

Beautiful, bright sunshine, the soothing sound of waves crashing against the shore, and the feel of hot sand against your skin fills your daydreams.

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Spotlight 24.12.2018

Behind the Scenes: A Visit to Maison Jean Longpré

Twice a year, our team in charge of artistic direction at Simons Maison sets out to select a house to act as a backdrop in our seasonal decor catalogue.

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Trends 17.12.2018

Living Coral, 2019's Colour of the Year

Living Coral represents modern life's fusion with our natural environment, since the colour appears as much in our natural surroundings as in our digital world.

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Spotlight 10.12.2018

CANADA GOOSE: From the Arctic to You, by Way of Boisbriand

A Canadian family-owned business just like Simons, Canada Goose is proud to have maintained its manufacturing within the country thanks to its seven facilities across Canada, including one in Boisbriand in the Montreal area.

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Spotlight 05.12.2018

Ornaments & Origami

Assembling our window displays for the holidays is an early sign that the season for making merry is just around the corner.

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Collabs 30.11.2018

LG Chabot: A 125-Year-Old Family Story

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Collabs 10.11.2018

Twik x Too Cool For School | In collaboration with @desseydoll

It's with immense pleasure that influencer Despina Daniilids wrote this article in which she tells us about her adventure in Seoul and her love for Too Cool For School's Korean skincare products that are now available at Simons.

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Spotlight 09.11.2018

A Stunning Table Setting

Are you familiar with the expression “eating with your eyes?” Whether it's a hearty meal or a more formal fête, taking your seat around a table that's beautifully set and divinely decorated can definitely influence your dining experience.

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Collabs 18.10.2018

Transform Your Shaving Routine with Rituels Grooming Products for Men

A few months ago, Simons announced that it would be acquiring Rituels, a company from Quebec City that specializes in shaving accessories and other grooming products for men.

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Trends 09.10.2018

A Nod to the Past(el)

Our latest Fall/Winter 2018 men's collections lookbook offers a glimpse into fashion that is rich and colourful, yet unabashedly refined. Brightly hued trompe-l'oeil drapes cozy up to chic black and white tiles, patterned wallpapers, stripes and mosaics coexist in a unique harmony to become a trove of carefully selected retro décor elements.

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Collabs 03.10.2018

Protecting Polar Bears and Our Planet

Alysa is the director of conservation outreach and a staff scientist at Polar Bears International (PBI), an organization dedicated to conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on for survival.

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Spotlight 28.09.2018

Showing Support

This fall, Simons is extremely proud to be teaming up with the Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation's spokesperson, Mitsou Gélinas, and four of its ambassadresses agreed to model for one of our photo shoots and to share with us what it is that gives them strength, courage, and hope.

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Trends 14.09.2018

Slow, or the art of slowing down

Are you out of breath yet? Do you always feel like you are running around? Do weeks, months, and years go by so fast that you don't notice them flying by? Let's slow down, shall we? Let's talk about slow.

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Trends 14.09.2018

Long Live Tartan

This pattern is no ordinary plaid and is taking hold of everything fashion has to offer this fall/winter 2018-19.

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Spotlight 12.09.2018

VOLCOM X GEORGIA MAY JAGGER

Volcom recently made the journey over to London to meet their muse, international model Georgia May Jagger, and propose the idea of working together on their latest project: a brand new collection.

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Trends 29.08.2018

Marimekko: Daring Finnish Design

Known worldwide for designs with innovative motifs and a bold use of colour, Marimekko doesn't fit in with the popular trend of Scandinavian minimalism. In fact, the design house's aesthetic is quite the opposite.

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Trends 24.08.2018

6 Key Runway Trends

Summer is in full swing. The sun is shining and we're enjoying every minute of the warm weather, but in the wonderful world of fashion, it's been fall for a few months now! To get a jump on the hottest style elements for next season, there's nothing better than taking a quick look at the runways of the biggest designer labels.

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Trends 13.08.2018

School's Back in Session for Fashionistas in the Making

At Simons, we've got you covered with our list major must-haves for the semester that'll earn you the superlative of “Best Dressed” even before the first bell rings.

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Spotlight 10.08.2018

Just Tiffany

Dazzling and down-to-earth is how we would describe Canadian model Tiffany Meia. Featured in our latest Twik photo shoot, she's not only garnered tons of followers on Instagram, but also contracts with world-famous brands like Levi's, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., and Nike. We recently sat down with her to discuss her career, family, and goals.

