HUGE Sidewalk Sale - Spring 2016 Village Day: Sat, June 11. June 10, 2016 01:50

Please join us this Friday, June 11 for the Yonge-Lawrence annual Village Day Street Festival. 

One Day Only
HUGE Sidewalk SALE
up to 70% off


In store Save 20% - 50%

on all current Spring Fashion and Jewellery.

Save $10
on all instock Lisette pants.

Shop for our edited assortment online at  
Full selection available instore.

Sat, June 11, 2016

Spring 2016 and it's all about Floral Prints May 4, 2016 00:32

Spring is here and floral prints are back!

But don't let them get predictable or stuck in a rut.  So shake it up!  Don't rehash last years foliage fashion - try something with more attitude and zing!

Here are some great ideas for updating your spring floral look.

  1. Update that floral skirt or printed trousers with a blouse that has a sheer layer.  Or go all out and find a dress that has sheer elements.  Find a dress with a texture that complements the floral feel - like this lovely water colour fit flare dress.
  2. Opt for a darker tone for your floral interpretation - like this bird and floral box pleat dress in black.  Or team your floral with leather over lace, for that Alexander McQueen look.
  3. Find accessories with a 3D flower or decoration detail.  This can be a brooch, edging on a neckline, or a scarf.

This year florals are being interpreted in so many different colour palettes and fabrications - find something that you love and make it part of your style.

Use the Browse in the top right of our product catalog and select "floral" for our interpretation this season and you will surely find that Spring essential in a print and palette you will enjoy wearing.

Nota Bene: For those who don't have an affinity for floral prints, soft water colour abstracts are a great alternative.


Here's a great resource from the WeConnectFashion site.



The Fashionisers site has a thorough compilation of the print trends they are seeing for Spring 2016, but you want to read #15: Romantic Floral Prints.

Floral Dresses by Dolce & Gabbana


Street Style vs. Runway February 16, 2016 00:02

 I find that street style sometimes intrigues me more than runways.

To me, street style is never about labels and signature shapes or how much an outfit costs. It's about everyday people and personal style, and how people put their spin on fashion and trends.


Click through below to see a gallery from New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 Street Style, Day 4 -

History of Women's Clothing Sizes February 11, 2016 02:39

So looking forward to the day when the powers that be in the fashion industry would come up with a proper reliable universal size chart. It would make a buyer's job much easier by helping us take the guess work out of figuring out what UK, French, Italian sizing is, in comparison to our North American sizing, which again differs from label to label.
In the meantime, here's a good read on the mind boggling women's sizing in clothes, some of which I had studied back in fashion history.
Feel free to post suggestions.

Library of Congress
"All dresses shall consist only of cloth sufficient for the body basic and the trimming allowance. The trimming allowance for non-transparent materials shall be limited to 700 square inches for all sizes, in excess of that required for the basic," reads WPB (War Production Board) order L-85 as amended

January Clearance - on NOW! January 7, 2016 23:53

Its a great time to come in and get that fabulous item you have been coveting.... and it's on sale!

Shop early for best size and selection and pick up some of the limited edition, one of a kind pieces that we have come to be known for.

Shop online or visit us in store for a wider choice.

Look forward to seeing you.

ON NOW! Christmas Sale with an Extra 20% on Sale December 20, 2015 05:13

In a blink of the eye, the Christmas holiday season is here.

If you have any party or holiday dress needs, now is the time to come in for a special sale for the Christmas season.

Save an Extra 20% on

Dresses, Tops, Skirts,
Pasminas, Hats and Jewellery.

Find that special piece you need for the Dinner Party. Pashminas or a small piece of jewellery makes a great gift.

Ladies, we have a great solution for you this Christmas... send your partner to the store and we will walk them through some choices.

Don't forget there is always the option of a Gift Certificate so you can come into the store later and get exactly what you want!

Pre-Fall SALE, until Sat, Sept 26 September 22, 2015 00:14

Come visit us in store. Being a boutique, sizes & quantities are limited. Come early for best selection. Great dresses, tops & knits on sale to help you get your Fall wardrobe going.

We are OPEN AGAIN, just in time for FALL September 19, 2015 13:13

We invite you to come by and see the gorgeous new FALL FASHIONS at our new location

3189 Yonge Street

on the East side, just south of Ranleigh Ave, opposite Bedford Park.

As one of our valued customers, we would like to offer you a special Pre-Season Offer.

  • Save 20%* on new Fall Arrivals
    Including Dresses, Tops, and Jewellery
    *in store only, some exclusions apply - details in store.

  • Save 10% on Lisette Pants,
    in store and online!!

     Use "promo10" to shop Lisette Online

Come in early for best selection. 

Village Day Sidewalk SALE June 10, 2015 01:50

Village Day Sidewalk Sale at Yonge Lawrence this Saturday, June 13.

Join us for up to 60% savings on our Sidewalk SALE, as well as 20% off Regular price items in store.

See link for other family activities on the day…

Gorgeous combination knit and taffeta tea dress with lace applique May 6, 2015 01:05

Elegant and en pointe for the season.  Wear it to host a garden party or to a friend's shower.

Shown accessorized with a delicate necklace.


Spring Floral prints and Pastels: All about the Dress April 10, 2015 03:36

Pastels and floral patterns dominate the Spring season this year. Especially in your favorite spring item - dresses.

It is not difficult to incorporate the two trends to freshen your wardrobe as the spring weather is upon us. Pick your favorite solid pastel and match with a Floral print - you cannot go wrong.

A very fresh look that works great from desk to dinner!

