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".

 

Welcome to the exciting World of 
Peter Nygard!

Abstract Grid Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress

Dress up for the office or an evening on the town.

This sleeveless knee length fit and flare dress features a crew neck, panels for shape, and an abstract sketch grid print.

Made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, you can get more information here.

Faux Suede Jeggings

A must have for your wardrobe.

A super soft pair of faux suede jeggings with bronze-tone details and a 5 pocket design.

The regular has a 29 inch inseam with 9.5 inch leg opening.

This jegging is made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Gold Bar Collar Chiffon Blouse

A silky chiffon blouse with gold-tone curved bars for a necklace-style neckline, gathered collar, angled hem, lined, flowy body and a button keyhole back.

The regular is 23 inches long.   The woven portion is made of 100% polyester while the knit portion is made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex.

Get full details here.

Microfiber Twill Faux Fly Pant

Delivering the clean look of a fly-front pant but with the comfort of an elasticized non-roll waistband, this microfiber twill pull-on pant has you set for both casual & career dressing.

Flattering accents come in the form of scoop front pockets & a straight leg.

Made of 100% polyester, you can find full information here.

Bell Sleeve Geo Cutouts Peasant Blouse

Bell sleeves and cutouts with geometric crochet adorn this peasant blouse with a 70's vibe.

Features front pleat details, light gather details at the shoulders and back, a hi-lo hem and a small keyhole opening that closes with a tie.

The regular size is 30 inches long and it's made of 96% polyester and 4% spandex.

Get full details here.

Houndstooth Blazer

Guaranteed to spruce up your workplace wardrobe or wear for that special evening out.

A jacquard weave blazer in a houndstooth pattern that boasts a collarless design, tailored fit, hook and eye closure, lining, piping and contrast paneling.

It's made of 95% polyester and 5% spandex and more details can be found here.

Eyelash Lace Cap Sleeve T-Shirt

The basic tee is elevated with delicate eyelash lace detailing at the waist.

This elevated tee features a contrasting tone-on-tone panel, curved hems and feminine cap sleeves.

 Made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex, this tee comes in several colors.

Get more information here.

Marled Cable Knit Cuff Sleeve Sweater

A pullover with a wide crew neck and cuffed 3/4 sleeves with roll tabs, in a marled cable knit.

This sweater is made of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic and comes in a rainbow of colours to match anything in your wardrobe closet.

Get more details here.

Nygard Luxe Denim Slims


LUXE Denim is Nygard’s newest denim range and is a modern take on the iconic jean. After our hugely successful Indigo Knit Denim collection launched back in 2014, we listened to our customers and went back to the drawing board to create an even better pant next time round.

We’ve worked long and hard to create a fabric that looks just like denim whilst incorporating invisible 360° 4-way stretch that makes it incredibly comfortable to wear. LUXE Denim combines our strong denim heritage with cutting edge technology to give you an on-trend look that fits like a glove.

We wanted to make it easy for you to get to know the technology behind this revolutionary pant, so we’ve gone back to basics and have deconstructed its design to show you what goes into making precision-fit denim.

Read the full story here.

Snake print skinny jeans

It’s getting to that time of year when we’re looking for new exciting pieces to liven up our existing wardrobe. Fall is just around the corner, meaning we’re searching for transitional items that can take us from one season to the next seamlessly. More often than not, switching up your basics is an easy way to revamp your entire look, and that’s where the snake print skinny jean comes in.

This snake print jean is at the top of our Autumn/Winter wishlist thanks to its subtle pattern that makes it extremely versatile.

Read all about these new jeans here.

Dark Cheetah Print Mesh Trim Tunic

Guaranteed to turn heads!

This is a tunic with a form fitting body that flares out at the waist and feminine mesh details on the sleeves, back and hem.

The regular size is 29 inches long and it's made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex for that form fitting look.

Get full details here.

Space Dye Cold Shoulder Tee

A basic tee gets an update with a space dye knit, edgy cold shoulder cutouts, a curved hem, elbow sleeves, a scoop neck and a fitted silhouette.