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Trends 10.08.2018

Twinning, the New Fashion Phenomenon

Over the years, the idea of two people wearing the same outfit has become a bit of a fashion phenomenon. In fact, it's grown increasingly popular on social media and blogs, and has been spotted at fashion weeks in major cities.

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Trends 27.07.2018

The Racing Trend Accelerates to the Top

The biggest names in fashion are also driving this style direction that looks like it will be staying at the top of the leaderboard for a few more laps around the racetrack…

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Spotlight 10.07.2018

The Summer Party That'll Be a Smash Hit!

The yard to stage left, the garden to stage right… Outside is where the season's most critically acclaimed celebration will be taking place. On with the show!

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Spotlight 26.06.2018

The National Portrait and a New Age for Art

The final phase of the nationwide 3DCanada project is finally being revealed! Admire the finished piece at the Ottawa Art Gallery from June 19 to August 19, 2018.

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Spotlight 26.06.2018

Hats off to Smithbilt

The legendary Calgary hatmaker keeps a time-honoured tradition alive and current.

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Collabs 19.06.2018

Get the Best of the West with Boulet Boots

Handcrafted in the city of St-Tite, cowboy boots made by the Canadian company Boulet Inc. are crossing new frontiers and stepping out overseas.

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Trends 05.06.2018

BOUND by Bond-Eye Swimsuits Are Making Waves

Temperatures are on the rise and so is our excitement for summer. We're thinking more and more about vacations in the sun and the soothing ocean air.

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Collabs 05.06.2018

Twik X Kate Pugsley

At Simons, art is important to us. We're inspired by the work of artists, since like them, we believe that art beautifies the world and helps new ideas to emerge. That's why, season after season, we love collaborating with creators and designers from all over the world.

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Spotlight 31.05.2018

Luis Barragán – Brilliance and Beauty

One of the things we love about fashion is the way it can instantly alter your mood.

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Spotlight 17.05.2018

The groom's clothing guide from Simons

Got engaged? Here are a few style tips for the next 3 big steps you need to plan for…

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Trends 16.05.2018

Trend Alert: Ankle Socks

Flowers are blooming. The air is getting warmer. Soft, fluid fabrics, pastel hues, and floral patterns are about to invade your wardrobe.

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Spotlight 15.05.2018

Festival Season

Thousands of people will be there. Listed on the line-up are dazzling performances, lots of music and fun, new friends, and that feeling of being part of an utterly unforgettable experience.

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Spotlight 08.05.2018

Family Influence Meets Future Impact

Beauty equals power – especially when it's a subtle approach to sustainable consumption like Winnipeg native Bronwyn Seier's beautiful and ethereal collection.

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Spotlight 04.05.2018

Put on Poetry with Designs from Lemaire and Tran

Season after season, Lemaire delivers unpretentious and pared-down collections, where luxury is found in the rich materials used and the structured, elegant cuts.

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Trends 20.04.2018

The Power of Prints

Prints are powerful drivers of style and what's in changes from season to season. The right print can transform a classic outfit into a real fashion statement. Every print tells a rich story of the cultures and trends that inspired it. This spring, the Simons editorial team is bringing you a selection of their favourite fabrics. Make way for gingham, stripes, floral, and camouflage!

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Spotlight 19.04.2018

Nature Boy

When it comes to caring about the environment, we've got a lot in common with Simon Nessman, the face of our Spring/Summer 18 Men's Designer Campaign.

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Spotlight 05.04.2018

The Colourful Creativity of Marni

Creative, avant-garde, adventurous, meticulous, and unique: Marni's sophisticated and surprising style has been charming fashion fans since the brand's very beginning.

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Collabs 04.04.2018

The hives on our roofs

Simons is proud to be hosting our very first urban hives at our Old Quebec, Carrefour Laval, and Square One stores in collaboration with the Canadian company, Alvéole.

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Spotlight 14.03.2018

Opening at Galeries de la Capitale

The first net-zero energy store in Canada

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Spotlight 16.02.2018

Super Nova

It's hard not to get star struck sitting down with someone like Nova Orchid. Shining just as bright as her celestial namesake, this Montreal model shot to sartorial stardom by rocking the runway for some of fashion's foremost luminaries, like Chanel and Sonia Rykiel.

