EXPLORE TORONTO LINGERIE PT. 2

29 October 2018

Kathryn’s Lingerie

Get to know Kathryn’s Lingerie – Owned by Eva Klein

How long have you been in business?

34 years. It was originally opened in 1984 and managed by my mother, Susan who purchased the business in 1986. I joined the business in 1997.

What are some of your bestsellers?

Chantelle, Hanro, Eberjey and Cosabella. 

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

When I first started dating my husband, I drove to Cleveland to pick him up and flew from Columbus to New York to take him to his first CURVE show. I remember his surprise when he was allowed to look at the models, because I was confident he would fall in love with the fashions and become as passionate as I was. I love attending CURVE to find new brands and gain the opportunity to meet other retailers and share knowledge. 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

I live nearby my store, and I love the community. My clients are loyal and I love being able to help empower them and help them find the perfect fit. Originally my mother had older clients, but when I came on I focused not only on retaining the current clientele but also worked to attract younger clients with younger brands.  

Peep inside to Kathryn’s Lingerie, click here.

 

 

Linea Intima & Reve Rouge

Get to know Linea Intima and Reve Rouge – Owned by Liliana Mann

How long have you been in business?

I opened the first of six Linea Intima locations, 22 years ago. Bayview Village the third location was opened 18 years ago. Reve Rouge was opened 1 year ago. 

What are some of your bestsellers?

At Linea Intima, the best sellers include Prima Donna and Empreinte. Here we are known for bra fitting expertise. At Reve Rouge, where we are known for lifestyle brands, some of the best sellers include Eberjey, Bluebella, and Bedhead Pajamas. 

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

I love meeting retailers that remember my brand, Romantic Night when I used to attend as an exhibitor. I loved giving the keynote address in February 2018 and having to delay the start due to overwhelming demand. 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

My favorite part is sharing knowledge and exchanging information with other boutique owners. The intimate apparel industry is very inclusive and friendly. I enjoy being part of a business that is full of positives – meaning that mostly people are coming in to shop for a special occasion. 

Discover Linea Intima and Reve Rouge, click here.

 

 

Melmira

Get to know Melmira – Owned by Holly Heenam

How long have you been in business?

Best friends Melanie and Mira started Melmira in 1992, and when Mira moved away, Melanie took the concept to the next level. Now in business for 25 years and operated by Melanie’s daughters (Holly and her three sisters), the shop has been located in its current location for more than 15 years.

What are some of your favorite memories at CURVE?

My favorite part is the efficiency and being able to meet with the brands and designers. 

What is your favorite part about being in the industry?

I love being on the floor and helping women. 

See inside Melmira, click here.

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