HALIFAX – House of Moda officially opened its brand-new showroom and headquarters in late August at the Doyle in Halifax.
The new showroom boasts art deco-inspired finishes like palm leaf wallpaper and plush soft-pink couches.
According to Ozlem Manness – the woman behind House of Moda – the new showroom and headquarters was necessary.
“Where we were prior to this, we had to move because we got word that they were tearing our block down,” Manness said. “But it worked out for us because we knew we wanted a bigger space and to change our concept a little bit.”
Today, the new House of Moda headquarters sits on what Manness calls “the Times Square of the Maritimes” – or more locally known as the corner of Queen and Spring Garden Road.
“Our vision for this new space was we wanted it to be a jewelry store, but we also want it to have accessories, and be more of a concept store,” she explained. “We don’t just want to be a retail store with tons of merchandise laid out all of the store. We want it to be more of a private showroom with a private shopping experience, where our clients could come in and feel welcome and leave happy.”
House of Moda clients who have already visited the showroom say the store feels out of place in Halifax and Canada, Manness said.
“Our clients are so excited about the new space, and they’re so happy for us,” she said. “They said the showroom makes them feel like they’re in Miami or in Beverly Hills – not Halifax.”
Social distancing protocols and COVID-19 have actually aided House of Moda and its vision of having private appointment slots for its new and improved space.
“The pandemic has actually helped us in that way because we are now able to offer clients that one-on-one experience, we always wanted. Plus this space is a perfect place to grow and introduce more brands,” Manness added.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, House of Moda said a large grand opening won’t be possible, however, the showroom is doing a grand opening week instead.
House of Moda customers can join one of three evening soirees grand openings on September 10, 11, and 12. There is a limit to how many clients can join one of two slots per night.
“The nights will be filled with fun and prizes from local businesses,” Manness said.
You can learn more about House of Moda, by visiting its website, here.