Support the Community and Score Some Steals at Salvation Army

November 17, 2014 3:04 pm
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Over 100 years ago, General William Booth recognized a dire need for affordable goods, particularly geared towards the disadvantaged and excluded groups in the community. As a response, he created the Household Salvage Brigade, a group responsible for the collection of used household and everyday items. Today, we see Booth’s […]

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Timeraiser: A Win-Win-Win Situation

November 7, 2014 10:55 am
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Going once, twice and sold, for volunteer work! Timeraiser is far from the standard silent auction: It matches people with volunteer organizations, finds non-profits eager help and supports visual artists. Coming to the Canadian Museum of History on November 8, attendees will pledge volunteer hours instead of money for artwork. “This […]

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Rockport Refined

October 31, 2014 12:22 pm
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Above: Melissa Lamb, Sarah Freemark, Alexandra Gunn and Carolynn Lacasse You’re likely to do a double take next time you’re in the Bayshore Shopping Centre and happen to walk past the newly opened Rockport store. The bright and airy layout mixed with trendy footwear is a step in the right […]

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Fall Favourites From Etsy

October 20, 2014 10:25 am
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With the memories of summer slowly fading away, now is a perfect time embrace the fall spirit before the snowflakes make their debut! Look no further than Etsy for all your fall essentials. Etsy, the vibrant online marketplace for handmade and vintage items, is the perfect digital destination for everything […]

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Ragtime Vintage Clothing: Vintage Couture Paradise and Halloween Haven

October 17, 2014 12:08 pm
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On Flora Street resides the bright, violet-painted Ragtime Vintage Clothing. The happy hue of the storefront is mere foreshadowing of the quirky, charming treasures to be found within. In operation for over thirty years, Ragtime summons the image of the quintessential vintage shop. Upon first arrival, you are bombarded with […]

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Ottawa’s Fabulous Vintage Clothing Scene

October 6, 2014 2:06 pm
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Flowers & Vintage is a lovely vintage boutique that doubles as a flower shop in the heart of Centretown. Idyllic and whimsical, it’s a place to go not only to shop but to be inspired. Housewife Vintage is responsible for the truly fabulous collection of vintage and second-hand clothing, shoes […]

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Fast-forward to Fall

October 1, 2014 2:05 pm
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Bright hues, chunky knits, sumptuous coats – fall 2014 is full of easy-to-wear pieces you’re going to love. When it comes to colour, fall fashion is all about breaking free from traditional autumnal hues in favour of more unexpected ones. Pantone Color Institute’s Leatrice Eiseman says that, “colour transcends time […]

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Back to School in Style

September 25, 2014 2:03 pm
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Vintage Wings of Canada is a public charitable organization committed to inspiring young Canadians to become outstanding citizens and leaders in their communities. It operates year round from its newly completed state-of- the-art hangar and maintenance facility at the Ottawa/Gatineau Airport (CYND) just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Designed in […]

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Wet Weather Gets a Fashionable Kick with Santana Boots

September 18, 2014 9:58 am
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The modern woman’s dilemma—in Canada and other regions exposed to insufferable weather—is staying warm and dry without sacrificing fashion (and safely trekking outdoors without breaking a leg or ankle). During the fall season’s torrential rain and cold winds, a functional rain boot that doesn’t make one look juvenile or appear […]

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Goodwill Hunting

September 16, 2014 3:00 pm
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Walking through Goodwill is much like perusing a well-organized local garage sale or flea market. With a keen eye, a great find could quite possibly be on your radar. However, it’s just as likely that you’ll depart empty-handed. That being said, Goodwill is still a spot to add to your […]

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New York Fashion Week: Street Style

September 11, 2014 2:55 pm
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It’s a wrap! Another season, another New York Fashion Week. Models, designers and fashion enthusiasts descended on New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to see the shows, meet-up with fashion friends and to take part in one of the world’s biggest fashion events. Everyone knows that if you want to […]

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Ottawa’s Best Kept Fashion Secret

September 8, 2014 9:27 am
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Consignment stores, or C-shops, are experiencing a heyday lately. While technically second-hand clothing stores, their merchandise is very gently worn and sometimes not worn at all and still boasting original price tags. The fashions at C-shops are more current and high-quality, and you’re more likely to happen upon a brand […]

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In Search of Style: Wanderlust

September 5, 2014 1:31 pm
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There’s something adventurous about making plans to travel abroad. Whether you’re about to hop on the next plane overseas or even if you’re staying put in Ottawa, try out these globe-trotting styles seen on the Spring/ Summer runways. It’s easy to get on trend and stay cool as the humidity […]

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Mercedes-Benz Start Up

August 22, 2014 9:45 am
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This week, designers took to the runway in Gatineau, Quebec for their chance at competing at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. One lucky designer walked away with the green light from the judges to continue in the competition to present their collection on the main stage during Canada’s biggest […]

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Value Village: Second-Hand Secret Weapon

August 21, 2014 2:30 pm
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Value Village, first introduced to Canada in 1980, is a second-hand clothing paradise. No, it may not look like it at first glance. But after uncovering a few diamonds in the rough, one quickly recognizes the style potential amidst the rows and rows of clothing racks. Often mistaken as a […]

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Lazypants: What’s Your After?

August 19, 2014 3:34 pm
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Whether it is when you first roll out of bed in the morning or when you get home from a long day at work, nothing sounds better than throwing on a comfy pair of sweatpants. Right? I’ll admit it. I consider myself a somewhat-fashionista by day and a sweatpants addict […]

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Win two tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Start Up

August 13, 2014 10:02 am
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Win two tickets to the Mercedes-Benz Start Up event in Gatineau!! Comment under this article or one of our Facebook or Twitter posts and you will be entered into a draw to win a set of tickets! Winners will be announced on Monday, August 18th. If you’re a fashion lover you […]

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