Fashion - Winter

Fashion - Winter

  • LOLE For active women

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    The brand LOLË is well known for their sportswear, yoga accessories, etc. But they also make excellent outerwear, practical and specifically designed for the active woman. They offer flattering cuts that fit the body without restricting movement. They also have a great range of winter accessories that make you want to wrap up in them all day !!

    Here are three favorite looks of our team :)

     

    This first look features a top seller from their winter collection, the EMMY ORIGINAL (also available in black). A long shiny quilted coat with a removable belt, a 2-way zipper, an adjustable hood and 2 front pockets with zippers. It's water-repellent and windproof and can comfortably be worn at temperatures down to -20c. I particularly like the EMMY for its length, but also for the different stitching patterns on the sides and back that add a touch of originality to this classic. We styled it here with a beige oversized scarf and mittens of the same color for a neutral look ... but far from boring!

     

    I personally love this outfit because it features light colors which is pretty rare in winter! The KAYLY coat is a very popular model in our stores as it offers many practical details such as a 2-way zipper, a hood with a large collar and 2 zippered front pockets. It's also water-repellent and wind-resistant, whilst remaining breathable. Like most LOLE coats, it's perfect for an active lifestyle. The light grey of the KAYLY matches perfectly with the pink of these knitted accessories (also available in grey or black). For a soft and comfortable look!

     

    The last outfit is a bit more on the classic side , for those who want to stay simple... the KATIE L EDITION is a safe bet! Its classic cut and its mat finish makes it a timeless classic. It is also water repellent, wind resistant and can be comfortably worn at temperature down to -20c, which makes it a good ally during our rigorous winters. We styled it here with a tubular scarf in shades of cream white and dark blue, but with a black coat you can really play with contrasting accessories ... like a red scarf for example! The possibilities are limitless ;)

    The brand LOLË is well known for their sportswear, yoga accessories, etc. But they also make excellent outerwear, practical and specifically designed for the active woman. They offer flattering cuts that fit the body without restricting movement. They also have a great range of winter accessories that make you want to wrap up in them all day !!

    Here are three favorite looks of our team :)

     

    This first look features a top seller from their winter collection, the EMMY ORIGINAL (also available in black). A long shiny quilted coat with a removable belt, a 2-way zipper, an adjustable hood and 2 front pockets with zippers. It's water-repellent and windproof and can comfortably be worn at temperatures down to -20c. I particularly like the EMMY for its length, but also for the different stitching patterns on the sides and back that add a touch of originality to this classic. We styled it here with a beige oversized scarf and mittens of the same color for a neutral look ... but far from boring!

     

    I personally love this outfit because it features light colors which is pretty rare in winter! The KAYLY coat is a very popular model in our stores as it offers many practical details such as a 2-way zipper, a hood with a large collar and 2 zippered front pockets. It's also water-repellent and wind-resistant, whilst remaining breathable. Like most LOLE coats, it's perfect for an active lifestyle. The light grey of the KAYLY matches perfectly with the pink of these knitted accessories (also available in grey or black). For a soft and comfortable look!

     

    The last outfit is a bit more on the classic side , for those who want to stay simple... the KATIE L EDITION is a safe bet! Its classic cut and its mat finish makes it a timeless classic. It is also water repellent, wind resistant and can be comfortably worn at temperature down to -20c, which makes it a good ally during our rigorous winters. We styled it here with a tubular scarf in shades of cream white and dark blue, but with a black coat you can really play with contrasting accessories ... like a red scarf for example! The possibilities are limitless ;)

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  • RUDSAK - Elegant and bold handbags RUDSAK - Elegant and bold handbags

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    The brand RUDSAK has attracted attention in the last few years with its bold collections, its attention-to-detail and quality. Whether its for coats, jackets, accessories or, the subject of today, its handbags. RUDSAK offers a large selection of leather handbags which will elegantly accompany you for many years to come. 

    RUDSAK handbags have several common characteristics. A cotton bag is provided to store the handbag and protect it. There is also a small flashlight, attached with a carabiner, great for finding misplaced objects or a keyhole!

    Even though the collection is much larger, today we highlight 3 of our team's favorites!

     

     

    The PANDORA tote bag is our largest bag from this brand and is available in both a smooth or quilted version. It's a very handy bag for everyday use, there is room for everything!  The PANDORA closes securely with a zipper, the straps are removable and it also comes with a crossbody strap. There is a zippable outer pocket, for all those things that you need easy access to. With the RUDSAK logo in silver on the front, its an exquisite bag that won't disappoint!