This edgy space dye jersey is made of 79% polyester, 18% rayon and 3% spandex.

Get full details here.

Stripe Pullover

Say it with stripes in this versatile topper!

The cotton acrylic knit comes in an array of colour combos.

The 3/4 sleeve pullover features a contrast pattern on the side panels which has a slimming effect.

 This pullover is made of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic and more details can be found on the Nygard Slims website here.

Studded Faux Suede Fringe Jacket

OK, you may not want to hear this at the end of July but cooler weather is just around the corner and what could be more fashionable in the cooler evenings to come than this?

This stretch faux suede jacket boasts a fringe hem, a studded open front with a collarless design and cropped sleeves.

The ultra stretch faux suede jacket is made of 92% polyester and 8% spandex and for extra convenience can be machine washed.

Get more detail on this exquisite jacket here.

Luxe Denim Slims Cuffed Skinny Jean

This jean provides a look that is both tailored and relaxed, with its skinny leg and cuffed hem.

Ultimate comfort and compression in a luxurious look and feel – all the attributes you love about our Slims Luxe line now comes in our new Denim addition!

Our exclusive Denim 360 fabric has 4-way stretch and 24/7 recovery, giving you a perfect fit every time.

A pull on style with a concealed 4" midsection minimizer and 2" visible waistband for the perfect 5 pocket style jean.

Offering gentle compression to maximize figure flattering fit, the end result is all day confidence, Luxe Denim style.

Get full details here.

Comfort Versus Style On Your Roadtrip

The wait is over. You’ve set your out of office auto-reply, meaning your summer vacation has finally arrived! You have everything planned from your route to the all-important itinerary, but have you considered what to wear for the long journey ahead? Here are our must-have pieces to stay both comfortable and stylish whilst on the open road.

Black Leggings - If you’re going to be at the wheel for more than 4 hours straight, comfort is essential. It may be tempting to slip into a cozy pair of pyjama bottoms, buy you may regret that decision once you arrive at your destination. That’s where the basic black legging comes in.

Long Tunics - If the thought of wearing leggings with a T-shirt is a tad too revealing for you, a long tunic is the perfect solution and will keep you looking stylish 24/7. Look for longer shirts and blouses that cover your upper thighs and add a touch of modesty.

Maxi Dresses - Maxi dresses are our go-to when we want to wear something that is impossibly chic and comfortable. A long skirt allows you to move freely throughout the journey and a soft, loose fabric means your wont be constantly re-adjusting your outfit to get comfortable.

Lightweight Layers - Perhaps our most important tip: layers are your friend when travelling! A cozy sweater can be added when the A/C gets intense (we all have that one friend who’s always too hot!) and rolled up into a handy pillow for naps when you’ve completed your stint of the driving.

Read the full article here.

Nygard Fashions Job Posting

Nygard International, Canada’s Premier Retailer of Quality Women’s Fashions is seeking outgoing and energetic retail-minded professionals.
With a Flair for Fashion and a Passion for Outstanding Customer Service, you will play a Key Role in a fast paced and Dynamic Environment which will offer our customers the Ultimate Shopping Experience
We are looking for:  
A full-time Store Manager for our Alia N TanJay store in the Market Mall.
See the job posting here.

Bell Sleeve Funnel Collar Blouse

This girly blouse boasts bell sleeves, a tie front hem, standing funnel collar and side slits.

 The regular size is 26 inches and it's made of 99% cotton and 1% spandex.

Get more details here.

Boho Peasant Blouse with Tassel Tie

Here is a  peasant top with feminine boho details.

It features a shirred neckline with a small keyhole opening that closes with a tassel tie, side slits, gathered 3/4 sleeves and gathered fabric at the back collar.  
This 3/4 sleeve blouse is made of 100% polyester (Exclusive of Trimming) and more details can be found here.

Flared Hem Blouse

A soft knit tunic with girly details.

Features a solid paneled body with a crew neck and small slits at the sleeves, and is topped off with a light flared hem.

This blouse is made of 93% modal and 7% elastane.  Full details can be found here.

