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Sep 18
2014 4:03 PM 0 Comments

Shop September: Hunter & Hare

Teeming with quintessential labels like Marc Jacobs, House of Harlow, and Rebecca Minkoff, beloved-blog-turned-storefront Hunter & Hare Consignment + Quality Goods (334 West Pender St., Vancouver, 604-559-4273, Hunterandhare.com) emulates the enviable closet of your chicest friend while offering locally sourced treasures you thought were reserved for Portland's artisanal markets. As the only consignment store in Vancouver that offers free pick-up for previously loved garments, their selection is perpetually fresh and meticulously curated.

Why we love it: Owners Jo and Micki developed a keen eye for must-have finds with a collective five years at Anthropologie and Plenty, made evident by the smattering of sequined vests and darling midi-skirts.

—By Miranda Babbitt

Sep 17
2014 10:48 AM 0 Comments

Shop September: Atelier3

Runway meets real world at Atelier3 (110-1228 Homer St., 604-868-3035, Atelier3.ca) with a variety of must-have collections. Created by Vancouver stylist and fashion blogger Anthony Lewis, the boutique is the exclusive destination for internationally recognized brands like Preen Line and Jill Stuart's contemporary collection. You'll also find hot designers like Thakoon and newcomer Ella Sasson.

Why we love it: High fashion you can comfortably wear and a stylist on-hand to show you how.

 — By Chelsea Novak

 

Sep 16
2014 9:29 AM 0 Comments

Shop September: Free People

Although "boho chic" is admittedly an oversaturated term, Free People (Park Royal Shopping Centre, Vancouver, 604-922-3360, Freepeople.com) has had it down since the "Make Love, Not War" heydays. Whether draped in a floor-length crochet knit sweater, slipping on a pair of exquisitely aged leather boots, or twirling in a gorgeous Old West-inspired lace skirt, Park Royal's latest hippy-dippy haven promises feminine pieces wrapped in adventurous packages. Keep your eyes open for their South Granville location, too. Opening October 10th, this locale features an Intimately Free People store teeming with silken pastel numbers.

Why we love: One-on-one appointments with a stylist make navigating "boho chic" easy-peasy.

—By Miranda Babbitt 

Sep 15
2014 4:17 PM 0 Comments

Max Mara Suits Up

Following the opening of new expanded digs in the Pacific Centre, Max Mara is putting serious pedal to the metal. Sartoriale arrives on runways this season in the form of hand-sewn Italian suits, injecting urban charm into classic lines. Stitched in cashmere, camel hair, and silk-wool, the new tailored line blends masculine finish with feminine fit-the ultimate staple piece for every professional's closet this fall.

Sep 15
2014 11:22 AM 0 Comments

Shop September: Kit and Ace Pop-Up

Casual basics meet luxury with cashmere-blend tees at Kit and Ace (151 Water St., Kitandace.com). Founded by Shannon and J.J. Wilson (wife and son of Lululemon's Chip), the Gastown pop-up (scheduled to be replaced by a flagship in early winter) showcases the initial duo-tone t-shirt collection -- white and grey for ladies, black and navy for men -- soon to be followed by a full line of tops and bottoms.

Why we love it: In-store designer Laura incorporates customer feedback into future designs, and coming soon, complimentary tailoring.

—By Chelsea Novak