Our Styling Service July 20, 2016 08:00
If you follow us on social media, you’ll have noticed us talking more and more about our incredible and complimentary styling service, and our fashionable stylists. Here at Trove, our stylist team is very familiar with (and are big fans of) our designers, their collections and what items work best on what body type. Taking into consideration your shape, size, likes and dislikes, imagine walking through our front doors, at whatever time is most convenient for you, and having your own personal stylist show you clothes that seem like they were made just for you.
To help familiarize you with our styling service, we’ve put together a mini step-by-step guide of how our styling appointments work, and how they could bring a whole new perspective of style to your wardrobe. Think what not to wear but with absolutely no judgement. Our goal is to help you step into your style and allow that natural confidence to radiate through every thread you put on.
Step 1 – Give us a call, email us or come in and visit!
Let’s chat about YOU. Are you looking to completely revamp your closet? Bring some edge to existing items you already own? Maybe you have an upcoming special occasion you need help styling for? We want to know what you like and dislike, if you have a direction you’d like to go with your style, what size you wear, what time would work best for you to come in, and how you take your coffee. This consultation is all about YOU.
Step 2 – Prepping for your Styling Appointment
Your job: nothing. Unless you’d like to bring in some current items from your closet to accessorize or get some styling advice on, you're good to go.
Your stylist's job: before your appointment, your stylist will pull items in your size from our merchandise that they believe will work well based on your shape, skin tone and personal style. Before choosing all your items, they'll take into consideration all your likes and dislikes, as well as your objective for the appointment, whether it's a full makeover or an outfit for a special occasion.
Step 3 – Style Time!
Arrive to coffee ready and clothes waiting in line to be tried on. Feel free to pull your own items from our merchandise as well. Your stylist is there to help you discover the real you through your wardrobe choices. Once you're content with your appointment and feel you have uncovered all the hidden gems of Trove and how fabulous you are, you are welcome to purchase your new threads and accessories.
Step 4 – You got it, now flaunt it!
And the best part: all 4 steps are completely complimentary!
Sometimes the idea of a styling appointment can be quite intimidating. Here at Trove, we make it easy to step into your style with some guidance along the way. We are an inclusive, welcoming and professional work environment with a passion for style, fashion and customer service. Find out first hand by booking your complimentary styling appointment today by calling us at 416-766-1258, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come on in!
Canadian Designer Highlight June 29, 2016 15:44
In honour of Canada Day, we’re putting the spotlight on some of the incredible and Canadian designers we have in store!
Ana N Jay – Montreal, Canada
This cool collection from Montreal is crafted in pewter and copper. Their pieces all come with a pop of colour featuring brights like teal and shiny gold.
Eles Designs – Toronto, Canada
Eles Designs features a mix of precious metals, genuine gemstones, and all natural pearls. Laura Serrafero handcrafts the gorgeous, contemporary jewellery line here in Toronto. Following strict labour, trade and environmental practices, buying Eles Designs is something to look good in and feel good about.
Matt & Nat – Montreal, Canada
This trendy line of vegan handbags is designed here in Canada, by a team with strong values in social responsibility and authenticity. Since 2007, they’ve been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles! They are advocates for style and sustainability, only collaborating with factories and companies that are in line with their ethos.
Pixie Mood – Toronto, Canada
If you’re looking for exciting colors with a fun twist on materials, such as biodegradable cork, Pixie Mood is the brand for you. They focus on environmentally friendly alternatives for their designs, adding social goodness to your style.
Second Yoga Jeans – Montreal, Canada
This denim brand aims to break the status quo with one simple goal: to make women of all ages and body shapes feel confident, beautiful and sexy. From design to production, every creative step is completed in Montreal.
Melow – Montreal, Canada
Mélissa Bolduc, the face behind the Melow brand, is dedicated to promoting healthy body images and flattering a variety of body types. She is a proud signatory of the Quebec Charter for Healthy and Diverse Body Images, and you can tell by the flattering lines and beautiful cuts she uses in her collections.
All 6 of these innovative and fabulous Canadian brands are available in-store and on our e-store, including the products shown, while supplies last.
Happy Canada Day and first long weekend of the summer everyone! We will be closed this Friday to join in on the national festivities, and will re-open Saturday morning at our regular store hours.
The Trove Team
Celebrate Pride at Trove! June 22, 2016 10:00
Here at Trove, we value the right to be YOU, a stylish you of course! We believe in living and working in an inclusive environment, free from any judgment, harm or negativity. When we were targeted by vandalism repeatedly in 2014 and 2015 for simply displaying a Pride sticker in our front window, we were really taken back by such negativity and oppression within our own neighborhood. After receiving an overwhelming response of support from the community and local to national news sources, it has pushed us to become advocates for what it means to be YOU in our communities of Bloor West Village and the Annex.
In response to the vandalism we faced and our continuous support for the LGBTQ2S community, on Friday June 24th we will be hosting an in-store and online fundraiser where 25% of all sales made throughout the day will be donated to LGBT Youth Line. The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a peer to peer phone, email and instant message support service for queer, trans and questioning youth for ages 26 and under in Ontario. We will also be taking in-store and online donations all week in support of the organization at both our Annex and Bloor West locations.
We are welcoming all local business owners to stop by and grab a complimentary Pride sticker or window decal and will be including them with each purchase and donation made in-store. For those attending our event at our Bloor West Village location, rainbow coloured popsicles will also be available (while supplies last)!
We thank you in advance for coming out to support such an important cause in the LGBTQ2S community and look forward to spreading the love with you on Friday June 24th both in-store and online.
See you Friday!
The Trove Team
Think Spring! May 02, 2016 11:00
Check out our picks for Spring! Click the image below!