Bieber wears onesie, drinks Timmies while shopping in London, Ont.
Justin Bieber walks in the Masonville Mall in London, Ont. carrying a West49 bag. (Isobel Mason Photo)
LONDON, Ont. -- Even Justin Bieber has to buy shoes -- size nine, all-black Vans, picked up at Masonville Place's West 49 on Monday night.
Just a walk through the London mall of holiday shoppers by the international pop star from Stratford, Ont., sent teen girls' hearts a-flutter and lit up Twitter like, well, a Christmas tree.
A pic posted on social media showed the Biebs in a long black cassock-like sweater with a white stripe, hood up, bags in hand.
But he was hard to catch. Word around the mall said the hitmaker-heartbreaker was in Build-A-Bear and Victoria's Secret (false), Bath and Body Works (he was in, didn't buy), then Boathouse, where he walked in, hood up, and stayed for 10 minutes.
"He was really sweet," said employee Hannah Howard, 17. "He was here with his entourage ... and he had his Tim Hortons, too."
Then it was through the mall to West 49 where Bielieber Jessica Raffa, 23, just happened to be working.
"He was the sweetest," she gushed, clearly moved by the experience. "I've always been a fan of J.B. I fan-girl so hard."
When Bieber walked in with his friends and bodyguard, Raffa said she wondered why "this kid was dressing like J.B."
Then he pulled down the hood "and I saw his new bleached blond hair."
A couple of girls started getting excited.
"Ladies, ladies," the Biebs said. "Just be cool, just be cool."
Raffa knew she had to be cool, too, around the singer who made headlines this year for his brushes with law.
She sold him the Vans, introduced herself and said, "I think I know who you are ... And I (expletive) love you. I think it's so bad-ass you came from Stratford to where you are."
Raffa asked if there was snow in Stratford and wished him a Merry Christmas.
"I was trying to be as normal as I possibly could," she said. "I just wanted to give the kid five minutes of normal."
His visit was fleeting but there was still an excitement in air. Three teens came looking for Bieber long after he was gone hoping for a brush with fame.
"We're really One Direction and Five Seconds of Summer fans," said Mary Oshana, 15. "But Justin Bieber is famous and we just wanted to meet him."