Unique in the Canadian market, The September is Canada’s new and only online shopping destination for designer mid luxury footwear.
The September founders
It was founded by Christine Carlton and Aynsley Wintrip Harris. Both are alumni hailing from Canada’s two most reputable luxury brands, Holt Renfrew and Four Seasons. The Web site offers Canadian access to the designer brands they love, without the inconvenience and extra cost of international site ordering.
Their tag line; Designer shoes. Style inspiration. An online shopping destination…says it all.
Carlton and Harris are long time friends, sharing a passion for shoes. Their idea was born from a casual conversation about lack of online shopping options in Canada, particularly at the designer level. They spotted a gap in the market for Canadian women who want to shop online, without paying hefty duty and shipping charges. With extensive luxury brand experience, in retail and communications, they felt like the perfect couple to spearhead their project.
When shopping international sites, duties, shipping costs and currency exchange can add more than 40% to the cost of a pair of shoes for Canadians. The September prices its products relative to other retailers at home and in the U.S. There are no duty charges and all shipping and returns are complimentary.
Designers they carry are:
- Brian Atwood
- Charles Philip Shanghai
- L.K. Bennett
- Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Michael Kors
- Paul Andrew
- Reed Krakoff
- Tabitha Simmons