Well, it's always raining Coach at Red Pony, but this week we have a few models that are not your typical Coach bags! The ultimate, elegant leather tote, and a classic, understated purse:
This distinctive Christopher Kane sweatshirt is meant for fashion week...or, alternately, for sitting on the couch while finishing off the leftover Halloween candy, but certainly NOT for working out at the gym!
Stunning retro burgundy suede skirt from Roots:
They're belt buckles, friends! And they are all handmade in Canada!
The bottom two buckles are from indie Toronto designers BBJ ("Barbie's Basement Jewlery", the childhood name of one of the designer's first crafting efforts). All their items are one-of-a-kind and based in pop-culture, geekery and general good times. Look at the hilarious disco dude!!
The top two buckles are from Flight Path Designs, created by Alberta designer Naomi Joy Yamamoto. Her buckles are now lovingly hand-made in her Vancouver studio (that was once a mattress factory in the early 1900s!).
Some humble coats in the store:
The pristine blue cocoon coat is wool from the Gap. I love the no-nonsense covered button band and structured pockets!
Now, the camel coloured duster is...made of camel hair!
What's so great about camel hair, you ask? Everything! Camel hair is another great sustainable fibre that comes from the naturally moulting fur of camels. The outer layer of the fur is coarse, and the inner layer is super soft and downy. The fur is often weaved into fabric, like this coat, or can be spun into yarn (which is very luxurious and more expensive than cashmere or merino yarn!). Camel hair coats will not pill, they will retain their shape, they are both naturally water-proof and moisture wicking and they are said to be twice as warm as wool coats! Plus, the most magical thing of all, they are usually not dyed, so you are wearing the beautiful natural colour of the animal!
(Meanwhile, in the back room, there's another cocoon coat from Oak+Fort waiting to come out!)
So I couldn't read the brand label on these boots, but they are made in Italy, and that's good enough for me!
I love this bold-floral top from Vero Moda!
These champagne coloured ballet flats are the perfect shape (I'm pretty particular about the shape of ballet flats!) and has those awesome "ballet straps" around the ankles!
A home-made skirt! I love the great vintage fabric and shape. Someone put a lot of time, effort and love into this garment!
Ooooo, this beautiful sweater is cashmere and wool!
Created by British skiing buddies comes the [unfortunately named?] indie brand Fat Face. This stuff is made for outdoor winter fun! These super-tall fuzzy boots are so striking, and I love the lacing on the back of the boot (no worries, though! There's a zipper on the side!):
We have a bunch of great matching scarf-mitts-hat sets in the shop right now! The red set and black set are wool, and the pink set is alpaca!
This great top is wool, friends! And check out the lovely lace fringe at the bottom hem:
It may be hard to tell on the picture, but these Lucky Brand pants are purple velvet!
You need this Nine West tablet sleeve! It has a two-way vinyl image: first it's a pineapple....
....then, hey! It's a fruity pineapple drink!