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OPEN CALL | The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is Now Accepting Applications

The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is looking for their next group of fashion-inspired businesses until July 28th, 2016, 4 PM EST.

Working closely with Ryerson University‘s Fashion Zone, the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation will incubate, develop and support Canada’s fashion-inspired businesses. Participating companies and individuals will hone their business models and skills through structured mentorship with the Joe Fresh and Ryerson teams as well as Canadian business and fashion leaders.

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Joe Fresh has maintained a far-reaching commitment to the future of the Canadian fashion industry, including education and support of new business and design talent. The goal of the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is to foster a 360-degree approach to mentorship that will best position young entrepreneurs for real world success. The centre will encompass Canadian startups in all fashion-related fields, including design, production, technology and professional services. Continue reading OPEN CALL | The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation is Now Accepting Applications

RETAILER SPOTLIGHT | GOTSTYLE

If you are a menswear aficionado, GOTSTYLE should already be in your repertoire of shopping destinations. Founded in 2005 by Melissa Austria, GOTSTYLE has quickly become one of Toronto’s leading menswear boutiques. As a Canadian store, it is part of GOTSTYLE’s mandate to champion local brands. Austria is extremely fond of homegrown talent; she is constantly hunting for new Canadian designers to represent in-store. Currently, GOTSTYLE houses an impressive roster of national menswear brands including Baffi, Outclass, and Sully Wong, among many others.

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The retailer started off with humble beginnings in the form of trunk sales. Over the past decade, it has successfully branded itself as a destination dedicated to ‘upgrading the men of Toronto.’ Melissa had a unique vision: to create a one-stop-shop for al
l things menswear. Through strategic branding tactics such as viral marketing campaigns, unique services, fashion shows, and themed club nights, GOTSTYLE became a leader in the Canadian retail landscape.

GOTSTYLE has consistently proved its ability to adapt –changing demands through the implementation of innovative services. In 2013, it introduced the Groom Room, where husbands-to-be and their groomsmen can get fitted while enjoying a game of pool and a drink from the in-house bar. Shortly after, GOTSTYLE won the Shopper Innovation Award through the launch of its Skype Shopping program. This service allows customers to call in and have the in-store
consultants pull pieces for them according to their needs, eliminating the need for busy clients to physically come shopping

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Photo courtesy of GOTSTYLE

GOTSTYLE offers made-to-measure, an in-house tailor, and a barber shop. The stores are divided into three sections, casual, business,
and social. Each section caters to a range of different price points and sizes. Through their efforts, the GOTSTYLE team is committed to spreading their mantra “Dress Better. Do Better”.

To learn more about GOTSTYLE, visit: https://shop.gotstyle.ca