Top 10 Reasons to fall in Love with the Camyl Coat from Soia & Kyo!

Every year we stock this coat from Montreal brand Soia & Kyo, and every year we sell out!

It’s really an incredibly well-designed coat and here are the top 10 reasons why!

10. Its slim silhouette

Usually, with all that warmth, you end up looking like the Michelin Man.

But this coat is designed so beautifully, that you can be cozy on the coldest days and still look awesome!

Just look at this fabulous back view where you really see the lines and silhouette.

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Shop Camyl online here, or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations!

274 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market) * 401 Roncesvalles Ave. * 2116 A Queen Street East (The Beaches)

 

9. It’s super warm!

With 90% Duck Down, 10% Feathers and a water resistant outer fabric, plus all the design features, this coat is designed in Canada for Canadian winters!

8. So lightweight! 

For this much warmth, you might think you’d be weighed down with a big heavy coat.

But nope. The Camyl is so lightweight you won’t believe it.

 

Shop Camyl online here, or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations!

274 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market) * 401 Roncesvalles Ave. * 2116 A Queen Street East (The Beaches)

 

7. An extra layer!

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There is an extra zip-up layer from below your belly button to right under your chin.

This zipper is overlapped completely by the second layer when you do the coat up, which means not even the tiniest bit of cold air can get in!

6. It’s the perfect length!

On most women, this coat comes to below mid-thigh, which looks great, keeps your butt warm and allows a lot of movement whatever your busy life has you doing.

 

Shop Camyl online here, or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations!

274 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market) * 401 Roncesvalles Ave.  * 2116 A Queen Street East (The Beaches)

 

 

5. Two Way Zipper

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Sometimes you want a bit more movement, to ride a bike or climb on the streetcar, and the heavy duty two-way zipper allows that flexibility.

4. The hood when worn down

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3. The hood when worn up

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For a coat that looks so fashionable, you’ll be absolutely shocked by how much function is built in for Canadian winters!

Then again, Soia and Kyo is a Montreal brand, and they know harsh winters! 

 

Shop Camyl online here, or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations!

274 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market) * 401 Roncesvalles Ave. * 2116 A Queen Street East (The Beaches)

 

2. Water resistant and water repellent fabric

The signature brushed fabric shell is water resistant for all-weather wear.

1. Three great colours to choose from

Three go-with-everything colours!

Brushed water resistant and water repellent fabric and all this warmth and style! 

What are you waiting for? Order online below, or come into any of our three Toronto locations to try one on.

 

Shop Camyl online here, or visit any of our 3 Toronto locations!

274 Augusta Ave. (Kensington Market) * 401 Roncesvalles Ave. * 2116 A Queen Street East (The Beaches)

 

 

Join us for Pedestrian Sunday! September 24!

Join us in Kensington for Pedestrian Sunday where there will be all the usual fun and festivities all over Kensington Market!

At Fresh Collective at 274 Augusta Ave. take an extra 10%* off sale items, and save $10 on any Matt & Nat purchase over $50*! 

 

(*In-store only and only on Sunday!)

And don’t forget about these specials below! All valid until September 25 in all stores and online!

 

This week’s specials in ALL stores!

Dania Tunics (from Toronto’s own Desserts and Skirts) are always popular but this floral version is a super hit this fall!
 

Ladies love the swirly colourful pattern that just adds a little more fun to a pair of leggings or skinny jeans!

Shop the Floral Dania Tunic here.

Save $10 off the Floral Dania Tunic until Sept. 25 by using promocode SAVE10 at checkout!

To save $10 on the Floral Dania Tunic in-store, print the Fresh Bucks below or show on your mobile device!

This gorgeous Side Ruched Dress is made right here in Toronto by 98! Gorgeous style, and until Sept 25, save $10. 
The Catia Quilted Skirt is another great style for fall, and another fabulous way to save this week! Save $10 until Sept. 25 by using the Fresh Bucks below!

The Nancy Skirt from Montreal’s Annie 50 comes in Grey Tweed and Velvet with Dark Floral Print. 

Pick up either (or both!) and save $10 with the Fresh Bucks below!

The Fanny Jacket was made to go with the Grey Tweed Nancy Skirt.

Complete the outfit (or buy the jacket on its own) and save $10 on Fanny as well by using the Fresh Bucks below!

Tour of our Toronto Beaches location Fall 2017
Have you been to see us in the Beaches? We’re at 2116 A Queen Street East! Here’s a 2 minute tour of our boutique just full of fabulous fall new arrivals!

