The days are getting longer and warmer — spring is just a hop skip and a jump away. It’s the perfect time to clear out the closet and we’d love to see you in store. We are currently taking Spring items, and we’ve whipped up a little editorial of what we’re craving at Front!

Please note, availability of consignment pieces may vary. if you see something you like, we’d be happy to try and find something similar when you come by!

IMG_5584Romance is always in style. This season we’ve fallen for a silhouette reminescent of the 1990’s; grungey magic meets the modern sweetheart.

Vintage Levi’s jacket, Aldo Rise heels, Lumiere dress, Front moon necklace.

IMG_5654This ain’t Woodstock! The new bohemian is carefree and cool. Free flowing layers, gladiators and earthen tones make getting ready a breeze.

Vintage silk duster, Wilfred Le Fou top, Wilfred pants, Forever 21 sandals, Brixton hat, AJ Morgan sunglasses, vintage eelskin bag.

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IMG_5468A Spin on the new classic. Trenchcoats are a perennial favourite, and we love this fashion forward and modern take. Paired with a simple pair of slides and neutral colors, it’s easy to achieve both fashion and function.

H&M trench, Gap sweater, Zara leather skirt, Zara slides, Front necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag, AJ Morgan sunglasses.

IMG_5518Sometimes the easy does it. Athletic inspired pieces are going strong, and we love the look paired with relaxed denim and bright monochrome accents.

Maison Scotch tee, Press jacket, Cheap Monday jeans, J + shoes, AJ Morgan sunglasses, Mat & Nat backpack.

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Double denim done it right! Whether you are a gal about town or just out grabbing an iced americano, it’s easy to cozy up to a Canadian Tuxedo. Keep in simple with white accents and a true blue bag.

Love Tree blazer, ACNE jeans, Replay shirt, Qupid shoes, AJ Morgan sunglasses, Front blue clutch & necklace.

Photographed by Grace Altobar
Modeled by Tianna Franks
Styled by Lydia Okello

Spring In Your Step!

Yes, yes y’all, winter’s cold grip is finally prying it’s chilly fingers from Vancouver. We braved the lesser version of Polar Vortex and let’s just say: we survived. We here at Front are ecstatic to finally shed our wooly layers for something a little more…lightweight. We’ve styled some spring transitional outfits for the manfolk to help us through this in-betweeny weather.

please note, availability of consignment pieces may vary . if you see something you like, we’d be happy to try and find something similar when you come by!

 

Sundays Are For Chillin’
(styled by Karen La)

In this round, a vintage striped button down is worn in to perfection. Add a striped tee and classic blue jeans for low-key style. But just because you are in a jeans-cap-and-tee combo doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your A-game, style wise. We’ve topped off this chill ensemble with punchy New Balance sneakers. Simple proof that comfort and style are not mutually exclusive.

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Dapper Ain’t Just A Phase
(styled by Lydia Okello)
This look is for the more gentlemanly among us. When it’s warm enough for shorts but not quite hot enough to pair them with a tank top, you can rely on some creative layers to keep you warm. Throwing a varsity jacket over a luxe tuxedo jacket brings the Ritz without going over the top. A trusty grey crewneck brings the look back down to earth, and Vans high top sneaks are nothing but comfortable.
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By Lydia

MAT(T)ERIAL + NATURE

If you love animals and want to give back to the environment then our new spring line of Matt & Nat products are the perfect fit for you. Matt and Nat is an animal friendly leather bag company from Montreal that takes the highest quality of synthetic leathers and recycled plastic bottles to create one-of-a-kind natural looking leather products. 
This season we have brought in cute envelope flap wallets, chic Apple cases, classic messenger bags and many more stunning styles. These top sellers are selling quickly so stop by this weekend before your favourite one is gone!
 
 
 
photo credit: Front & Company, briers.ca

Stop! Umbrella Time!

True to nature, the ushering in of September has Vancouver reverting back to being “Raincouver.” This season; however, has shown us a different side of Raincity as thunder and lightning storms have become increasingly prevalent. With these torrential downpours – you’re going to need to be armed with any Vancouverite’s weapon of choice… umbrellas!

Come on down to Front&Co to check out our selection of umbrellas to help you stay dry and combat the rain!
We’ve a bevvy of umbrellas that also appeal to the downtown Marie Antoinette!
Lisbeth Dahl grey umbrella – $54
Transparent umbrella with orange flowers – $38
Teal umbrella – $34
Or for the golfer – a way to keep dry and practice your moves!