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Trends 07.02.2018

Ultra violet, color of the year 2018

We are constantly stimulated, inspired, and motivated by the colors around us. This is something that the team at Pantone, the world authority on color, really understands. Every year for the past 19 years, it's challenged itself to find the shade that will represent and embody the upcoming year. It proudly announced that the new hue selected for 2018 will be: Ultra Violet. Pantone describes this purple shade as a symbol of “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.”

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Spotlight 01.02.2018

Meet the Models

It's not every day that two major models step into our studio, and even more rare that both call Canada home! We were excited to sit down with Elizabeth Davison and Steph Smith in order to learn a little bit more about these lovely ladies.

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Trends 26.01.2018

Eastern Elegance: Poetic Style Inspired by Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun invites you on a luxurious journey down its cherry-blossomed boulevards where sophisticated minimalism meets delicate femininity.

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Spotlight 29.12.2017

Holiday Heroes

As the magic of the holidays envelops us – in every city and town across the country, there are Canadians gifting something very special to our communities.

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Spotlight 29.11.2017

The Warmth of Winter

If Canadian winters are long and harsh, they're also impressive, unique, and host to a number of magnificently rich moments. This is what inspires the proud Canadian coat brand, Quartz Co.

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Spotlight 28.11.2017

Winter in the Windows

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... This seasonal song is certainly ringing true at Simons as we recently installed our stunning window displays for the holidays. What's waiting for you as you pass in front of the glass? Snowy scenes presented in pale pinks and gorgeous light greens!

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Collabs 17.11.2017

Embodying Style: MARIPIER x blush finds the perfect fit with Simons

With her MARIPIER x blush lingerie collection launching exclusively this month at Simons, and Face au Mur a new game show series based on LeBron James' The Wall coming this winter – bewitching, mercurial and utterly charming Quebec TV It Girl Maripier Morin is sitting pretty at the top of her game, naturally.

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Trends 08.11.2017

The Holiday decor guide

Soon, a thick, white coat of snow will cover the ground, timeless carols will fill the air, and houses will shine bright with a thousand and one colours…

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Spotlight 02.11.2017

Simons Featured in Sharp Magazine

Sharp Magazine recently met with a few faces from our men's buying team at Simons. Discover a bit about these trend hunters who travel to cities around the world, looking for the best of the best in menswear.

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Spotlight 30.10.2017

Art and Sole

Saute-Mouton is the brainchild of a family of passionate, skilled artisans. It's 33 people who work tirelessly to make sleek and comfortable boots to face the biting cold of Canadian winters. And it is a company that is fundamentally proud to be Canadian.

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Spotlight 26.10.2017

Raising the Barre for Art & Culture: Ballet BC's Emily Molnar takes us into the future of ballet

When Emily Molnar took over as artistic director of Ballet BC, the Vancouver-based dance company was on the brink of bankruptcy – another cultural institution that had yet to find its footing in this new, fast-moving digital world.

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Collabs 07.10.2017

Family ties

When it comes to making leather goods, it's hard to beat Italian expertise. For family-run company Fracap, every single shoe that's made is treated like a work of art. Simons is proud to collaborate with the Cappellos in offering high-quality, fashionable boots for men.

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Collabs 04.10.2017

A most gracious host

Staying in one of the hotels by Group Germain Hotels is almost like being hosted by a member of your family! From coast to coast, they go above and beyond so that each guest feels unique, special, and pampered. If Canadians are known for being warm and welcoming, then the Germains embody this to a T!

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Spotlight 02.10.2017

Exclusive NV Unisex Collection at Simons

For the fall/winter 2017-2018 season, Simons produces its very first NV unisex collection.

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Trends 27.09.2017

Trans/Form: These New Proportions Are Next Level

While a new Transformers film hit theatres this past summer, another type of transformer—one for your wardrobe—hit the runway and the street. Say hello to the Trans/Form trend, a style direction that's resizing and redesigning basics, creating sartorial staples in fresh proportions. Think longline pieces, boxy tees, wide legs, drop-shoulders, and minimalist mock necks with dimensions that are dramatically different from what's already hanging in your closet.

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Collabs 25.09.2017

Karine Vanasse x Elisa C-Rossow: Aesthetics and Timelessness

When they met just over 2 years ago, their connection was immediate and mutual. The same vision of fashion and aesthetics —it's no surprise that actress Karine Vanasse and designer Elisa C-Rossow wanted to collaborate on a unique and exclusive collection at Simons.

