Retail Recall: U&I

It’s always nice to be back in Mentreal. Ahem, Montreal. Style prevails no matter where you go. Boho chic on St. Denis to designer diva on Laurier to goth goddess on St. Laurent.

There are a few must-stops for fashionplates, when in la belle provence. The aforementioned Boulevard St. Laurent is home to a few fashion haunts including U&I – a mecca for interesting/avant-garde/edgy pieces.

U&I Boutique, Montreal
U&I Boutique, Montreal

On this visit, I got a chance to see Philip Lim’s zippy frock. Worth it’s weight.

Phillip Lim Zip Dress, SS09
Phillip Lim Zip Dress, SS09

While the zipper detail may be rock-starrish for some, Lim did a mellower version than Junya Watanabe did a few years back. I still think about that Watanabe skirt.

Lim also did a fringed tunic that I fell in love with. I would have photographed it, but then I’d have to see it on the blog on a regular basis. If we couldn’t be together, it was best to make a clean break.

Speaking of clean – Ms. Westwood did clean lines in a not-as-simple-as-you-think bias cut t-shirty dress. Made for curves, no?

Throw me a curve, sailor.
Throw me a curve, sailor.
Line it up with a great bag, ladies.
Bag Lady
Denis Gagnon Ribbed Satchel, SS09

C’est très chic – in any city.

 

U&I
3650 St. Laurent Boulevard, Montreal

All photos by Jyotika Malhotra.

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