Buying Canadian: Lucian Matis

Part of my trying to be responsible includes giving myself a clothing allowance. That way, if I want something I save my allowance and then shop.

When I heard about the Lucian Matis sample sale, I made plans to go. I usually don’t go to sample sales as I’m not a sample size. Then I found out that it’s not just samples available. I met up with Brigitte and Gail and we headed up to the sale. I got work and event clothes for a steal. Continue reading “Buying Canadian: Lucian Matis” »

The Serena Tote from Jessica Jensen

It was my birthday recently and I wanted to upgrade my bag from the big black hole I currently carry. So when Canadian designer Jessica Jensen said she was designing a more affordable (read: cheaper) line of bags for the Shopping Channel, I bought one.

Yes, it is really that pink. Those of you who know me know I have no problem carrying a pink bag. So far I’ve shoved shoes, an umbrella, an overstuffed wallet and a magazine in it. At least it’s more structured than the big black hole.

This does my shoulder no favours.

Where to Find Canadian Fashion: A Beginning

Editor’s note: 132/3/2013: Updated thanks to the upcoming Toronto Fashion Week and the recent showing of Moose & Beaver.

I was watching the monthly Twitter chat Fashion Unfold when the topic of Canadian fashion came up. The topic, specifically was the difficulty in finding and buying it. There were two general conclusions:

Canadian fashion is hard to find –  it really isn’t.

Canadian fashion is expensive. Yes, compared to H&M and Zara, it is.  Continue reading “Where to Find Canadian Fashion: A Beginning” »

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