Monthly Archives: December 2013

Montréal Fashion Designer Ralph Leroy

From the prestigious pages of Vogue UK’s September 2013 issue to Beyond the Rack, Montreal-based designer Ralph Leroy is a rising star in the world of fashion. Now recognized among the great names of Canadian designers, Ralph Leroy’s designs are a unique mix of smart, cutting edge, and urban, often combining luxurious textiles with vivid colors.

A Haitian native, Ralph unveiled his first collection for men at the 2009 Montreal Fashion Week to rave reviews. Since then, global celebrities including Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, and Jeanne Beker have put the spotlight on this talented designer.

Today, we’re thrilled to bring you the Ralph Leroy Collection. Shop this can’t-miss event for men and women’s apparel and accessories—on sale NOW!

Beau Belle Couture

Are you craving a change in your accessory line-up this season? Well, look no further than the decadent headpieces of Beau Belle Couture. Whether embellished with black studs or ornate with elegant pearls, these haute accessories will add the perfect high fashion touch to any look. Calling to the glamor of 1920’s Hollywood, you can wear them just about anywhere and with just about anything. Their designs are “Daring, bold and timeless” and will leave you feeling confident.

So take a style cue from Daisy Buchanan, Blair Waldorf and Lana Del Rey by shopping our Beau Belle Couture event. It’s the perfect way to spice up your holiday ensemble.

Kids’ Day – Amazing Savings on Things for Tots

BTR Kids’ Day is THE place to snap up great bargains on children’s clothing, toys and accessories. Get a jump start on Boxing Day with incredible savings on our favourite brands including Melissa & Doug, Hello Kitty, Kidorable, Rugged Bear, Izod, London Fog and so much more.

-Shop educational and handcrafted wooden toys from Melissa & Doug, Fun Toys featuring Hello Kitty and Toy Chest.

-Weather-proof their wardrobe with Winter & Rain Accessories featuring Kidorable.

Keep them warm and fashionable in Rugged Bear Playwear, OshKosh, Carters and London Fog Outerwear and Children’s Boots & Shoes from Emu Australia, Robeez and more.

And last but not least, add personality to their room with Juvenile & Nursery Bedding & Décor.

With these kinds of savings, there’s something for all your little ones! So shop our Kids’ Day events and get the best deals within your budget!

 

DESIGNER KATHY HILTON PICKS HER FAVORITE FINDS ON BTR

Mother, wife, actress, philanthropist and now fashion designer – it appears that there is very little that Kathy Hilton cannot do. Mother to Hollywood’s favorite heiresses Paris and Nicky, Mrs. Hilton has traveled the world and is best known for her unforgettable style, etiquette and dedication to her family.

Adding to her impressive resume, this week Kathy joins BTR as our celebrity picker. Look for events marked with the Kathy Hilton stamp to shop her favorite BTR finds now!

And read our Q&A with the trendsetting designer to hear what she has to say about the holidays, her family, her career, her new line of evening wear for women and much more.

For this multitasker, we get the feeling that the best is yet to come!

BTR- When dealing with the person who has everything, how do you find the perfect holiday gift?

I like to consider it my specialty!  I am a total planner when it comes to holiday gifts for my friends and family—I usually start thinking about it 4-5 months in advance!  I’m constantly traveling so there are always great things I come across that no one else will have, which is key.  You really have to get creative with people who have everything but that’s the best part—I get to go all out and think of the best possible gifts for that particular person.  Sometimes it can be as simple as a nice dinner out; just spending time with the person is always an excellent gift!

BTR- What is the best holiday gift you have ever received?

A few years ago my family gave me a gold pendant with all of their names engraved on it and I truly believe that it’s the best holiday gift I have ever received. It is so beautiful and so special.

BTR- Can you share your most memorable holiday experience?

My most memorable holiday experience is the last Christmas that my mother was alive. We were all out in the country on the east coast and it was just our family. It was the perfect movie moment. The snow was falling so peacefully and everyone was in their pajamas and socks. We decorated the Christmas tree, sang our favorite Christmas songs, cooked a large dinner together and watched Christmas movies.  Can’t get more perfect than that!

BTR- Your family is renowned for their sense of style – what goes in to choosing that perfect party dress?

The perfect party dress is always in the fit—it has to be the right dress for your body—accentuating everything you WANT to show off and it always hides what it needs to.  You also never want to go overboard on any one particular detail—too much sparkle or too much lace is never a good thing.  There’s always a happy medium you can find for a perfect party dress.

BTR- Why did you choose to get involved in the evening wear industry?

I was approached by Steve Lang, President of Mon Cheri, to design gorgeous evening gowns and I have always had such a passion for design—it was a dream come true!  I also really felt that there was a lack of beautiful, quality, timeless evening wear dresses out there for women that don’t want to break the bank but want to look elegant so when the opportunity presented itself I couldn’t pass it up.

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