Ottawa, September 17th, 2013 – For its first edition outside of Quebec, the Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers (also known in French as the “Braderie”), Quebecers’ most sought-after shopping event, has chosen our capital. The fare will be held at the EY Centre, Uplands Drive near the Ottawa Airport, from Friday, October the 4th, to Sunday, October the 6th. Sixty of Quebec’s brightest fashion stars and most creative brands along with several local talents will offer discounts up to 80% on their samples and overstock. Women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, children’s fashion, jewelry, accessories: the whole family’s wardrobe will be boosted from head to toe. Admission is free. Big names participating include Rudsak, one of Canada’s leading leather fashion brands, Target Emerging Designer winner Melissa Nepton, premium quality denim brand Second Yoga Jeans and popular Against Nudity. Fashionistas of Ottawa and Gatineau will also have the opportunity to put a hand on Caroline Néron’s and Micalla’s jewels, Tavan & Mitto’s garnments, Ça va de soi’s knits, Iris Setlakwe’s classic outfits for career women and Stacey Zhang’s beautiful coats, among many others. Thieves by Sonja den Elzen and Emilia & Jana will also be on site, along with representatives of the Ottawa Fashion Week, in a concerted effort to promote local design. Doors will be open Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more at The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers is a well-established, popular semi-annual shopping event. Begun in 1994 with some 50 customers, the Braderie now attracts 30 000 people over four days in Montreal and 15 000 shoppers over three days in Quebec City. From 60 to 150 fashion designers and brands participate each season, which is why one can find just about everything at the sale. Presented by Anne de Shalla, the Braderie’s mission is to showcase what Montreal, Quebec City and now Ottawa and Gatineau have to offer in fashion. From the well-established to the newcomers, the participating designers get to liquidate their samples and inventory surplus at low prices. It is also a unique opportunity for the clients to meet with the designers who are often on site. The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers in OTTAWA Presented by Anne de Shalla in partnership with LOULOU and the Ottawa Fashion Week October 4-5-6, 2013 EY Centre (near the Ottawa Airport) 4899 Uplands Drive