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Iosseliani – Spring Must Have’s

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on December 2, 2010

We’ve all been waiting patiently for more Iosseliani to arrive, the wait list is growing but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come….

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Quatro-T, finally a womens bag worth carrying…

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 28, 2010

Here at upc, we’ve avoided carrying womens bags for the last 3 years.  Trust me, we’re both crazy about handbags but its been almost impossible to find a collection worth bringing in that combines good quality, a clean design sense at a price point under $500.

When Tarek Al-Azbat first introduced us to Quatro-T we were so excited by the combination of minimalism with an emphasis on detail.  Their colours are simply…Black, but the key to their looks are subtle silver clasps, zippers and snaps that ultimately make the bags wearable, versatile and fashionable while maintaining a classic silhouette.  Throw in impossibly soft, yet durable leather, ( it feels like it’s melting in your hands) and we were sold!

Perfect for both an evening out or as a daily messenger, so you never need to worry where you’re going when you have one of these in your hands or over your shoulder.  It is definitely one of our fall must haves or haves if you’re not too late…


Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on August 9, 2010

For the first time this summer I didn’t have to roll up my sleeves and while I was disappointed that the weather was getting colder this just means for the fashion inclined that it’s time to layer.  And this is why FALL is the absolute best season.  Now I’m not telling you to start getting out your winter clothes just yet but there are certain pieces that make the transition from summer to fall absolutey perfect.  And to coincide with our current obsession on accessories I couldn’t find a more fitting piece than scarves.  We’ve just received shipment of Shai Shanti.  Beautifully crafted, stunning colours and an assortment of different materials each scarf feels like it tells a different story.

And just when you thought it was safe to stop spending money…we reel you back in!

Accessories continued…Alynne Lavigne.

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on August 6, 2010

To keep with our theme this week of showcasing accessories I would like to introduce to you a new designer we’ve picked up, Alynne Lavigne.

A couple of reasons to LOVE her stuff.

  1. Toronto designer
  2. Reworked Vintage
  3. Uniqueness to her designs

Combining these three aspects into her jewelry Alynne has created a line that has the aspects of both vintage and modernity to almost all her pieces.  Her attention to detail and construction are fantastic, as is her imagination and thought that goes into her work.  We have done an extensive buy of her collection this season and are ecstatic with everything we’ve brought into the store…

Alex & Chloe

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on August 4, 2010

I absolutely ADORE accessories on women.  Pairing the right piece can almost make or break an outfit let alone make it unique unto itself.  I just love how an accessory can add a little bit of luxury to an otherwise basic outfit.  So with that we’ve decided to dedicate this weeks blog posts to the ‘art’ of the accessory.

One of the first brands we started carrying at the store was Alex & Chloe.  I can’t tell you how many pieces I personally own but one of my favourites are still the aviator glasses from S/S 2008!

We recently started receiving shipment of their new line of accessories and I have to say these are by far some of my favourites (fitting I would talk about them first).  A mixture of metal, steel, plastic, geometric shapes (triangles, keys, squares) there are just so many pieces that stand out from this collection.  What makes this collection so special is that there is such a great range between formal and dressed down.  I feel as though there is a piece for every occasion.

Prices range from $65 to $150 and we have limited stock.  We will try and get everything online by end of the week.  In the meantime drop by the store and we’ll put you into a virtual fashion show.  Dressing you head to toe!