Drake General Store Launches Houseware Collection
As a Collaboration with the Hudson's Bay, 12 Holiday Pop-ups Are To Be Opened Across Ontario
(photos: associated press/ Drake General Store)
Drake General Store announces its first-ever housewares collection House Party, available on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in all retail locations, as well as online. The collection was designed by the company’s in-house design team and features collaborations with various Toronto-based designers through Toronto Design Offsite.
The store also announces its continued growth with Hudson’s Bay, opening 12 pop-up stores in Hudson’s Bay store locations across Ontario, just in time for the holidays. Each pop-up will vary in size according to location, and will offer the Drake General Store’s Holiday 2014 collection, as well as a number of other favourite items. The stores will open on Nov. 1; a full listing of locations is below.
House Party: a collection of housewares and design items for the home House Party, Drake General Store’s first-ever housewares collection, consists of more than 40 pieces, including dishware and kitchen accessories, designed by the Drake General Store design team. True to its Canadian roots, the collection features prints and motifs that encompass what has become the company’s signature antique-meets-contemporary vibe. The Canadian Landscape Set ($15-$18) features iconic Canadian scenes printed onto plates, bowls, teacups and saucers. Drake General Store’s emblematic logo appears on the Cross Enamelware Set ($29-$32) which includes a milk pan, a measuring cup, a serving dish and more. There are also several serving boards made with marble and wood ($54-$68), alongside a marble salt pinch pot ($28) and marble earth coasters ($42 for a set of 4).
Drake General Store also partnered with numerous Toronto-based designers and studios to create exclusive items for House Party, made locally. In collaboration with Toronto Design Offsite, the brand has partnered with the following designers/studios: Brothers Dressler, MSDS Studio, Treaty, Metsa, Lana Fillapone, Laura Carwardine and Kristen Lim Tung.
12 holiday pop-ups in Hudson’s Bay stores across Ontario
In addition to four brick-and-mortar stores and an online shop, the company is launching an expanded partnership with Canadian retail giant Hudson’s Bay. 12 Drake General Store holiday pop-up shops will open in stores province-wide on Nov. 1. Each pop-up will be stocked with holiday gifting favourites, including Arborist Onesies for adults ($39) and children ($32), Arborist Provincial Toques ($24), Held In Common House Slipper ($28), plus plenty of new items to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Drake General Store pop-ups will be located in the following Hudson’s Bay stores:
Hudson’s Bay Bloor Street 44 Bloor St. E.,
Toronto Hudson’s Bay Yorkdale 3401 Dufferin St., North York
Hudson’s Bay Sherway Gardens 25 West Mall, Etobicoke
Hudson’s Bay Square One 100 City Centre Dr., Mississuaga
Hudson’s Bay Oakville Place 249 Leighland Ave., Oakville
Hudson’s Bay Mapleview Centre 900 Maple Ave., Burlington
Hudson’s Bay Burlington Mall 777 Guelph Line, Burlington
Hudson’s Bay Waterloo Conestoga Mall 550 King St. N., Waterloo
Hudson’s Bay White Oaks 1105 Wellington Rd., London
Hudson’s Bay Bayshore Shopping Centre 100 Bayshore Dr., Ottawa (Nepean)
Hudson’s Bay Upper Canada Mall 17600 Yonge St. N., Newmarket
Hudson’s Bay Oshawa Shopping Centre 419 King St. W., Oshawa
Drake General Store launches holiday collection in-stores and online Nov. 4
The 2014 holiday collection features heaps of new products for anyone and everyone. House-designed brands Shared, Drake General Store, Arborist and Held In Common will launch a myriad of new products, including tableware, flatware and serving vessels as well as a range of locally made apothecary items. Other exciting new items for the 2014 holiday season include Arborist Getaway Pack, with a neck pillow and eye mask ($29), Held In Common sweaters ($110-$148) and Arborist Work Week Sock Pack ($25). It has also brought back such holiday favourites as Arborist Onesies and LongJohns/LongJanes, cold-weather accessories, including Arborist toques, mitts and socks, cozy Held In Common sweaters and other giftable goodies to suit everyone on your list.
Customers can easily shop online at www.drakegeneralstore.ca, with $10 flat rate shipping across Canada, and international orders and shipping welcome.