Ladies and gents, the time we have all been waiting for is finally here - Saks Fifth Avenue Canada has arrived in Toronto. Yes, the luxury retailer of our Canadian dreams has finally graced the great north and I for one couldn't be happier. Us Canadians know that before the arrival of Saks Canada, luxury retailers in our country was pretty sparse. Now, as much as I would love to do some major retail therapy I've learned over the years to invest wisely in my wardrobe, and only splurge on a few categories of pieces that work with my style, and make sense to invest in. Prioritizing where you spend your money in your wardrobe is very personal, but I'll be sharing with you the 3 categories that seem to take the biggest chunk in my pay check - as well as a way that RBC is giving us more choice with their rewards. You can make your money go further at Saks Fifth Avenue Canada by earning 2x the RBC Rewards points, as well as earning bonus points when redeeming your points for Saks Canada gift cards online, so stay tuned for that!
1. HandbagsMy number one guilty pleasure that takes up the majority of my online stalking, and where I invest the bulk of my money in my wardrobe is handbags. I absolutely love how a special handbag can elevate any outfit, and give you an extra boost of confidence. My biggest trick when thinking of which handbag you would like to invest in is to be very honest about yourself and your lifestyle and pick a shape and material that matches that. For example, I know that I do not baby my handbags - I am pretty rough on them and use them all in regular rotation. That means the majority of my handbags are made out of sturdy, embossed or Saffiano leather that is very low-maintenance. I also know that I require some sort of shoulder strap, since holding bags in the crook of my arm grows tiresome after awhile. If you're still not sure of what's available that would fit into your lifestyle, one of the friendly staff at Saks Canada would be happy to help!
Oh sunglasses, definitely another vice of mine. It's incredible how a pair of sunnies can change the look and feel of an outfit. Even the highest-end of sunglasses come at a substantially lower cost than a handbag, so I tend to have more fun with my shades. You guys know from previous posts that my heart runs deep for Céline Sunglasses, but I now have my eye on a round pair of Miu Miu. Decisions, decisions! Good thing my now-local Saks Canada stocks both brands.
To quote Carrie Bradshaw: "Hello, Lover." My jaw actually hit the floor when I saw the show department at Saks Fifth Avenue Canada. Not one to normally invest in a pair of shoes, I finally coerced Brian into giving me the name of his shoe repair guy and now I feel ready to start building my collection. After doing a fair bit of research, I know that designer shoes are not necessarily a one-size-fits-all; different feet are suited for different shoes. I'm just happy that I now have a Saks Canada close by with a large enough shoe collection that I can actually try on, and not have to rely on the guessing game of online sizing.
If you guys can't tell, I'm definitely someone who likes to make the most of her money. I know how hard we all work for each and every dollar, so if there's a way I can have my shopping work for me then I'm all in. Enter RBC Rewards. Imagine how thrilled I was to find out that RBC Rewards offers exclusive bonus points for shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue Canada. Recently, RBC rolled out an offer where RBC Rewards members can automatically earn 2x the points just by shopping in-store at Canadian Saks locations. On top of that, RBC Rewards members can cash in their RBC Rewards points for Saks Canada gift cards, and earn up to 500 bonus points for doing so! It's almost like there’s not enough reasons not to buy the shoes! In all seriousness, I'm just happy that there is a rewards program that fits into my lifestyle, and I'm sure my fellow Canadian fashionistas can agree. RBC Rewards is making it hard for us to resist! I'm heading to Saks Canada to do some damage, and I hope to see you there too.
What do you guys think? Are there areas in your closet that you choose to invest in? What tips do you have when saving up for a new addition to your closet? Let me know!
This post was written in collaboration with RBC. All opinions are 100% my own.