There are good days, and then there are super-duper-fantastic days. I had one of the latter on Saturday when I happened on the new Duchess & Duke boutique at 1824 Government Street.
The consignment shop had been open for just two weeks when Honey and I strolled in. We . . . → Click to read full blog
When I ask men where they shop for stylish shoes in Victoria, many develop a pained or perplexed expression. The most common response is a mildly sarcastic “Vancouver.”
Honey often laments the lack of shoe-shopping options for Victoria men, certainly as compared to the smorgasbord of women’s shoes. (See . . . → Click to read full blog
Perk up your ears, shoe lovers. I just found an amazing source of discounted Fluevogs for men and women.
Vancouver designer John Fluevog makes fabulously distinctive footwear. Fans can often recognize his artful creations from across a crowded room.
There are two Fluevog stores in Vancouver, and several Victoria shoe . . . → Click to read full blog
UPDATED February 29, 2012: Vintage Fair THIS weekend! Starts Friday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Does your wardrobe need an injection of style for spring? Mine sure does, and I know where I’m going to get it. At the 2nd annual VintAgeous Vintage Fair on March 2-3, 2012, at . . . → Click to read full blog
I’m overdue in updating my “best of” round-up of Victoria shoe stores for women. Since I last wrote on the subject, there have been some exciting developments on the downtown shoe scene.
(Don’t worry, guys. I haven’t forgotten about you. Click here to read my round-up of the best places . . . → Click to read full blog
In early September, I wrote about two excellent Victoria consignment stores specializing in children’s clothing, accessories, and toys: Mya’s Treasures and Sailor Jack Family Consignment. (Sadly, Mya’s Treasures has since closed.)
A helpful reader (thanks, Rebecca!) responded with a glowing recommendation for Bee’s Knees in Sooke, touting . . . → Click to read full blog
There is a special kind of happiness deal-hunters experience when we find an exceptional piece of clothing at a great price. I am radiating that happiness right now.
Within a week, I picked up two fashionable pieces that will define my fall wardrobe. One is a stylish black fur-felt women’s . . . → Click to read full blog
I’m a great proponent of quality consignment-store shopping, a practice that beautifully combines great scrimping and socially responsible recycling. And if shopping these secondhand stores makes sense for me, a woman with no children, it makes doubly good sense for moms. Why pay full retail for tiny outfits that your . . . → Click to read full blog
In a previous article, I extolled the virtues of shopping at Dots Discount Designer Wear, a Fort Street fashion outlet with racks and racks and racks of fashionable clothing at clearance prices. All items are grouped by designer: Aritzia, Esprit, Anne Klein, MaxMara, DKNY, and so much more! Men are . . . → Click to read full blog
I had to pose a tough question to myself today. Was I more excited to visit a new specialty shoe store for women (wahoo!), or a new co-ed fashion consignment outlet (yippee!)? With time to stop in at only one, I was truly torn between Head Over Heels in the . . . → Click to read full blog