Varsity Stripe Hooded Cardigan

OK, you may not want to hear this but cooler evenings might not be far away and this cardigan will provide you warm comfort.

A long knit cardigan with contrasting stripes at the hems, an open front, front pockets, hood and drawstrings.

The regular size is 33 inches long.  The cardigan is an acrylic blend made of 60% acrylic, 38% polyester and 2% spandex.

Get full details here.

Reptile Jacquard 5 Pocket Slim Leg Pant

This front opening slim leg pant in a reptile jacquard fabric features 5 pockets and is constructed from a stretch cotton rayon blend for maximum comfort.

This pair of pants is made of 52% cotton, 45% rayon and 3% spandex and more information can be found here.

Cape Jacket

What do you get when you mix a cape with a jacket?

An effortlessly stylish look!

This garment mixes the throw-and- go ease of a cape with the structure and versatility of a blazer.

Our luxe ponte material is a dream to wear - soft to the touch, breathable and machine washable.

Get more details here.

Slub Knit T-Shirt with Embroidery and Fringe

Can you say party!

Feel the festival vibe all year long with this slub knit tee with an embroidered body and fringed front hem.

This short sleeve t-shirt is made of 68% polyester, 28% rayon and 4% spandex and complete details can be found here.

Cold Shoulder Spaghetti Strap Blouse

Exposed shoulders are having a moment and this top is no exception!

This bold printed blouse embraces the trend and elevates it with spaghetti straps, a wide neckline, gathered sleeves and shirred detailing at the neckline. 

This printed nylon mesh blouse is made of  92% nylon and 8% spandex (exclusive of trimming).

More details can be found here.

Embroidered Slub Knit Tee

A slub knit T-shirt gets an upgrade with intricate floral embroidery and a curved hem.

The regular size is 26.5" long and is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester (exclusive of trimming).

Coming in many colours to fit your mood, more details can be found here.

San Remo Knit Pull-On Pant


Simple basics are a must when you're building the perfect wardrobe.

This san remo knit pull-on pant is a versatile bottom that will work from day to night.

This pant is made of 70% polyester, 26% cotton and 4% spandex and comes in a variety of colours.

Get gull details here.

Business Casual

If your workplace lives by a business-casual approach to dressing, finding the sweet spot between professional and relaxed is key. As a general rule, a smarter top is ideal when styled with denim.

For example, a smart blouse can be suitably dressed down with smart jeans and heels and the same applies to wearing a smarter pant with an easy-going top to perfect your office-chic look.

If you sit at your desk pretty much all day long, comfort is key. Our BN jeans feature 360° stretch and look sophisticated paired with this cute ruffle top that was made for summer.

Dresses can be another option for your workwear wardrobe, providing you stick to longer hemlines and muted colour palettes.

Get more work outfit ideas here.

Creative Workspace

Lucky you (or so people may think!) Many of us dream of being able to wear whatever we want to work, but it can be difficult to come up with brand new outfit ideas every single day that reflect your artistic flair.

Let’s face it … 6am isn’t exactly when you feel most inspired. If your work environment is more creative than corporate, playing with texture is a great place to start.

Go all out and pair a leather look pant, complete with quilting and zips, with a casual top to achieve the perfect balance between edgy and polished.

If showing a hint of skin isn’t a problem, why not try a relaxed, cold shoulder top for a boho-chic vibe? Add layers of chunky necklaces in all different lengths to add more coverage and show off you individual style.

See more office outfit ideas here.

Boardroom Appropriate

If you work in a highly professional environment where meetings are a daily occurrence, stick to classic pieces and think of them as your office uniform. Invest in 4-5 quality pieces that you know you look great in, meaning you can take all of the hard work out of your morning routine and save a few extra minutes for your coffee run.

Our go-to looks include a sharp tailored ankle pant and blazer that means business. Want to add a hint of style to your look whilst remaining office-chic and polished? Subtle details such as leather piping and silver-tone button details make all the difference. We find that sticking to simple pieces is a great way to build the foundations of your outfit, and adding on-trend accents such as jewellery, handbags and shoes will add a feminine touch.

