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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″.

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December 9th, 2016

So our Golden Girls window last week went a little viral over on our Instagram account. Don’t know the ins and outs of why or how but we had over 479 likes on it. That’s huge for us! I’m hoping this Santa red display has the same effect on people. But alas, I have a confession to make… As soon as the Dior on the left got wheeled into place it got snatched up by one of our regulars.  If you’re a Dior loving size 2-4, so sorry for the tease.

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L~ Dior red day dress with leather belt, size 2-4. Sold

C~1950’s red taffeta dress (crinoline sold separate), size 0-2. 1940’s brass and crystal cross necklace. 1970’s brass chain long necklace with pearls and crystals.

R~ 1970’s pleated Marilyn dress, size 6-8. 1970’s gold mesh necklace sold.

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December 2nd, 2016

Glitter the night away like the golden goddess that you are this holiday season! We have 9, 10, 14 and rich 24 karat coloured frocks in an array of textures available.  How darling is our 1950’s ribbon skirt featured front & centre below? It’s like a candy cane and wrapping paper had a chic textile baby together. Doesn’t get more festive than that, now does it? Something grab your eye? Give us a ring at 647-435-5875 or contact us to get a price.

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L~1980’s YSL runway brocade coat, size 4-8.

C~1950’s sparkle ribbon skirt, size 0-2 (crinoline not included). 1950’s gold (hand) beaded cardigan, size S-M.

R~1970’s gold fringe skirt, size 2-4. St. John cream knit top, size M. 1950’s metal braid jacket, size M.

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November 24th, 2016

Was your 2016 about as smooth as sandpaper? Well cut loose and indulge the night away in either the knit on the left or the caftan style on the right. They will keep you looking elegant and give you room to blow off some steam in. Sparkle bright like the holiday lights this season and enjoy yourself kitten.

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L~ 1970’s sparkle knit gown, general size S. 1970’s crystal bib necklace sold.

C~1950’s metallic thread sheath dress, size 2-4. Victorian cut steel choker. 1940’s art glass necklace.

R~1970’s Jean Muir sparkle chiffon caftan style gown, one size fits most sold. 1950’s crystal brooch.

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November 18th, 2016

‘Tis the season to put up those holiday lights. After tackling the crowds and long line ups last weekend, I found 76 feet of cute warm white mini lights to decorate our windows with. I figured the battle was half won… How wrong I was! Little did I know that it would take many hours of configuring plugs & clips with enough curse words to make a sailor blush. But alas, it IS complete. So if you have yet to do yours, god speed! I do say though, they make this week’s window look extra glam. Or maybe it’s just the fact that our mannequins are all divas in their chic vintage evening coats. I’ll let you be the judge;

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L~ 1950’s sack back satin evening jacket, one size fits most.

C~1960’s brocade coat with fox fur hem  & jewel buttons. Size M-L.

R~Early 1950’s silk taffeta jacket with origami trim. One size fits most. 1960’s jewel belt, adjustable. Deco crystal necklace.

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November 11th, 2016

Ok, let’s cut straight to the chase! How terribly chic is that 1950’s trapeze coat on the right! It makes me swoon and let out random “ohhhhs” while looking at it. From the oversized pockets & sleeves to the HUGE abalone buttons; this is perfection in a coat. The label is long gone, but we have a feeling that this is from a New York designer. Very à la Balenciaga. Side note; MIA labels are the bane of my existence…. Oh well, c’est la vie.

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L~Celine 1970’s chocolate wool skirt, size 8. Chanel tweed jacket, size 0-4. Hermes silk scarf.

C~1960’s taupe and grey wool coat with fox trim. General size S-M.

R~Fantastic mushroom wool coat, one size fits most.