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Thursday, October 31st, 2013

So this weeks window inspiration came from the most unlikely of sources. Our little beloved Bean is a big fan of Hallowe’en, and she’s feeling buzz worthy in her (ridiculous) bee costume today. Set the rumour mill running when you show up in one of our smashing black and cream cocktail dresses.

Toasty digits

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

So it’s getting serious outside, seriously cold. Have you taken out your gloves from last year and realized that they are looking a little deflated and frumpy? Not to fear, we have 2 pairs of vintage Chanel gloves to protect your paws with. Both in excellent condition.

Black knit Scottish cashmere with CC button. One size fits most. Sold

 

Black suede with red silk lining, CC embroidery. Size 7. Sold

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013

With reports from family of snow flying an hour north of us, we are suddenly feeling this season. Considering the fact that there is less daylight lately, we believe it is time to bring the sparkle out. Why not pair your neutral metallics with a dark, rich navy?

A smorgasbord of Chanel accessories

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Ok ladies, buckle your CC belts! We have some amazing purses and necklaces dating from the 1960’s-2000’s. From the eldest to the youngest in age, here we go;

1960’s rare Chanel black jersey wool quilted purse with red silk lining. Measures 9″ x 2 1/2″ x 6″.

1970’s Chanel red and green Gripoix glass necklace with pearls. Measures 24″.

1990’s Chanel black suede quilted purse. Measures 12″ x 6″ x 10″.

1990’s Chanel black quilted lambskin flap shoulder purse. Measures 9″ x 2 1/2″ x 6″.Sold

Chanel 2001 pearl necklace with white Gripoix cross. Neck measures 14″ (adjustable), side fall measures 16″.Sold

Chanel 2004 ‘Coco over the moon’ necklace. Shortest strand measures 36″, and the longest measures 50″. Sold

Chanel 2010 quartz and onyx necklace. Measures 54″. Sold

Chanel 2011 Indian inspired necklace. Measures 19″ long, medallion measures 2 1/2″. Sold

Please contact us for more details.

 

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

There is nothing like the saturated hue of purple, it’s so luxurious.

Did you know that it wasn’t always available to the masses? Previous to the 1850’s, naturally sourced purple dye was worth it’s weight in gold. Being this expensive, it was really only accessible to the wealthy aristocrats and royals.

But then, in 1856 while searching for a cure for malaria, chemist William H. Perkin discovered a way to produce the colour synthetically. *TA-DAAA*→purple for the people!

And according to Lorde, we may never be royals, but at least we can dress like them!

On display

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Looking for something a little different in your life? Why don’t you crimp it up a notch? We are proud to present our pretty pleated window display. The centre frock is a 1955 Jean Dessès couture piece. This collector’s item has a sister in the V&A museum (pic below).

Belt it out!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Scream, shout and holler at the top of your lungs! Fight for your right to accessorize! Don’t let that new fall ensemble of yours go without. Make it pop with one of these chic 1990’s chain belts from none other than the House of Chanel. Please contact us for more details.

9 charm gold chain belt. Measures 40″. Sold

1″ thick gold chain belt with back leather insert. Measures 34.5″. Sold

Tri-swag gold chain belt. Measures 32″. Sold

 

 

On display

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Welcome to our butter cream filled window with a hint of red current. The centre Chinoiserie jacket is like no other! It dates from the late 60’s early 70’s and is encrusted with seed beads and prong set rhinestone dragons and phoenixes. It came to our attention that the dragon and phoenix couple is a Chinese symbol for good luck and harmonious marriage. Taking into consideration the red colour, we soon then realized that this originally was a wedding jacket. Fashion archaeologists ‘r’ us.