Shown is a lovely new spring dress from London, UK, that is selling out fast, but don't worry, there are many more beautiful dresses in store that carry the same trend and you will definitely find something to satisfy that craving for Spring.

Canadian Innovation: Lisette L featured on Globe & Mail February 10, 2015 03:20

This article from the Globe & Mail Style hit the stands last Saturday, Jan. 31st. and my phone rang off the hook before the store even opened, followed by a line up to try them on. Some walked away with as many as six pairs, and many had special orders on non-inventory store styles and colours.

These easy-to-care-for pants are super comfortable and fit like a dream - not exaggerating. Drop by to try on a pair to see if they're right for you.

Click the image below to read the article at the Globe & Mail site.

Also see this related post Magical Lisette.

Magical Lisette Pants January 14, 2015 02:51

We're a fan of Lisette pants, so is Oprah.

Couldn't keep these pants in the store after this segment on Lisette pants aired on Canada AM just a couple of days ago. These are definitely the most versatile pair of great fitting pants you'll ever own. Have a look and visit us to try them on - seeing is believing.

Cute and Colourful Beanies for Winter!! December 24, 2014 02:33

Just in time for walking outside this Winter. Pick your favorite colour and rock the fluffiest Pom Pom as you keep yourself warm.

Made with a wonderful cable knit that stretches, but still stays warm. This hat will add the perfect POP of colour to your outdoor wardrobe - just what we need for a grey winter day.

These great beanies are now on sale - come in soon for best selection.

Cute and fun beanies are the best cure for a cold head this Winter. And all in fun colours - one for every day and shown here all in a line.


Truly, we can't say enough about how great the pom pom looks and feels - it's so fluffy!!!



Our Favorite 2 Piece Dress from Turkey in Miss World Pageant December 23, 2014 02:03

The stunning 2 piece dress from Turkey was worn by Miss Trinidad and Tobago at the Miss World Pageant. Sarah Jane Waddell fondly called it her $100 bill outfit because it had all the colours of a $100 bill.

This dress continues to impress everyone who sees it in store. Eye catching, fun and comfortable for day to evening, work and play.

Beautiful 2 Piece Dress from Turkey worn by Miss Trinidad & Tobago at the Miss World Pageant.
Beautiful 2 Piece Dress from Turkey worn by Miss Trinidad & Tobago at the Miss World Pageant.




Lisette Pants: Great fit with stellar endorsements November 24, 2014 20:38

This is a pair of pants that you really need to come in and try on. It is not unusual for women to buy more than one!

Lisette pants have received glowing endorsements from many women known to be particular about their clothing. The secret is that the design and fabric of Lisette pants from Montreal keeps you flat and muffin top free, while being comfortable. Available in a number of different colours and styles.

 Oprah loves her Lisette pants

Kathy Lee:

Click through here to see all the media coverage hosted on the Lisette website.

Italian Wool Cashmere Coats November 24, 2014 01:40

For a limited time, 20% off Canadian-made, Italian wool cashmere coats & capes lined with chamois with detachable fox trim. Perfect and right on time for this winter weather to keep you warm and cozy. They fit beautifully and best of all, they are also on sale!!

More styles in store.

Beautiful blue coat lined with chamois and with detachable colour matched fox trim.





How a Pencil Skirt should fit November 14, 2014 20:21

Here’s how a pencil skirt should fit. For Fall/Winter it’s quite alright to drop the hem length a couple of inches for those of us who live in -20° climate. Just make sure you have the right shoes or boots to balance the length.


How a Pencil Skirt Should fit.

How to Wear Jeans October 30, 2014 20:09

To roll or not to roll your pant legs is not a difficult decision. Here are some guidelines to help you. Stay true to your sense of style and aesthetics but play a little and have fun. Fashion is never serious. Feel free to message me with questions you may have.

How to Roll Jeans and select the right fit for your style

15 Different looks; one pair of pants. October 30, 2014 19:09

Here's 15 looks from a single pair of statement colour pants. Coloured jeans or pants don't have to be limiting with how much wear you can get out of them. Get creative with accessories and colours. Keep an open mind and push yourself outside of your comfort zone. It's a great way to keep your look updated and fresh.

Create different looks using the same pant.
Create different looks using the same pant.

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines October 30, 2014 19:07

What necklace are you wearing this weekend??  Here's some great reference on what necklines will work best with that stunning piece that you have picked out.
Great reference for matching the necklace to the neckline
Great reference for matching the necklace to the neckline

Spring Cleaning Sale - last chance! April 2, 2014 17:02

With Spring finally looking like it's going to get here... time for a HUGE Spring Cleaning Sale.

Everything Fall/Winter including items from Paris & Italy are 50% – 80% off.
And the perfect way to accessorize with Jewellery and Scarves 50% off.

Come in early for best size and selection... it's all going fast.

 Everything Fall/Winter including items from  Paris & Italy are 50% – 80% off. All Jewellery and Scarves 50% off.

Lace dress, Periwinkle cardigan - light, bright and... so ready for Spring February 24, 2014 16:57

Elegantly simple white lace dress with a periwinkle flower cardigan and matte and shiny silver necklace.

A bright clean dress with a light cardigan. Lovely details everywhere.
The Lace Dress has a wonderful simple elegance all in white, yet soft and feminine.
Periwinkle cardigan with sequined flowers and delicate flower buttons.
Top it all off with a lovely necklace - matte and shine, understated and perfect.
Shown here as an option is a new Spring Handbag to keep everything bright and .... so ready for Spring.