Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Sale at Victoire!!!

Today only at all 3 shops and online we will be offering discounts on all clothing and shoes from this season: buy 1 item and receive 10% off, buy 2 items and receive 20% off , and buy 3 items and receive 30% off!!

Enjoy and go cray-cray!

For purchases online use these discount codes:
For 1 item & 10% off: TGIFone
For 2 items & 20% off: TGIFtwo
For 3 items & 30% off: TGIFthree

*sale items, jewelry, leather goods and accessories are not included in the sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Space Jam

Do you have a friend who thinks there is life on other planets? Do you ever catch your girlfriend on this website before she quickly closes her laptop screen? Is her favourite movie Contact and is she obsessed with Neil deGrasse Tyson? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, chances are your bff/gf is a bonafide Space Babe.

Here are some out-of-this-world gift ideas for the gal who can't get her head out of the clouds.

Salvage Moon Rings - Sterling Silver : $45, Brass $40. Available at Dal and West and online
A staff favourite are these adorable moon rings by Salvage Jewelry. Made from sterling silver or recycled brass with a gold fill band, these rings are great for stacking. Any moon goddess will be happy to pull one of these out of her stocking!

Salvage Jewelry Sunrise Ring - Sterling silver: $40, Brass: $45. Available at Dal, West and online. In Dreams Constellation Dish - $20, available at all three locations and online.
We've also got their counterpart, the Sunrise ring. Brighten up your pal's day by gifting her one of these charming little rings! The In Dreams Constellation Dish would make a great pairing, so she can keep all her delicate jewelry in one place. Bonus points if you know her sign! (That's when you know it's real.)

Next up are these dainty,  rose gold plated star and moon mismatched studs by Goldeen. So freakin' cute amirite?! They are very small, which is great for an everyday earring gal who doesn't like to fuss! She can pop these on, and if, after a late night she forgets to take them off, she won't have to worry about crushing or breaking them. Perfect for low-maintenance babes. (bonus points for real gold!)

Goldeen Star and Moon studs - $20, available at Dal, West, and online.
For the Sailor Moon fanatics - here's a great set to let everyone know she is the Moon Princess. All of these brass pieces are by Natalie Joy, and they are just too lovely! 

Natalie Joy Moon Ring - $50 - available at all three shops and online; Moon Necklace- $40 - available at all three shops; Moon Studs available at all three shops and online.
For the crafty space-babe/space dude we have these amazing constellation calendars by Heather Lins in our Goods section at West. Each month they get to connect the stars with glow in the dark (!!!) embroidery thread. 

$29 in the Goods section at our Wellington shop.
And last but not least, "The Night's All Right" Explorer's Press patch! The perfect patch to adorn your loved one's denim jacket or favourite bag, the perfect accompaniment for those moonlit adventures. Can be easily ironed on, or stitched for added security. 

Explorer's Press Patch $7 - available at Dalhousie, West and online.

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Darling Holiday

Got a holiday party coming up? Whether it's for the office, for family, or just for fun, we've got you covered! Here are some great go-to looks for the upcoming holiday season's festivities from Darling!

#1. The Milena Tunic
$113 (Available at all 3 locations)
# 2. The Camille Dress
$ 89 (Available at theWellington and Toronto shop)
# 3. The Emile Dress
$ 96 (Available at all 3 locations)
#4. The Candice Dress
$113 (Available at the Dalhousie and Toronto shop)

* All the dresses are available online here!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I think we have a *thing* for jumpers

To me, there is truly nothing cooler than a jumper. For any kind of soirée (yes, you get invited to "soirées") jumpers are just that perfect combination of statement-making, while also not looking like you're trying too hard. Cos they really are so easy! No fuss, plus they instantly say "I have the guts to wear this", while everyone else is probably playing it a little bit safe (and boring). We posted about the Samantha Pleet Empress jumper a few posts back, but this one from Darling is great because it totally fits the bill for all those holiday parties creeping up.

The Thea jumper has a slight sheen, making it totally appropriate for a formal event. What I dig about it most too is that it definitely harkens to the 70s disco jumpsuit of my dreams without being a total throwback. 

The Thea jumper is available at the Dalhousie & Toronto locations as well as online. But hurry as sizes are selling fast!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

All good gifs end with an Oprah handshake

We had the pleasure of being photographed for Herd magazine by Remi Theriault a short while ago. We've been photographed a fair bit in 8 years of having the shops, and both Katie & I can truly say this is the first time we really feel like these pictures truly represent us. The article was kind of a recap of some of the things we've learned from 8 years in retail, and being that it was kind of a retrospective chat we thought it would be super fun to create a little set with a some old props from past windows (cos duh, we keep pretty much everything). 

We also thought it would be fun to bring a bunch of our fave foods to play around with cos a) we truly love food, like SO much b) we were partly inspired to do like a girlified/less naked version of this New Swears record cover c) sometimes it feels like this is exactly what the inside of our brain must look like, chaotic & colourful & just a crazy mish-mash of pop-culture/glitter & Coca-Cola and d) it was also perhaps our own subtle way of distancing ourselves from so much of the unhealthy and narrow body standards so often associated with the fashion industry - as in, riots before diets, and pass the Lucky Charms, please.

You might remember these Heartbreaker/Dream date hearts from a past Valentine's Day window, Shaya's disco octahedrons and Chanelle's giant pink telephone. Man our basement looks like a real fun house sometimes!

And because Remi is a photographer unlike any other, of course he sent us a gif of Katie & I goofing off and dancing (annnnnnd ending the whole thing with an Oprah handshake). It's the intro to our fantasy TV show.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Ossington Vintage Sale!

Surprise guys! After hearing you guys ask us to have one of our vintage sales at the Toronto shop, we've decided to do it! So we're throwing a semi-last minute vintage sale alongside our buds from White Elephant in Toronto on Saturday November 22nd! 

The sale will run from 12-7 on Saturday at 129 Ossington Avenue. Come by to check out the vintage and say hi to Katie and Amber! Can't wait to see you there. Xo.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Looking for a WINNER!

Nothing makes the day brighter, your smile bigger and birds sing sweeter then winning a contest full of your favourite things. Winning a contest always feels great (doesn't it??) and we feel super great about giving all these awesome pieces away!!

All you have to do is make a purchase between now and Sunday and mention this contest at the cash. Your name will be entered into the draw for the prize pack, which includes allllll of the above things. You can come into the shops to buy OR go to our online  shop (where we are also offering free shipping with the check out code "MEADOWLARK" until Sunday).

If you feel like you have no luck and just never win anything, you can buy the  Birds of North America Meadowlark here. Or keep your fingers crossed until Sunday evening when we will be picking a winner - good luck!!

So - to recap! Up for grabs to 1 lucky wiener (sorry, I had to just slip that in once, get it outta my system):

- Birds of North America Meadowlark dress (available in sizes 2-16, your choice of burgandy or navy!)
- Victoire Watermelon tee
- Preloved leggings
- Steel Magnolias necklace & tote