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UPC’s Look of the Week

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on September 12, 2010

La Look of the Week Featuring Barila, Complex Geometries, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and Pleasure Prinicple

On Him:

Pleasure Principle Fleece Sweatshirt $203
Philip Sparks Cream Whale Tee $120
Fifth Less Baggy Pant $266

On Her:

Barila Off White Stevenson Blazer $196
Travis Taddeo Strike Lace Tank $75
Velour Scarf $110
Complex Geometries Bolster Pant $247

We are unbelievably excited to be carrying Canadian brand Barila this fall and the piece chosen for the look of the week is by far one of our most favourite in the store at the moment.  This blazer is one of those transitional pieces that is perfect for the crossover from summer, into fall and then winter.  It’s warm enough as a jacket and even more perfect as a layering piece.  Maybe even throw in a cute thin belt around it and voila, instant beauty!  Please pop by and check out all the new fall brands furiously arriving in store as we speak!

As always, receive 10% off any items featured in the Look.  And since we featured this on Sunday it’s extended till the end of next week!

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.






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!

UPC’s Look of the Week.

Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on July 28, 2010

Ladies, Margarita Saplala’s fall collection is starting to come in and as I wrote in a recent post it is incredible.  As such, we’ve decided to make it part of this weeks ‘Look of the Week’.  The colours in person are even better and the fit is fantastic.  What’s even better is that it can be worn immediately and it perfectly transitions into Fall.

On her:

Margarita Saplala dress $385

Alex and Chloe necklace $110

On him:

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair favorite jean $200

Travis Taddeo dyed tank $75

Dark Matter unisex cardigan $199

Speech necklace $165

Because most of these pieces are brand new they have not yet made it onto the webstore.  If you’d like to order online/immediately just shoot us an email and we can take care of everything for you, info@upcboutique.com.

As always, the looks of the week are subject to a 10% discount…do you need a better excuse than that?

Fifth Avenue Shoe repair.

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on June 23, 2010

I’ve been obsessing about a lot of the brands in the store lately, I can’t help it I’m immersed.  With that being said, the one brand that I feel that doesn’t get enough press for what they are is Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair.  The swedish label with the New York name just doesn’t in my mind get enough respect.  Like the single Dr. uncle who everyone forgets to invite to family dinners.  Season in and season out they produce some of the best pieces.  With an attention to detail and quality that rivals ANY brand, I’ve always felt like they are still an underdog for some reason.  Their brand is built on tailoring making each and every piece unique unto itself, just try one on and I know that you will agree.

One of my absolute FAVOURITE shirts.  Perfect fit.

We’ve been carrying them for a few seasons now and I can’t see that stopping anytime soon.  There are only couple of pieces left from Spring/Summer 2010 so please come on in and check out what we have left!  Best part about the brand…some stuff for the ladies as well as the men.

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair


Posted in Uncategorized by upc boutique on June 16, 2010

Bow ties and Suspenders.  While I am not the biggest believer in trends as I feel everything at some point comes back into fashion.  Remember it’s not what’s popular that makes the outfit but rather how you put that outfit together.  With that being said, we are DEFINITELY seeing a push towards a ‘retro’ classic look this fall.  As my tastes have ‘matured’ my style has followed suit and my prediction this fall is a BIG push towards that aforementioned retro style of outfitting.  I’m already excited for fall fashion what’s wrong with me?!

Both Velour and Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair have taken this to heart  for fall/winter 2010.  I am really looking forward to a more dressed up look come fall with an emphasis on primp, proper and classic.  I feel as though we have a very nice resurgence of the 1960s coming our way…

Pic taken from Shopmyclothes

Here is one of my favourite pictures…from 2006.

The similarities of fashion from various decades is amazing and I love it.  And one of the main reasons I feel trends are more of a product of hype rather than one’s own individuality.   Now if only we all could dress like Mr. Sean Connery.

UPC’s Looks of the Week.

Posted in Fashion by upc boutique on June 14, 2010

And….we’re back!

To say I love these looks is an understatement.  And yes…you better come in quick before the accessories are GONE.

On him:

Fifth Avenue shoe Repair Pant:  $305
Suit Tee:  $58
Suit CardI:  $165
Alex and Chloe Necklace:  $115

On her:
Iro Short, $215
Margarita Saplala Printed Tunic:  $306
Faren Sheer Tank:  $100
Disaya Teddy bear necklace:  $271

I’ll be doing a piece on the Disaya Teddy Bear necklace later on in the week.  It’s probably my favourite accessory from this spring/summer…

As always, the looks of the week are subject to a 10% discount.  So I should be expecting you any minute right?


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.