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February 9th, 2017

Ta-Da! Welcome to our Valentine’s Day red display♥ Whether you spend it with your fellow humans, pets or inanimate objects (hey, we don’t judge), we hope you feel the love this coming Tuesday. We ♥ you guys! xox Louise & Arthur.

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L~Dior 1970’s sequin jacket, size S-M. Paloma Picasso belt, size S.

C~1960’s hand embroidered velvet caftan coat, one size fits most.

R~1960’s poppy print silk gown, size 12-14. Paloma Picasso belt, size S.

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February 2nd, 2017

Inject your wardrobe with some rich golds that won’t break your wallet like the carat kind. That centre lacy number won’t last too long, so don’t hesitate if it’s calling your name. Or you could let your inner bohemian reign supreme in that embroidered 1960’s caplet on the right. We really have so many options here for you. Treat yo self!

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L~1960’s hand beaded silk dress, size 0.

C~1950’s lace dress, size 2. Crinoline sold separately.

R~1960’s velvet caplet with gold embroidery, one size Sold. Karl Lagerfeld carwash skirt, size 0.

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January 27th, 2017

Navy; the alternative to black as well as soldiers on boats. Casual knit dresses dominate in our window this week. Need something easy & breezy for your upcoming vacay? That centre Chanel would work perfectly belted or unbelted. It just slips over your head, no zips or buttons taking up your precious beach time.

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L~1960’s cocktail dress with crochet sleeves, size 4.

C~Chanel knit dress & belt, size M. Deco Egyptian enamel necklace. Both Sold

R~Fendi knit dress and belt, size 8.

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January 20th, 2017

Here’s a dollop of winter white and creams to help you look forward to the spring season. Our inner boho chic meter is off the charts with that centre 1960’s tapestry coat! But what really has our crank turning is the Courrèges gown on the right. It’s clean lines are a minimalist’s dream, a sexy minimalist’s dream that is. You see there are side slits on this gown, thus giving your gams some attention. Oh André, you thought of everything!

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L~Louis Vuitton cream & white mod dress, size 8. 1960’s lion’s head brooch.

C~Bonwit Teller 1960’s tapestry coat, size S.

R~1970’s Courrèges ‘Couture Future’ cream wool gown, size 8. 1960’s 5 strand chain & crystal necklace.

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January 14th, 2017

If you’re a regular follower of our blog then you’ll know that I don’t post too many dresses pre-1950’s.  There are a couple of reasons for this but the main one is wearability. Generally, the older the garment the more fragile it is. When inspecting items I do alot of tugging and listening for snapping fibers. If I feel I could possibly bust through it like the Incredible Hulk while trying it on,  then it’s a ‘no-go’. Now grace your eyeballs with that Deco dress on the right. This beauty passed my test and is very wearable for a lucky bride-to-be. It really has a lot going for it; beaded bodice, drama slit sleeves and an open neckline. There is some spotting on the skirt that our dry-cleaner couldn’t get out but as you can see in the pics it’s not noticeable and she presents beautifully!

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L~1970’s daisies and dots gown, size 6.

C~1950’s organza dress, size 0. (1 crinoline attached, other not included.)

R~Deco bias cut wedding gown, size 2-6.

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January 6th, 2017

Velvet~ whether you’re a fan of it or not, it’s definitely on trend right now. It is oh-so-soft to the touch and oozes luxury out of it’s fuzzy little pores. And the colour! If you want a saturated tone it doesn’t get much better than velvet. This week we celebrate the royal textile in black. Check out the side train that attaches to the sleeve on the centre Chanel gown. Want to bring the drama? Then this is the gown for you. It has a slit on it’s right side so you can show your gam off whilst strutting. The silk chiffon would look great on the dance floor twirling for all your haters.

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L~Giorgio Armani jacket, size 4.

C~1970’s Chanel gown, size 8. 1960’s pearl necklace.

R~Giorgio Armani opera coat, one size will fit most.

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December 29th, 2016

We normally like to give you a silver window to ring in the new year with, but these coppertone babies were just crying to get in.  We decided to rewarded bad behaviour and so here they are. Hope you all have a great time this weekend saying goodbye to 2016. Looking forward to serving you with all your designer and vintage needs (wants, lets be real) in 2017!! Thank-you for another fun year kittens!

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L~1990’s hand (bugle) beaded gown, size 4.

C~1940’s copper satin gown, size 0. 1960’s topaz crystal necklace.

R~YSL 1970’s sequin skirt, size 4-6. 1960’s mink stole, one size fits all.

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December 23rd, 2016

Ta Da! Here it is, our Christmas window filled with sugar plum sweetness to dance in your head. Arthur & I hope you and yours have a warmly wonderful holiday weekend. May you burn off those bon bons with lots of laughter surrounded by good friends and family. We will be closed this Sunday and Monday.

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L~Roland Mouret fitted dress, size 12. Dior 1980’s purse sold.

C~Lorcan Mullany 1990’s hand beaded gown (sleeves pinned back), size 8. 1930’s brass necklaces.

R~ 1960’s wool suit with fox collar. Skirt size 0, jacket is a small-medium. 1930’s brass necklace.

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December 15th, 2016

I felt it was only appropriate to follow up last week’s Santa red window with this festive green one. Are you familiar with the line ‘but not a real green dress that’s cruel’ from the Barenaked Ladies’ tune If I had $1000000? Well this song has been on repeat in my head all afternoon while dressing the mannequins. I would like to disagree with this lyric as green is a flattering colour on many different skin tones. Also, in some cultures, it’s considered a lucky colour to wear as it denotes money and good fortune. Besides anyways, this is coming from band members who named themselves after nude women! They have zero fashion podium upon which to stand and critic, in my not-so-humble opinion.

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L~1950’s silk chiffon dress, size 4 sold (Crinoline sold separate). Art Deco Czech necklace.

C~1960’s hand sequin knit mini dress, size 16.

R~Vera Wang silk organdy gown, size 6. Haskell necklace.

“It’s Bottega Baby”

December 14th, 2016

Bottega Veneta is one of our favorite brands here at The Cat’s Meow. Their woven lambskin leather purses are like butta! These quietly luxurious bags are also quite durable against everyday wear and tear. The brand had a slogan that they use to print on all of their dust bags, it reads; “Bottega Veneta, When your own initials are enough” How chic-ly empowering is that!?! See our current selection below and contact us for more details.

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Bottega 1980’s mushroom woven leather shoulder/crossbody purse. Measures 8½”x2½”x7″

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Bottega 1980’s black woven leather drawstring purse. Measures 10″x6″x11½”.

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Bottega 1990’s red woven leather crossbody purse. Measures 9″x4″x9″.

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Bottega 1980’s teal embossed leather drawstring purse. Measures 10″x5″x10″.