Friday, October 24, 2014

Plaid Parade 2014

This Sunday marks the 3rd annual Plaid Parade bike ride. It's always great fun for the whole family and a great excuse to take an out of the ordinary bike route. 

And also a GREAT excuse to put together your best plaid outfit. We got so many great plaid items they would be just perfect. Birds of North America, Hannah Dorothy, Betina Lou and a second Birds of North America are featured above. But so many other plaid options in the shop! We love a community event with a dress code!

Check out the Plaid Parade events page for all details.

If biking ain't your thing, take your paddle boat like the dreamy Hannah Metz. She is wearing the Rosehound collar dress looking very Anne Shirley. ...The route is mostly along the river!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


We are giving away 1 of these Eve Gravel Haze tops to 1 lucky gal! All you gotta do is post a pic of your bad-ass self being totally adorable with our club hashtag #rebelgirlswithgoodmanners. 

And keep using that hashtag, cos we will have lots of giveaways throughout the season for all our #rebelgirlswithgoodmanners club kids. If you ask us, it's the only club that matters.

Eve Gravel Haze blouse (148$), available at all 3 shops and online. Or like totally FREE if you win our contest!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Save the Date of our Vintage Dress Event!

In less than one month we will be hosting our Fall Vintage Dress Event! We really could not be any more excited by the collection we will be presenting to you. We say this every time but we believe it every time too: it is the best yet!!!

For all of you who have been following us on Instagram you know about our dress hunting successes in Portland. Our best mates, White Elephant have been travelling too. They have found gems in Cleveland, Detroit, Vegas and even going down to the Smokey Mountains.  We sometimes feel like pirates in search of treasures, or at other times as the world around us sees us: mad women who have a serious addiction to dresses!  If you've got to be labelled, that label we wear with pride.

Organize your life around being at the Dalhousie shop November 7th (from 5:00-8:00 p.m.) and 8th (from 10:00-6:00 p.m.).

Sweater(dress) Weather

I love wearing dresses throughout the winter, but when it gets to -40 out there and I'm standing at the bus stop, I'm wishing I was wearing snowpants and a big ol' fur coat (and maybe a bubble around me?!). Thankfully though, they've invented the sweater dress for this very reason. I often thank the high heavens for these wondrous, sleeved soldiers who protect my body from getting chilled from the core. All I need are some fleece lined tights and I'm a happy cozy camper.
Covet Hi-Lo Dress $98 (all 3 locations), Westlake Design Cowl $120 (Wellington location), Westlake Design - Braided Headband $38 (all 3 locations), and Cantin Lili Purse, $160 (Dalhousie, Wellington & online)
Dagg & Stacey - Olive Dress $170 (all three locations & online), Westlake Design - Fisherman Beanie - $40 (all 3 locations) and Westlake Design  - Double Cowl $60 (all 3 locations)
Preloved - Club Sweater $ 132 (Dalhousie and Wellington location with assorted colors) and Westlake Design - Ultrathick headband $30
Dagg & Stacey - Fig Dress $220 (Dalhousie & Wellington) and Westlake Design - PomPom Toque $ 50 (all 3 locations).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Didya know that prints are the new black?!

I know some of you may be skeptical about prints but they are back with a vengeance this fall. And what's better than a printed piece? When you pair two of them together!! Pairing up a geometric design with a stripe is SO hip it hurts! But for those of you who need something solid, adding a pop of colour can amp up an already funky piece. 

Kilambi Purple Geo Skirt ($100) - Available at TO/Dalhousie ; Betina Lou Nicole Sweater ($140) - All three shops & online
You can never go wrong with tucking a graphic tee into these awesome statement skirts! 
Victoire Watermelon Tee ($35) - Available at all three shops & online; Kilambi Magenta Skirt ($100) - Available at Westboro 
With Love or Whatever Worst Behaviour Tee ($30) - at Dal/West ; Dreamboat Lucy Ruth Skirt ($130) - at Dal 
Last but not least, why don't cha have a print-off?? Wear two prints with similar styles to create a dress-like effect
Eve Gravel Haze Button-Up ($148) - Available at all three shops & online; Kilambi Aqua Flower Skirt ($100) - At TO/Dal 
Ladies, come on in and get your print on!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Giving All The Thanks.

