Friday, October 1, 2021
October is Manufacturing Month in Canada.
Regular readers know by now that the ottawan loves to shine a light on goods made in Canada. Although our focus is usually on fashion (as it is in today’s newsletter), there are other sectors manufacturing right here: food, home decor pieces, bedding, industrial fabrication, and consumer products. Let us know about your favourite Canadian brands [email protected]
▪️The clearance pieces at Valérie Domaine will add a punch of homegrown assertiveness to your wardrobe. The Montréal-born, Toronto-based designer’s output focuses on clean lines and contemporary style that draws inspiration from the past. Case in point: the Viveca Dress Long, which with its standup collar could have jumped off the page of a 1966 edition of Vogue. It’s an incredible $85 (down from $195) but there’s only size L remaining.
▪️More Canadian-made womenswear is on sale online at Victoire boutique,including summer pieces and cooler weather layering inspiration.
▪️Cherry Velvet’s uber-cheerful and retro-inspired dresses are available in sizing up to 3XL, and are designed and ethically produced in Vancouver, BC. Summer A-lines, V-necks, coat dresses, and smart occasion pieces are on sale right now, in patterns and colours that will make heads turn. You’ll also find 3 packs of masks in joyful colours.
Get a jump on next summer: Caliber mens swimwear is holding an end of season sale in the Dive Cut and Swim Cut briefs. Regularly $78, they’re now available for $46.80.
Arctic Bay are Canadian-made winter jackets, coats, and parkas that will keep you warm on the harshest of winter days. Made with functionality and fashion in mind, these pieces are not impulse purchases, but if buying Canadian is important to you they could be worth saving up for. For those that are ready to make a purchase now, the October sale is on for the next nine days. Most items are available at 20% off the regular price, and, if you purchase two, you’ll receive a 30% discount.
We'll see you Monday – Martha and Darren
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