Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Extended Hours in December

For the holiday season we extended our business hours. Visit us this December to treat yourself or find a Christmas gift for a friend or family member!

Regular Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 7pm
                    Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Holiday Hours:
          December 24: 10am - 6pm
       December 25: CLOSED
          December 26: 10am - 7pm
          December 31: 10am - 6pm
           January 01: CLOSED

Monday, 28 November 2011


Holiday season is just around the corner! Christmas lights are up, the first snow to be expected, the winter mood is setting in.

Get in style for the Holiday season with one of these trendy SIDECAR tops! Perfect for your upcoming socials or just for everyday use! Comfortable, washable, easy to wear pieces from Spain.



(Original Price: $165-$175)

Sidecar Top

Monday, 14 November 2011

Latest Arrivals

Tuxedo blouse with French cuffs

Blouse with double collar in lavender

Saturday, 5 November 2011

GIFTS, Gifts, gifts, ....

by Gwapita (silver, gold-plated)
Christmas time is coming up and so begins the yearly hunt for the right gift. We have a few suggestions in store for you and recommend especially these jewelry sets made in France.

Joy that lasts!

by Murat (silver, pearl, onyx)

by Murat (silver, pearl)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Get ready for the cold!

This beautiful down-filled coat, made by Schneiders Austria, will keep you warm through the coldest winter air.

Its beautiful cobalt-blue brightens up the day and gives every skin tone a flattering touch of color.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Get ready for the Holidays!

Models Anuka and Muna are wearing blouses by the French designer label Garella
The elaborate print and material mix are unique details of French designs like these two blouses by Garella.

Friday, 9 September 2011

France - Haute Couture at Petra Karthaus this Saturday

 This Saturday from 2-4 pm our window displays will come alive!

Models will present the latest in French fashion, while you will be able to nibble on authentic French treats.

There will be macarons and MORE.... 

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Happy Times! Unpacking...

I'm having a great time unpacking the new blouses from Blanc Nature. Lovely patterns coming out of that box...

P.S. The cardigan I am wearing is from Belgian designer Caroline Biss and currently my favourite piece of wardrobe!

Come see what's new!


Monday, 29 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Shades of Plum

We love the shades of plum we get to see this fall by designer Rene Lezard. Shown here a beautiful silk dress with tie-dye print and matching cashmere cardigan.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

CARELLA at Petra Karthaus

The Italian knit collection CARELLA is a new exclusive you can find at our store for this fall and winter. It combines classic Chanel elements with an elaborate mix of fabrics and colors.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

New in Store this Week

Gorgeous twinset with silver detailing by our French label Devernois. Its light-weight structure makes it a perfect piece for the transition period from summer to fall.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Trend for Fall: Pink

Featured at Petra Karthaus:

Blouse Rosara, 70% Cotton, 30% Silk
Cardigan Joliena, 95% New Wool, 5% Cashmere (available in pink and grey)

Monday, 25 July 2011

CPD Fashion Fair in Dusseldorf

First impressions of the Spring/Summer collection 2012 at the Rene Lezard showroom in Dusseldorf.

Feminine shilouettes in strong colors like pink and orange.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Trend for Fall: Olive Green

Olive green stays one of the dominant colors this fall. Sonia Bogner is creating the trend with this silk and cashmere cardigan. A piece to be worn with a matching T underneath, or contrast colors like red or pink. 

What Kate Wore!

Phil Noble / Reuters
During her stay in Canada, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a ruffled blouse underneath a classic blazer. The blouse is most similar to the ones we are carrying in the store by the French labels Blanc Nature and Exetera.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Petra Karthaus Featured on City Blog!

 The Scene in TO writes:

 Hazelton Lanes – The Awakening

May 23, 2011
By Desiree Schmidt
If you haven’t heard of the upscale shopping centre Hazelton Lanes, located in swanky Yorkville, fear not, you are like many other people in the city, but I’m about to let you in on some of its secrets.
Although they have been serving shoppers for over 35 years, there are multiple reasons for their relative obscurity. For one, they tend to cater to the very wealthy and visiting celebs who frequent the city and in recent years, the mall has been hidden behind huge signs of the organic supermarket chain Wholefoods. Another reason might be its rather dull architecture and, it misses a certain appeal to some shoppers.
In Hazelton Lanes you’ll find no Starbucks, no Santa at Christmas and none of those people trying to spray products in your hair when you’re not looking. It is simply not like going to Eaton Centre’s wonderland. And there rests its actual appeal into your shopping equation. It is nothing like your average mall, and the little shops of Hazelton Lanes are essential destinations when looking for unique and exclusive designer clothing.
Recently, iconic designer wear mecca TNT turned 20 and celebrated their anniversary in their newly renovated concept store. Guest celebrities included Nicole Richie and the in-crowd was able to browse through the collections of designers like Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim.
That same night, the Yorkville Club invited their members for a cocktail party with a Salsa band and fashion show presented by Petra Karthaus, another store in Hazelton Lanes. Featuring European high-end women’s wear, the store owner Dorothea Merritt focuses on personal connections to her customers and flies three times a year to the fashion fairs of Paris and Duesseldorf to buy lines like Sonia Bogner and René Lezard.
Currently undergoing a major reconstruction, Hazelton Lanes is awakening from a long wintersleep. The above mentioned Wholefoods is expanding and will host an open food court featuring organic treats, while the mall’s upper level will be opened up with improved staircases to the lower level and the unique selection of stores will be expanded to more than 60 lifestyle boutiques.
Be sure to stop by for a luxurious shopping experience and grab one of those delicious organic danishes while you’re at it.
Some more stores you can expect to find at Hazelton Lanes include: Jacadi, Andrews, Via Cavour, exclusively for men and Vineyards Estate Wines.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Diamonds are Forever

Check out this video of a fashion show we organized at The Yorkville Club:

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Rene Lezard Goes Berlinale!

German actress Katja Flint was spotted in this Rene Lezard dress at the Berlinale, one of Europe's most important film festivals. Combining the black lace dress with long gloves and a sparkling belt, she gave it a unique touch.