For many years Yorkdale has been my one-stop destination for shopping – even before the shopping centre’s two luxury expansions. With the recent additions such as; Versace, Vince Camuto, Jimmy Choo, Montcler, Salvatore Ferragamo, newly renovated Holt Renfrew and Michael Kors in addition to Bulgari, Nordstrom and more arriving in 2016, it is by far the premier shopping mall in Canada and the perfect place to buy gifts for all your loved ones this holiday season.
Previously only celebrated by Americans and US retailers, Black Friday has gained popularity north of the border here in Canada and signifies the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Due to the increase in Canadian shoppers taking advantage of Black Friday sales in the last two years, the team at Yorkdale is offering a full suite of services to cater to you during this busy time of the year.
EXTENDED BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING HOURS
On Black Friday (November 28th) Yorkdale will be open from as early as 7:00am and will stay open until 9:30pm. For those of you who are early birds, the first 100 guests will receive a $50 gift card that can be used at a select list of retailers and restaurants, which can be found here .
DINE ON 3 RESTOS & RESERVATIONS
Part of the appeal of shopping at Yorkdale is the amazing food experiences found in their specialty food locations, restaurants and Dine on 3, which features 19 options (4 with liquor licences) to satisfy even the pickiest shopper’s palette. My go-to’s are Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, Espressamente Illy, Glow Express and Amaya Express. Also featured on the third level during this period, complimentary fruit-infused water and your fave glossy mags to help keep you hydrated and entertained between burning calories shopping the expansive mall.
RBC AVION HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND LOUNGE
Last year the RBC Avoin Lounge was a big hit and will return this season fully equipped with a parcel/coat check , concierge service and a VIP Lounge and Cafe, promising to enhance the shopper’s experience throughout the holidays. On Black Friday, shoppers will receive free gift wrapping for up to three packages. During the remainder of the holidays, the RBC Avion Lounge and Boutqiue services will be available to all RBC Avion cardholders for free and available to the general public for a charity donation.
With the help of my friends at Yorkdale, we want to give you a jump start on your holiday shopping by giving away a $50 gift card via social media. To be eligible to win, you must be following me on Twitter and tweet “I want a jump start on my holiday shopping with a @YorkdaleStyle gift card #SoSashaxYorkdale”. Contest begins Monday November 17th, 2014 at 9am EST and ends Sunday November 23rd at 9pm EST and open to Canadian residents only. The winner will be announced on Monday November 24th at 10am EST via Twitter. Best of luck!
For more information on Yorkdale and to stay up to date on upcoming store openings directory, holiday hours, valet, parking information and more, head to Yorkdale.com.