There's a buzz in the air, do you hear it? It's electric, and it's all about Yorkdale. As we obsessed about earlier, the famous Toronto Shopping Centre (our favourite!) is about to unveil their massive 145,000 square foot expansion tomorrow morning on Friday, November 16th. I'm lucky enough to be attending the exciting Preview Party this evening to get a first-hand glimpse of all the new, incredible spaces that Yorkdale is offering; many of which are opening exclusive Canadian flagships (Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Ted Baker London, and Diesel - just to name a few notables).
Before I head off to the event tonight, and believe me it can't come soon enough - I figured now is a good a time as any to get people interested in what Yorkdale is actually doing. This isn't just a run-of-the-mill expansion; this is an entire new experience. And to celebrate everything new that Yorkdale is offering, the company is launching their Opening with a bustling mix of special events, performances, gifts & giveaways, and even celebrity guests! And it's all starting tomorrow.
It looks like I won't be the only one running around like a kid in a candy store! Get this. The first 100 shoppers to line up at the expansion entrance next to the brand new JOEY's on opening day will receive a $50 Gift Card. And that's just a taste; many of the retailers celebrating their opening are each offering fabulous gifts and giveaways of their own. For example? Well, Ted Baker London just happens to be drawing for a $2500 shopping spree in their new store, all the while you enjoy refreshments and British picnic fare courtesy the brand itself. Lacoste is playing a similar card, offering shoppers the chance to win a $1000 wardrobe tune-up; as well as offering free gift bags filled with samples to their first 100 shoppers (alongside Hugo Boss and L'Occitane). Ann Taylor and LOFT are also participating in the trend; gifting guests with exclusive totes and delectable, complimentary treats.
Mmm, it's all too yummy - the food, the gifts! And we haven't even gotten to the celebrities yet, have we? Wayne Gretzky at Microsoft as well as an exclusive chance to see Train in concert; and James Reimer and Johnny Bower at Scotiabank (for those Hockey enthusiasts that may or may not be dipping in the fab).
I know, it's a lot to take in, but as a personal shopper already obsessed with Yorkdale's chic style and great clothing, I couldn't help but willingly spread the love. Be sure to check out Yorkdale's exciting new opening tomorrow morning on November 16th, 2012, starting as early as 8:45am. Be a part of the movement, and be inspired by it all; I already am.
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