“The Room was first established at the Hudson Bay Company in the early 1930s and was Canada’s destination for luxury goods. It was known then for its risk-taking assortment and for supporting young avant-garde upstart designers such as Schiaparelli, Mainbocher, and Jean Patou. Fast-forward to the new Room 2012 and our DNA remains essentially the same. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a well-edited, unique assortment featuring some of the best design talent in the world. We love seeking out new designers and introducing them to our market like Thomas Tait and Anthony Vaccarello who may not be household names today but we believe will be tomorrow’s stars. And because fashion alone can be dull and we love an excuse for a party, we continue to host designers, editors and writers and invite our customers to celebrate their contributions with us. Our vision is to continue to offer our customers an unparalleled shopping experience and to roll out more Rooms within the Hudson Bay Company”. – Suzanne Timmins, Vice President of Fashion Direction for The Bay.
Here, Life+Times takes a look inside Canada’s premier fashion emporium.