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Spotlight 19.09.2017

From Sea to Sea

Close your eyes and imagine yourself on the magnificent St. Lawrence River or the majestic Pacific Ocean that runs along Canada's West Coast.

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Trends 15.09.2017

Velvet revival

Soft, rich, and sophisticated, velvet is this season's style star… and it comes as no surprise that it's now our #1 crush! Ladies, say hello to the new version of velvet!

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Collabs 13.09.2017

The dynamic duo behind street-savvy label Represent

There's no fashion like British street-fashion. From Katharine Hamnett to Jeremy Scott, its edge, its style and its attitude inspire cult-like followings. And thanks to George and Mike Heaton, the brothers behind Represent, the buzz is coming from the north of England this time. We talked to George about what makes Manchester-based Represent such a stand-up standout, and learned how family is their driving force.

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Collabs 11.09.2017

Rudy Bois X Simons: The Designer and His Fashion Career

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Spotlight 28.08.2017

The power of simplicity

Vitaly is proof of the power of simplicity. This Toronto-based lifestyle brand creates high-quality clothing and accessories with an urban look and rebellious attitude. Its goal is to elevate the everyday with carefully placed details, while letting clean, structural lines do all the talking.

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Spotlight 15.08.2017

Decorating on a student budget

Scrolling through a myriad of gorgeous, inspiring home decors on Instagram or Pinterest, we often find ourselves dreaming of transforming our own home with the latest trends. One, tiny problem? The budget.

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Collabs 15.08.2017

Rose Buddha x Ola Volo x I.FIV5

A Collaborative Collection of Eco-friendly Leggings Exclusively at Simons. Elles sont deux jeunes mamans et sont toutes deux amoureuses du yoga, de la méditation et de la nature. Elles étaient à la recherche d'un legging en accord parfait avec leur mode de vie actif. Et faute de trouver le legging sans défaut, elles l'ont créé. Depuis 2016, Madeleine Arcand et Maxime Morin sont les deux femmes à la tête de Rose Buddha, une entreprise québécoise de leggings haut de gamme qui plaisent autant pour le look qu'ils procurent que pour leur conception 100 % écoresponsable.

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Trends 13.08.2017

Hello Tokyo

Welcome to the capital of Japan, a city that's always on the move, buzzes with energy, and surprises you with something new all the time.

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Spotlight 01.08.2017

These Bags Are Made For Walking

True symbols of adventure, bags are our best companions on any journey, whether big or small. It's not surprising then that Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, two brothers passionate about travelling, chose them as their main product when they founded Herschel in 2009.

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Spotlight 24.07.2017

A Tailor-Made Legacy: Personal Vision - It Runs in the Family

Weaving a new vision: Xiaoyi Li, CAFA Simons Fashion Design Student Award, is the future of fashion for a conscious generation.

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Spotlight 12.07.2017

Simons: A Great Canadian Family

Their story is of an unconditional love for fashion, a tale that started in Quebec City in 1840 and that has continued ever since.

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Spotlight 17.06.2017

A thrilling new legacy: Simons and Chad Fike team up for the Stampede

Teams of glossy thoroughbreds pulling wagons at breathtaking speeds, dodging barrels as outriders gallop alongside in a complex waltz – It's a thrilling experience. The fascinating choreography of chuckwagon racing, which debuted as a sport during the 1932 Calgary Stampede, draws a huge crowd that often includes celebrity spectators such as Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Collabs 14.06.2017

June Swimwear x Cantoro x Simons

Fashion and art often go hand in hand, and this collaboration is no exception. June Swimwear x Jason Cantoro is the work of two Canadian creators who combined their expertise to produce a swimwear collection that's available exclusively at Simons.

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Spotlight 01.06.2017

Swimwear for adventurers at heart

It's always June somewhere… There's always somewhere in the world with good weather, bright sunshine, and warm, welcoming water. This mantra is an invitation to escape and a driving force behind June Swimwear. The brand's mission is to give women the desire to travel and surf, as well as the freedom to dream!

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Spotlight 04.05.2017

Bags for Today and Tomorrow

Molly Spittal's studio looks like it belongs to a sculptor: raw materials waiting to take shape, special tools for producing precise work, and large windows that cast light on even the tiniest detail. With her hands, she can make the perfect bag, an understated and functional piece that will last for years.

