A Year In Review: Our Reader’s Favourite Posts of 2016

Here are the top stories of the year that were of interest to you. Each story was selected based on the number of total visitors who read the article.

With 2016 coming to an end, we wanted to do a couple of things. Firstly we would like to thank you for continuing to read the StyleDemocracy blog and for making 2016 one of our most successful years to date. With millions of visitors this year and thousands visiting the blog daily, we hope our stories entertained and informed you.

We always strive to provide StyleDemocracy readers with the best possible content and try our best to listen to your wants and interests.

Here are the top stories of the year that were of interest to you. Each story was selected based on the number of total visitors who read the article.

LIST OF RETAILERS WHO HAVE CLOSED LOCATIONS IN CANADA

It’s the survival of the fittest for retailers in Canada and over the past few years, we’ve seen the demise of many international and Canadian retailers. While big box department stores like Nordstrom and Saks are making the move across the border, other retailers are pulling out due to poor sales, high rent and a struggle to keep up with fast-fashion retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara. The Canadian dollar is on the decline and many Canadian retailers are struggling to keep customers happy. In no particular order, here is a list of retailers who have closed locations in Canada… Read More

THE BEST OUTLET MALLS AROUND TORONTO

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Toronto has some of the best shopping that the country has to offer. There are tons of places to shop luxury brands like Yorkdale Mall and Yorkville, and there are tons of malls to visit across the GTA like the Eaton Centre, Square One and more. However, if you’re a bargain hunter like us, the aforementioned places are probably not your best bet for a major score… but these outlet malls are! If you’ve got a car and you’re looking for a mall to road trip to, the stores below are perfect for you… Read More

I WENT TO THE ESTEE LAUDER & MAC WAREHOUSE SALE IN TORONTO… HERE’S HOW IT WENT:

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Over the years I’ve worked with StyleDemocracy, I have become a big fan of warehouse sales. The deep discounts and the thrill of the hunt get my blood pumping and my adrenalin high, so when I was given the opportunity to attend the Estee Lauder and MAC Warehouse Sale in Toronto, I couldn’t say no… Read More

10 THINGS EVERY DOLLARAMA SHOPPER NEEDS TO KNOW

Dollarama can be a wonderful place for saving money – that is if you know how to shop the store correctly. Believe it or not, even though prices are almost always exclusively under $5.00 you can end up wasting money if you don’t have a plan. If you play your cards right and with a little inside knowledge, a trip to Dollarama can end up being a total score… Read More

75 PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING OF H&M HOME

We just got back from the unveiling of the newly renovated H&M Flagship in downtown Toronto at CF Toronto Eaton Centre. While the new flagship is stunning, we were seriously impressed with the new addition of H&M HOME…  Read More

BEST PLACES TO SHOP FOR CHEAP HOME FURNISHINGS IN TORONTO

Completely decorating one’s home can be daunting. One can easily blow their intended budget without even trying. The best way to save your money while putting the finishing touches on your humble abode is to know where to look. Here’s our list of the best places to score great home stuff for cheap! We know our list won’t be complete so if you have any suggestions please let us know (list appears in no particular order). Read More

THE BEST WINNERS IN TORONTO

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With over 240 locations across Canada, Winners is one of the leading off-price fashion retailers in the country. Torontonians can’t resist Winners’ off-price, designer fashions, home goods and accessories at 20-60% off daily. With Winners locations easily accessible all across Toronto and the GTA, shoppers familiar with this discount chain will confidently note that no two Winners locations are alike… Read More

BEST ONLINE CANADIAN SHOE STORES

Shoes. We can’t live without ’em, but sometimes the ones we want, come from across the border and the price isn’t always worth the pick. Luckily, whatever your guilty shoe pleasure, there’s an online Canadian shoe shop to feed your fix! These stores won’t charge you duties and most even offer free delivery! We’ve rounded some of the best online Canadian shoe stores for every price point and budget… Read More.

IT’S OFFICIAL DANIER TO CLOSE ALL STORES – MASSIVE SAVINGS – EVERYTHING MUST GO

About a month ago we released a story discussing the possibility of Danier going bankrupt. It appears that this news is now official as Danier announced this morning that they are closing all stores and outlets across Canada.

The closing process will take the form of a massive liquidation sale.  This will be a similar closing to Target in the sense that everything is up for grabs including furniture, fixtures, and equipment… Read More.

DOLLARAMA IS FREAKING AWESOME!

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Can we just all admit how awesome Dollarama is? If you haven’t yet been to one of these dollar stores that seemingly pop up everywhere, it’s time to get off your high horse and realize that you’re overspending for no reason. Read More.

THE BIG REASON WHY SHOPPING WAREHOUSE SALES IS BETTER THAN OUTLET MALL SHOPPING

If you are a regular reader of the StyleDemocracy blog, you are definitely a big fan of warehouse sales, sample sales and outlet mall shopping. However, did you know that the product you buy at some outlet mall locations is of worse quality than the product from the stores?

A CBC Marketplace Investigation revealed that the traditional model of retailers using their own branded outlets to sell product, that didn’t sell in their full price stores, isn’t really holding up. Read More.