Canadian Fashion Friday with Samantha Stylish – Charlie Boutique


Charlie Boutique

After running a blog focused on made-in-Canada fashion for almost a year, I realize that boutiques are an important part of this industry in addition to the Canadian fashion designers. The stores that support goods produced and designed in Canada are critical to determining the success of a fashion label.

This week I worked with five fashion looks from the Charlie Boutique in the Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, ON. This adorable shop is filled with chic outfits that are suitable for women of all ages, shapes and budgets. Shop owner Erin Swan started her boutique in 2008, and it has been a success ever since. Each season she carefully curates her boutique with exclusive Canadian labels and a sprinkling of gorgeous brands from around the United States and Europe. Taking pride in the Canadian brands, she works exclusively with Canada’s hottest talent each season to ensure her shoppers get the latest and greatest Canadian-made fashion. Not only does she care about her customers, but she cares about growing these fashion businesses. The relationship ensures growth for both the fashion designer’s label and the shop to serve her customers with the best designs.

There were several new labels that I was introduced to this week, and it was thrilling! I fell in love with the Allison Wonderland label, whether it was the bright blue winter coat or the sequined mini, the outfits were outstanding.

Another great outfit was the little black dress from Montreal designer, Valerie Dumaine – every gal needs a little black dress and I hope it is this Canadian-made one! The cut out in the back was a very feminine touch along with the geometric pleating, making this dress truly unique.

If you are in Toronto, please head over to Charlie Boutique to chat with the shop owner, or her friendly staff and of course indulge in shopping local! As well, if you are in Toronto this weekend, I am hosting a – Made in Canada – fashion show at the Toronto Womens Expo. Head to their website for your free ticket using promo code – stylish. Show starts at 2:30pm!

To read more on my review please visit Samantha Stylish and to dive deeper into the world of Charlie Boutique, please visit I luv Charlie.

Images courtesy of Samantha Stylish.

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29-Nov-2012
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