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

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

     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!

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

    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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  • Choose a leather jacket, perfect for you! Choose a leather jacket, perfect for you!

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

    If I had to choose one fashion item that comes back year after year, it's definitely the classic leather jacket. Long, short, brushed or soft leather... there's no lack of choice! Our boutiques offer a vast selection of jackets for men and women, in several different styles.

    
    

     Go classic

    Perfecto style

    1 . Mackage - Selenia  2 . Mauritius - Alaia  3 . Rudsak - Tessa 

    The first appearance of the perfecto jacket dates back to the late 1920's, but it became especially popular in the 1950's. And 60 year's later, it's still very popular... and we know why!

    It's versatile.

     

    1 . MiXim - ts17l012  2 . SOIA & KYO - Rylee  3 . Mauritius - Yoa

    The great thing about a leather jacket, unlike a synthetic jacket or raincoat,  is that it can be worn inside, much like a suit jacket. Some jackets, like the one pictured on the left, are cut like a suit jacket (large neckline, one button) which pairs beautifully with a nice dress or a classy ensemble. Making it great value for money!

    Dare with color!

    Tan

    1 . Mauritius - Viskona  2 . Rudsak - Tuma  3 . MiXim - Spiher

    If you are a little tired of the traditional black jacket, but you don't want to go too far out of your comfort zone, tan is a great option! Easy to match, timeless and a great investment!

    Be bold!

    1 .  Rudsak - Mythos  2 . Mauritius - Angel  3 . Sly & co - Gipsy

    For those who want a change, go bold! More and more brands are offering jackets in vibrant and daring colors! Colored leather is very trendy at the moment and for the seasons to come.  Enjoy it!

     

    Missed out on our live video showing our leather selection? You can check it out here (french only) :

     

    If I had to choose one fashion item that comes back year after year, it's definitely the classic leather jacket. Long, short, brushed or soft leather... there's no lack of choice! Our boutiques offer a vast selection of jackets for men and women, in several different styles.

    
    

     Go classic

    Perfecto style

    1 . Mackage - Selenia  2 . Mauritius - Alaia  3 . Rudsak - Tessa 

    The first appearance of the perfecto jacket dates back to the late 1920's, but it became especially popular in the 1950's. And 60 year's later, it's still very popular... and we know why!

    It's versatile.

     

    1 . MiXim - ts17l012  2 . SOIA & KYO - Rylee  3 . Mauritius - Yoa

    The great thing about a leather jacket, unlike a synthetic jacket or raincoat,  is that it can be worn inside, much like a suit jacket. Some jackets, like the one pictured on the left, are cut like a suit jacket (large neckline, one button) which pairs beautifully with a nice dress or a classy ensemble. Making it great value for money!

    Dare with color!

    Tan

    1 . Mauritius - Viskona  2 . Rudsak - Tuma  3 . MiXim - Spiher

    If you are a little tired of the traditional black jacket, but you don't want to go too far out of your comfort zone, tan is a great option! Easy to match, timeless and a great investment!

    Be bold!

    1 .  Rudsak - Mythos  2 . Mauritius - Angel  3 . Sly & co - Gipsy

    For those who want a change, go bold! More and more brands are offering jackets in vibrant and daring colors! Colored leather is very trendy at the moment and for the seasons to come.  Enjoy it!

     

    Missed out on our live video showing our leather selection? You can check it out here (french only) :

     

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  • 3 looks from our season favorite, Slak 3 looks from our season favorite, Slak

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    Each season, we love welcoming new brands to our shelves. One of them quickly became a favorite this season and it's a brand called SLAK

    Slak is a brand that was founded 23 years ago in Quebec City and has since grown in popularity! All their collections, feminine and comfortable, are designed and made locally. This allows them to offer the best quality possible since each step of the manufacturing is under their control.

    In addition to being designed locally, many of their creations are made from bamboo fiber, a material that deserves recognition! This fiber is not only soft and super (I mean.. super!!) comfortable, it's also wrinke-free, dries very quickly and breathes a lot, which makes it great for hot weather!

     Here's 3 of our own looks inspired by their collection :)

     

     

    This first outfit is sure to please! First, the GEMINI top, made from bamboo fiber, is not only comfortable, but very flattering with its round and wide neckline. The back neckline is also round, but goes down even further than the front, giving a super feminine look to this simple-looking shirt. Then we have the LEO shorts, high waisted with pockets on the sides. They are a nice length with a zip closure at the back. Complete the outfit with a flat sandal for an everyday look or with a high heel for a more chic effect!

    This second outfit is for the business woman who has style! Because whoever said "office look'' had to be a simple, boring skirt! Here we added the top PYXIS-T, made from bamboo fiber. Its opening on the chest and transparent effect gives it a more chic look that is perfect for the office. We paired it with the NAT skirt by Aragon Couture, an expandable skirt that's easy to wear and match. We completed the look with the Mackage bag, RIMA and a high sandal! For colder seasons, you can easily add a black blazer (like the SOIA&KYO IMMA), tights stockings and booties!

    The last outfit is simple, perfect for those lazy weekend days when you don't want to have to think about it! We went with AQUILA, a mid-length sleeveless dress with a large V-neck. You can wear it alone or with a blue or white denim jacket (like the 8058008 by Point Zero). Complete the look with a low sandal for maximum comfort and add a punch of color with the MINKA bag by Matt & Nat.

     

     

     

     

    Each season, we love welcoming new brands to our shelves. One of them quickly became a favorite this season and it's a brand called SLAK

    Slak is a brand that was founded 23 years ago in Quebec City and has since grown in popularity! All their collections, feminine and comfortable, are designed and made locally. This allows them to offer the best quality possible since each step of the manufacturing is under their control.

    In addition to being designed locally, many of their creations are made from bamboo fiber, a material that deserves recognition! This fiber is not only soft and super (I mean.. super!!) comfortable, it's also wrinke-free, dries very quickly and breathes a lot, which makes it great for hot weather!

     Here's 3 of our own looks inspired by their collection :)

     

     

    This first outfit is sure to please! First, the GEMINI top, made from bamboo fiber, is not only comfortable, but very flattering with its round and wide neckline. The back neckline is also round, but goes down even further than the front, giving a super feminine look to this simple-looking shirt. Then we have the LEO shorts, high waisted with pockets on the sides. They are a nice length with a zip closure at the back. Complete the outfit with a flat sandal for an everyday look or with a high heel for a more chic effect!

    This second outfit is for the business woman who has style! Because whoever said "office look'' had to be a simple, boring skirt! Here we added the top PYXIS-T, made from bamboo fiber. Its opening on the chest and transparent effect gives it a more chic look that is perfect for the office. We paired it with the NAT skirt by Aragon Couture, an expandable skirt that's easy to wear and match. We completed the look with the Mackage bag, RIMA and a high sandal! For colder seasons, you can easily add a black blazer (like the SOIA&KYO IMMA), tights stockings and booties!

    The last outfit is simple, perfect for those lazy weekend days when you don't want to have to think about it! We went with AQUILA, a mid-length sleeveless dress with a large V-neck. You can wear it alone or with a blue or white denim jacket (like the 8058008 by Point Zero). Complete the look with a low sandal for maximum comfort and add a punch of color with the MINKA bag by Matt & Nat.

     

     

     

     

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