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In honour of fall’s immanent arrival, we are giving an insiders view of how the GS crew prepares for a new season of style. We are often asked how and why we choose the brands we carry- a common misconception assumes that labels approach us and we merely pick from a handful of samples. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

This video gives you exclusive, behind the scenes access to our Fall 2014 NYC buying trip. Commencing in January (that’s correct- our planning process begins a minimum of six months in advance of any season), we start to research trends, new brands and attend buying appointments. Readers may recall parts of this journey from blog posts that chronicled our three day excursion- including navigating major trade shows (Liberty, Project and Mrkt), not to mention many, many meetings with various off-site vendors.

Buying for any season is an immensely personal process, one that founder, Melissa Austria never takes for granted. Sorting through hundreds of brands and thousands of samples is no easy task- especially when you take into consideration our ultra lovely, loyal and diverse client base- and their unique tastes. Here is what three days in NYC looks like for a veteran menswear buyer.

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Style Trends

All good things must come to an end, and with that we get ready to wrap up our stay in NYC and bid farewell to the big apple. But before we make our way to the airport there is still one matter of business that we needed to attend and that was the Mrket ShowBy far one of the better trade shows we’ve attended this season, Mrket definitely offered a curated collection of vendors that really alined well to our brand and customers. This became evident when we started noticing that almost all our vendors were exhibiting at the show. We had the boys from Lipson, PYA Patrick Assaraf, Seaward & Stearn, Without Prejudice, Loft 604, Hook & Albert, Oscar of Sweden, just to name a few, all present and showing their latest collections.

Here is yet another snap shot/behind the scenes look into our last day in New York. Till we meet again New York.

All images taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera courtesy of @SamsungCanada.