By HANNA DEEVES
(Henry Singer Eighth Avenue Place. Photo by Chris Bolin)
The world of men’s fashion is getting a makeover. Henry Singer Fashion Group, an iconic Alberta-based men’s retailer, just opened their flagship store this October. The new Henry Singer will continue carrying 50+ brand names, and comes with a complete update and a few new goodies. (more…)
Soft, cozy, and easy to layer: ideal duds for the frequent flyer
Travelling has never looked so good, or felt so comfy! If you’re often on the road for business or pleasure, it can be challenging to find the right outfit. Green Tree Eco Fashion tackles this problem with a classic look that features three of their most popular and versatile basics: skinny “Yoga Jeans” by Montreal’s Second Denim Company ($114.99), a long black cami from Part Two ($24.99), and a reversible bamboo wrap (seen here in both short and long styles) by Ecoskin ($179.99). Top with a statement necklace and oversized tote to complete the look. With eco clothing for both men and women, you can feel good about purchases from this boutique, and never have to sacrifice style. 358 Richmond Rd., 613-695-8733.
In Halifax, discerning gentlemen find their fashions at Dugger’s Men’s Wear. Located on Spring Garden Road, the popular shop offers the latest styles from Canali, Hugo Boss, Diesel and many others.
A move to Wolseley in 2005 inspired The Closet Chick and The Closet owner Lorraine Hay to abandon the rat race and opt for a more sustainable lifestyle. Armed with 30 years of fashion industry experience, Hay simplified her life and opened a previously-loved clothing consignment boutique. The Closet Chick’s two floors offer current (one year or less) and true vintage (40s to 80s era) fashions for fierce females. Based on its success, four years later Hay launched second location The Closet in Osborne Village, which also stocks styles for men and some of the sweetest vintage leather in town. Create a Mad Men-inspired look by plucking a sleek sheath dress and a curve-hugging cardigan from the racks of chicly displayed mint-condition garments. For someone with enviable first dibs on numerous pieces of coveted vintage, Hay’s personal closet is remarkably small. “At home I have a tiny closet–I’ve got my own little look,” Hay says. Instead, Hay gets her fashion fix styling customers. The Closet Chick, 938 Portage Ave, 204-774-2442; The Closet, E-470 River Ave, 204-233-2442.