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Meet the artisans, discover their expertise, and share their passion.

A dive into our exclusive collaborations and special partnerships.

19 Aug 2019

MARKANTOINE x Icône: A Trip to the Heart of Originality

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From being a young kid who enjoyed designing dresses while studying theatre to becoming one of the most prominent avant-garde designers of his generation, the career of Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert has been one woven with hard work, will, passion, and authenticity...

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16 May 2019

United for the Future

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The Stand for Tomorrow program aims to raise awareness of social issues and to encourage those who are working to solve them. To support TOMS in its campaign, Simons selected three inspiring Canadian organizations. Thanks to their visions, these changemakers inspire positive change in our country.

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1 May 2019

The Dancers of Program 3 by Ballet BC

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Leaping, kicking, spinning, twirling—the dynamic art of dance is a wonder to witness. To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy this captivating art form, Simons has made Simon's Arts for All Seating available for Ballet BC's performance of Program 3, a presentation of three exceptional choreographed works, which will run from May 9 through 11 at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

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2 Apr 2019

An Ode to Colour and Balance: Meet the Artist Catherine Lavoie

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Catherine Lavoie sees art in her soup, in her cereal, and in her ramen as well. Her daily life is an endless source of inspiration. This spring, she shares her overflowing creativity with us in an exclusive collection of T-shirts featuring pretty, colourful, and minimalist prints that suit her to a T! Let yourself be won over just like we were by this artist and her artwork.

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22 Mar 2019

Cultiver l'Espoir: An Inspiring Organic Agricultural Production Program

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Socially concerned by humanitarian and environmental causes, our Twik team seeks out new causes to support each season. Because we know that we can make a difference in the world by what we do, getting involved and taking concrete action has become instinctive to us.

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Marie-Ève Lecavalier on Growing up in Fashion

Montreal designer Marie-Ève Lecavalier joins forces with Édito to create the first-ever designer collection produced by Simons. The following tête-à-tête is written by Anja Aronowsky Cronberg who founded Vestoj in 2009 as a platform for critical thinking in fashion. Today, she runs the annual Vestoj Journal, Vestoj Online, and the live performance Vestoj Salons. She lives in Paris and produces Vestoj under the partial patronage of London College of Fashion, where she also works as a Senior Research Fellow in Fashion Theory and Practice.

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Manif d'art x Simons

“We are so small between the stars, so large against the sky,” wrote Leonard Cohen, whose significant prose gave birth to this year's ninth edition of the Manif d'art de Québec, orchestrated by the director of the Ikon Gallery of Birmingham, Jonathan Watkins.

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LG Chabot: A 125-Year-Old Family Story

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Twik x Too Cool For School | In collaboration with @desseydoll

It's with immense pleasure that influencer Despina Daniilids wrote this article in which she tells us about her adventure in Seoul and her love for Too Cool For School's Korean skincare products that are now available at Simons.

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Transform Your Shaving Routine with Rituels Grooming Products for Men

A few months ago, Simons announced that it would be acquiring Rituels, a company from Quebec City that specializes in shaving accessories and other grooming products for men.

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Protecting Polar Bears and Our Planet

Alysa is the director of conservation outreach and a staff scientist at Polar Bears International (PBI), an organization dedicated to conserving polar bears and the sea ice they depend on for survival.

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Get the Best of the West with Boulet Boots

Handcrafted in the city of St-Tite, cowboy boots made by the Canadian company Boulet Inc. are crossing new frontiers and stepping out overseas.

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Twik X Kate Pugsley

At Simons, art is important to us. We're inspired by the work of artists, since like them, we believe that art beautifies the world and helps new ideas to emerge. That's why, season after season, we love collaborating with creators and designers from all over the world.

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The hives on our roofs

Simons is proud to be hosting our very first urban hives at our Old Quebec, Carrefour Laval, and Square One stores in collaboration with the Canadian company, Alvéole.

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Collabs 17.11.2017

Embodying Style: MARIPIER x blush finds the perfect fit with Simons

With her MARIPIER x blush lingerie collection launching exclusively this month at Simons, and Face au Mur a new game show series based on LeBron James' The Wall coming this winter – bewitching, mercurial and utterly charming Quebec TV It Girl Maripier Morin is sitting pretty at the top of her game, naturally.

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Family ties

When it comes to making leather goods, it's hard to beat Italian expertise. For family-run company Fracap, every single shoe that's made is treated like a work of art. Simons is proud to collaborate with the Cappellos in offering high-quality, fashionable boots for men.