     

    The handbag DAMAR is a classic from RUDSAK that keeps coming back, much to our delight! No matter which color or material you choose, its a bag you'll love. It's a medium sized bag (12 1/2'' x 11 1/2'' x 2 3/4''), it comes with a short strap and also a longer shoulder strap. One of its most popular characteristics, is its zippered large inside pocket, which allows you to be organised and find everything easily. You also have the traditional small inside zippered pocket on the side with 2 slots for small objects like a phone and bus card. It is also offered in the smooth or quilted version and closes with a zipper AND snaps! 

    The final handbag is my personal favorite... the SULLY. It's the smallest of the 3 bags, but don't be fooled by its size! It has 4 outside compartments on the front to put things such as keys, telephone, bus card, change etc , plus it has a small zippered pocket inside as well. The real charmer (apart from it's look of course) is the large strap which can be placed as either a crossbody strap OR a backpack!  Just pass the strap in the ring at the bottom of the bag and like magic you can wear it on your back! The perfect combination of style and functionality :)

     

    The brand RUDSAK has attracted attention in the last few years with its bold collections, its attention-to-detail and quality. Whether its for coats, jackets, accessories or, the subject of today, its handbags. RUDSAK offers a large selection of leather handbags which will elegantly accompany you for many years to come. 

    RUDSAK handbags have several common characteristics. A cotton bag is provided to store the handbag and protect it. There is also a small flashlight, attached with a carabiner, great for finding misplaced objects or a keyhole!

    Even though the collection is much larger, today we highlight 3 of our team's favorites!

     

     

    The PANDORA tote bag is our largest bag from this brand and is available in both a smooth or quilted version. It's a very handy bag for everyday use, there is room for everything!  The PANDORA closes securely with a zipper, the straps are removable and it also comes with a crossbody strap. There is a zippable outer pocket, for all those things that you need easy access to. With the RUDSAK logo in silver on the front, its an exquisite bag that won't disappoint!

     

    The handbag DAMAR is a classic from RUDSAK that keeps coming back, much to our delight! No matter which color or material you choose, its a bag you'll love. It's a medium sized bag (12 1/2'' x 11 1/2'' x 2 3/4''), it comes with a short strap and also a longer shoulder strap. One of its most popular characteristics, is its zippered large inside pocket, which allows you to be organised and find everything easily. You also have the traditional small inside zippered pocket on the side with 2 slots for small objects like a phone and bus card. It is also offered in the smooth or quilted version and closes with a zipper AND snaps! 

    The final handbag is my personal favorite... the SULLY. It's the smallest of the 3 bags, but don't be fooled by its size! It has 4 outside compartments on the front to put things such as keys, telephone, bus card, change etc , plus it has a small zippered pocket inside as well. The real charmer (apart from it's look of course) is the large strap which can be placed as either a crossbody strap OR a backpack!  Just pass the strap in the ring at the bottom of the bag and like magic you can wear it on your back! The perfect combination of style and functionality :)

     

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  • 4 super warm coats under $500! 4 super warm coats under $500!

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     Choosing a winter coat is not always easy. There are several factors to consider : style, color, quality... but also the price! Finding a good quality coat with maximum warmth is important, but so is finding that special coat, that is also within your budget. Here are 4 coats that could be exactly what you've been looking for.

    We love talking about the brand Sicily. Their styles are super trendy with luxurious fabrics and offer a slimming silhouette... at a great price! One of their latest coats to hit the shelves and streets this season (and one of my personal favorites) is the Mt-Royal. This matte coat (available in marine, khaki and black) is tested up to -37 degrees. As I always say, colder than that and you should stay inside!! Everything is in the details : a two-way zipper, a large lined hood, front lined-pockets with a zipper, and an adjustable, removable belt... it really has everything going for it! And all of this for $380! 

    In the same style, SOIA & KYO offers this magnificent down coat. The TALLIA is insulated with 90% down and 10% feathers with a fill-power of 700, which is excellent! It also offers a large insulated hood, an elastic, removable belt, a double zipper, available in black or a beautiful bright light grey. The price? $495, for a coat as warm and beautiful as this one, that's awesome and it'll last a long time!

    Lolë is the ideal brand for active women. The cuts are made accordingly, making for a lightweight and breathable coat. The KATIE is one of the warmest of lole's latest collection. It's knee-length, keeping you well protected and is water-repellent and windproof.  We also love that the faux-fur is removable and so is the entire hood, allowing you to create several different styles and adapt it to your needs. Insulated with eco-responsible down and a fill power of 600+, we love it! And for only $460.