The gorgeous Stelleri Top can be yours for $10 off, just until Sept. 25!

Use the Fresh Bucks below and enjoy!

Weekend Specials – for Loyalty Club members only!

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

Please note, we are closed on Monday October 9. 

This weekend only, pick up a Soia & Kyo Coat and choose a blanket scarf for FREE!

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

All our stores have been freshly re-stocked with the cutest cotton fall scarves, and you can pick up one for FREE when you buy 2 regular priced tops!

Browse tops here.

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

View MOST dresses here (not all styles are online)

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

Browse Lola Jeans here

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only, regular priced Lola Jeans products only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

Fresh new arrivals at 274 Augusta Ave. from Matt & Nat! Shoes, boots, backpacks and purses!

*** valid Friday October 6 through to Sunday October 8, in-store only.*** 

Mention that you are in for the Vicinity Special to redeem!

Back to Reality In Style! Fall Wardrobe Makeover Giveaway!

Whether it’s back to school or back to work, September means it’s back to reality. Why not do it in style?

Book your Wardrobe Makeover Style Consultation now!

Enter promocode BACKTOREALITY at checkout to make it FREE!

In this one on one session,
you work with a Fresh Collective Style Coach
to discover your personal style that suits your figure, your personality and your lifestyle. 

You bring in some of your favourite pieces from your closet that you’d like to get more wear out of, and we use items from the store to experiment and try new things. 

Our Style Coaches educate you on what silhouettes, colours, necklines, fabrics and styles work best for you and why.

And during this consultation, we know you might fall in love with a few pieces to take home. 

Our little gift to you, as you bravely go back to reality (in style!) is 20 Fresh Bucks to spend during your style session. Enjoy!

Book your Wardrobe Makeover Style Consultation now!

Enter promocode BACKTOREALITY at checkout to make it FREE!

PS Want to see a little bit about what to expect in a Wardrobe Makeover? Check out these videos!

 

You’re Awesome Event – (Inside and Out Giveaway!)

The You’re Awesome Event is all about celebrating how AWESOME YOU ARE!

Get in touch with your awesomeness!

Nurture your awesomeness!

Show off and share your awesomeness!

At Fresh Collective we just think you’re awesome inside and out, and we’re celebrating your awesomeness with a couple of giveaways!

For the outside, we have Great, You’re Awesome Event

Wardrobe Makeover Giveaway! 

This is normally a $200 service, but for a limited time it ‘s FREE!

*** Please note, you must add promocode IMAWESOME at the checkout ***

Claim your FREE Wardrobe Makeover here

 
 

For the inside, we have 10 amazingly awesome one-on-one 

Amp Up Your Personal Power Sessions

with Life Purpose Coach Andra Wochesen!

These powerful sessions are limited to 10 motivated people who are ready to make a shift in their lives and step into their Awesomeness!

Click on the link below and fill out the contact form.

Under subject, write: PERSONAL POWER SESSION and where is says, How May I Help You?, write a paragraph about how you feel a session like this could help you.

You will be notified if you’ve been selected to schedule your 60 minute session.

Click Here!

As well, we’ll be featuring some videos on our social media about being awesome inside and out! Stay tuned and stay awesome!

 

Style Profile: Spring New Arrival Round Up!

We’ve been featuring great new Spring styles on our Style Profiles, and here’s a round up of some of our faves on a variety of lovely ladies from our community!

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Sophie Dress (only left in XS, S and M and only 1 or 2 of each!) from Toronto label Studio Fresh; Jewellery handmade in Toronto by burfurtART  

Some of these styles are selling out, so if something catches your eye, don’t spend too much time thinking about it!

The Sophie Dress in blue (above) is only available in XS, S and M now, but it does come in 2 other colourways.

Check out this rave review on this dress:

The most adorable dress I’ve ever worn 5 Star Review

Posted by Laura Carter on 2017 Apr 14th 

I was nervous to buy this because I’m so curvaceous. I bit the bullet and I’m so happy I did. It’s so forgiving. It does run a bit large because it fits and I normally would have ordered an XL. Good thing is, I’m losing weight but this dress will still look great. Over the Moon!!!

All links lead to our online store, but if you prefer to shop in person, feel free to phone us at 416 966 0123 to check on size and colour availability in your favourite location.

