CEO & Founder
The September – Canada’s First Online Designer Shoe Boutique
In 2012, Christine left a 17-year career with Holt Renfrew, Canada’s pre-eminent luxury retailer, where she most recently served as Vice President of the company’s Accessories Divisions, which includes Jewellery, Soft Accessories, Women’s Footwear and Handbags. Christine’s success is largely due to the depth of the relationships she has built with luxury designers and her ability to curate a collection of product that is highly appealing and marketable to Canada’s luxury consumer. Her experience in luxury retailing and impressive track record is literally unmatched in this country.
In 2013, Christine launched The September, a Canadian e-commerce business retailing women’s designer shoes. The business has enjoyed substantial and sustained year-over-year sales increases; a loyal customer base with repeat purchase rates well above the industry average; an extraordinary amount of press coverage; a nomination by the Board of Trade for Entrepreneur of the Year; and, having established an exemplary service ethic, continued praise from customers. Christine’s vision for The September was to create The Four Seasons of the retail industry and the business is well on its way to becoming synonymous with exceptional customer service.