[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ur client Holt Renfrew is celebrating this year their 175 anniversary! From its start in 1837 as a hat and cap shop in Quebec City to the go-to luxury mecca it is today, Holt’s has undeniably had a starring role in Canada’s retail legacy. To fête the occasion, everything from high-fashion designs like Christian Louboutin’s magenta-platform sling backs to fun finds like Pantone’s “Holt Renfrew Magenta” notebook will prove that even at 175, Holt’s still has it.
Aside from its anniversary and FNO events, Holt’s somehow has yet another top-bill event in September: at 11:30 a.m. on September 8, none other than Sir Elton Johnhimself will be stopping by the store. Along with his partner David Furnish andNEST Fragrances, John will be teaming up with Holt’s to debut two exclusive candles to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundatiom, which is also ringing in an anniversary this year of 20 years. L’Orangerie, a citrus-based fragrance, and Jardin de Fleurs, a floral blend, will be on sale exclusively at Holt’s for $50 a pop, with proceeds going to the foundation.