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Spotlight 01.05.2017

Celebrating fashion from here

The CAFA gala, an event run by some of the biggest names in fashion, recognizes outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry.

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Spotlight 28.04.2017

La marée basse (low tide) and all its treasures

Travel to the heart of the Magdalen Islands with this collection of natural art that invites you to look at the riches of the sea in a whole new light...

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Collabs 13.04.2017

A love story filled with folklore

Making our way down one of Quebec City's main roads, we head towards the home of the young Quebec illustrator, Esthera Preda. She's graciously invited us over.

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Spotlight 07.04.2017

Spring Blooms on LIBERTY FABRICS!

Discover Liberty London, the prestigious print house that's reinvented its unique floral art every season since 1875. Simons presents its own exclusive collections that feature the oh-so-British label in Contemporaine for women, in Le 31 for men, and in its Simons Maison department for the home.

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Trends 03.04.2017

How do you build a well-balanced wardrobe?

Learn what the clothing categories are and their appropriate ratios so you can build a fully functional men's wardrobe.

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Spotlight 30.03.2017

Making products that make people happy!

Step into an imaginative world where unique decor accessories transform spaces into great places to live.

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Collabs 28.03.2017

Haute Humour: Our Sit-Down with Sew Sketchy

She's a fabulous New York fashionista with a sassy attitude, a soft spot for kale, and an obsession with everything hanging in Anna Dello Russo's closet. Never was there a caricature with “sew” much character as Sew Sketchy, the illustrious illustration that fashion fans just can't get enough of.

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Collabs 24.03.2017

Big Heart, Big Art — Why We Love Maya Gohill

Calgary artist Maya Gohill has a knack for charming everyone she meets. From her delightful personality to her impeccable sense of fashion, everything about the 40-something-year-old is as bright and expansive as the three storey-high mural she created for her hometown Simons' flagship.

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Spotlight 08.03.2017

A collection that breathes joie de vivre

A Sunday afternoon spent by the water in a swimsuit and shades... Hard not to smile imagining this scenario! This feeling is what drives the creators behind the brand Everyday Sunday daily."Relax and enjoy" is their motto!

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Spotlight 07.03.2017

Knowledge Cotton Apparel: An eco-friendly collection!

A Scandinavian menswear company with highly responsible environmental practices.

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Spotlight 28.02.2017

Let's celebrate our ability to help one another!

to promote International Women's Day, Simons would like to show our support for three organizations that work to help women in need of a hand getting ahead and getting out of difficult situations.

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Spotlight 16.02.2017

Well-being with Adrianne Ho and Franky Cammarata

Adrianne Ho, originally from Toronto, and Franky Cammarata, a Los Angeles native, are two international models that have numerous magazine covers and prestigious collaborations to their credit.

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Spotlight 07.02.2017

Simons presents Jonak, exclusively in Canada at Simons

Spotlighting an experienced and well-recognized family business that designs superior quality women's shoes that are as chic and on-trend as they come.

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Trends 20.01.2017

Complementary combos in pastel colours

Be all set for the new season with Contemporaine's ready-to-pair collection

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Trends 19.01.2017

Pack your suitcase with...

Read our travel guide to get ready for a stylish and carefree getaway.

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Trends 17.01.2017

Fashionable and Practical Activewear

Many people like to go straight from the gym or yoga studio to their regular activities without changing out of their workout clothes as it allows them to save time, all while remaining stylish, practical, and comfortable.

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Trends 03.01.2017

The Orlebar Brown collection: not your average swim shorts!

Soak up the sun with the new swim shorts collection for men that combines luxury and comfort!

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Collabs 22.12.2016

Simons, there for the community

Find out about a few of our 2016 initiatives that made a difference alongside local organizations.

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Trends 17.11.2016

Christmas comes home!

The season for celebrating is fast approaching! Follow our decor guide to create holiday magic at home…

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Spotlight 16.11.2016

Hopehanger, T-shirts made of 100% pure hope!

An exclusive new line of clothing created by two parents looking to help contribute to autism research.

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Collabs 08.11.2016

A gift that will have everyone talking!

Simons supports Fondation Sourdine and the école oraliste de Québec

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Spotlight 01.11.2016

Cloth & Clay to fabulous Nordic nations

This British company is making its grand entrance into the home fashion scene, offering an array of luxury duvet covers and cushions.

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Spotlight 26.10.2016

Eco-friendly Activewear

Discover the outdoor clothing brands that are taking action to promote sustainable development.

