Uptown Fashionistas Celebrate Judith & Charles Launch

Cynthia Cheng

Sipping on drinks like sparkling wines and FIJI water, North York ladies celebrated the launch of Bayview Village’s newest addition, Judith & Charles, named after husband and wife team and owners of the Teenflo licence in North America, Charles Le Pierrès and Judith Richardson.  The Bayview Village store marks the second stand-alone Teenflo location in Toronto, after the First Canadian Place location which opened in 2008, and the first under the Judith & Charles name.  Previously, Teenflo was only available at Holt Renfrew stores in Toronto. 

(left to right:  Judith Richardson (co-owner), Laura DiIoia (buyer), Charles Charles Le Pierrès (co-owner) and Jeanne Beker (Fashion Television host)

Many people may find it interesting that they chose Bayview Village as their second Tdot location over, say, Yorkdale, a mall known for stores such as Burberry, Tiffany & Co. and Holt Renfrew. 

NKPR’s Nicole Manes with co-owner, Judith Richardson

“It was definitely the place we wanted to be.  In fact, many of our First Canadian Place customers suggested that we open up here,” says Judith. Fashion Television personality, Jeanne Beker, agreed with the choice.  “Bayview Village is not a ‘mall-mall’ – more boutique-y, which suits the store and brand.”  

Attendees, Cheryl and Lauren

Teenflo, which consists primarily of sleek suits and other pieces great for work – one reason why they first opened at First Canadian Place.  Unfortunately, the location only opened during the work week, meaning that outside of going to Holt Renfrew, shoppers were out of luck on Saturdays and Sundays.  Besides the Teenflo brand, the store also carries denim such as 7 For All Mankind, Citizens and other more casual/weekendwear.  Also, look for clothing under the Judith & Charles brand, coming soon.

Judith & Charles is located at Bayview Village Shopping Centre on Bayview and Sheppard.  Phone is 416-229-0918.