Unfashionable Ottawa? Think again.

Anyone who still says Ottawa is an unfashionable city should bite their tongue. Over the last few years, Rideau Centre became home to Zara and Forever 21 for fast, trendy fashion. As Bayshore shopping centre introduces Ottawa's first H&M store this October, Rideau Centre fights back again- claiming the title of "Ottawa's premier shopping destination"- with a redevelopment plan of their own. Thirty-four months and $360 Million later, downtown Ottawa's shopping hot-spot will get an enormous face-lift.

Cindy VanBuskirk, General Manager for Rideau Centre, introduces the re-development plan.

What do we already know? Nordstrom is coming. This was big news, but now it's old news. Yesterday, Rideau Centre announced they'll soon be home to some new players in Ottawa retail: Victoria's Secret, Simons and even... J.Crew. Yes ladies, you heard that right. J. Freaking. Crew. (planned opening Oct 2014).

Now you tell me- what are we missing? Anything? My shopping needs will be completely satisfied. I won't need to travel to Montreal or Toronto to take advantage of the great shopping. Soon I'll have it just steps away from my front door. Are you just as excited as I am? Well you should be.
This is a good change for Rideau Centre and for Ottawa shopping.

Now for some pictures of Rideau Centre's Project Preview Reception, where they announced the massive redevelopment:
With Grace of 613style
With some of Ottawa's most fashionable! Emily of Tinfoil Tiaras & Lauren of A 5'3 Perspective


  1. That is awesome news for you ladies in Owatta. Also a little dangerous as you will be able to just "stop in" on your way home or on the weekends. lol

  2. Love it!! Dude, Ottawa is totally on my "preferred list of midwifery placement" options, did I say that already? This shopping business is great.

  3. Looks and sounds like a great time! I'll take one of those drinks, please!! lol Have a great weekend!


  4. That is wonderful that all your favorite stores will be right nearby! Yay shopping!

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  5. Looks like a fun event, and I wonder who came up with the idea that y'all aren't that fashionable in owatta

  6. Very cool Kel! Extra cool that you got to go to the event!

  7. I was really happy to hear the news! If ever I needed an excuse to stay in the market just a LITTLE bit longer, this is it! Love your envelope clutch!

  8. It's NOT fair that Canada gets more and more J.Crews and Belgium gets none. NOT FAIR (eventhough the city of Ottawa is probs the size of Belgium and "preppy" doesn't work for most people here...) . You lucky bastards! xo


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