See more office-chic outfit ideas here.

Split Back Crepe Tunic Blouse

This is a new release in the Bianca Nygard BVI Tunic JUL collection.

It's an airy sleeveless blouse with a hi-lo hem, an angled split back with lining and a small keyhole opening.

 The regular size is 32 inches long and it's made of 100% polyester and comes in a variety of colours.

See all the details here.

Rhinestone Distressed Skinny Jeans

These skinny jeans are elevated with colorful rhinestones at the pockets and light distressing details.

The regular size has a 31 inch inseam and a 12 inch leg opening. These skinny jeans are made of 55% cotton, 22% rayon, 19% polyester and 4% spandex.

Full details can be found here.

Peter Nygard Portrait

Peter Nygard was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1943. His parents were Eeli and Hilkka Nygård, bakers who immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling at first in Deloraine, Manitoba (where Nygård Park would later be named in his honour in 2002). They moved shortly after to Winnipeg.  In 1964, he graduated from the University of North Dakota.

On December 1, 1967, Nygard used his life savings and an additional loan of $8,000 to purchase 20% of a woman’s clothing manufacturer. A few years later, Nygard owned the company and renamed it Nygard International.  Nygard apparel manufacturing company was founded in 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Its Canada headquarters is now in Toronto, Ontario with its world headquarters in Times Square, New York City.   Nygard's fashion concept retail store opened in Times Square in Manhattan on Friday, November 6, 2009. Nygard is Canada's largest fashion house.

Geo Floral Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress

Spruce up your wardrobe with this new release from the TANJAY Black & White Wall collection at Nygard fashions.

This sleeveless knee length fit and flare dress features a crew neck, panels for shape, and a floral print.

The regular size is 40 inches long and it's made of 96% polyester and 4% spandex.

See more details here.

Mock Neck Tunic

This classic style gets a modern update featuring a shark bite hemline.

Long sleeves, a mock-turtle neck and body skimming fit help make this topper a must have.

Wear on its own or as a base for layering - safe to say this look is a must have.

Available in Cognac and Indigo (pictured here) colours, this Luxe Knit Jersey is made of 95% rayon and 5% spandex.

Get more details here.

Alex Chiffon Maxi Shirt

Get two looks in one: a fusion between shirt and dress, the maxi design has endless style options.

Features a button front, shirt collar, curved hems and side vents that promote movement and flow.

The regular size is  39 inches long and it is made of 100% polyester (can be machine washed in cold water).

Get full details here.

Office-chic: outfit ideas for your 9-5

How much time do you waste every morning deciding what to wear?

Do you sometimes find yourself staring into the depths of your wardrobe aimlessly?

If this sounds like you, take some much-needed inspiration from these outfit ideas, whatever your workspace.

It’s time to step up your style game and land that corner office you deserve with our office-chic looks.

Click here to check out these exciting looks!

Picture Yourself as a Stylist

"Take your journey toward living the life you have always dreamed for yourself."
 Peter Nygård

As an independent stylist, you’ll run your own business, set your own schedule, earn an income, and best of all, you’ll get to help other women look and feel beautiful. It’s a perfect fit!

FASHION - You'll be so proud to share the gorgeous Nygard fashion collection - featuring our Nygard Slims - the most revolutionary pant in the world!

Designed for the woman who wants to look and feel fabulous - and a whole size smaller! As we like to say - "Pants are out, SLIMS are IN!"

FUN - Having your own Fashion Business is all about fun! What's better than getting the girls together, sharing fashion tips and helping women look amazing?

We can't wait for you to get to know our stylists across North America - and join us on this amazing adventure!

FABULOUS - Do what you love, love what you do! When you join Nygard Style Direct, you'll be joining a team of women who are designing their life - on their terms!

You determine your success, whether you want to earn extra spending money or fund your biggest dreams!

Get full details here!

Peplum Top

The peplum silhouette is always in style.

A universally flattering shape, this top accentuates your waistline and then flares out, hiding any problem areas.

Featuring a sleeveless design, zipper down the back and a rounded neckline - put a pep in your step with this peplum top!

