119 CORBO : TORONTO

“As home to the most innovative high fashion collections”

…in fact The New York Times describes it’s merchandise as “all the right European labels” – 119 Corbo continues it’s 7 year reign as Canada’s ultimate women’s specialty boutique. In Toronto, just steps from the Four Seasons and Hazelton hotels in the heart of upscale Yorkville district, 119 Corbo is located in a historic townhouse, allowing for two floors of retail chicly revamped by Johnson Chou Design + Architecture. 119 Corbo exemplifies retail excellence with a mandate of personalized service and a drive to push the city’s fashion envelop with exclusive, groundbreaking collections that work into the store’s definitive aesthetic of cool, modern luxury. No wonder 119 Corbo is the go to destination for the city’s fashion press, style elite and celebrity visitors.

About the founder :

“It has always been a complete passion, never just a business,” says Linda Perisa, a self-professed shop girl and the savvy retailer behind 119 Corbo. This passion was never more apparent when Linda pulled off the ultimate fashion coup, bringing Paris to Toronto, by presenting Haider Ackermann’s tour de force Fall 2010 collection at the ROM with the designer in attendance. It was the first time that the game changing fashion talent had shown in North America and he did so, because as he simply put it, “Linda asked me.”

This shows the level of respect Linda has garnered after more than two decades – as the head buyer for Corbo Boutique, a business she co-owned, and now as the proprietor of 119 Corbo – on the international fashion scene. Known for her buying acumen, with an ability to strategically curate the collections she believes in to work for a cross section of her customers, she also has an unerring eye for directional designers bound for super stardom. She introduced Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens and yes, Haider Ackermann to Canada. “I know when it’s right,” says Linda, a statuesque brunette and former model who was enticed into retail by the “fabulous shoes coming out of Europe in the mid-eighties.”

As the sole owner of 119 Corbo, Linda is pursuing her singular retail vision of innovative but wearable European high fashion, effortlessly cool wardrobe staples and statement shoes and accessories. With her trademark clean style – strong and sexy with a bit of drama – Linda is a fashion icon in her own right, often appearing in the press on television dispensing her shopping advice and style tips. A role model to her who’s who of loyal customers, Linda’s seasonal buy satisfies all their lifestyle and body type needs. “It’s about the woman. I pick pieces that bring out her personal style and who she is. She stands out… not the fashion.”

Store Hours:
Monday 10am – 6pm
Tuesday  10am – 6pm
Wednesday 10am – 6pm
Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

 

TORONTO

119 CORBO

119 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 1C4

TELEPHONE: +1 (416) 928 0954
FAX: +1 (416) 929 1533
EMAIL: info@119corbo.com

 

 

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