Happy 175th Birthday, Holt Renfrew! Holts has been having non-stop birthday celebrations this month: everything from a Holt Renfrew exclusive Diet Coke bottle (it’s purdy) to Sir Elton John stopping by to talk fashion and promote his special candle that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

But Coke and candles is hardly where the party favours stop! Manola Blahnik has created limited edition magenta suede BB pumps, Christian Louboutin designed an exclusive peep-toe platform, Smythe Les Vestes created special black hourglass tuxedo blazer with an embroidered Holt Renfrew commemorative message, and last week, we attended the splashy J Brand bash hosted by Holts and style blog The Coveteur. 1-7-5: it’s a big deal!! 

The party brought out the younger generation of Holts loyalists to sip bubbly, eat raspberries and see how notable individuals in arts & entertainment would design their closet using J Brand as centrepiece, bringing The Coveteur blog to life. It was an excuse to get our nails did, dress in fun fall looks and mingle with the Toronto fashion community while raising a glass to Holt Renfrew on this momentous anniversary.

~ Jen McNeely

Photos by Becca Lemire (Click to Enlarge)