Online Shopping and GAP in Canada

When I heard that GAP was going to bring online shopping to Canada, I was excited.  Finally, I was able to purchase sizes that aren’t available in stores (namely XXSP from Banana Republic and petite sizes from Old Navy and GAP).   They also said that stores like Athleta and Piperlime would be available.   I was going […]

Burhemian Chic, California Cool

Cynthia Cheng California-based Ettika, a line of jewellery started by Ettie Rafeili and Joey Rafeili is an all-American brand inspired by their surroundings in Los Angeles.  Every colour of the rainbow can be found in this collection, which includes not only bracelets, but anklets, earrings and keychains as well.  The pieces which have both a bohemian […]

Buy, Sell just about ANYTHING on EBay

eBay (NASDAQ GS: EBAY) was one of the earliest e-commerce sites on the Internet.  Launched in 1995, the eBay now has localized sites in many different countries, including Canada, the UK, Japan and France.  The site is very user-friendly and a log in is not necessary – one can use it as a guest shopper.  Items […]

Amazon – Your Online General Store

Chances are, you have shopped on (NYSE: AMZN), the online shopping experience founded in 1994.  One of the pioneers in e-commerce,, originally an online bookstore, eventually expanded to music and movies and now sells electronics, food, furniture, toys and more.   In addition, it powers several e-commerce sites, including the Bebe, Target and Benefit cosmetics.  […]

Ann Taylor: Classic Clothes for the Modern Woman

Ann Taylor (NYSE: ANN) opened its first store in New Haven in the mid 1940s and was named after a dress selling at the founders’ father’s store.  Ann Taylor was, therefore, not a real person.  Over the past sixty years, Ann Taylor’s philosophy has changed little.  It was, and still is, known for classically styled […]

Christine Marchuska: Designer, Philanthropist & Enviromentalist

Christine Marchuska made a big career move this year. After six years of working in the financial industry, she was ready for something different. Being unsatisfied with the amount of “green” clothing available in boutiques, Christine decided that it was time for her to realize a childhood dream of combining fashion, business, philanthropy and the […]

Jessica DeCarlo: Brooklyn Based, Internationally Inspired

Jessica DeCarlo, who started making jewellery when she was very young launched her line, Jessica DeCarlo Designs this past spring. Through her studies at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Academia Italiana and an internship at Metallo Nobile in Florence Italy (where she was doing PR/Marketing), she developed a unique style, creating timeless-looking pieces that definitely […]