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Byline: Mina Williams
Sir Paul Smith Preaches Creativity and Inspiration
Sir Paul Smith landed here during his ocean-hopping travels on Monday, winging up from Los Angeles via Tokyo. Marking his first visit to Canada since the Eighties, Smith visited the city to see his new shop-in-shop at Holt Renfrew's Pacific Centre outpost, give interviews, meet the store's staff and give a speech to 175 customers before jetting off the same night en route to New York for 12 hours before flying home to London.
With a worldwide economic perspective given his own retail operations, Smith told WWD that while department store sales have slumped, his …