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Long and Flowy…a fall trend.

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on October 13, 2010

Long, overized, assymetrical – we’re loving it all right now!!  Especially pieces that can be dressed up or down yet have that ability to change your entire outfit with one swing of the fabric.

What can’t be forgotten is that a piece does not necessarily have to be form fitting to be flattering.  It is ultimately all about the way you wear it and this is exactly what makes each of these pieces so special.  Pairing them with some extra long leggings makes the outfit perfect for this season and we always recommend an accessory or two…


I must also temper this post with the fact that I am absolutely in love with the colour navy for this season – especially when paired with something black.   

Suit FW 10

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on October 6, 2010

With the fall/winter season fast approaching we wanted to bring in pieces that were not only functional for the cold weather ahead but that really stood apart from the rest.  The Suscel sweater from Danish label Suit will definitely keep you warm but they’ve done an amazing waxed treatment to the knit which coats it with a beautiful shine.  This slim fitting chunky knit sweater wears well with a slim cut pant or jeans or a great drop crotch trouser such as the Less Baggy Pant by Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair! (Can be purchased at http://www.upcboutique.com or in store now)

Suit continues their dominance of the season with an absolutely beautiful cardigan.  The wooden buttons and pattern/colour choice of this piece are on point.  You can pair it with a fitted grey trouser and black boots and you have a perfect outfit for a Fall day.

UPC’s Look of the Week

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on October 5, 2010

So excited about Fall – the changing color of leaves, crisp cold air, a smoking hot drink and most of all the clothes!!! 

Being huge fans of layering –  cardigans are the perfect September purhase as they act as a transition piece between summer/fall and winter.  Warm enough to be worn on a fall night and light enough to layer under a jacket when the rain turns to snow.

If you haven’t come in yet to check out our new Fall collections I have NO idea what you are waiting for?! 

On him:

Blue blood denim  $215
Philip Sparks tee  $120
Suit Sidney cardigan $164
Pleasure principle bomber  $450
Shai Shanti cashmere scarf  $200

On her:

Kaylee Tankus coat  $543
Margarita Saplala blouse  $270
Kaylee Tankus trouser  $290

As always, receive 10% off any items featured in the Look of the Week!!

Did someone say Rad by Rad Hourani?

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 16, 2010

I feel like every time I lay my eyes on the Rad by Rad Hourani collection I envision experimentation with fabrics, draping and shapes all coming together into a harmonious and ‘seamless’ story told with fashion.

This season, each piece provides one with so many different options of how to wear it making it so unbelievably versatile.  Usually I am not too fond of too many ‘extras’ but with Rad it just seems as though it is naturally part of the line.  It should also be noted that one of the more interesting concepts behind Rad by Rad Hourani is his ability to create a unisex line that appeals to both genders, while still maintaining a balance between the two…see for yourself.  

Yes that is but ONE piece…

Available in store and online now. Rad by Rad Hourani Multi Scarf $150 and Zipper Cardigan $480


Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 15, 2010
BARILA,  of  Montreal —  We spoke about them earlier last week as they were one of the features in the ‘look of the week’.  With that being said, we wanted to do a little more of a focus ‘piece’ on this brand.
Her collections are usually characterized by bold prints and vivid colors, with softly tailored shapes where she’s able to  strike the perfect balance between edgy and feminine while also being comfortable.  However, this past season some of her basic pieces (and I only say basic because everyone should have these already in their wardrobe), have taken on some classic colours for the fall/winter season.  Making them versatile for all seasons.  Their blazers come in a grey, black and ivory that are absolutely perfect for making the transition from summer into fall.  The nice thing about these pieces is that they will last well into the spring as either a jacket or layering piece at night.
The other piece we just received is the must have sweater of the season.  Scoop neck, warm enough for fall nights and edgy enough for a night out what else can you ask for?
‘In addition to being manufactured exclusively in Canada with the utmost care and precision, Barila stands apart with her lifestyle dress line which has now extended into an extensive sportswear collection while still staying true to what she loves the most; ideal for the socially active woman who loves to have fun with her wardrobe.’
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Philip Sparks. A new brand a new season.

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 8, 2010

We recently received shipment of acclaimed Canadian designer Philip Sparks for Fall/Winter 2010.  The menswear designer did not disappoint with this years collection, encompassed by a mariner theme; tweed, wool and jersey were found throughout the collection.  His garments and fabrication reference vintage detailing and classic tailoring, while at the same time incorporating a contemporary sensibility that connects with men looking for quality, fit and functional clothing they can look sharp in every day.  

Stop by the store and pick up some of his key pieces for fall, including the wool cashmere raw edged waistcoat and beautifully finished double breasted cotton cardigan.

I must also remind our readers that all garments are Canadian made from start to finish.

UPC’s Look of the Week

Posted in Fashion, Retail Business by upc boutique on September 2, 2010

La Look of the Week courtesy of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair Fall 2010, accessories by Quatro-T bags.

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair has just arrived at upc and this season does not disappoint.






Frank Chaydez

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 1, 2010

When we came across Frank Chaydez‘s collection last year we were blown away.   It’s rare to come across independent handbag designers who use such great quality leather, the sheer softness is crazy.   However, it isn’t just the quality and craftmanship that won us over, it’s his designs.

Incorporating skulls and triangular studs not only gives each piece a bit of rocker attitude but it separated itself from the other brands who subscribe to the the total minimalist approach.  Its refreshing to finally have a bag maker who is willing to think outside the proverbial ‘bag’ and create something that is both aesthetically beautiful, functional and has an edge to it, especially at such reasonable prices.

Frank Chaydez hits both the male and female market but to be completely honest I feel like both man and woman can rock the bags or wallets in stock.

Come and see for yourself….

Flash Sale!

Posted in Fashion, Retail Business by upc boutique on August 28, 2010

Don’t forget this weekend  we pay the tax on EVERYTHING in store, New and Old.  Drop by even if it is just to say hi!

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair…it’s a coming!

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on August 26, 2010

Or should I say it has already ARRIVED!  It’s officially official.  Fall product is coming in fast and furious and to say we are excited is an understatement.

One of the staples at UPC Boutique has been Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair over the past three years.  This Swedish brand has progressively gotten better over the years and continues to update their looks be it with silhouettes, fabric or just a plain old creative takes on an absolute basics.  Regardless, this Fall Winter line is no exception.  Their ability to share pieces among both men and women is truly remarkable and definitely a very fine line to walk.  However, year after year somehow they manage to infuse both genders into one at points.  Here are a couple of pieces that have made it into store…soon to be posted online!

Now that we have new product and some pretty amazing brands on sale you no longer have an excuse NOT to come in…so I guess we’ll see you all over the weekend for the flash sale…yeah I thought so!