This is my "Review of the Week" ...
Sure I could talk about my long-time loves, like Aritzia and H&M;, or the new Wilfred in the Eaton Centrre...but I would much rather share a gem.
And Skirt is a gem - cute boutique, easy-breezy service, and not mainstream.
I stumbled upon Skirt while I was killing some time in the Annex. I can tell you that the sign/logo was NOT why I went in. It's terrible. I would like to offer my graphic design skills to them so that they can do a redesign. But it's a small boutique so they probably don't care. They only have on in Toronto and one in London (that I know of). That would be London, Ontario...
What I like about Skirt is that it may seem like it's for the young, hip, urban university student, it also has fun stuff for the trendy tween and chic professional. I wouldn't wear everything in Skirt, but they have enough to make a dent in my bank account.
After I hit my 30s shopping got easier - I have money to blow, but I find there's less to blow it on. I've found myself wanting pieces that not everyone has and in the land of big city Toronto, that's hard because 15 year olds are shopping where 30 year olds shop. I don't always want the same cardie the kids are wearing, you know?
Skirt's not big, but their buyer is open-minded. Whoever it is buys traditional pieces, fun trendy ones, and then throws in a few fashion forward patterns and some everyday wear.
Now would be a good time to introduce you to a few of my favourite cheap labels (well, not cheap, but perhaps cheaper): Ark & Co and Lush. I usually pick up Ark & Co dresses and Lush tops/blouses at Over the Rainbow or Mendocini, now I have a third option and the third has more of both. Shocker.
Feel moved to get going? You should, go on now, shop Skirt.
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