Affordable preppy brand: American lifestyle brand, Lands’ End, lands in Canada
The classic American apparel and accessories brand, Lands’ End, is now available to Canadians with its just-launched site (includes Canadian pricing, taxes and duties, and free shipping over $50) and it’s celebrating its 50th anniversary. Starting out as a sailing outfitter in Chicago, the company has evolved carrying merchandise for men, women, kids and home décor. Shop via their catalog, online or call them directly. Bonus: Their unconditional return policy means that consumers can return anything, anytime. Some highlights from their fall collection include a wide range of bright cashmere sweaters, adorable bulldog-print turtlenecks, compact and quilted insulator jackets and keep in mind that anything and everything can be monogrammed or embroidered.
Warmest winter boots: Canadian footwear company celebrates its 50th anniversary
Pajar is a family-owned, Canadian boot and apparel company celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, too. The company’s founder, Paul Golbert, was born into a family of shoemakers and in 1963 launched Pajar in Montreal. In 1973, his zigzag boot with sheepskin lining popularized the Après Ski boot (and today you can buy a lined sheepskin boot that is guaranteed to keep you warm, even when temps plummet to -40C), and he soon dominated the shearling boot production. Today, the line includes boots and outwear for both men and women.
Simple Swedish line: Scandinavian fashion house celebrates 20 years
Filippa K, the clean and streamlined Swedish apparel line is celebrating their 20th. Starting out in Stockholm, the brand is now sold internationally with 45 stores worldwide, including apparel for men and women. If you’re aesthetic is modern then look for these pieces from their fall line: Ines wrap coat, stretch leather pants and the drapey-layered dress.