As of yesterday, Mar. 6, the Canadian division of Zara has opened its doors to shopping twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three hundred sixty-five days a year. That’s right; they have expanded from their traditional brick-and-mortar stores found in various city hotspots like Bloor West, Queen West and Eaton center, to the wonderful World Wide Web. This Spain-based retailer has been on the fashion scene all over the world for the past decade. Though only making its entrance to North America within the past few years, it has been to the thrill of local fashionistas on a budget.
With their fast production team, Zara is able to take ideas from the runway to the store floor (and now internet pages) in such a short time frame, it is no wonder they have been madly successful. The other factor in their success? Price point! They take looks that would costs infinitely higher at The Bay, Club Monaco and even Aritzia and slap a fairly reasonable price tag on them. While the quality can be a bit lacking at times for the asking price, it is certainly much higher quality than that of other stores that turn around looks so quickly (think Forever XXI ). Not to mention sales and promotions are always plentiful.
Now, the best part it still to come. Free shipping and returns! That is, free shipping on purchases over $50 and free returns or exchanges in-store or via post. It is time to go wild in one’s pajamas and order multiple sizes, colors, and styles and have a runway show in the bedroom.
Check out these key pieces that will keep any Toronto gal warm and stylish in these transitional months into spring/summer:
For the fellas, here are some must-haves: