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Shopping & Style

August 27 2014

‘Fall’ into the New Season with Transition Footwear

A.P.C. Talon Moccasin

Gastown boutique: The Block

Inside the Block, you’ll find a fantastic shoe wall dedicated to showcasing their collection of European footwear by Flippa K, Coclico, A.P.C, and more.These all leather moccasins – designed by French brand, A.P.C . – caught our eye with its flattering round toe and sturdy wooden heel. A glass of bubbly is a great way to soothe you into shopping for new fall fashion. The Block is hosting ‘Champagne Fridays’ every Friday from 5pm-7pm, so be sure pop by. 

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Amelie Pichard Colette Oxford

Gastown boutiqueSecret Location

If you’re searching for one of a kind designs you can’t find anywhere else, you’ll be amazed by the exclusive fashion pieces at Secret Location. The retail section houses avant-garde, European designed footwear with a majority of brands exclusive to Secret Location for North America. The French-made Amelie Pichard leather oxford is chic and suitable for stepping into the autumn season.

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Rachel Comey Rules

Gastown Boutique: One of a Few

The shoe selection at One of Few will impress those looking for a thoughtful curation of fashionable footwear designed in Paris, New York and beyond. Both stylish and practical, One of Few’s collection of Rachel Comey shoes will make a great addition for Fall. These peep-toe booties are both classic and edgy with its original leather crisscross details. The wooden heel and leather sole adds extra points for quality and durability.

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Shoe 804 

Gastown boutique: Oak + Fort

Emphasizing simplicity and clean lines, Oak + Fort’s fashion will make the hearts of stylish minimalists’ flutter. Oak + Fort’s apparel and footwear are mainly designed in-house with a unique aesthetic – and are surprisingly affordable to boot. The ‘Shoe 804’ a classic all-leather mule designed with a black heel strap, is comfortable, chic and the perfect footwear staple to transition into the colder weather.  

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Gastown boutique: Complexgeometries

Step into fall with unique footwear found at complexgeometries. Their flagship boutique is on the radar of local fashion insiders for their original collection of trendless, multi-wearable designs. Complexgeometries’ footwear designs are one of kind and handmade in Italy with impeccable details including soft lambskin, stacked wooden heel and leather sole as seen in their ‘The Bow’ design. The draping details also add an extra edge. 

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J Shoes Vivenne Tan

Gastown boutique: Rowan Sky

Footwear boutique, Rowan Sky carries a wonderful array of chic and hip shoes for fashion-conscious dressers of all walks. Leather peep-toe booties are one of the most anticipated styles for the new season. The Vivienne is the ultimate design for tough, yet feminine styling. This peekaboo beauty features buttery soft leather, carved wooden heel and functional laces – the perfect match to your favorite summer frock or new fall denim outfit.

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Gartenbank 10001

Gastown boutique: La Differencia

La Differencia (meaning ‘the differen’t) is a dreamy haven for unique European footwear. Inside the shop, you’ll find an impressive collection of footwear by Gartenbank, a stunning handmade shoe brand with clean architectural lines and beautiful leathers. Inspired by her Polish cobbler grandfather, Galit Gartenbank designs and manufactures this funky collection all by hand.

egocloset-shoeOut Cast Cutout Black Loafer

Gastown boutique: Ego Closet

Ego Closet is a great boutique to experiment with difference styles and looks that will turn heads. Local fashion daredevils regularly flock here to get their hands on trendy, well-priced pieces. The footwear selection is eclectic, glamorous, and definitely suitable for stylish egoists. We had our eyes on these pointy-toed cutout loafers. Designed with a caged upper and stacked heel, these loafers are edgy and will look good with almost everything from denim to dresses.

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Flat Simon Chang Loafer

Gastown store: Army & Navy                                       

If you need reasonably priced shoes, Army & Navy offers a wide selection of hot styles for the fall season. You can find printed pumps, ballerina flats, and chic slip-on loafers. We especially love this black Simon Chang flat, a modern take on the classic ‘Le Smoking’ loafer design – suitable for a day in the office or running errands around the city. 

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Polka Beige

Gastown boutique: Board of Trade Co.

Those who appreciate independent fashion keep Board of Trade Co. on their shopping radar. The local boutique carries a hip, handpicked selection of unique fashion and art objects by independent designers based in Vancouver, Brooklyn and beyond. Board of Trade has a few lace-up footwear options for fall including these Italian-made ankle boots made with 100% leather.

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