Get ready to fulfill your wildest Say Yes To The Dress dreams: Kleinfeld is officially open in Canada! The massive space is nestled at the back of Hudson Bay’s newly-renovated 7th floor, hereby deemed bridal paradise. I had the chance to attend the opening party on May 13 and get a sneak peek at the space while rubbing shoulders with famed wedding dress designers Pnina Tornai and Ines Di Santo and Toronto media & socialite-types.
I brought along my perennial plus one and trusted bridal adviser Stella Lee. Setting wedding-obsessed PR gals loose in a space like this can only lead to trouble. More on the 7th floor experience later. First, Kleinfeld!
I wish I’d taken more photos of the Kleinfeld space – it’s so large, airy, bright and beautiful. The bridal fitting rooms are, in a word, massive. They’re among the largest I’ve seen so far and have their very own pedestal, mirror and chairs for your most trusted companions.
There’s also a super-luxe silky robe in the perfect “something blue” shade to wear between dresses.
Once you’re in the dress, you can emerge from your dressing room to the twirling stations where your friends & family will be waiting. 3-way full-length mirrors and a pedestal just for you await, along with comfy couches for your nearest & dearest.
My favourite room was the space chock full of stunning dresses. Stella and I spent the majority of the evening wandering from frothy dress to sparkly dress and pre-shopping for my June 1 appointment. There’s way too much to choose from – I have no idea how I’ll narrow down my options.
I fell in love with this Danielle Caprese Sweetheart Ball Gown in Tulle pretty much on sight. The blush/champagne shade is so luxe and beautiful and I love the mix of lace, sparkle & tulle. This will be a must-try on dress day!
The models twirling on pedestals around the entire showroom were also more than a little helpful in showcasing a few new favourites. I took a million photos of this Rivini Patrizia V-Neck Embroidered tulle gown and I’m 99% sure the model wearing it thought I was a major creepshow. This dress has also made its way onto my must-try list – I love the textured skirt and embellished bodice!
Stella and I both fell in love with this Denise Basso Strapless Ball Gown in Satin, a nice mix of a simple-but-detailed bodice and flouncy tulle skirt.
Last but not least, I came face-to-face with the Lazaro Dropped Waist Tulle Gown I’ve been eyeing for awhile on the Kleinfeld Canada website. It’s just as beautiful in person! I’m still unsure about how covered up the top is, but I know I’ll have to give it a try.
Along with the largest selection of wedding dresses you’ll likely find in Toronto, the Kleinfeld Canada boutique is also home to bridesmaid dresses, hair- & headpieces, shoes, jewelry and bridal lingerie! It’s basically a one-stop-shop for all things bridal.
The selection of bridesmaid dresses included my favourite Monique Lhullier dress along with the super-versatile Henkaa convertible dresses while the accessories spanned Queen’s University alum Erin Fitzpatrick’s bejeweled bridal belts and David Dunkley’s gorgeous headpieces along with Ti Adoro jewels.
The bridal magic doesn’t stop at dresses and accessories, though. The 7th floor is a true paradise with everything from KitchenAid stand mixers to Maison Birks jewels and Godiva chocolate. Yes, all of this in one place. I’m not one for chocolate, but these delicious Godiva truffles have left me wanting them on my sweet table, stat. I chowed down on the Tiramisu and Birthday Cake truffles and kind of wish I’d brought the box we received in our gift bags to work today.
The chocolate didn’t stop there, though. The sweet table was beyond beautiful and I snapped more than a few pics of the stunning set-up and full blooms dotting the table. This is all chocolate and yes we could pick what we wanted from this spread.
I wasn’t planning to register – Italians typically don’t – but after seeing the housewares paradise on the 7th floor I am likely reversing my decision. The Kate Spade and Le Creuset areas alone are enough to make a gal swoon. You can pick up everything from flatwear to faux peonies to Kate Spade dessert plates on this floor. I would go back soon, but I may never leave.
I’m so glad I go to experience the 7th floor of Hudson’s Bay flagship location last night! I would recommend a visit for any bride-to-be and her crew but also to anyone who swoons at the sight the full rainbow of Le Creuset cookware. The only caveat: make sure you leave yourself enough time to explore! You’ll want it.