to me, the cold season is synonymous of warm jackets, fluffy boots and tons of layers. so first things first, the most important thing to shop for is definitely a winter coat/jacket. i usually alternate, if one year i get a Mackage wool, the next, i will always make sure to get a down jacket (winter buff aka the infamous Canada Goose). it was always like that except i had gotten 2 Mackages back to back once. so last year, i dont know if you remember, but i had bought the Mackage "Hilary" at Holts, so logically, this year would be the turn of a warm down jacket.
at first, me & KingBoo (yes i give him a lot of names, sorry) were supposed to get matching red CG "chilliwack" bombers in red..but then, he complained by saying too many people own CG -honestly speaking, it's true that like 8.9999999/10 people walking down the street wears 1, real and fake mixed together, but i still like mine and wouldn't mind getting another one in the future- so anyways, i proposed another alternative: Moncler. its perfect. the company is pretty well known, is of extremely high quality and most importantly, it's warm, what more can you really ask for from a winter jacket? so i searched a bit online to find retailers in Montreal, turns out only Holt's & Boutique U&I are carrying Moncler outerwear. i remember Simons and ssense had some last winter, but i tried to inquire at both places and they both told me they weren't sure and would contact me as soon as they had more infos. so anyways, i wasn't really counting on those 2 because i was really sure i could find them at the first 2 places mentioned.
started looking beginning of september, it was mostly on their official website. i had picked out 2 styles i liked.
no one had this in stock except Bloomies and FML they dont ship to Canada. but anyways, i wouldn't get it even if they did ship it here, because its an important purchase and i like to try it on first before purchasing! i had a hard time finding it online, so you bet it was impossible that Holt's or U&I had it..yup because life sucks like that. you can't always have what you want. even if its a GORGEOUS jacket and my first choice, i had to let it go. *sad* (fiance says it looks like a CG, but he only said that so i wont feel so bad for not being able to buy it! lol)
i had seen this one before, it must be one of their classics. saw it on ssense last winter, but its a pity they dont carry the line anymore. so i had to mark this one with a big X as well. *sigh* it's definitely not easy to find these here in Montreal.
by the end of september, i received a call from Holt's saying the men's jackets have arrived (no women's yet), so we went there and it was just so easy for him, he hesitated between 2 jackets, one in grey flannel puffy ("Cezanne") or a classic semi-matte semi-shiny puffy ("Chevalier") and ended up taking the 2nd one because of practicality. we were scared the flannel not being water friendly. so his story ends there, it was as easy as 1-2-3!! after buying his jacket, we went upstairs to the ladies outerwear department to inquire about the women's selection. they showed me a buyer's catalogue, but there was only 2 out of the whole bunch that i liked. by that time, i was really disappointed, but still, i had reserved the one i preferred so i could come and try it on once it arrived in store.
before getting Long's jacket, i had already seen what U&I had to offer, i wasn't really impressed so i had left my name and number and told them to call me as soon as they get anything from Moncler. i promised to drop by once i get their call. a week or 2 after i left them my contact number, the owner called me with good news, a few styles had came in and he told me i HAD to drop by. the day i did, the store was closed for Jewish holidays. *desperate* (do you see how difficult it is to get something you want??? omg..i couldn't believe it)
so after a (whole) LOT of back and forth, i finally got my jacket from U&I! i went for the very safe and classic "Bady" style in shiny black! love it!! it's an investment piece and wont be part of any "out" list anytime soon. =] (smart thinking)
other than a warm jacket, i also needed some new boots for my tootsies (ever since the UGG cleaning experience, i lost all 3 pairs, Sand low, Chestnut high & Bronze high)!! =D so during the stylexchange F&F sale, me, Maya and my sister all bought ourselves the Bailey Button triplet (but in 3 different colors)!! its the cutest thing ever..
left: Ugg Bailey Button Triplet in chestnut
right: Australia Luxe (Limited Edition) Moon Bedouin from last winter
cute details!! ^___^
fluff heaven that i can never get enough of!
other than those 2, this season i went ahead and got myself my long-time (last year) love:
Nordic Angel in light grey!! =D
and last but not least, me & boo got matching beanies =D
so those were purchases for the upcoming winter =D hope they will all keep the sickness away and keep me warm for the next 6 months or so! ready - set- WINTER!!! bring it on!
the end xox
happy part is done, now down to more serious business lol:
(please dont look forward to me posting an entry about my birthday present (usually a handbag) from mr. Fiance as we mutually agreed that our Monclers were gonna be bday presents to each other. from the rock he gave me to a trip to VN next February, a brand new condo in July (not to mention furnitures and decorations that will fill it), a wedding in September and a super honeymoon to follow, i was never gonna let him drop a wad on a handbag. (good wifey material hehehe) all these plans evolves around money, we're just being smart! so please dont be disappointed, i love you! ;)