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Henry Singer Opens New Flagship in Calgary


(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…)

June Hot Shopping

By Suzanne Rent


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The Lost Cod in the Historic Properties on Lower Water Street will help you create clothes with Nova Scotia-inspired designs. Pick from a stock of logo designs that represent a vast swath of Nova Scotia’s commercial and cultural past (including beloved throwback sports logos like the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Sydney Millionaires and Halifax Windjammers). Then, choose a garment, size and colour and you have your own summer style inspired by the province’s rich history. Great for gifts, too.




• Men looking to update their summer wardrobe can stop into Duggers on Spring Garden Road. Find exclusive brands such as Hugo Boss, Canali, Coppley, Sand and Van Gils. Or visit D2 on the main level for the latest summer trends in men’s style.
• At Colwell’s in the Historic Properties on Lower Water Street, find all the basics such as dress shirts, pants, sports jackets, jeans and t-shirts.





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• J&R Grimsmo Boutique on Barrington Street carries gorgeous styles for women, all ethically manufactured, made with sustainable materials and processes, but some of the best designers in North America. Find dresses, tops and bottoms and lots of accessories for any summer outing.
• For casual styles for those active shoppers on the go, try Olsen Europe in Park Lane and Mic Mac Mall. Produced in Hamburg, Germany, these styles are modern, fresh and available in a variety of colours for the season.
• At Wildflower Clothing Inc. on Clyde Street, owner Jill Strong finds styles that are like the comfort food of clothing that work for women looking for no-fuss styles. Accessorize with hats, belts, scarves or handbags.


SunnysideSunnyside Mall on Bedford Highway
is home to various retailers from around the
region. Shop for summer fashions at Turbine
or Moe’s Menswear, accessories at Peoples
Jewellers and something for the kids at Bib ’N Tucker.




Frida Dress up your best outfit with custom jewellery from Frida in Bishop’s Landing on Lower Water
Street. There are styles from Canadian and European designers, and various collections highlighting gemstones and diamonds. Book a consultation to help create your own piece of wearable art.
• At Fireworks Gallery on Barrington Street, in-house goldsmiths and gem masters create unique Old World designs in gold, silver and platinum using New World techniques.

Work with one of these masters on
creating a design that tells your
personal story.



Editor’s Choice

sweet-pea_trends11Summer is the season for dresses and Sweet Pea Boutique on Queen Street has a huge selection of summer frocks for every occasion. Find dresses, rompers or jumpers with flowers, stripes, lace, all perfect for tea parties, weddings or a summer night on the town.

Hot Shopping: Made-to-Measure at Indochino’s Pop-Up Store

Bespoke suits at Indochino's Traveling Tailor

It’s said that clothes make the man — but that’s only true if those clothes fit the man. Luckily, finding the perfect bespoke suit is easier than ever thanks to Indochino’s Traveling Tailor, a clever pop-up shop operating in downtown Ottawa this week. Just make an appointment (walk-ins are welcome too), and a team of stylists and tailors will provide a one-on-one consultation and help you put together the perfect suit, shirt, and accessories. And it’ll cost less than you think: basic bespoke suits start at an incredible $379. April 24-28, 8am to 8pm. 151 Slater St., Suite G089. For questions or to book an appointment, contact ottawatt@indochino.com.


Hot Shopping: Top 5 Sassy Suits

Top 5 Sassy Suits

Black and white suit by Nanette Lepore at Swank.

Unless you’re trying to revive Annie Hall, no woman wants to look like a man, even when she’s wearing a suit. Thankfully, today’s professional female can dress the part without forfeiting her femininity.

At Swank (pictured), the suit gets a flirty makeover with a Nanette Lepore retro-inspired pencil skirt complete with back-panel pleats in knobby black-and-white wool. Pair with a matching jacket with 3/4 length-sleeves. 1170 Taylor Ave, 475-1671.

Inside Danali, sharp shoulders, leather detailing at the collar, and cuffed, wide-legged pants by Robert Rodriguez mean business. Wear it with a bordeaux-hued blouse for another twist. 100-530 Kenaston Blvd, 489-0577.

An eclectic mix of Canadian designer wear populates the racks at Girl Candy Shop, where edgy separates make the working woman. Think cargo pants, leather skirts, and sweaters and tops embellished with beads, bows and a smattering of sequins. 918 Grosvenor Ave, 975-4605.

Every woman dreams about a Chanel suit. At Second Sensation those dreams come true at a fraction of the price. This upscale consignment store stocks designer office duds by Anne Klein, Armani and Nygard, among others. Pair with Prada or Coach shoes to complete the look. 725 Corydon Ave, 475-0457.

At Luxe Label, the “Jackie O” dress by Black Halo, with its figure-flattering front panels, skinny belt and asymmetrical collar, is the definition of office chic. 1693 Corydon Ave, 451-1415.