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Emmanuelle Dress in Navy from Montreal line Annie 50.  (Sold out in XL, just 1 or 2 left in XS-L)

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Julia Tunic (Cockatoo print) from Toronto label Desserts & Skirts; Purse from Pixie Mood; Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART  

The Julia Tunic is a super popular style that Toronto label Desserts & Skirts makes every season with different fabrics and prints. This Cockatoo Print is a hot seller this spring, in blue, black and grey!

Check out the other NEWLY released prints in the Julia Tunic here!

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Stefie Denim Jacket/Dress from Montreal brand Soia & KyoNecklace, handmade in Toronto from Torched Studio; Top from Palette by Laura-Jean; Pants from Toronto based fashion label It Fitz Me

This fabulous Stone Washed Demin Stefie Jacket has been a big seller this season as well. We’re all out of XS and XL and we have just 1 or 2 left in S, M and L.  

If you want to shop in person in our stores, please feel free to call ahead to 416 966 0123 to find out current size availability in your favourite location.

 

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Stefie Denim Jacket/Dress from Montreal brand Soia & Kyo. Paralomis Tunic from Toronto desinger Jennifer Fukushima. Janine Crossbody Bag in Blue from Markham based Pixie Mood. Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART  

 

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Alissa Cardigan from Montreal label MOOVmentTrinidad Dress in Black and Grey by Montreal designer Rien Ne Se PerdNecklace, handmade in Toronto from Torched Studio

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Ornella Jacket from Canadian label Soia & KyoMidi Skirt in Bird Print from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts; Jennifer Tee from Palette by Laura-Jean

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Habana Tunic from Quebec label Rien Ne Se Perd

This is another popular style, and we’re sold out in M and L. There are just a few left in XS and S and only 1 in XL! If you’ve got your eye on this cute Habana Tunic with  bicycles on the yoke, order soon!

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Somebody to Love Dress by Montreal fashion label Annie 50 (only one left – size Large!);  Jewellery handmade in Toronto by burfurtART  

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Arabella Stretch Cotton Jacket (only small and large left!) by Montreal brand Soia & Kyo. Midi Skirt in Bird Print – Olive from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts. Necklace by Lavishy (in-store only) 

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Julia Tunic Cockatoo Print from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts

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Teri top in cream from Montreal label Arianne; Liliane Drapey Vest fromSoia & Kyo; High Rise Ankle Jeans from Yoga Jeans; Purse from Pixie Mood

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Pineapple Tunic by Toronto brand The Candi Factory. Kim Convertible Backpack in Taupe by Markham based Pixie Mood. Earrings by Toronto designer Torched Studio 

Love this Pineapple Tunic? Only 2 left! 1 S, 1 L

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Arabella (only small and large left!) from Soia & Kyo; Classic Pencil Skirt from Toronto label It Fitz Me; Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART  

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Colenathus Cardigan from Toronto label Jennifer Fukushima; Jennifer Tee from Palette by Laura-Jean; Long Necklace from Torched Studio (bracelet and short necklace-Elizabeth’s own); Ponte Pants from Toronto label It Fitz Me

This limited edition Colenathus Cardigan is only available in XS, S and L. It also comes in blue, and is only in XS and XL.

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Nanomia Cropped Cardigan by Toronto designer Jennifer Fukushima.Organic Cotton & Bamboo V Neck Top by our private label Palette by Laura Jean. Feather Cotton Scarf from Fresh Finds. Geeky Deer Denim Skirt from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts. Necklace made in Toronto by Torched Studio

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Coleanthus Cardigan in Green Tweed by Toronto designer Jennifer Fukushima. Daiquiri Cami in White from Montreal brand Rien Ne Se Perd.  Kim Convertible Backpack in Blue (seen here as a purse) by Markham based Pixie Mood. Necklace by Toronto designer Torched Studio.

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Coleanthus Cardigan (only XS and XL left) by Toronto designer Jennifer Fukushima. Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART. Black Ponte Pants by Toronto line It Fitz Me. Earrings and bracelet by Niagara based desinger Jon Klar (available in-store only).

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Clara Vest from Montreal based fashion label Schwiing; Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART; Paralomis Tunic from Toronto designerJennifer Fukushima.

