New Arrivals

New Arrivals : Gillian Steinhardt

We’ve just received some simply beautiful jewelry from Gillian Steinhardt. Many of the new pieces are inspired by origami. Pictured above are only a few of the styles that are in the shop.

New Arrivals : La Botte Gardiane Boots

After eager anticipation, we are happy to announce the arrival of this season’s boots from La Botte Gardiane!

We have three styles in store now: a tall black boot in soft leather, a cropped boot in brown, and a tall riding boot in the hottest colour for Fall – burgundy. Our boots quickly sold out last year so hurry in!

And just for context – this is a picture of the lovely and stylish Jeanne Damas from her blog wearing them!

Short Stories : Gloves by DENTS

Dents was established by John Dent in 1777. Today the gloves are still handmade with the finest quality leather in Warminster, England. For each glove, the leather is hand stretched and bench cut before being assembled. It can take up to 8 hours to make a single pair of gloves.

And did you know? Dents made Queen Elizabeth II’s gloves for her coronation in 1953.
They have also made gloves for many film characters including Batman and most recently James Bond.

We currently carry four styles from the Dents Heritage Collection: a leather palm, crochet back driving glove; deerskin gloves with silk lining, in a berry red, and a tobacco brown; plain nappa fur-lined gloves in cognac brown, and black; and peccary gloves with contrast turquoise Scottish cashmere lining.

Peccary is the most luxurious gloving leather. Dents sources it from wild boar in South America. The leather is very difficult to cut as well as difficult to sew. Since they require a skilled and experienced master glove maker, these exceptional gloves are very rare.

Each style is available in four sizes: 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8.
If you are unsure of your glove size, we can measure you in the shop.

Introducing : INNAMORATO

Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550 and smoking jacket, $695
This menswear inspired suit is one of the best investments you can make for your wardrobe. It will stylishly take you to any event and can be as classy or as sexy as you choose to make it.

Innamorato Veste Spencer in gold/black stripe, $520, Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550

If you’re looking for a coat to layer over the suit, this Jorge Loula Silver Trench from Les Prairies de Paris (also available in beige), $750 is a great option.

Innamorato Paris Robe Noir wrap dress, $740

Back In Stock : Antipast Socks!

We just got in new socks from ANTIPAST Japan – and they are so cool! Our first shipment quickly sold out, and these are the last ones we will be receiving before Christmas. So if you’d like to pick up a pair for yourself or as a gift for a friend, hurry in and check them out!

Jamin Puech Bags

We have some beautiful bags from Jamin Puech Paris this season: a number of leather day bags, both large and small, as well as some special little evening bags. Pictured here are only some of the styles and colours we currently have in-store. Hope to see you soon!

photos from Jamin Puech website, collage and writing by Ayalah

MERCY : Wool Shirtdresses and Tops

These MERCY shirt dresses and tops are made with a beautiful Liberty of London wool print. The whimsical print is a must-see in person. It is a floral available in both dark blue and pink, with dragonflies, butterflies, and even tiny elephants.

Below we’ve paired the top with an exciting new Tuxedo pant from Innamorato of Paris. Stay tuned for a post on the Tuxedo coming soon!

Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt Dress in blue, $340

Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt Dress in pink, $340

Mercy Liberty Print Wool top in blue, $260
Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550 (available with smoking jacket, $695, as a suit)

Mercy Liberty Print Wool top in pink, $260
Innamorato Tuxedo pant, $550 (available with smoking jacket, $695, as a suit)

New Arrival : Scarves by Inouitoosh

We are happy to be introducing the Inouitoosh scarf line from Paris. And just in time for this cooler weather!

Each scarf is made of either a soft Cashmere and wool, silk and wool blend, or a thicker boiled wool ($160-$195)

They make a great gift and come packaged in an envelope made from recycled Indian newspaper by an NGO whose main objective is to provide education and shelter to street children.

Introducing : Chausser

We are very excited to be introducing Chausser footwear from Japan to the shop. We have 3 styles in-store: a black oxford with removable (!) fringe, a brown ankle boot with curved upper (great worn with casual dresses or jeans) and patent loafers in both ivory and navy, which are just plain cool. Any of these would make a great addition to your footwear wardrobe this Fall.

Black oxford with fringe, $480

Same black oxford with fringe removed! (the laces are hidden)

Brown lace-up ankle boot, $525

Ivory patent leather loafers, $460

Navy patent leather loafers, $460

FW 2012 Mercy : September

We have now received our first delivery of the Fall 2012 collection from Mercy.

Earlier this summer I visited the studio and took some photographs of samples. Now in store, we have beautiful light wool shirt dresses, tops, and button down shirts (in a variety of colours and prints), as well as quilted cotton Liberty dresses (cap sleeve and 1/2 sleeve) and stunning high-waisted skirts in abstract inky blue florals as well as grey-green.

On model : Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirtdress in blue (also available in pink) $340
On mannequin : Antoni and Alison dress, Mercy Liberty Print Wool Shirt in blue, Maison Boinet belt,  Indress feather headpiece worn as a brooch.

And while you certainly don’t have to look like a mannequin to pull off this look (seriously – this Mercy shirt dress flatters most body types), it sure makes for a fun photograph!