It’s every shopaholic’s dream to attend a private shopping event, and on Thursday, May 16 I was fortunate enough to experience just that thanks to Mendocino, TextStyles (Stefania Yarhi) and a very awesome Twitter contest.
To promote their new line, Mendocino (a Toronto based chain of stores that sell the best of brand name merchandise that one would usually only find in New York, Paris and LA) teamed up with a group of Toronto fashion bloggers to share their “My Mendocino Moment” styles on mannequins in their store windows.
A simple retweet (or three) got me a VIP invite to their #MyMendoMoment launch party at the Eaton Centre and I was able to shop like a star. Greeted by extremely friendly staff, offered great tasting champagne and tempted by a colourful candy bar; the night was definitely a memorable one. The best part about winning the contest though? Getting a $100 gift card to buy whatever my heart desired in the store. Unfortunately for me, my heart wanted everything, but in the end I was able to make a decision and buy two pieces.
Check out my pictures from the event:
What’s in that Mendocino shopping bag?
(Left: Chiole Denim Architect vest, $85 Right: Freeloader tank, $52)
There were seriously so many beautiful items, Mendocino has earned it’s spot on my “favourite stores” list. (If I wasn’t a financially starving student I’d be shopping here every week!) Be sure to check out their website and lookbook and if you live in Toronto, visit one of their many locations!
Thanks again to TextStyles and Mendocino for hosting this amazing contest and event!