One of the best Canadian imports known to America – aside from Drake, Bieber, Celine Dion and a handful of others – is Aritzia, a.k.a one of my favorite stores ever.
Aritzia opened the doors of its SoHo flagship in June of last year, quickly becoming a must-visit place in the neighborhood. Carrying brands not found in most retailers – Wilfred (& Le Fou by Wilfred), Talula, TNA, and a bevy of other under-the-radar designers – Aritzia offers pieces that you definitely won’t see in other boutiques or department stores. In addition to great style, Aritzia’s garment quality is unmatched.
I’ve been an Aritzia fan for about 4 years, since they opened their 2 locations in Northern California (shoutout to the girls at the Valley Fair location for always making my shopping experience amazing!). I love the feminine but edgy, classic yet trendy styles the company gravitates toward – whether I’m wearing head-to-toe Aritzia or just a few pieces here and there, I’m always getting compliments and “where did you get that?!” from friends and strangers alike.
Their new location – coming in September/fall 2012 – will be located at 600 Fifth Avenue. They’ll also be launching an online store soon (but not soon enough!) Will you be stopping in at the new Aritzia?