Following the trend of American-based stores moving up north, Express opened at the Fairview mall last Thursday, and we think their first foray into Canada is sure to be a good one. A few hours before the store was opened to the public, we got to see the new digs and chat a little with Emmanuelle Chriqui a.k.a. Entourage’s Sloan McQuewick, who was back in her home territory for the store’s launch. The Canadian-born actress leant her name and stardom to the opening of the store, doing the round of interviews and signing autographs for fans.
Naturally, the first thing we had to ask her is how she felt about Entourage ending.”It’s bittersweet,” she admitted. “It was such a blessing to be part of something that was so much bigger than we expected it to be. It’s a little bit sad.”After asking her about Entourage movie rumours, (she doesn’t know much more than we do!) we got down to the business of why we were there. “I became a fan of Express when I discovered their blazers,” she explained, “but mostly I love when you buy a piece that is versatile. That’s what Express is, you can find ‘your piece.’”
Chriqui’s right. Every piece we see in the store can be dressed up or down, worn to work or at home… you get where we’re going with this. Between colour-blocked tees and pencil skirts, sheer button-up blouses, and tons of those aforementioned blazers, there were lots of stylish but appropriate options for daily life. (We picked up a cute, oversized striped sweater. So cozy!)
As to why they chose Canada for their first international move? “We’re a fashion company, so we go where fashion is and fashion completely is here,” said Pam Seidman, VP of Communications for the company, who knew that flattery would get her everywhere.
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