Canada’s stamp on the fashion world stretches back many decades, from the invention of the modern-day zipper to the Wonderbra. The ingenuity continues with these fashion designers and their cutting-edge looks.
So you want to take home something fabulous to remember your equally fabulous Canadian holiday? Perhaps something more than a can of maple syrup (as good as that is) or a T-shirt? Here are seven souvenirs that rise to the occasion.
There isn’t a better cheerleader for Canadian fashion design than Jeanne Beker. She has spent more than three decades seeking out and shining a spotlight on homegrown talent. Clearly, the fashion icon knows something about shopping.
Walking down Calgary’s downtown Stephen Avenue Mall I spot at least a dozen belt buckles big enough to serve as dinner plates for Alberta beef. At ground level there are enough cowboy boots to kick plenty of – but few show signs of real manure. Wranglers and Levis are everywhere.