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Rejoice! Zara Finally Offers Online Shopping to Canada

Good news public transit users and slaves to their 70-hour jobs! If you've ever had trouble reaching your nearest Zara store, then the fast fashion retailer is finally joining the web revolution and opening an online boutique. What was once a pipedream and still is for many — here's looking at you H&M — Zara will offer online shopping in Canada starting March 6.

Being a loyal European, Zara is one of my favourite ready-to-wear brands, especially when it comes to easy, breezy, beautiful workwear. In that vein, and in honour of this momentous Internet launch, let's take a look at the company's new February 2013 Lookbook.

This season features an eclectic mix of colourblocks, animal prints and loose-fitting knits and pants, all with a subtle element of androgyny. It offers a modern twist on everyday essentials that are easily adaptable for work, play or stay-at-home Saturdays. Choice pieces include the animal print shirt-trouser combo and blazer with gold buttons. If there's one thing Zara knows how to do well, it's a crisp blazer, but don't let me be the one to preach panache, judge for yourselves…

Left model wears blazer with gold buttons and shirt with concealed button closure. Right model wears balloon sleeved top.

Left model wears flowing trench coat, cropped t-shirt and wide crossover trousers. Right model wears thermofix sweater.


Left model wears loose cropped sweater and short studio trousers. Right model wears printed shirt, animal print trousers and colour block clutch bag.


Left model wears plain poplin shirt and two-tone combination jeans. Right model wears a studio dress.

Images via Zara