Amour: la Maison Simons


[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to a wonderful week on Shoes to Shiraz.  I just got back from a trip to Las Vegas with 7 women I 'met' through blogging (I can't wait to tell you all about it near the end of the week.)  I have fantastic posts planned all week because my heart is full of gratitude.  Gratitude for blogging, for the opportunities it has granted me and the friendships I have made through it.  Also, it just so happens to be my 37th birthday tomorrow and so of course I will celebrate and then on top of all that, it was this blog's 7th birthday on the weekend.  So stay tuned for some giveaways and lots of fun!

The mall has always been a place to unwind for me.  I love browsing and checking out the new styles that grace the displays.  I love seeing the colours, feeling the textures and getting ideas of different outfits I'd like to wear. Even back in University during the Quebec year,  I would walk the 30 some minutes to the kingdom of Place Ste-Foy for some window shopping.   Sometimes missing class. Shhhh...don't read that part, Mom. It was a...cultural...experience, after all?  A store I instantly fell in LOVE with there was La Maison Simons. For you History affectionados out there, like moi, I found this great review on their website that shows the history of their store. Here.

My new love: mixing history and fashion.  Everything about this story works for me.  Originally from Scotland, the Simons family came to Québec and started their empire in the 19th century.
Shopping in Quebec isn't complete without hitting up this historic department store dans le vieux. In the past year they've (finally) opened an online store at and I've got to say that hands down, from all the online shopping sites I frequent, they are above and beyond the easiest, fastest and most convenient place.
You place an order, it arrives within the week, shipping is free over 50$ and if you don't like sometime, you reuse the box, print off a return label, book a pick up with UPS and they take care of it from there. This has obviously changed since 2011. Still my favourite online store for ordering, however it's now free after 100$ and they no longer use UPS, but Canada Post instead.  Returns are still free.
Seriously simple.
But I doubt you'd be returning anything because their clothing lines are unique, classy and trendy and the quality is also great. I can find unique pieces for my wardrobe that I know nobody here will have.
Here are some items currently on my wishlist:

Nordic Snowflake Cardigan

Dévoré Giraffe Print Tee

Ergonomic Skinny Jean

And don't even get me started on their accessories.......

This post originally appeared on Shoes to Shiraz in October of 2011 and has been modified.

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So what better way to celebrate gratitude (linking up with my girl, Simply Shaunacey, blogging and birthdays than with a giveaway....come on friends, I know you want it. How about a 25$ gift card to my favourite store: La Maison Simons.  American friends, guess what, good news- they ship to the States and it's probably cheaper for you jerks (I mean, hi, I love you) because your dollar is awesome here.

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  1. I am totally on the hunt for skinny jeans too! Thanks for a great fashion tip!

  2. Living on Cloud Nine18 April, 2016 01:25

    Soooo happy you all had a great time, looking so forward to a recap! Happy happy early birthday beautiful I know there's gonna be a great day in store for you! Fun giveaway and glad you made it home safe and sound!

  3. I can't wait to fit in clothing at this store!! Happy early birthday:) xo

  4. Do they ship to the US?? Maybe someday I'll make it to Quebec and be able to go to the real place!

  5. What an awesome week for you! Can't wait to hear about that blog conference!

  6. I can't wait to put the recap together. But first, sleep.

  7. Wished you were in Vegas :( I really want to meet you!

  8. I will write it all in french, just for you.

  9. So much to do get caught up on all the blogs I didn't read whilst away. ....and then that recap!

  10. by 'your girl' do you mean your new BFF in blog AND real life??? thought so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ps I miss you and I'll miss cuddling tonight lol :)

  11. Katie Mitchell18 April, 2016 11:48

    Fun stuff!!!! Looking forward to all you have planned!!

  12. I want something from this store - you always have the cutest things from there. Also, I miss you. Le sigh.

  13. I've never heard of the store before, but after browsing their site I can definitely see why you love it! So many adorable items! I want it all!

  14. I cannot wait to hear all about your Vegas adventure! So jealous!!


  15. It was fantastic...enjoy Hawaii!

  16. And the content is always changing so it's hard to stop wanting.


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