Strolling along Queen St. W. this week I popped into one of my favourite jewelry stores in the city, Love of Mine Boutique. In a strange but (financially) fortunate turn of fate, I wasn’t tempted by the jewels currently on offer, but was drawn to the colours and patterns on display at the back of the shop. Turns out the online boutique Nowhereland has opened a pop up shop in the back of Love of Mine. Nowhereland advertises itself as targeting the “bad and the beautiful” and this motto is certainly reflected in their clothes. Edgy but undeniably feminine, the collection is trend-conscious (cut-outs, lace, peplum, chiffon & animal details were all featured) but with a uniqueness that can only come from a small retailer. I fell head over heels for a belted tropic print dress with the most amazing cut-out collar and a silky scarf print top that I intend to wear with both suits and skinnies this fall. Although the some of the more risque pieces (cage net tops and printed leggings) are not for me, their super affordable prices (most items fall under the $100 mark) make it a great place to pick up those super trendy items that you’re coveting now but you know will be relegated to the back of your closet by next season. Shop online or check them out in person at Love of Mine until the end of September.
In unrelated fashion news, European clothier Massimo Dutti opened yesterday at the Eaton’s Centre. I’ve only seen the window displays so far, but they inspired sufficient swoonage that it may be worth braving the weekend crowds.