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Shop Today: 35th Annual LLHA Show


Sept. 28-30, 2015
Mississauga Convention Centre

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"Shop Today", that's the theme for the 2015 edition of the LLHA Show, Canada's only show for Travel, Business and Fashion Accessories! This year’s show features a special "Cash and Carry" section, a great way to take advantage of some hot deals for the holidays.

The 2015 Show will have a fresh look and feel and you don't want to miss this great opportunity to connect with everyone in the industry!

We continue to book up the best in our industry to showcase to you at the 35th annual LLHA Show. Some of our booked brands include: Go Travel Accessories, Fossil, Beside-U, Safe Skies, W.I.N., SpaHket, Secrid, Jos Von Arx, Dion, Daphne Han & Co, and many more.

Stay tuned as we update you regularly on additional brands bringing you their latest & greatest this September.

Stay connected with Canada's only magazine for the travel business & fashion accessory industry now into its 49th year, distributed to 7,000 retailers nationally.
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Study: Cross-border online shopping stunts Canadian e-commerce
Business in Vancouver
Canadians who order products online and have them sent to U.S. mailboxes are partly to blame for Canadian e-commerce sales lagging other countries, according to a new study. Online sales are expected to be 4.8 per cent of all retail sales in Canada in 2015, according to the study, which was conducted by the Centre for Retail Research and released by RetailMeNot Inc.
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Loblaw embarks on $1.2 billion retail refresh expected to create 5,000 jobs
Financial Post
Having put most of its energy into a massive infrastructure and IT rollout over several years, Loblaw Cos. Ltd is once again turning to the business of refreshing its stores, sharpening its food assortment and building new locations as part of a $1.2 billion spending plan in 2015. Loblaw will build 50 new stores, under its own banners and that of Shoppers Drug Mart, to boost its network of 2,300 locations across the country and will also renovate more than 100 stores.
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Sears Canada to sell — and then lease back — 3 locations
Business in Vancouver
Sears Canada is selling three properties in Western Canada, including two in British Columbia, to Concord Pacific Group of Companies for $140 million, the retailer recently announced. The three stores, located at Metrotown in Burnaby, Cottonwood Mall in Chillwack and North Hill Shopping Centre in Calgary, are not closing, the company said. Instead, Sears Canada will keep the stores operating under long-term leases, and the chain said there will be no layoffs.
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Here's what you need to know about buying a quality leather bag
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Shopping for a leather bag can be confusing. The market is saturated with cheap fake leathers, low-quality craftsmanship, and hardware that breaks down after a season or two. To help separate the well-made from the overpriced crap, we spoke to an expert leather craftsman to get some insight into what goes on under the hood.

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Chic luggage collection launches exclusively at Barneys New York
Condé Nast Traveler
Ben Gorham, the owner of beauty company Byredo, is no stranger to inventiveness. He's known primarily for his colorfully named fragrances (Mojave Ghost and Mister Marvelous are two standouts), and some of his past branch-out endeavors have included fashionable jackknifes and toothpaste that he claims "can control people's dreams." His latest entrepreneurial venture is Nécessaire de Voyage, a line of handbags and luggage launching this week exclusively at Barneys New York.

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Target Canada owed $1.9 billion from its own property firm
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In a surprise move, Target Canada is now owed $1.9 billion by a property company it created, making the insolvent chain its own biggest creditor and threatening to significantly dilute the recovery of others. Granted bankruptcy protection on Jan. 15, Target Canada has ended an agreement with the property company it had set up for its failed store operations here, which triggered the $1.9 billion intercompany claim, according to court filings.

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Nordstrom opens at Rideau Centre
Ottawa Business Journal
The second Nordstrom location in Canada opened its doors to thousands of eager shoppers at the Rideau Centre recently, a milestone event the upscale retailer hopes is the beginning of a long, prosperous relationship with the capital. "We feel that there's a good opportunity for us (in Ottawa)," company spokesman John Bailey told OBJ during a sneak peek of the 157,000-square-foot store.
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Air Transat plans more seats in bid to save money
CBC News
Air Transat plans to increase the number of seats aboard its Airbus A330 jets on routes to London and Paris as part of a bid to save money. It also plans to increase revenue from passengers on "ancillary services," a term that could include charges for preferred seating and other options, according to vice-president of public affairs Michel Lamay. Air Transat does not charge for checked baggage and doesn't plan to introduce a fee, he said.
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Michael Kors: Has the luxury brand become a victim of its own success?
CTV News
It's said that image is everything in fashion, and for luxury brand Michael Kors, that image has begun to tarnish. For more than a year, fashion insiders, from style bloggers to financial analysts have been warning of "the coming crash" of Kors' lifestyle company, Michael Kors Holdings. They're worried that in the three years since the company went public, it's been opening so many stores that it's at risk of oversaturating its own market — a prospect that could doom the brand.
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Maclean's: Avoiding baggage fees may cost travellers more in the long run
City News
As GTA families get set to head to Pearson International Airport for March break getaways, many will try to avoid baggage fees to save some money. Some travellers are over-stuffing their carry-on bags, but such efforts to not check luggage could actually be costing travellers more in the long run. An exclusive story by Maclean's magazine, says that this practice has created less room on planes and longer wait times to get through security, while creating more work for airport employees.
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Target Canada closing 16 stores soon
CBC News
The end is near for 16 Target Canada locations shutting their doors to the public. The company confirmed to CBC News that the Target stores in the following locations will close at the end of the shopping day on these dates.
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