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Style Notes Party Opens A Showroom

Six of Toronto’s brightest designer lines are housed at the new Gangbar Winslade sales agency. A party to launch the showroom will be held tonight at 410 Adelaide St. W., where the fall collections of Babel, Bent Boys, Chemiserie, Comrags, Loucas and Anne Seally will be on view. The agency is the brainchild of Natalie Gangbar, who has left C.N.L. Enterprises where she was the in-house representative for Comrags and.. Read More

Counter attack as more and more fake watches appear on the streets, brands look for ways to fight back

Lots of people buy fake watches – even O.J. Simpson – forcing brands to take a multifaceted approach to protecting their trademarks. Simpson was in the news this month, again, after it was discovered that a Rolex Submariner watch he turned over to the court to pay off part of the judgment he owes the family of his late wife was actually a fake. According to media reports, Simpson’s civil.. Read More

Calling a stone cutter a stone cutter

I was excited recently to receive another catalog from a company that identified itself as being “among the largest manufacturers and importers of the highest quality” precious and semiprecious stones. To me, this indicated that the company creates and imports stones. But when I called to determine which stones were manufactured or man-made, I learned that by “manufacturing” stones, the company really means cutting them. I have been creating J┬ásince.. Read More