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Collabs 14.10.2016

P2 x Simons

This famous Quebec fashion designer has created a brand new collaboration that's exclusively available at Simons!

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Collabs 12.10.2016

Switch tes fripes, fashion straight from your TV

Simons is proud to present the newest fashion show on Vrak.

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Collabs 05.10.2016

Estelle & Lucille, knitwear made by grandma

Estelle & Lucille is a new type of knitwear company that supports society's grandmothers, their know-how, and the quality of handmade knit products.

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Trends 29.09.2016

Street Couture at Le 31 Urban

Discover this movement that combines street style and the cutting-edge creativity of today's top designers.

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Spotlight 26.09.2016

Swedish Stockings: an eco-friendly collection

The Swedish brand makes tights and nylon stockings from recycled threads.

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Spotlight 25.09.2016

Fogo the Beautiful

Our team spent a few days on Fogo Island for a photo shoot in a magical setting.

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Trends 23.09.2016

The "it" trend: Athleisure

The buzz around athleisure has reached a fever pitch. In light of its practical appeal—a trend combining athletic and leisure apparel that transitions seamlessly from gym to post-workout plans—it's not hard to see why.

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Collabs 21.09.2016

Samantha Pynn x Simons Maison

Who better to talk about her new collection than the designer herself? Samantha Pynn was willing to become our blog writer for the day!

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Trends 19.09.2016

Unisex Edition: A collection that redefines convention

From a whisper to a roar, a unisex movement has been sweeping through the global fashion scene. We're welcoming it to our doors with the premiere of Unisex Edition for the 2016/2017 fall/winter season.

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Collabs 09.09.2016

Claude A. Simard: painter of colour

He was a renowned painter, an experienced graphic artist and a beloved teacher. He also left La Maison Simons with a cherished legacy: its iconic green leaf!

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Spotlight 11.08.2016

Hello, Ottawa!

This is it! We're now located in our nation's capital. Today, Thursday, August 11, Simons' expansion across Canada continues with the opening of our thirteenth store in Ottawa!

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Spotlight 10.08.2016

Go sporty or retro for a chic back-to-school look!

Actress Vanessa Pilon, the bubbly young host of VRAK.TV, can count us here at Simons among her biggest fans.

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Spotlight 08.08.2016

Back to school at Djab with Jay Le Barbier and Martin Langelier

Whether you like it or not, back-to-school is just around the corner. This year, we've decided to come back with a bang! No corners have been cut and we've got everything from Instagram collaborators to thematic galleries and prizes to win.

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Collabs 05.08.2016

A historic landing at Simons

A great sailboat built in 1928 is currently cruising across the Atlantic. On board, expertise and tradition are making the long journey from France to Quebec. Destination: Simons.

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Spotlight 18.07.2016

Getting the most from your outdoor excursions

There is no better way to enjoy summer than by being out in the fresh air!

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Collabs 06.06.2016

Dressing the world one pocket tee at a time!

Poches & Fils is an up-and-coming Montreal company that makes pocket tees and tops. Its business concept is simple: customers choose the kind of top they want, then personalize it with a pocket they'd like to show off.

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Spotlight 09.05.2016

The OSQ and Simons

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) is performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony: a seminal work in the history of music!

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Spotlight 02.05.2016

bluebellgray

With summer just around the corner, the bluebellgray collection could not be making a better-timed debut. The brand's signature watercolour graphics will take you to a summery world of colour and artistry.

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Trends 11.04.2016

Vans is turning 50 years young!

Founded in 1966, the California-based company has quickly become a household name in fashion with shoes that marry durability, elegance and comfort.

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Collabs 14.03.2016

New home decor collection by Samantha Pynn

Samantha Pynn is a pillar in the Canadian interior design landscape.

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Trends 15.02.2016

Artisan Quarter

This latest boho-inspired trend is a natural choice whether you're in the country side or in the city.

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Collabs 07.09.2015

Twik Collection x Amour & Joie de Vivre

Simons has been at the forefront of fashion since 1840 and considers art among its chief priorities. Its choice of collections by international designers, the clothing design process and even the design of Simons stores consistently demonstrate that art with a capital A is of central importance.

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Spotlight 15.06.2015

Mural by Melissa Del Pinto

Montreal-based painter Melissa Del Pinto has welcomed us into her studio to show us a world where birds are larger than life.

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