Monthly Archives: March 2012

April Sale Events!

We’ve got so much going on in April…

Erin Templeton Trunk Sale
If you’re free on Tuesday, April 3rd from 5-8pm, come by Robber to meet Erin Templeton, one of our favorite Canadian designers. She’s going to bring a whole bunch of leather goodies that we’ve never had in stock and they’ll all be 25% off for one night only!  And just to sweeten the deal if you have your eye on something special at Robber, we’ll be discounting Spring items for the evening!

The Bazaar
We’re so excited to be participating in The Bazaar, an amazing shopping event put together by our pals at Rac Boutique. Join us for the opening night party from 6-11pm on April 5th, or drop by over the weekend for a new Easter outfit! We’ll be bringing some new items and some pieces from previous seasons and you won’t want to miss the deals!

New Diepo and Dace!

Lovely new additions from Dace and Diepo will sure have you craving the warm days that are soon to come!

Dace Stephen blouse in striped linen, $189:

Diepo knit tank dress in robin’s egg, $215:

Diepo crepe de chine culotte in tomato (we have these in slate too), $165:

Diepo crepe de chine wrap dress in tomato, $270:

Diepo lace tank in slate, $145:

Earning Our Stripes

If you’ve ever visited our store, you might have noticed our penchant for stripes. Horizontal, vertical, oblong and angular – we can’t resist anything along those lines! Well, it seems like NOW Magazine picked up on our little secret, and featured some of our stripey goodness from Margaret Howell and Me & Arrow (as well as non-striped beauties from Wood Wood and F-Troupe) in an article about irregular stripes. Check it out here!


Introducing: Dana Lee

“Classics get more wear, and I believe that it is important not to waste. I want to create clothing that is useful.”

After many seasons of admiring her beautiful lookbooks (all shot by the uber-talented Jody Rogac), Robber is proud to welcome New York-based (via Vancouver) menswear designer Dana Lee to the store for Spring 2012.

Dana’s clothes are simple and classic, with a lived-in vintage feel and a focus on texture, colour, and finish. She compares her designs to old furniture and aspires to make things that never go out of style and can be “used often and for a really long time” until they develop their own patina and character. These clothes are unembellished, even modest, but they have integrity and their own subtle, offbeat wit. If they were people, you’d want to get to know them. And another secret: lots of her stuff also looks great on women, too.

For Spring, Dana’s chosen a washed-out, natural palette with a bit of a tropical adventure flavour — the colours have names like tabasco, celery, eucalyptus, and sky — with lots of open-weave fabrics and relaxed fits. Perfect for sipping caesars in your bamboo hut on a remote beachfront. Check out her Spring video lookbook to get a feeling for where she’s coming from:

DANA LEE SS12 film from Dana Lee on Vimeo.

Here’s what we’ve got so far:

Leno weave workshirt in tabasco, $199

Cotton cashmere sweatshirt in porcelain (we also have it in formica green), $159

Twill sleeve tee in sky, $110

Waffle knit leisure jacket in ink, $370

Double needle tank in ink, $65

And here’s a parrot:

New bits and pieces (part three)!

It just keeps coming!

Dunderdon compact twill jacket in beet red (women’s), $199

Dunderdon waxed compact twill jacket in dark navy (women’s), $219

Dunderdon parachute poplin jacket in olive (women’s), $259

Filippa K photo print pleat dress (shown in sapphire, ours is melba), $369

Filippa K tencel stripe top, show in sapphire/white (ours is melba/ivy), $139

New bits and pieces (part two)!

Minimarket top Riaz, $135:

Minimarket shorts Isis, $175:

Steven Alan Haney dress, $329:

Steven Alan Harvey tank, $199:

Steven Alan linen boyfriend shirt, $189:

New bits and pieces (part one)!

In celebration of all things warm and sunny we have put out amazing new Spring stock from some of our favourite lines! The bounty is so overwhelming we’ve divided it up into two blog posts, so keep your eyes peeled for part two.

Rittenhouse forever chinos, $189:

Rittenhouse baggy tank, $115:

Rittenhouse hide and seek pocket tank, $125:

Wood Wood Pomona jumpsuit, $260:

Wood Wood Paradiski shirt, $195:

Wood Wood Pacific dress, $195:

Wood Wood reform top, $145:

New Rittenhouse and Travel Almanac!

It really starts feeling like Spring for us around here when Rittenhouse shows up at our door! So much goodness…

Silk crepe button-through shirt in magenta, $315:

Pleated pants in navy, $175:

Skinny pants in black, $185:

Linen cotton twill weave shirt in indigo, $210:

Classic white shirt, $165:

Lastly, we are so happy to introduce a new magazine to the store, The Travel Almanac. This lovely little thing “explores the topics of traveling and temporary habitation from the personal perspectives of innovative figures in the fashion, music, art, and film worlds.” Come and get it for $20 a pop.

New shoes from F-Troupe and Filippa K

Our first new footwear for Spring is here! Two styles each for men and women in sandy, warm-weather tones. The Filippa K desert boots are a particular staff favourite: the metal eyelets, hand-stitched welt, round laces, and heavy crepe sole really elevate them above the standard dune-kicker.


Filippa K Pam peep-toe ballet flats, $199

F-Troupe woven nubuck tassel flats, $299


Filippa K Owen suede desert boot, $279

F-Troupe tobacco suede saddle shoe w/ white rubber sole, $269

New From Samantha Pleet

Brooklyn darling and Robber favourite Samantha Pleet has lightened up a bit! Her Spring line still has a touch of the witchy mysticism of her recent Fall/Winter collection, but she’s traded the dark gothic vibe for a hazy, sun-drenched pastoral flavour. As always, handmade with love in New York City.

Cloud Tunic in silk/linen (ours is in blue/navy), $349


Fable Blouse in wheat/rose sand-washed silk, $279


Pin Wheel Dress in ivory/slate cotton-linen, $449