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

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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The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring opens in theaters today and we, at Front and Company, are excited about a new Sofia Coppola film! The Bling Ring is based on the actual events of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who started burglarizing the homes of Hollywood celebrities from October 2008 through August 2009. Known as the “Bling Ring,” the teens stole from celebrities whose style they adored and emulated such as Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, and Miranda Kerr.
 
The Bling Ring’s kaleidoscope of luxury fashion got us thinking about some of the items that we’ve been coveting in store, so here’s our version of the Bling Ring-inspired looks!
Starting from the top left corner, going clockwise:
Caution Flask  – $24
Elizabeth and James heels – $75
Pills Mug – $20
Gun Shot Glasses – $3
Tom Ford sunglasses – $148
Marc Jacobs sunglasses – $78
Kate Spade sunglasses – $48
Juicy Couture necklace  – $28
Juicy Couture bracelet – $28
Tape Gun – $14
Prescription Pills Mug – $14
Carven handbag – $328
Gun with Mustache plush toy – $24
Chanel wallet – $44
J Crew bracelet – $14
Tiffany’s & Co bracelet – $78
Purple beaded necklace – $22
Christian Louboutin heels – $65
Model gun – $34
“Bling,” of course, is a central theme to the film, so we naturally had to feature some of our most coveted pieces of bling…
Black wire ring  – $18
Beaded tribal bracelet  – $44
Black long beaded necklace  – $78
Pale pink bracelet – $28
Purple/pale pink bracelet  $28
Henning Designs bracelet – $198
Orange/blue fan necklace  – $40
Clear beaded bracelet – $39
Pearl earrings – $32
Purple bracelet – $28
Thin purple necklace – $84
Tsunami necklace – $62
Cocoon necklace – $66
Green/purple chunky necklace – $26
Crime Scene sandwich bags – $7
All of the pieces featured in this blog post are available in store, so come on down and check out some of our coveted wares! And once again, The Bling Ring comes out today!

 

By: Alison

Summer Sample Style

While rainy days may still be had in Vancouver— summer is upon us! So we’ve picked and styled some of our favorite sample pieces to help usher in the sunshine…
Festival Flair
Coachella and Sasquatch may have come and gone, but festival style remains a top contender for the fashionable summer crusader. However, this summer, we’ve seen celebrities such as Katy Perry take their own spin on festival fashion by adding their own kitschy and eclectic kicks.
Photo by Getty Images
 
Katy embraces a tropical tiki theme in her crop top combo while we’ve opted for a one-two punch of colour! A playfully patterned crop top and classic denim shorts from Mink Pink are our picks for a summertime uniform that’ll be perfect for lounging around the beach. We’ve paired our crop top combo with fizzy green Native shoes that add that extra pop to a breezy summer day.
Mink Pink Crop Top – $44
Mink Pink Denim Shorts – $64
Fizz Green Native Shoes – $42
While crop top combos appear to the proverbial choice when it comes to summer festival style, peasant-inspired looks have also been seen on the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio.
Photos by Wenn
Alessandra’s casual and chic Coachella outfits remind us of the Gypsy sample collection that we carry in store. Gypsy clothes are bohemian and peasant-inspired that also makes sure to keep an eye out for the modern silhouette.
Gypsy Top – $60
Mink Pink Shorts – $64
Coconuts Boots – $54 – ONLY SIZE 9.5 LEFT!
We’ve chosen to pair together an embroidered Gypsy top with denim shorts, and once again, adding our own twist by completing the look with an insanely patterned pair of Coconuts chelseaboots! The familiar shape of the boot contrasted with the vibrantly fierce paint strokes wonderfully round out the outfit by creating a bursting-at-the-seams look that is teeming with simplicity and style.
Ramblin’ on the Runway
Promises of spending many-a-day lounging beachside in the summer heat is one of the main inspirations for summer dressing, but we at Front & Company have also taken our attention indoors to look at how runway shows have been inspiring summer style trends.

 

Dries Van Noten
Photo by Yannis Vlamos
Preen 
Photo by Alessandro Lucioni
From watercolor interpretations, to 3D embellishments, and graphic prints; we’ve had flowers on our mind as many of the Spring runway shows featured floral inspiration. Dries Van Noten’s combination of sheer blouse and floral skirt is the inspiration for our floral look featuring a Bailey 44 sheer top and Ketz-ke skirt.
Bailey 44 top – $84
Ketz-Ke skirt – $44
Coconuts shoes – $44 ONLY SIZE 6 LEFT!
Neon necklace (FADA-909) – $22
Pink gem necklace (FADA-803) – $22
Bracelet (ABCL-3) – $16
Not only does floral on floral work for Preen’s combination of top and bottom, but you can also add a playful element to the sophistication of runway fashion by including floral shoes. The floral printed flatform from Coconuts keeps the look cool while maintaining a cheeky sense of flair.
Saint Laurent Spring RTW 3013
Photo by: Monica Feudi
Cinched at the waist with a jet black belt, the floor-length bohemian dress glides down the runway at Saint Laurent’s 2013 Spring RTW collection and into our hippie-desires as our final runway inspired look comes from the resurgence of late 1960s and 1970s bohemian prints.
Anonyme dress – $64
Turquoise belt (KT-1650) – $14
Necklace (FADA-739) – $28
Very Volatile wedge – $54 ONLY SIZE 6 LEFT!
Anonyme dresses are inspired by vintage prints and patterns, especially of the Bohemian variety. It was a perfect pick for our runway-inspired summer fashion especially when summer social events may necessitate one to dress in-between afternoon casual to after-hours sophistication. Complete the look with a wide-brimmed black floppy hat in order to channel your inner Stevie Nicks!
Many of the looks featured in this blog post are sample items which often mean that there is only one of each item! If anything should be sold out, our knowledgeable associates would be happy to help you pick out items to add to your summer wardrobe!
By: Alison
Styled by Rinske and Grace