This print luxe ponte top is made of 68% rayon, 28% nylon and 4% spandex and more details can be found here.

Shirred Mesh Trim T-Shirt

Red always makes a splash in any wardrobe but this top comes in several exciting colours!

This short sleeve crew neck T-shirt is defined by its unique shirred mesh trim and metallic embellishments at the collar.

Made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester this versatile tee should be in every closet!

Get full details here.

Comfort Waistband with Tapered Leg

This pant is ideal for the office and won't sacrifice you comfort.

The waistband and stretch of the pant were designed for all day wear.

Also features rear pockets and a tapered leg.

Made of 77% rayon, 20% nylon and 3% spandex, you can get detailed information here.

Cold Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Blouse

Exposed shoulders are having a moment.

This bold printed blouse embraces the trend and elevates it with a crisscross strap neckline and angled flutter sleeves.

This exquisite top is made of 94% Polyester and 6% elastane.

Get full details here.

Tribal denim

Want to find out what the Nygard team has been coveting this June? Say no more.

# 4 - Tribal denim.  Embellished denim was big news on the spring-summer 2017 catwalks and this tribal motif jean is a great way to try out the trend.

Perfect for those who bought and loved the floral embroidered jean and now want to experiment with geometric designs and bohemian-inspired denim.

This skinny leg silhouette features a lightly flared ankle that echos the 70s vibe behind this season’s festival scene.

Get full details here.

Sophisticated jean jacket

Want to find out what the Nygard team has been coveting this June? Say no more.

# 3 - The sophisticated jean jacket. Take power dressing to a whole new level with denim.

This piece proves that boardroom blazers don’t have to be boring thanks to updated fabrics and flattering cuts. Adrogynous jackets takes very little effort to style and will instantly make your outfit appear put together.

Its contrasting collar and gold-tone button details add an understated retro feel that remains modern and on-trend due to its fitted silhouette.

Style with jeans to create a double-denim look or pair with contrasting colours such as black or white to make your blazer stand out.

Get full details here.

Gingham

Want to find out what the Nygard team has been coveting this June? Say no more.

 # 2 - Gingham.  Checks, checks and more checks. Gingham is this season’s go-to print and has been drastically updated.

Say goodbye to frilly blouses and cutesy dresses and get ready to see this classic fabric in a whole new light.

Our figure-hugging jegging makes it one of spring’s most wearable trends thanks to our Slimcurve technology which flattens your stomach and sculpts your curves.

Get full details here.

Updated basics

Want to find out what the Nygard team has been coveting this June? Say no more.

 # 1 - Updated basics. You can never go wrong with basics, and this modern take on the classic utility shirt is guaranteed to become one of your most worn pieces to date.

Available in both black and white, this figure skimming shirt features functional pockets and a modern lace-up neckline that creates a relaxed vibe.

Pair with faded denim and statement heels for a business-chic look, then swap for a pair of on-trend summer wedges come the weekend.

Get more details here.

Angled Stripe Cold Shoulder Tank Top

This black and white top makes a bold statement.

An angled hem tank top with a cold shoulder cutout in a contrasting bold stripe pattern.

This fashion forward sleeveless blouse is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex and full details can be found here.

Ornate Midi Dress with Beading

Need something colourful and comfortable for summer living?

This is a flowy, paneled dress with lining, an ornate print and eye-catching contrasting bead detailing around the V-neck collar.

 The regular length of this dress is 49" long  and it is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex.

Get full details here.

Leaf Appliqué Mesh Blouse

Isn't this a stand out top?  It's featured in the Peter Nygard Spring Passions collection.

A mesh short sleeve blouse amped up with ultra-feminine leaf appliqués that bring this basic silhouette to life.

The regular size is 25 inches long and the top is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details (comes in blue and black) here.

Sleeveless Duster Tunic with Side Slits

This black and white fashionable top would do well at both work and play.

A long, sleeveless tunic with side slits for maximum movement, chest pockets, cami lining, a button front and shirt collar.

 The regular length is 37 long and it is made of 100% polyester.

Get full details here.