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5 Essentials for Back to School

POSTED September 17th, 2014

So we’re a couple weeks into the school year but if you’re anything like I was in school – you’re still trying to get the hang of things and get into your routine (there’s always another week or so it seems – right?!). I know how tough it can be to get back into jive but if you feel like you’ve skilled a beat or two – not to worry. We’ve got the top 5 essential items you’ll need to get you through weeks 3 to 43.

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The Stylish Carryall: $99, Zara The Perfect Crew: Roots, $68 The Classic Time Teller: Michael Kors, $250.00 The Day Planner: Kate Spade at Indigo, $36 The Versatile Sneaker: Vans Snakeskin Slip-On, $55

A Fashionable Fav Lands at Mapleview Centre!

POSTED September 5th, 2014

Ask any fashionable woman what the classic colour combo of all time is and you’re likely to get a popular response: black and white. It’s no surprise then that coveted fashion retailer from the US, White House Black Market, prides itself on building collections around these two noteworthy hues. And for all you colour lovers out there – no need to worry – there is a fair share of brights, patterns and textures. If you’ve never shopped at WHBM before, it’s the stylish woman’s one stop shop for dresses, skirts, blouses, jeans, accessories and much more. And if we still haven’t wet your appetite quite yet, just take a sneak peak at their fall collection which is sure to have you running for the door to get a look all for yourself.

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Genius Short Sleeve Collar Shirt, $88 Luxe Leather Front Legging, $300 ICONIC ARTIST SLEEVELESS MOTO ZIP FIT AND FLARE DRESS, $170 Leopard Print Swing Jacket, $170 Burgundy Statement Necklace, $148 Watefall Tiered Gown, $300 Iconic Siren Tie Front Shirt, $88 Genius Leather Loepard Heel, $130

Make Your Statement: Back to School Trends with Mapleview

POSTED September 3rd, 2014

Whether you’re counting down the days or hiding under your sheets about the start of a new school year, there’s one thing everyone can get on board about: a new fall wardrobe. With fall’s trends navigating everywhere from all-American prep to Navajo inspired Americana looks, I thought I’d break down three notable styles you can expect to see this fall season and how you can get the look for yourself. So pick one or all three but whatever you do: be sure to make your statement this September.

Make Your Statement: Back to School Trends with Mapleview

Babaton Legging, $29, Artizia Leather and Suede Messenger Bag, $59, Zara Wool Hat, $59, Zara Flat Hide Ankle Boot, $99, Zara Northwest Sweater, $135, Artizia Plaid Tunic, $64, Gap Leather Moccasin, $69, Zara Shopper Bag with Buckle, $39, Zara Pearl Headband, $19, Zara Logo Crewneck Sweater, $54, Gap Oxford Shirt, $78, Banana Republic Side Zip Leggings, $44 Gap Jansport Backpack, $50, Journeys Knit Hat with Ears, $15, Zara Watch, Swatch Sweatshirt, $65 Aritzia Nike Air Max Thea, Foot Locker $119 Plaid Pleat Skirt, $64, Gap

Is your NYFW Suitcase Ready?

POSTED August 21st, 2014

Fashionable women everywhere have already begun counting down the days till one of the most celebrated events of the year. And no we’re not talking about the holidays, we’re talking New York Fashion Week. If you’ve ever been to New York City during this time, you’ll know the energy is undeniable. Flashing cameras, models fluttering through the city, lineups at all the hottest restaurants – it really is the place to be. And for those who have never been: we want to change all that. Enter the Mapleview Muse contest.

Follow @MapleviewCentre on Instagram, register your handle and a snap a photo of your NYFW style (preferably an outfit). Share it with your audience on Instagram with the hashtags #MapleviewMuse and #MuseNYC while tagging @MapleviewCentre and you could be our lucky winner. The prize you ask? Oh you know, just a two round trip tickets to NYC, transfers to and from the airport, a two night stay in a Manhattan hotel, VIP access to a designer how and 2 $250 Mapleview Gift Cards to get your suitcase NYFW ready!

We know we’ve got you pumped but now it’s time to start dreaming about what you would pack! Check out some of our suggestions below:

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Stylish Time Tellers

POSTED August 15th, 2014

What’s the one piece of jewelry that men and women share in common? Watches. Watches can make or break an outfit, act as a statement item and help ensure you get from task to the next in your busy day in style. Finding the balance between style and affordability can be tough, but Swatch has seemed to master that common problem since the company opened in 1983. A swatch watch is way more than a means to measure time, it’s a personal statement delivered with the flick of a wrist.

Here are some stylish statement makers we are digging right now:
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One Stop Shop with Dynamite

POSTED August 14th, 2014

Whether you’re in school, the work force or a stay at mom – any woman can agree that a one stop shop for all the occasions in her life makes any retail store a dream come true. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pencil skirt, skinny jeans for a night out or a versatile blouse that can take you from class to drinks with friends, a store that has it all is any girl’s best kept secret. So it’s no wonder why Dynamite has always been a go-to for stylish women alike. With a design team based in Montreal, Dynamite’s collection is always evolving to deliver modern, sexy apparel for the classic female in mind.

To show you how versatile but functional this collection really is, I’ve rounded up some picks of some classic wardrobe staples every woman should have.

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