George Corbo and his wife Lisa blended their passions and expertise to create George C., Toronto’s chic, sleek boutique set in a renovated Victorian home. Bursting with cutting-edge garments hand-picked by the Corbos themselves, Toronto’s style addicts will find refuge at this haute fashion house.
“Picking the right item off the bat is the most important thing. If someone comes in and you perceive her as a type, and you show her the thing that will complement her, usually 50 per cent of the sale is made.”
“We just received this beautiful Giles Deacon dress for the pre-fall collection. Shoe-wise, I think the platform seems to be on the way out. It seems to be, but it’s not — because people are still requesting it. Designers seem to be pulling away from it, [but] they’re still producing it because there is a demand for it.”
“Expect a lot of leather and cashmere for both men and women this season. We’re very excited to bring in Joseph Altuzarra, who’s an incredible young designer based in New York with French training. That’s going to be very amazing. He’s the new kid on the block.”
“My favourite part is meeting new people and going to Europe and doing the buying and discovering new collections along with my wife, Lisa Corbo — she’s my co-partner. She does the ladies’ wear and accessories. Basically, getting to know people and learning new things.”