I know that it took you just one far-away glance to see that it's a Kate Spade! The pebbled leather of this beautiful and simple carry-all is a tomato-red colour and, checking off one of my important bag-criteria, the bag stands up on its own!
How adorable is this coat from the Gap? It's a great feminine take on the traditional pea-coat: it's double breasted, but with just one dainty row of buttons, and it has the slit pockets built into the flap pockets. Great details, yet still such a simple coat!
From the front this looks like a regular, elegant blazer....
...but check out the awesome back! First of all, the cut is amazing and so flattering, but of course it's the panel that makes this blazer so striking!
Not only are these great Jambu boots vegan, the sole is made of recycled material and the entire boot is compostable!
Hey look! Another pea-coat (double breasted, slip pockets, large lapels, check!). Plus, this beautiful wool coat from Aritzia is made of cashmere and virgin-wool!
Button it all the way up if you want!
A lovely Cole Haan wallet:
From our friends down the street (or across the river...they have 2 locations!) at Workhall, we have TWO drappy dresses!
See the necklace on the mannequin? It's so amazing, the photos do not do it justice! There is a piece of lilac quartz, with crystals on one side and the raw edge on the other, a disc of hammered silver, and a small, tumbled precious stone. So unique!
This wool utility jacket is from our men's section, but isn't it gorgeous?!
Now look closely at the shoulders...one has a regular black button, and the other has this original (and random) detail:
Also in the men's section, this guy printed on an American Apparel t-shirt:
The perfect boot!
Want to see some amazing vintage? This beautiful, drop-waist, silk, beaded dress!
Just look at the incredible beaded detail:
Now, I'm not kidding myself, this dress is from the 80s not the 20s, but it is still an exquisite piece!
This great skirt is from Montréal designer Iris Setlakwe, who started designing clothes after she had babies and couldn't seem to find clothes that fit just right anymore (tell me about it!). She also makes a point of manufacturing her clothes right there in Montréal to support her local economy!
This maxi-dress is the perfect hostess dress to wear to your own party!
I don't know why, but I love this acid-washed (is that term still used? Is that what this is?) jacket from Anthropologie; it's a nice alternative to regular denim.
Also, I love their label! With the zig-zag stitch to cross out the words, it's super cute!
Honourable mention this week goes to these Fluevogs! These guys were just fading into the background, and I actually just grabbed them to move them out of the way so that I could get another shoe, when I realised they are vintage Johnny Fluevogs! Full disclosure time, friends: I have a lot of Fluevogs. I'm talking pairs in the double digits. I'm talking Carrie Bradshaw in the episode of Sex and the City where she doesn't have enough money for a mortgage but she has 100 Jimmy Choos, and she says "I will literally be the old lady who lived in her shoes". These ones in the shop right now are from the old Unity line (I have 4 pair from this family of Fluevogs), and they sport the traditional signature F-sole. Based on the style, these shoes must be 20 years old, and they are a testament to the great quality Fluevog is known for. (BTW, I'm hanging on to all my Fluevogs to pass them on to my kids or grand-kids; the ultimate heirloom item from the coolest grand-mother ever!).
What's in the backroom? A Cinder+Smoke dress!!
One more thing, dear friends. This past month some great independent local shops have sadly closed down; it was a painful, slow death for Divine (once the crown jewel of alternative independent shops, and the anchor of Whyte ave), and the closure of Lucid Lifestyles was a shock. Due to sheer volume (and photogenticness?), I may spend a lot of time talking about clothes from stores like Anthropologie and Aritzia, but independent shops are truly the heart of community. Thanks for supporting Red Pony and all the other great indie shops that we love!