Monthly Archives: February 2010

New from Built by Wendy

Gaaaaaah all this new spring stuff is so cute! So what if it’s definitely still winter outside… that’s what layering is for, right?

Primary Colours dress (Queen’s students, holla!):

Polka Dot dress (belt not included):

And my personal fave, the Monet minidress:

New from Filippa K

Hooray, the first of our new lines for Spring is here!  Just a couple of pieces for now, but they’re great ones.

Stevie cotton chinos:

And sheer back tie top:

Tons more new shipments arriving really soon! And the sale stuff won’t stick around much longer, so come in asap if there’s something you’ve been eyeing…

New from Hansel from Basel

Forgive the slightly weird photos… best we can do for now! But just trust me, these tights and socks are super-awesome in person.

Dip dye over-the-knee socks in dark grey and plum:

Sheer tights in blue and rose (and we have black as well):

New from Species by the Thousands

Bearded Man sweatshirt:

Yoga sweatshirt:

Brass locket (necklace shown here is a medallion, but the locket has the same design):

Plus a couple other things you’ll just have to come see in the store!

New from Steven Alan

Yessssss, Spring is coming!! We just got some great new pieces from Steven Alan and the shop is looking brighter already.

Boyfriend shirt in purple/pink plaid:

Izzy top in washed blue anchor print:

Gemma skirt in dusty coral:

Oversized cardigan in navy/blue stripe:

And we don’t have an image of this one yet, but we also got a Boyfriend Pullover shirt in an awesome bleeding madras fabric… come see!

Valentine’s Day windows

Hey guys, thanks for coming out to the Queen of Hearts shop crawl last night! In case you couldn’t make it and haven’t had a chance to check out our new window display yet, here are a couple of photos (thanks, Anabela!) of the feathers made by Robin and the amazing birdhouse by Jason McLean:

It all looks even better in person, so try to stop by soon!

Singletons on sale!

Valentine’s Day can be a tough day for singles, but here’s a happy spin on it… we have a few lonely sale items left and they are just crying out for a perfect mate like you! Clothes before bros, am I right?? Let’s set you up with one of these gems.

Built by Wendy velvet miniskirt, black, size XS (now $100):

APC Madras Water Flower print skirt, size L ($75):

Steven Alan Dora pants, navy, size 8 ($130):

Built by Wendy Wool Felt Hunting jacket, black/taupe, size S ($205):

Bodkin Refraction dress, grey, size 4 ($120):

Steven Alan Soma dress, purple paisley, size L ($170):

F-Troupe 4-strap ankle boots, black, size 40 ($110):

Queen of Hearts – Thurs. Feb. 11, 6-9pm

This Thursday!

After last year’s roaring success the Queen of Hearts Stroll is back! Valentine’s Day is nearly here and the shops along Queen West are heating things up… here’s how it works:

Visit one of our 15 participating shops (look for the attached poster in the window) and pick up the Queen of Hearts passport. Have a drink, get your passport stamped, and move on to the next boutique. Once your passport has 10 stamps, you can receive the special gifts or promotions offered by all of the shops (valid until Feb 28, 2010). Not bad for a night of festive fun!

The Queen of Hearts Boutiques are:
Greenshag, Cabaret, Simon Carter, Cat Tilt, Preloved, Tealish, The Spice Trader, Olive Pit, Ziliotto, Carte Blanche, Charlie, Robber, Heel Boy, Neat, and Type.

At Robber, your reward for taking part in the Queen of Hearts is a pretty sweet one: spend $150 or more, get $50 off, until the end of February!

Hope to see you Thursday night!

New lines for Spring!

Wiarton Willie says we have six more weeks of winter, but we say spring is here! Big news at Robber – we’re bringing in three new lines that you are going to love! Let me introduce you to our new friends (with info mostly cut and pasted from their websites!)…

Filippa K
By combining timeless simplicity with contemporary edge, Filippa K makes distinctive fashion for modern urbanites with personal integrity and an eye for good design. Plus, whenever we see our rep Emma, she plies us with Swedish chocolates. Everybody wins.

Karen Walker
Karen Walker is a brand from New Zealand with a reputation for its original, effortless and unpretentious style. Karen Walker collections are high casual with one foot in tailoring and the other in street wear. The reoccurring theme is taking extremes and pushing them together – masculine and feminine, tailored and street, luxury and non luxury, dark and super-cute. This season, her prints are nautical, girly and whimsical all at the same time. I love it.

Susien Chong and Nic Briand’s Australian line has long been a favorite of ours. With a unique approach to feminine fashion, the label’s pop culture references, quirky detailing and intimate fabrication have seen in placed on numerous “One to Watch” lists. Be prepared to like Susien and Nic even more after looking at their profile on The Selby.

We’ll let you know when pieces start to arrive in the shop, but thought you might need some good news to get you through the next few weeks!

New from Alternative Apparel

Just got a couple gigantic boxes of new Spring basics from Alternative Apparel! Here’s a sampling…

Molly crop burnout tee in tomato (we have this in black too):

Modal silk boyfriend tee in cairo (and we also have navy):

An old favourite in new colours – the deep V burnout tee in violet (plus washed navy):

And the Tootie deep V floral tee in black:

Start getting excited about Spring, you guys! Lots more shipments coming soon.