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These Kids are Alright!!!

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on May 14, 2009

It’s come to my attention that with the advent of social media it has become a lot easier to communicate ones own personal fashion philosophy no matter where you are living around the globe. These days more often than not, I come across a blog created by an individual to express their day to day ideas on fashion and document their looks and advice to would be fashion insiders. A lot of these blogs are creative, fun and even budget friendly and suggest individuality and self expression rather than mass appeal. Even though fashion is still inspired and trickles down through the many designers and couturiers who are very much setting the trends in the mainstream (namely, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Kris Van Assche, Rick Owens, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ….), it is this new collective of talent that may well be inspiring us in the future.

Betty and her Look of the Day

Betty and her Look of the Day

Case in point:Le Blog de Betty . This young Parisian girl has managed to dedicate her blog and probably most of her free time to documenting her style endevours and chic affordable ensembles, in order to inspire others to likely do the same. There are many sites similar to Betty’s all around the world and I encourage you to explore the net and seek out your favourites. Hel-looks reports on the youth of Helsinki and their many quirky, vintage inspired looks often put together with some key pieces by Scandinavian designers such as A.P.C, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and Rodebjer.  Finally, the more mainstream and often familiar fashion photographer, The Sartorialist seeks out trends and inspiration in the streets of fashion capitals such as Milan, Paris, New York, with the occasional Designer and Celebrity thrown in. Beware, as these looks are often high end and designer laden, so if you plan on breaking the bank to buy some Marni and Balenciaga you too may be documented on The Sartorialist.

 This said, upc boutique has been intrigued by these documentarians of life and fashion. So be on the look out for inspired ensembles and photos of some of our favourite friends, customers and fashion insiders wearing some of upc’s finest.

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upc boutique’s world of retail therapie!

Posted in Retail Business by upc boutique on April 1, 2009

upcboutiquepicWe are delighted about finally getting started on this blog because we spend our days talking to people from all walks of life, without (until now) a forum to share all the insights and opinions that fascinate us.  

There’s much to discuss about the retail fashion business, whether it’s how to open and operate a small upscale boutique, meeting great new designers, about our latest travels and introducing you to any intriguing news or products that come our way. WELCOME TO OUR WORLD….WE HOPE YOU FIND THERAPIE IN IT!

We absolutely love any comments, feedback or suggestions. xo