Most people talk about Peter J. Nygård, Chairman of NYGÅRD (International), in terms of his classic rags-to-riches story – the Finnish immigrants' son, who stitched up an empire out of women's clothing and is now the quintessential self-made man. This story overlooks another side of Peter Nygård – a hard driven man who has created a standard of excellence for the Canadian Women’s Fashion Industry, whose label is the #1 recognized label in the Canadian marketplace, and whose signature is recognized in fashion centres across the globe.

Peter Nygård’s success story began when he gathered his life savings and borrowed $8,000 capital to purchase 20% of a women’s garment manufacturer with $800,000 in annual sales, which within a few years he owned outright - renaming it 'NYGÅRD' & turning it around from near bankruptcy into the bustling dynasty that it is today! The speed with which Nygård claimed his #1 position in the industry is attributed to the uniqueness of his business decisions and his work ethic that includes 14-16 hour days/seven days a week. But then again, as Nygård says, "The only time you are working is when you wish you were doing something else".







 

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Peter Nygard - Here we grow again

People now have another reason to visit the Canada One Factory Outlets location on Lundy’s Lane, with Canadian clothing giant Nygard opening a new Nygard Slims outlet at the shopping centre.

But Nygard’s presence at the centre isn’t exactly new: the retailer has had one of its Tanjay N Alia clothing brand stores at the centre for years, said Nygard regional manager Lindsey Butler.

“Being here for a number of years and being successful, customers know where to find us already, and they love the brand,” she said at the Nygard Slims store opening on Saturday.

Nygard also opened its first Nygard Plus store in Canada, catering to plus-sized women, at the Seaway Mall in Welland recently, said Butler.

The retailer, headquartered in Winnipeg, is celebrating a milestone this year: a half century of business in a notoriously competitive sector.

“Fifty years in business says it all,” said Butler. “We’re Canadian, we’re a well-made product.”

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Peter Nygard holds Canada Day party

Just as Canada opened its doors and welcomed Peter Nygård and his family when they emigrated from Finland in the 1950s, so did Mr. Nygård open the doors of Valhalla to his friends and neighbours for a celebration of Canada Day.

Nygård hosted the Canada Day celebrations at Valhalla, his expansive newly renovated cottage on Falcon Lake. The event featured pony rides, games for children, a temporary tattoo station, kayaking, a water trampoline, roaming performances and a full show by legendary Las Vegas magician and mentalist Simon Winthrop, a volleyball tournament, karaoke, a BBQ, and a spectacular private fireworks show produced by Archangel Fireworks.

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Floral Scarf Print Tee

Here's a basic T-shirt is elevated with a bright floral scarf print and a curved hem.

The petite size is 24.5 inches long and is made of 95% cotton 5% spandex.

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3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims

Here are 3 things every girl should know about Nygard Slims…

#1 Waistbands

These aren’t just any ordinary leggings. Our waistband designs are about to change your whole outlook on how pants should fit! Our bottoms are made with a carefully designed waistband, in 3 different sizes. 2.5 inches, 3.5 inches and 4 inches, meaning you can choose a waistband which flatters your figure.

#2 SlimCurve™ Technology

Let’s get down to the serious stuff. Our leggings mean business and we pride ourselves on superior quality that outshines the rest. Every legging is created using our 4-way stretch fabric, offering 360° of unrivaled comfort.

#3 Variety

We all need classic leggings in our wardrobe. Let’s face it, we live in them! However, on-trend pieces are just as important when it comes to creating a hard-working wardrobe. Leggings are our specialty, which is why we offer a variety of different designs to choose from.

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Stylish workout gear that will motivate you

Whether you’re taking up running, yoga, cycling or a little bit of everything, we’ve got the perfect looks to take you from the gym and beyond.

Are you a black leggings kind of girl when it comes to working out? Who isn’t! Classic black bottoms are the foundation to any gym look, but the difference is all in the fabric. Our soft, breathable leggings are designed with 4-way stretch, a 4 inch contouring waistband and cooling technology that wicks away moisture from the skin: everything you need and more to have a great workout. Black leggings may be a must-have in every girl’s gym kit, but don’t let that stop you from adding a splash of colour here and there to keep things interesting.

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How to: head-to-toe florals

Florals and tailoring; an unlikely combination that is pretty, feminine and extremely flattering. Here’s our quick guide on how to style head-to-toe florals!

Far removed from traditional business attire, this floral power suit packs punch while adding a feminine flair to your look. Head-to-toe florals can seem daunting at first glance, however when styled with a basic black or white tee you’re guaranteed to ace the trend. Keep footwear and jewellery to a minimum, as this look requires next to no accessories.

If head-to-toe florals are a little overpowering for you, you can try out the trend on your lower half by styling our floral pants with a top and jacket in coordinating tones. The key to creating a put-together look is by selecting pieces in the same colour story as your pants. Black, for example, is a great way to tone down your bold print, while yellow or pink are also lovely springtime shades to mix and match with.

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The Style Edit: Modern Denim

The key to timeless style? Great denim and the perfect fit. The new denim collection from Alia is exactly that. Combining flattering cuts, modern design touches and comfortable stretch fabrics, these jeans are the perfect way to liven up your wardrobe while adding individual style to your look. Subtle details like embroidery and contrasting printed motifs will give your outfit a put-together feel that is both elegant and on-trend.

Aside from being hard-wearing, comfortable and versatile, denim is a cult style piece that encompasses all age groups. It’s a classic fabric that will always be à la mode and can be worn time and time again in numerous different ways, whether you’re 20, 30 or 40 and beyond! The collection includes old classics as well as trend-driven pieces, allowing you to alternate depending on where you’re going, who you’re meeting and the time of day. Opt for a lighter wash for more casual days, and try accessorizing with youthful accessories such as a statement pair of earrings and white sneakers. For classic appeal, darker denim is a guaranteed way to look smart and chic – pair with a bold red lip to turn heads.

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Basketweave Lace Top

A basketweave lace top embellished with eye-catching rhinestones.

This top features 3/4 sleeves, a crew neck and inner lining and is made of 100% polyester.

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Raised Geo Print A-Line Skirt

A gored skirt that hits at the knee gets an upgrade with a raised graphic print and a pull-on waist.

The petite size is 23 inches.  This long pull-on skirt with puff print is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex.

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