NOTE: This travel story was written for my Magazine class. I traveled to the outlets in November, 2014.
Comfortable shoes – check. Visa card – check. GPS – check.
Last Saturday, the way I prepared for a glorious day of outlet shopping was definitely exaggerated, but I prepared the only way I knew how. Understand that my 45 minute drive to Premium Outlets Montreal, a discount shopping center, was significantly shorter than the usual five hour drive and weekend getaway I take every summer to the shopping haven found in North Conway, New Hampshire. The extra snacks I put in my purse were not at all necessary.
New York's oldest department store, Lord & Taylor, announced a couple of months ago that it was partnering with the Hudson's Bay to launch a new private brand called, 424 Fifth. The ready-to-wear collection has officially landed at Hudson's Bay stores across Canada and I can't wait to get my hands on the 2014 Spring collection.
You know that term "it hurts to be beautiful?” And the painful dilemma that we always go through on a Friday morning; fashionable VS comfortable? Well, CEO and designer, Melody Minagar, has the solution for us with her line; Proverbial Couture.
The 22 year old designer launched her first collection in 2012, for men and women ages 20 to 35. The inspiration behind it is simple; casual sex appeal. "I wanted clothing that made women feel sexy, effortlessly and comfortably. Functional clothing that can take you from Pilates to party," Minagar says. Read more