Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress. ―Karl Lagerfeld
No matter how good the piece of clothing looks, it’s got to FEEL good when wearing it — usually for hours on end!
My confident recommendation to find look-good / feel-good pieces are at Mercedes Lane Too on Cook Street.
The storefront is like a siren, beckoning me from down the street!
There are dresses,
tops for leggings,
pants from Up! — made in Canada — in different colours and patterns and all oh, so flattering!,
The owner, Tina Robson, has years of experience sourcing her products and carries varied clothing such as silk and linen items from Italy, for example, but she’s proud to note that about 65% of her wares are made in Canada.
For example, Mode de Vie clothing (left) is made in Canada, as is Gitane (right), below.
Besides the amazing Up! pants, Mercedes Lane Too also offers Canadian-made lines such as Neon Buddha, Mode de Vie and Pretty Woman, among others.
And while it plays only a supporting role, there’s art available too!
Tina doesn’t have an advertising budget — she doesn’t need to!
Every time I’m in her shop, I see women browsing, trying on the clothing, and they range in age from teens to my Grandma! No advertising budget means more economical prices for us! Maybe that’s why I never see anyone leaving the store empty-handed!
(…….or it could be the no-pressure help Tina and her staff offer us………….this is actual customer service!)
There’s also bling and boot toppers,
hats and other accessories.
On this visit, Linda was partial to black-ish choices:
I had to have a shorty sweater and an airy-floaty dress, both in green, on this particular day………..
It’s truly worth a stop at Mercedes Lane Too — a different store with different stuff!
Great, irresistible stuff!
Mercedes Lane Too
325 Cook St, Victoria
Tue – Sat 9:30 – 8, Mon 9:30 – 6, Sun 10 – 6