    I have already talked about the 4045g from Novelti (in a blog where I introduced the brand) and my love for this coat has not changed. It is perfect for Canadian winters. It's not fur-lined, but its adjustable hood is deep and stays in place with or without a scarf. The collar is high enough to allow you to wear a thin scarf directly around your neck.  Its insulation of down/feathers along with it knee-length length (a little longer at the back) provides a great protection from the elements. The front pockets are polar-lined, warm and super comfortable! A steal at $350.

     

     

     Choosing a winter coat is not always easy. There are several factors to consider : style, color, quality... but also the price! Finding a good quality coat with maximum warmth is important, but so is finding that special coat, that is also within your budget. Here are 4 coats that could be exactly what you've been looking for.

    We love talking about the brand Sicily. Their styles are super trendy with luxurious fabrics and offer a slimming silhouette... at a great price! One of their latest coats to hit the shelves and streets this season (and one of my personal favorites) is the Mt-Royal. This matte coat (available in marine, khaki and black) is tested up to -37 degrees. As I always say, colder than that and you should stay inside!! Everything is in the details : a two-way zipper, a large lined hood, front lined-pockets with a zipper, and an adjustable, removable belt... it really has everything going for it! And all of this for $380! 

    In the same style, SOIA & KYO offers this magnificent down coat. The TALLIA is insulated with 90% down and 10% feathers with a fill-power of 700, which is excellent! It also offers a large insulated hood, an elastic, removable belt, a double zipper, available in black or a beautiful bright light grey. The price? $495, for a coat as warm and beautiful as this one, that's awesome and it'll last a long time!

    Lolë is the ideal brand for active women. The cuts are made accordingly, making for a lightweight and breathable coat. The KATIE is one of the warmest of lole's latest collection. It's knee-length, keeping you well protected and is water-repellent and windproof.  We also love that the faux-fur is removable and so is the entire hood, allowing you to create several different styles and adapt it to your needs. Insulated with eco-responsible down and a fill power of 600+, we love it! And for only $460.

    I have already talked about the 4045g from Novelti (in a blog where I introduced the brand) and my love for this coat has not changed. It is perfect for Canadian winters. It's not fur-lined, but its adjustable hood is deep and stays in place with or without a scarf. The collar is high enough to allow you to wear a thin scarf directly around your neck.  Its insulation of down/feathers along with it knee-length length (a little longer at the back) provides a great protection from the elements. The front pockets are polar-lined, warm and super comfortable! A steal at $350.

     

     

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  • New Coats from Ookpik, to keep you warm and toasty this winter! New Coats from Ookpik, to keep you warm and toasty this winter!

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    I remember receiving in-store the first Ookpik jackets in 2011 and how we all fell in love with the brand both for its quality and great styles. Since its humble debut, the brand has had considerable success, which doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon... much to our delight!

    With each new season, its a pleasure to discover new fabrics and cuts. We've picked out for you our 3 favorites : a new arrival, a model revisited and a timeless classic!

     

     

    Our absolute favorite from the new fall-winter collection is the COLETTE, a light-down jacket with an oversized cut which is very ''in'' this year! We recommend this jacket for temperatures up to -10 degrees . However, as its not super-fitted, it is possible to put a thicker sweater underneath and wear it in colder weather. The length is great to keep your thighs warm, and its 2-way zipper offers a greater range of motion and comfort when you sit. Both the hood AND fur are removable which is wonderful for giving several styling options with the one jacket. We love it!

    The SABINE, back for another year, is a model well-known (and loved) by us.  A winter jacket insulated with 90% down and 10% feathers, with a down power of 600. With its large hood, the fur can also be folded back inside for maximum protection for the chilly winter days. The hood and fur can also be removed providing 3 different styles. This year, the SABINE comes in a longer (knee-length) and short (above thighs) version.

     

    And our final pick, a model we're not getting tired of anytime soon, the SKY! A very convenient,  mid-season jacket. It has a removable lining, perfect for wearing over a range of temperatures. It's 2-way zipper allows you to sit comfortably. Insulated with polyester, it's 100% vegan! A jacket that will take you from Spring to Fall with comfort and style!

    I remember receiving in-store the first Ookpik jackets in 2011 and how we all fell in love with the brand both for its quality and great styles. Since its humble debut, the brand has had considerable success, which doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon... much to our delight!

    With each new season, its a pleasure to discover new fabrics and cuts. We've picked out for you our 3 favorites : a new arrival, a model revisited and a timeless classic!