$38

 

Let’s not forget little people as well! We have a variety of smaller umbrellas that our little friends can use to help shield them from the rain.
Ugly Doll umbrella – $10
Sock Monkey umbrella – $18
Sometimes you might be having “one of those days” with the rain adding an unneeded degree of stress to your otherwise crazy day. Inspired by Chinese political artist, Ai Wei Wei, this umbrella speaks for itself…

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If all else fails, and the rain keeps pouring… as a dutiful Vancouverite all you really have to do is keep calm and carry on.

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With this assortment of umbrellas, you’ll be sure to find something that suits you!
By: Alison
Photos By: Chris
Model: Krystina

2013 Fall Consignment Trends

As the coolness of autumn settles on the West Coast, we here at Front are excitedly awaiting your fall consignment! Warm layers, cozy sweaters and the option to wear more of your wardrobe at once means that it’s a great time to update your wardrobe, and bring in consignment. We’ve read blogs, flipped through magazines and searched the runways for our Fall picks!

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Much to the Old Guard’s disapproval, punk is here to stay. Tartans, hardware, sheer elements, rips and leather were all seen on the runway, bringing a rough & tumble toughness to the fall collections.

As seen at TopShop Unique, Versus Versace, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen

 
 
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Cold weather doesn’t always have to mean dark and drab. In outerwear, traditional cuts (varsity, peacoats) and hues (camel, navy, black) stand side by side with quirkier color choices and full shapes. Light tones such as white, mauve, blush pink, aqua and mint all appeared on the fall outerwear circuit, as well as rich blues and reds. Perhaps an ice blue coat will just the pick up you need on a lessthanmarvelous Vancouver autumn afternoon.

As seen at Carven, Rochas, Moschino, Louis Vuitton, Karen Walker. 3.1 Phillip Lim

 
 
 
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Taking cues from Dior’s midcentury “New Look”, the romance is back. Think ladylike silhouettes including full skirts, skirt suits, and lush, opulent fabrics. Mohair sweaters paired with a midi skirt, and offset with a womanly pair of heels. Quite prim, we say!

As seen at Prada, Christian Dior, Johnathan Saunders, J. Crew.

 
 
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Time honored tweeds, herringbones, glen checks and houndstooth were abound, rendered both distinctly boyish and astutely feminine. These classics are a steadfast autumn staple.

As seen at Chanel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Lanvin

 
 
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Slouchy, laidback menswear continues to dominate several collections, showing no signs of stopping. Oversized “boyfriend” coats, loose fitting collared shirts, and slacks with just the right amount of ease all made their turn on the catwalk.

As seen at Alexander Wang, ACNE Studios, A.P.C., Karen Walker, Steven Alan

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In Menswear, the biggest surprise of the season was a wealth of color. Several major labels showcased rich hues throughout their collections, bringing a postive lightness to a season which is traditionally more somber. Slim legged trousers and jeans still reign supreme, with outerwear getting a sophisticated slimdown.

The modern man received a vivid dosage of color in the fall collection. Deeply pigmented sky blue, claret red and ochre yellow were made wearable in classic silhouettes and cuts. Venturing into adventurous color palettes is made simple with a pop of color, for those of us who are faint of heart.

As seen at Tiger of Sweden, Kenzo, Steven Alan, Prada, Burberry Prorsum

 
 
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The varsity gets a slick update this season, with noir sleeve/body combinations, or even in the form of a knit cardigan or sweater. Now streamlined and sleek, this athletic staple is proving to be a 21st century classic.

As seen at A.P.C., Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Shipley & Halmos.

 
 
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We look forward to both modern and vintage incarnations of classic motocycle and aviator bomber jackets. Tough and stylish, a leather jacket (real or faux) is a West Coast autumn staple.

As seen at Viktor & Rolf, Shipley & Halmos, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo

 
 
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In footwear for the ladies, ankle boots (either slipon or w/side zip), ankle height Doc Martens, and Chelsea boots will all give you a run for your money. Classics such as lace up ankle boots and Blundstones are sure to keep your toes warm and dry, as well as stylish. For the fellas, desert boots as well as those with military and motorcycle detailing are en vogue.

As seen at: Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Marni, Gucci, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Hermes.

  
  
  
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Clutches, structured duffels and envelope enclosures all made appearances on the runway. Detailed or minimal, classic or ofthemoment, there is a wonderful diversity in the world of men’s and women’s bags.

As seen at Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum, Celine, Savatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Hermes,
Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim

 
 
 
 
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