So we know it's a long weekend for most of ya'll but we couldn't stop you from having an extra day to buy cute dresses. That being said, both Ottawa locations will be open Monday the 13th from 12pm - 5 pm just for you! Take the dress above, it is super strechy  and a relaxed fit, so you can eat all the turkey you want while still looking presentable for Grandma. Available here and the Dalhousie shop.

*Toronto will be closed Monday. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

We Love Local.

Dear Ottawa,

 I love you, I really do. From the bottom of my heart you truly feel like home. From the Parliament buildings to the fantastic humans that make-up this city, you've stolen my heart. We live in a city rich with nature, beautiful architecture, and exciting events. You have been changing over the years, transforming, and evolving. I think you're heading in a positive and dynamic direction. I have noticed the change in the independent art scene and I can't wait to see where you go from here. To all the creative minds, the technical minds, and the people helping to develop this wonderful city: I just wanted to say thank you for being you. 

 Victoire Boutique xo

It's the most WONDERFUL time of the year.... Support Local Month is back! And we have tons of amazing stuff in store for you all month long. Please come out and show your support this month, we can't wait to see you! 
So what’s going on?
 Check out our month-long events over here, from exhibits to shopping deals to drinking around town. We’ve also got other events happening daily – check out the listings below, and head to our events calendar for more details!
And be sure to check out our Support Local Almonte Day – we’re heading out to Almonte for a full day of pop-up shops, patio parties, lunching and oh-so-much more!
TWIRL vernissage
October 2, 7pm, The Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St W
Paper Doll Booklet
October 2, 6-9pm, Twiss & Weber, 1282-C Wellington West
Make your own buttons!
October 5, 12-3pm, Workshop studio & boutique, 242 1/2 Dalhousie St
The Brew-Ha-Ha
October 5, 7:30pm, Bridgehead Roastery, 130 Anderson Ave
cut/paste/copy vernissage
October 6, 5-7pm, town., 296 Elgin St
‘we hear this city’
October 6, doors at 8:30pm, town., 296 Elgin St
October 8, 7-9pm, Purple Urchin, 884 Somerset St W
Mystery Café
October 8 and 15, 6:30-9:30pm, Grounded Coffeehouse and Kitchen, 100 Gloucester St
Ottawa Trivia Night
October 12, 9pm, The Hintonburg Public House, 1020 Wellington St W
Ottawa Implosion Weekend Night 1!
October 16, doors at 9pm, House of Targ, 1077 Bank St
Small Batch
October 17, 5-8pm, JV Studios, 1282A Wellington St W
Ottawa Implosion Weekend Night 2!October 17, doors at 10pm, Gabba Hey! 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 202
New Ottawa Pop-Up Art GalleryOctober 18, 12-4pm, 9 Florence Ave (next to Antique Skate Shop)
Velo Vogue: a bicycle fashion showOctober 18, doors at 7:30pm, Beyond the Pale Brewing Company, 220 City Centre Ave, Unit 110
Ottawa Implosion Weekend Night 3!October 18, doors at 9pm, Gabba Hey! 250 City Centre Ave, Unit 202
All in One Record SaleOctober 19, 2-8pm, Antique Skate Shop, 9 Florence St
Beau’s Turntable Take-Over at Wellington GastropubOctober 19, 12-4pm and 5-9pm, Wellington Gastropub, 1325 Wellington St W
One Year of #goodthingsottawa: Spreading the Psych in Real Life vernissage*Note the date change!!* October 21, 8-11pm, The Studio Cafe, 1089 Somerset St W
Flock’s Terrarium workshopOctober 22, 6-8pm, Flock Boutique, 1275 Wellington St W
October 22, 6-9pm, Magpie Jewellery, 430 Richmond Rd
EcoDistrict Beer TastingOctober 22, 7-9pm, HUB Ottawa, 71 Bank St (6th Floor)
Light in the Darkness vernissageOctober 23, 5-7pm, 25One Community, 251 Bank St (2nd floor)
Welcome to Twin PeaksOctober 30, 7-10pm, Victoire Boutique, 1282 Wellington St W
The Caramel Coffee Bock Beer LaunchOctober 30, 8pm, The Clocktower in Westboro, 418 Richmond Rd