by Robyn Yager | Head over to Main Street before Christmas to check out the shop-in-shop collaboration that Lark is doing with Oregon’s Will Leather Goods. It’s a match made in retail heaven. Lark owners Dale and Veronika Baspaly (above) have great taste, and Will Leather Goods is widely known for creating pieces of high-quality, carefully sourced materials and exceptional workmanship. The entire storefront has been renovated to accommodate their messenger bags, satchels, belts, totes, and other authentic leather accessories. How did the partnership come about? WLG founder Bill Adler stopped into the boutique searching for a gift for his wife one day and he and Veronika started chatting about textiles, construction and leather. One thing led to another and boom: new storefront, albeit a temporary one. The shop-in-shop runs through to the end of December, so get in there soon. You might find an awesome Christmas gift for yourself or that special someone who shares your love for stylish and functional things made of leather. My favourite? The leather wallet/tray combo – for the man friend who can’t seem to keep all of this stuff in one place.
Lark | 2315 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. | 604-879-5275 | www.lark.me
Robyn Yager is the style reporter for Scout Magazine. She runs The Rain Season blog and is enthused by anything out of the ordinary. She loves art, striped shirts, macchiatos, classic literature and picking through thrift stores for unique treasures. Her mission is to inspire Vancouverites in their sartorial choices and to see beauty and style everywhere.
Vancouverites Carlo Brito, Wayne Gonzalez and Dennis Cruz are launching the first pieces of their Mt. Pleasant Athletic Club line of clothing this week (the full line should be released in the Spring of 2013). That’s some neighbourhood pride right there on your belly! Wear it with a smile.
by Jenny Bachynski | I just popped into one of Vancouver’s best shops, Lark on Main, to confirm that – yes, indeed - it is now that time of year to head down and check out all the beautiful new Fall stock. New pieces from designers like Yoshi Kondo, Tiger of Sweden and local lady Tannis Hegan are sure to get you excited (and your wallet nervous) for the upcoming change in season. Mmm, Fall.