Shopping For a Deal? Head To The Great White North!
So I was Shopping… I can literally count the number of times I start a post like this by the hundreds. So anyway, I was out shopping and my from my online shopping excursions and looking at prices, remarking a few in USD, converting with the current dismal exchange (if you happen to be Canadian) and ending up with what the new prices would look like… it lead me to believe that Canadian prices would be a lot higher than their American counterparts. But that’s far from what I found.
Here’s the breakdown
If a Theory suede coat like the Ankan S Coat in Classic Suede is $1245 USD on Theory.com it should be (with the current exchange rate) $1552 CAD. However, that is not the case… at Canadian retailers the coat is seen for as low as $1430 CAD which is equal to $1146 USD. All the prices on almost everything is significantly less expensive.
Let me show you with a piece that is around $100 USD to make it even simpler. The Theory Martola Tee in Dessous is $95 USD but is $110 CAD in Canada. But right now with the exchange $110 CAD is only $88 USD so you’re saving about 10%. For some reason the price discrepancy gets larger with bigger amounts but it stays between 10% and 15%. Still a savings on new Spring products!
So if you’re planning a big $3000+ shopping spree… then head to Canada where you’ll basically get a free flight to my beautiful northern Country and get all your shopping done while saving oodles of cash! You’ll probably save enough to buy that new bag you wanted this season.
Oh and remember, on long weekends Canadians love to shop on sale, so you’ll most likely see sales on just about everything including your designer digs.
Top 3 cities to shop in Canada
- Toronto: Biggest and baddest city in Canada. It’s ain’t New York, but in terms of variety it’s the Canadian equivalent. Everything from bespoke men’s and womenswear, local threads and just about every luxury store/boutique.
- Vancouver: In the furthest western point of Canada sits Vancouver, a cornucopia of natural beauty. Mountains, beaches, rain forest and shopping! Much like Toronto it has a lot to offer (not as much, but close), plus the scenery.
- Montreal: It’s French, feels a little like Europe and has major charm. While shopping in Montreal falls short when compared to TO, or VAN, you can find some gems from big names in Canadian fashion and others from lesser known local designers.
Have fun shopping and saving.