The Luisa Spagnoli store. *Supplied photos
The Luisa Spagnoli store. *Supplied photos
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17: A Bermudian fashionista has opened the first Luisa Spagnoli store in North America, Toronto to be exact.

Julia Currelly opened the 1,800 square foot boutique in the Yorkville Plaza between Cumberland Avenue and Yorkville Avenue in the fashionable district of Yorkville.

She is the CEO and buyer for the store which will carry the full range of knit and woven casual and corporate daywear, evening apparel, accessories, handbags, hats, belts and jewellery.

In a press statement, she said: “We believe that the Canadian market as a whole is under-served with luxury, classic women’s clothing, particularly in the niche where quality and value meet.

“We’re excited to introduce Luisa Spagnoli to Canadian women. It’s a sensational design house and the styling of the fabrics is feminine and refined.

“We know that there are sophisticated women who are fashion and trend conscious that are looking for elegant quality and we can’t wait to show them the Luisa Spagnoli look.”

Mrs Currelly first discovered the brand in 2009 when she introduced the line to her family boutique, Cécile, in Bermuda.

“Luisa Spagnoli has been a huge success with my customers in Bermuda and I thought it was a great shame that it isn’t available in North America.

“I think that the product will really appeal to Canadian women.”

The Luisa Spagnoli brand will appeal to women between the ages of 25 to 55 years old with a strong sense of personal style and a desire for quality.

The company’s philosophy is to achieve a balance between trend, innovation and tradition.

Luisa Spagnoli offers a broad range of sizes and many style go up to size 50, a US 16.

The Luisa Spagnoli look was recently made famous when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a Luisa Spagnoli red suit during a walkabout in St. Andrew’s, Scotland last year.

Mrs Currelly plans to expand the Luisa Spagnoli mono-brand boutiques across Canada in major metropolitan areas.

The Italian ready-to-wear label was founded in Perugia in 1928 and is still run by members of the Spagnoli family today.

Luisa Spagnoli is best known for introducing Angora yarns to knitwear before expanding the range of clothing for women who wear elegant, stylish quality garments with a classic edge.