Le gang figuring out the POS system yesterday at the store, including Kylie, our final new Birds recruit! Kylie is in Fashion Communications at Ryerson, my alma mater, and has been a huge help in the studio the last few weeks with her killer fashion skills! So, I can't believe I'm finally saying this, but we've taken the window paper down and are going to be open for the absolute softest of openings tomorrow from 2 to about 5:30!!! A lot of the finishing touches aren't in place yet like wall art, some display tables, seating, a sign in the front window (the list goes on!) but we felt like it was time to rip the bandaid off and get 'er open! Huge huge huge thanks to @keytosubtlety and @neil_maccormick for pulling together the final details today and cleaning like maniacs in the heat. I didn't see the store with the paper down and all tidied up until I passed by after work today to drop some things off after Neil and Eleanor had left. It sounds funny, but it looked so good, I almost couldn't look directly at it lest it scorch my eyes with its beauty. Such a vulnerable feeling thing to finally have it open, but so incredibly exciting as well. I went inside and sat in the darkness of the store and cried for a few minutes alone, watching people walk by outside and the streetcars rolling by on Queen, and wondering how in the hell we managed to get this little fashion business here. I kind of felt like I could die happy today. Can't wait to share this space with everyone and to make it a place of love and light 💙 Hope to see you at the shop in the next few weeks/months as we work towards getting all the loose ends tied up. By the way, I should probably mention, the address is 1114 Queen Street West in Toronto!!