Ann Taylor Celebrates the Grand Opening of its First International Store
at the Toronto Eaton Centre Together with The Breast Cancer Research
TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, October 4th, Ann Taylor celebrated the grand opening of its first international
store with a chic in-store cocktail together with The Breast Cancer
Research Foundation® (BCRF). The first Canadian Ann Taylor flagship
store is located in the Toronto Eaton Centre with a second
international store set to open this November in Toronto at the
Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Special guest speakers included Ann Taylor President: Brian Lynch, Head
of Design: Lisa Axelson, BCRF President: Myra Biblowit and BCRF
Researcher: Dr. Pamela Goodwin. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding
scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer
in our lifetime. Ann Taylor is thrilled to announce that through their
support they will fund Dr. Pamela Goodwin's research throughout 2013.
Notable media and VIP attendees included: Caroline Mulroney-Lapham,
Vanessa Mulroney, Kirstine Stewart of CBC, Leesa Butler, Tara
Spencer-Narin, Marilyn Denis host of The Marilyn Denis Show, Suzanne
Boyd, Alexandra Weston of Holt Renfrew, Jane Francisco, Deirdre Kelly,
Larry Rosen and John Sullivan, President of Cadillac-Fairview.
The new Ann Taylor store spans over 3,800 square feet, and offers a full
range of women's apparel, accessories, including bags, small leather
goods and footwear. All apparel, accessories and footwear are designed
under the direction of Lisa Axelson, the brand's Head of Design.
To welcome Canadians to Ann Taylor, The Toronto Eaton Centre location
will host a shopping event on Saturday, October 13 from 1-5 p.m. in
partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). The
event will include a live DJ, refreshments, product giveaways, and a
free limited edition tote with any purchase over $100. Ten percent of
sales from the event will be donated to BCRF.
For more information, visit:
About Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor is an iconic lifestyle brand that is defined by a unique
balance of fashion and work for modern women of substance and style
across every generation. Ann Taylor operates 277 stores across the
United States, as well as an e-commerce website at www.anntaylor.com. Ann Taylor is a division of ANN INC (NYSE: ANN).
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in
1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to
funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast
cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF will award $40 million to
197 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe,
the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar
spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness
programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities
in the country. For the tenth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars
from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only cancer organization rated an "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about
BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
Image with caption: "Interior of Ann Taylor, Eaton Centre (GEORGE PIMENTEL/ANN TAYLOR) (CNW Group/Ann Taylor)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121005_C4798_PHOTO_EN_18990.jpg
Image with caption: "Justin MacFarlane, Lisa Axelson, Brian Lynch, Jessica Bongard (GEORGE PIMENTEL/ANN TAYLOR) (CNW Group/Ann Taylor)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121005_C4798_PHOTO_EN_18991.jpg
Image with caption: "Marilyn Denis, Lisa Axelson, Alexis Honce(GEORGE PIMENTEL/ANN TAYLOR) (CNW Group/Ann Taylor)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121005_C4798_PHOTO_EN_18992.jpg
SOURCE: Ann Taylor
For further information:
Canadian Press Requests:
Anita Matte, ASC PR
Ann Taylor Inquiries:
Andrew Taylor, Ann Taylor