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De Flueve Dress from Montreal label Creations EncoreNanomia Cropped Cardigan from Toronto designer Jennifer Fukushima; Necklace handmade by Toronto jewellery line burfurtART

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Habana Tunic and Leggings from Quebec fashion label Rien Ne Se Perd; Cuff from Jon Klar.
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Nanomia Cropped Cardigan from Toronto designer Jennifer FukushimaTrinidad Dress from Quebec fashion label Rien Ne Se Perd

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Top from Montreal label Creations Encore; Necklace made in Toronto by burfurtART; Pants from Toronto label Brenda Beddome (not online yet; available at Kensington and Roncesvalles only)

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Henley Dress from Toronto Fashion label Mandala Design

Style Profile- Fab & 40 + Edition: Gillian Clinton

Name:  Gillian Clinton
Occupation:  Information Specialist
Age:  57
Lifestyle:  Self-indulgent / march to my own drummer

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Jean Jacket and Jeans from Yoga Jeans; Cotton Scarf (this design sold out but see other variations here); Sailor Bow Tee from Cameleon

What’s a typical day like for you?

 

There are no typical days which is what I love about my life.  My clients include corporate and academic institutions; I sometimes work from home and sometimes from a client’s workspace; I definitely don’t do rush hour!

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Blue Sweater from Cameleon; Necklace handmade in Toronto by burfurtART; Alissa Sweater from MOOVment Design; Denim Skirt with Front Pockets from Toronto label Desserts and Skirts

What in your life is really important to you?

That has certainly changed over the years.  These days relationships with family, friends, colleagues and professional associations are much more important.  The other two things that are important to me are reading and travel.

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Ornella Jacket from Canadian label Soia & KyoMidi Skirt in Bird Print from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts; Jennifer Tee from Palette by Laura-Jean

What would you like to be remembered for?

People remember my Mum for being helpful, kind and dependable; I’d like to be remembered as positively as she is.

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What role does fashion play in your life?

Gives my daughter something to roll her eyes at!

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Lilian Drapey Vest from Canadian label Soia & Kyo; Kim Convertible Backpack from Pixie Mood (This colour sold out, see current available colours here.)

What do you love about shopping at Fresh Collective?

The clothes are comfortable, easy to care for and I loved the help in putting items together.  I’ve been telling everyone about it.

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Jean Jacket and Jeans from Yoga Jeans; Cotton Scarf (this design sold out but see other variations here); Sailor Bow Tee from Cameleon

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What outfit did you enjoy the most from your shoot?

Everything with purple.  And the outfits with blue. Okay, I can’t choose : )

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Blue Sweater from Cameleon; Necklace handmade in Toronto by burfurtART; Alissa Sweater from MOOVment Design; Denim Skirt with Front Pockets from Toronto label Desserts and Skirts

You had all of these wonderful things happening this year: your information research biz for 25 years, your daughter turns 30 AND getting married… as well as you coming up to your 5th anniversary after your breast cancer diagnosis. What I want to know is how you find the time to do all that and be the wonderfully positive and energized gal that you are?

I’m flattered that you remember all the things I babbled about!  I have an incredibly supportive circle of family, friends and colleagues which everything much easier to deal with.

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Ornella Jacket from Canadian label Soia & KyoMidi Skirt in Bird Print from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts; Jennifer Tee from Palette by Laura-Jean

What do you have that you want to promote?  

Clinton Research will have been in business for 25 years in April 2017 and it’s been a fun learning experience along the way.  

We provide information literacy workshops (how to find things online!) as well as background research, literature reviews and editorial services to academia, government organizations and private corporations and individuals in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Let me know if you would like a presentation to you local group or organization.    

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Julia Tunic Cockatoo Print from Toronto line Desserts and Skirts

Where can people find you on social media?

You can find out more about me and my business, Clinton Research, at http://www.clintonresearch.ca/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/clintonresearch and Twitter @clintonresearch

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Lilian Drapey Vest from Canadian label Soia & Kyo; Kim Convertible Backpack from Pixie Mood (This colour sold out, see current available colours here.)

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Be Featured in a Style Profile! Step Up Your Style & Promote Your Business!

We’re now accepting applications from Toronto women who would love to be featured in our Style Profiles on our blog! 

This is a fun cross-promotion that gives you exposure to our audience. Check out some of our recent ladies below. Click on their names to see the profile.

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Kristina Szabo in her Style Profile as part of our Fab & 40+ Edition.

She’s an Opera Singer & Voice Teacher at the University of Toronto who had fun modeling great looks from Canadian designers and promoting her upcoming projects on our blog.

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Bev Katz-Rosenbaum joined us to promote her career as an editor and writer and to show that women over 40 are awesome and gorgeous!

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Cyndi Carleton had a ton of fun during her photoshoot, and was excited to share about her various music and acting projects with our audience. 

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Kerstin Mulfinger looks fantastic in our outfits, and got a chance to promote her career as a self-employed international trade show manager. 

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