Back when I was a kid there were actual Marks & Spencer stores in Canada. I remember going to the mall with my mom and it was one of the stores we had to visit. When I was in University it pulled out of Canada all together, just a few years before Eatons was shuttered. Actually those years actually remind me quite a bit of what is going on right now in retail with stores closing left and right.
I don’t even know how I came to be browsing the M&S website but I realized quickly that there was quite a bit of cute stuff to shop and that they have made it super easy for Canadians to shop.
I picked out this midi broderie dress. While I wish the neckline was a bit more open I like the detail and how the waist is a bit higher than my waist. The dress is all cotton which is my go to for summer. Usually I would go for white but I think black is a great alternative.
Marks and Spencer makes it super easy to shop. First there is free tracked shipping over $50. This is huge for an international retailer. Usually I expect this for shipping within Canada but it is even better when I can get it form shopping overseas. On top of this there are no hidden fees. Their prices already include taxes and duties. I wish all stores did this! It makes for a much more open shopping experience because you aren’t going to be blindsided by expensive duties or taxes as you are going to check out.
I wasn’t surprised by all the outpouring of memories of other people on instagram who grew up popping into M&S. So may of them were definitely going to check it out online. These are some more of my favourite items.
Would you shop Marks & Spencer now that they have made it super easy?