Vans Customs come to Canada
Create your own shoe and have it at your door in two to four weeks
Vans fans in Canada can now customize their kicks with the introductions of Customs.
Available in all sizes, the Customs option allows shoppers to create their own made-to-order Vans Classic styles — including the Authentic, Era, Old Skool, Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi silhouettes — in more than 800 million variations, according to the brand.
Shoppers can choose the style, colour and material of their shoes or even upload their own original artwork for application on two sneaker styles: the Authentic and the Classic Slip-On.
The shoes take between two and four weeks to be delivered and the finished footwear comes complete with a Customs-shoe dustbag.
To learn more about the Vans Customs service, visit Vans.ca.
Henson returns as face of MAC Viva Glam
Actress Taraji P. Henson is stepping back into her role of spokeswoman for the MAC Viva Glam collection.
For her latest turn, Henson helped the cosmetics company create two new lip shades — a coppery brown lipstick and a gold-pearl Lipglass gloss — for the release.
The Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass retails for $19 each, while the frosted lipstick retails for $21, with 100 per cent of the sale from each Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass going to benefit the MAC Aids Fund.
To date, the campaign has raised more than $460 million for the cause, according to a release.
The MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson collection will be available in stores and online at Maccosmetics. ca on Sept. 7.
Saucony gets stylish with new colour release
Avid runners looking to step up their style game are in luck — Saucony launched a new collection of colours for its popular Freedom ISO style.
The style, first launched in December 2016, was the brand’s first “performance running shoe” to feature a full-length Everun midsole.
“Finding a new way to liberate and expand the running experience — free of boundaries, full of freedom — reflects our relentless commitment to both the runner and innovation,” Tom Hartge, senior vice-president of global footwear for Saucony, said in a release. “The Freedom ISO sets the course for Saucony to create a whole new running experience that’s unlike anything before.”
The Freedom ISO colour-way includes options in bright pink, berry, blue, black-on-black and more. The release is available at saucony.ca.
Indigo features Jenner sisters accessories line
Fans of the Jenner sisters can now pick up select pieces from the duo’s accessories line while they shop for their latest books — online, at least.
Canadian retailer Indigo recently announced the online launch of the lifestyle brand KENDALL + KYLIE on Indigo.ca.
The curated selection of accessories “reflects the unpredictable essence of today’s young fashion lover,” according to a release.
The selection includes handbags and small accessories from the Fall 2017 collection, priced from $68$398.
To learn more visit Indigo.ca.
Simons supports Dion’s designer ambitions
In other handbag news, Simons has announced it now carries the new handbag collection from Canadian superstar Celine Dion.
Dion, who has been in the spotlight more than usual in recent months thanks to her fierce fashion sense and presence at various international Fashion Weeks, developed the accessories with The Bugatti Group of Montreal and first released them to market earlier this year.
The collection includes leather totes, shoulder bags and more.
Simons shoppers will find 14 handbag styles from the Celine Dion collection at all of its retail stores, including Park Royal in Vancouver, as well as online at Simons. ca.
Hanes designer T-shirts pop up at Nordstrom
From vintage logo tees to crisp-and-classic plain-white iterations — T-shirts are having a big moment in fashion.
Nordstrom is getting in on the style action with an exclusive collection of T-shirts with Hanes featuring designs by an assembly of almost 40 brands, including A.L.C., Juicy Couture, Warby Parker and more.
“Hanes is the ultimate T-shirt company,” Olivia Kim, vice-president of Creative Projects for Nordstrom, said in a release.
“It’s been incredible to partner with them on an all-exclusive shop that elevates the T-shirt as an icon, and lets us use their product as a way to explore different expressions from a conglomerate of brands.”
The offering of about 100 styles feature options for men, women and children, and are priced between $40 and $215.
Vancouver’s Pacific Centre shop is one of eight Nordstrom locations offering the T-shirts in its Pop-In@ Nordstrom department. The stylish creations are available in stores, as well as online, at Nordstrom.com. Pop through Sept. 24.
Canadians can now create and customize their own pair of Vans shoes online.
A line of Hanes T-shirts are available online and at select Nordstrom stores.
Celine Dion handbags.
MAC Viva Glam.