Pop-up Shopping

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Last Friday TOBeauty reviews and I visited one of the many pop-up closets that Express Canada is hosting to promote the Grand Opening event at the Eaton Centre on November 21st.

Photo Credit: George Pimentel for Express (I’m wearing the camel polka-dot sweater)

You might be wondering what a pop-up closet is….Remember my post about the Express fashion show – and how I lined up at the bar – but realized it wasn’t a bar but a place where they were giving away free Express clothes? Well – that was a pop-up closet!

Pop-up closets: At the fashion show on the left,AMC Dundas on the right.

Pop-up closets are open to EVERYBODY – and anybody who visits one has the opportunity to win free Express clothes or gift cards!!! Future pop-up closet locations are:

  • Thursday, November 15 (11:00 to 15:00): Dundas Square
  • Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25 (11:00 to 15:00): Eaton Centre (Level 1 across from MAC) 

I received Editor Pants at the fashion show pop-up and a giftcard at the AMC pop-up…you should definitely check out a pop-up and see what you win! You also have until November 19 to win a $1000 Express shopping spree (contest entry form).

While at the pop-up closet, I got the chance to preview the Express clothes on display – there were so many gorgeous pieces! Here are a few items that I can’t wait to check out in stores:

Blush pink & Sparkly with fur accents:

Jewel-toned outerwear & leopard print accessories

And of course: Handbags, handbags, handbags!

I have an HUGE soft spot for Express handbags because my first “grown-up” purchase during my University days was a black satin Express handbag with hot pink lining – it was VERY chic (at the time) and lasted through many nights out. These new bags are SO well made – with fun materials and sophisticated shapes. They would work with a wide range of outfits – wish I could have kept all 3!


Which is your favorite Express bag? Do you plan on visiting one of the pop-ups?

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  1. Amy Shaughnessy
    November 14, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    These are all so pretty! I wish we had an Express. We had one for years but then it shut down. What's up with that?Amy Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 14, 2012 / 10:33 pm

      That's a shame – although their online store is great, nothing beats trying on things in person!

  2. Schnelle
    November 14, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    I love Express too- I always bought their pants for work. You look fantastic, love your look and the way you accessorized your outfit!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 14, 2012 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Schnelle – I love attending these events – lovely company and fun clothes!

  3. Shannon Rice
    November 14, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    I love Express, but I have never bought a bag from there and after seeing those ones I might just have to! I also love your look, that sweater is perfect!Shannonbigdreamsandexpensivetaste.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 14, 2012 / 10:59 pm

      Thanks Shannon! I am super-tempted by the handbags too – they are well-stitched and look like they could hold a lot of stuff…so they're durable AND pretty 🙂

  4. Emily Ah Tye
    November 14, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    Loving your blog! I love your style and all your photos!xo Emilywww.bupster.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2012 / 2:53 am

      Thanks Emily! I enjoyed checking out your blog too – love the layered look you did with the blue gingham shirt & grey sweater…super cute!

  5. Beautygirl24
    November 15, 2012 / 12:31 am

    I'll take one of everything please! LOL. So cute though! And you look stunning Ella (as usual)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2012 / 2:54 am

      Thanks Noelle – the bags were seriously cute – and I LOVE blush pink so I was so happy to see all the blush pink clothes – can't wait to use my gift card 🙂

  6. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    November 15, 2012 / 12:59 am

    Yay! So fun as always hanging with you Ella – my post went up today too but I took it down as I already had one up! Will publish it tomorrow 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 15, 2012 / 2:56 am

      I had so much fun too – I wrote about our sushi dinner (and how I was alone with the all-you-can-eat dishes LOL) but took it out because the post was getting too long ;-P I'm so glad I have an Express partner-in-crime! Can't wait to read your post tomorrow.

  7. Ms. Random
    November 15, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing the details of how we all can get in on the Express pop-up's in T.O! XX

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 16, 2012 / 3:49 am

      You're welcome – hope you get the chance to visit one!

  8. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    November 15, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Oh how fun! I'm super jealous – nothing this fantastic anywhere nearby!Sequins&Stilettos

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 16, 2012 / 3:50 am

      I'm loving all the Toronto-based events going on at the moment 🙂

  9. Lindy May
    November 16, 2012 / 2:55 am

    Looks like so much fun!! I really love that bag in your right hand!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 16, 2012 / 3:50 am

      Thanks Lindy – I had a VERY hard time putting the bag back LOL – and it wasn't even for sale (yet)!

  10. Perilously Pale
    November 19, 2012 / 3:21 am

    I need to check this site out. Looks like really cute stuff. Love this pic of you and Elaine!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 19, 2012 / 4:25 am

      Thanks 🙂 You definitely should – there are so many items perfect for the holiday season!

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