Recently, I was on a major OCD hunt for black Nike Roshes. I fell in love when all my favourite bloggers started wearing them with skinny jeans, denim shorts and cropped tops. That's how the blogging world works, they blog, we buy.
The simple black and white Roshes were hard to find because people have started to catch on to the trend but that wasn't going to stop me from finding them. When I want something, I'm like a dog with a bone.
My hunt led me to Hudson's Bay. I'd heard their new shoe department is next level amazing and you can't believe it, unless you see it. I didn't find my Roshes but I did take a trip to the women's floor.
I'm not sure if you've been to Hudson's Bay lately but I was absolutely shocked at the transformation. I was a bit overwhelmed because it's so much fashion all in one place. I felt like I was in New York shopping at Bloomingdales, it transported me to Soho and gave me a slight designer-high.
My generation isn't used to the department store shopping experience and so I found it hard to stay on track and to focus because there was so much to see. Gen Y is used to smaller boutiques, with a smaller selection. The biggest store I frequent is Aritzia. There's something comfortable about knowing where everything is. You want jeans, you head to the jean wall, it never moves.
I aimlessly shopped around, with my jaw dropping as I held up a DVF wrap dress (first time seeing one in person) and said to my boyfriend "do you have any idea what this is, touch it". I wandered to the Sandro section and found this cool t-shirt , which is a new fave.
I highly recommend a visit to the Hudson's Bay if you want to find really cool brands that you may not find elsewhere. Here's a few pointers for the millennials.
1. Know what you're looking for. If you need jeans, stick to the jean section. There's lots to look at and we have a short attention span. Stay focused.
2. Know your price point. There's a wide price range and it can get a bit overwhelming. I can't afford a DVF dress so I've distinguished in my mind that shopping in the DVF section is like going to a museum, nice to look but I need to keep it moving.