     

     

    Our absolute favorite from the new fall-winter collection is the COLETTE, a light-down jacket with an oversized cut which is very ''in'' this year! We recommend this jacket for temperatures up to -10 degrees . However, as its not super-fitted, it is possible to put a thicker sweater underneath and wear it in colder weather. The length is great to keep your thighs warm, and its 2-way zipper offers a greater range of motion and comfort when you sit. Both the hood AND fur are removable which is wonderful for giving several styling options with the one jacket. We love it!

    The SABINE, back for another year, is a model well-known (and loved) by us.  A winter jacket insulated with 90% down and 10% feathers, with a down power of 600. With its large hood, the fur can also be folded back inside for maximum protection for the chilly winter days. The hood and fur can also be removed providing 3 different styles. This year, the SABINE comes in a longer (knee-length) and short (above thighs) version.

     

    And our final pick, a model we're not getting tired of anytime soon, the SKY! A very convenient,  mid-season jacket. It has a removable lining, perfect for wearing over a range of temperatures. It's 2-way zipper allows you to sit comfortably. Insulated with polyester, it's 100% vegan! A jacket that will take you from Spring to Fall with comfort and style!

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  • You'll LOVE the new fall collection from SOIA & KYO! You'll LOVE the new fall collection from SOIA & KYO!

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    Whether you like it or not, summer is coming to an end. It's time to say goodbye to the heat, put away your sandals and bikini... to make room for warm jackets, boots and coats.

    One of our brands, that I'm always super excited to arrive is SOIA & KYO... and I'm never disappointed! True to form, this time around I'm captivated by the newly-arrived collection.  Here I'll show you 3 of the new styles and the reasons I'm in love with them.

     

    Last year, SOIA & KYO brought us an improved version of the popular leather jacket,  RYLEE; a classic favorite, fashionable yet timeless. This year, the leather jacket that makes us want to rock out is HEIDI. A short, collarless jacket with silver zippers, bringing out the rocker in all of us. The horizontal zipper is not only decorative, but allows you to take off the perlum hem, 2 jackets in one! As it is made of lambskin, a soft and supple leather, it can be worn both indoors and out. We love it!


     

     The BRIHANA jacket has definite potential to become your all-time favorite. Made of a blend of polyester and viscose, it's extra-soft and stretchy. On top of that, it has large pockets to bury your hands in, or your keys and phone if you want to use it as an early autumn jacket.  And lastly, it's large lapel collar is as comfortable as it's charming. Perfect for a layered look!

     

     

    The last, but not least, is the SAMIA, which much to the joy of everyone is back this season. SAMIA is a mid-length, double-faced, hand-made, wool coat. You'll feel like you're wrapped in a big blanket! Its impressive hood and large draped collar make it an essential coat for fall (or even spring!). A removable belt allows you to wear it 3 different ways, closed at the front, tied up at the back or open, without a belt. And we love the almond color.. just wow!

    Whether you like it or not, summer is coming to an end. It's time to say goodbye to the heat, put away your sandals and bikini... to make room for warm jackets, boots and coats.

    One of our brands, that I'm always super excited to arrive is SOIA & KYO... and I'm never disappointed! True to form, this time around I'm captivated by the newly-arrived collection.  Here I'll show you 3 of the new styles and the reasons I'm in love with them.

     

    Last year, SOIA & KYO brought us an improved version of the popular leather jacket,  RYLEE; a classic favorite, fashionable yet timeless. This year, the leather jacket that makes us want to rock out is HEIDI. A short, collarless jacket with silver zippers, bringing out the rocker in all of us. The horizontal zipper is not only decorative, but allows you to take off the perlum hem, 2 jackets in one! As it is made of lambskin, a soft and supple leather, it can be worn both indoors and out. We love it!


     

     The BRIHANA jacket has definite potential to become your all-time favorite. Made of a blend of polyester and viscose, it's extra-soft and stretchy. On top of that, it has large pockets to bury your hands in, or your keys and phone if you want to use it as an early autumn jacket.  And lastly, it's large lapel collar is as comfortable as it's charming. Perfect for a layered look!

     

     

    The last, but not least, is the SAMIA, which much to the joy of everyone is back this season. SAMIA is a mid-length, double-faced, hand-made, wool coat. You'll feel like you're wrapped in a big blanket! Its impressive hood and large draped collar make it an essential coat for fall (or even spring!). A removable belt allows you to wear it 3 different ways, closed at the front, tied up at the back or open, without a belt. And we love the almond color.. just wow!

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