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A most gracious host

Staying in one of the hotels by Group Germain Hotels is almost like being hosted by a member of your family! From coast to coast, they go above and beyond so that each guest feels unique, special, and pampered. If Canadians are known for being warm and welcoming, then the Germains embody this to a T!

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Collabs 25.09.2017

Karine Vanasse x Elisa C-Rossow: Aesthetics and Timelessness

When they met just over 2 years ago, their connection was immediate and mutual. The same vision of fashion and aesthetics —it's no surprise that actress Karine Vanasse and designer Elisa C-Rossow wanted to collaborate on a unique and exclusive collection at Simons.

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The dynamic duo behind street-savvy label Represent

There's no fashion like British street-fashion. From Katharine Hamnett to Jeremy Scott, its edge, its style and its attitude inspire cult-like followings. And thanks to George and Mike Heaton, the brothers behind Represent, the buzz is coming from the north of England this time. We talked to George about what makes Manchester-based Represent such a stand-up standout, and learned how family is their driving force.

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Collabs 11.09.2017

Rudy Bois X Simons: The Designer and His Fashion Career

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Rose Buddha x Ola Volo x I.FIV5

A Collaborative Collection of Eco-friendly Leggings Exclusively at Simons. Elles sont deux jeunes mamans et sont toutes deux amoureuses du yoga, de la méditation et de la nature. Elles étaient à la recherche d'un legging en accord parfait avec leur mode de vie actif. Et faute de trouver le legging sans défaut, elles l'ont créé. Depuis 2016, Madeleine Arcand et Maxime Morin sont les deux femmes à la tête de Rose Buddha, une entreprise québécoise de leggings haut de gamme qui plaisent autant pour le look qu'ils procurent que pour leur conception 100 % écoresponsable.

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June Swimwear x Cantoro x Simons

Fashion and art often go hand in hand, and this collaboration is no exception. June Swimwear x Jason Cantoro is the work of two Canadian creators who combined their expertise to produce a swimwear collection that's available exclusively at Simons.

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A love story filled with folklore

Making our way down one of Quebec City's main roads, we head towards the home of the young Quebec illustrator, Esthera Preda. She's graciously invited us over.

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Collabs 28.03.2017

Haute Humour: Our Sit-Down with Sew Sketchy

She's a fabulous New York fashionista with a sassy attitude, a soft spot for kale, and an obsession with everything hanging in Anna Dello Russo's closet. Never was there a caricature with “sew” much character as Sew Sketchy, the illustrious illustration that fashion fans just can't get enough of.

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Big Heart, Big Art — Why We Love Maya Gohill

Calgary artist Maya Gohill has a knack for charming everyone she meets. From her delightful personality to her impeccable sense of fashion, everything about the 40-something-year-old is as bright and expansive as the three storey-high mural she created for her hometown Simons' flagship.

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Simons, there for the community

Find out about a few of our 2016 initiatives that made a difference alongside local organizations.

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Collabs 08.11.2016

A gift that will have everyone talking!

Simons supports Fondation Sourdine and the École oraliste de Québec

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Collabs 14.10.2016

P2 x Simons

This famous Quebec fashion designer has created a brand new collaboration that's exclusively available at Simons!

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Collabs 12.10.2016

Switch tes fripes, fashion straight from your TV

Simons is proud to present the newest fashion show on Vrak.

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Collabs 05.10.2016

Estelle & Lucille, knitwear made by grandma

Estelle & Lucille is a new type of knitwear company that supports society's grandmothers, their know-how, and the quality of handmade knit products.

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Collabs 21.09.2016

Samantha Pynn x Simons Maison

Who better to talk about her new collection than the designer herself? Samantha Pynn was willing to become our blog writer for the day!

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Collabs 09.09.2016

Claude A. Simard: painter of colour

He was a renowned painter, an experienced graphic artist and a beloved teacher. He also left La Maison Simons with a cherished legacy: its iconic green leaf!

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A historic landing at Simons

A great sailboat built in 1928 is currently cruising across the Atlantic. On board, expertise and tradition are making the long journey from France to Quebec. Destination: Simons.

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Collabs 06.06.2016

Dressing the world one pocket tee at a time!

Poches & Fils is an up-and-coming Montreal company that makes pocket tees and tops. Its business concept is simple: customers choose the kind of top they want, then personalize it with a pocket they'd like to show off.

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New home decor collection by Samantha Pynn

Samantha Pynn is a pillar in the Canadian interior design landscape.

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Twik Collection x Amour & Joie de Vivre

Simons has been at the forefront of fashion since 1840 and considers art among its chief priorities. Its choice of collections by international designers, the clothing design process and even the design of Simons stores consistently demonstrate that art with a capital A is of central importance.

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