Friday, May 17, 2013
spina cafe in Brooklyn. They sell the most amazing Americano's and flowers..yes that's right, shop for beautiful bouquets of flowers, while sipping incredible coffee. Lexie would lose her mind in here. Spina is right across the street from Alter our all time favourite store in New York. It was so great catching up with the Alter boys, and I am completely green with envy over their new office space! oh man Peter would lose is mind in there!! One day Peter, one day. All in all and incredible 48 hours! So quick, my 5 year old told me he didn't even miss me...'but where's my Lego present, mama'?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Custom pillows are now available at preloved and we're having a contest to celebrate!
How our custom pillows work:
You send us 1 of your most beloved t shirts, and leave the rest to us! We cut up your t-shirt and incorporate it into a beautiful one-of-a-kind pillow! All other materials will be chosen by us to compliment your t-shirt and will be assorted vintage materials!
You can order online by going to our website. Click on the custom pillow option or click here to take you directly to the website.
You can also order in person at our Queen Street store. Just pop by with one of your fav vintage tee's and we'll sign you up for a custom pillow order!
Here's how to enter the contest to win your very own preloved custom pillow!
All you have to do is comment on this blog post below! Its that simple! Let us know why you love preloved or why you want an awesome preloved custom pillow, or just say hi! Contest runs all week long and we'll annouce the winner early next week!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I was so moved by this post by Victoire that I wanted to share it. Not only is Victoire one of our favourite and longest wholesale clients, but both Katie and Regine have become very inspirational to the team here at preloved. We love them because they are risk takers, fun, smart, and fashion forward women, who are not afraid to say what so many people are thinking! Thanks Katie for putting your thoughts out there, and inspiring us here at preloved!
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
EAT: I'm currently obsessed with Sanko. A japanese grocery store with so many amazing and yummy things! The store is right by preloved and so I've been making my way there almost everyday. Its so hard when its so close and oh so good! My favorite at the moment is their home made onigiri. I love them!
SHOP: My favorite store is and always will be Mama Loves You Vintage. My very close friend opened up this vintage store just a few months ago and it's already the talk of the town! She has an amazing selection of vintage and second hand clothing. It really is one of the best in the city and I'm not only saying that cause she's my gal!
PLAY: Okay so I've been playing a lot of Wii lately! When my boyfriend downloaded the original Super Mario Bros for Wii I was like "it's on!". I played this game a ton when I was a kid and I have a feeling I'm never going to quite kick the addiction.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I had so much fun watching my 5 year old play ball hockey, I wanted to share it. I am anything but the typical "hockey mom". I can barely get to the rink to see him play, and when I do, I am the mom in the corner with her eyes closed every time he wipes out. Now, give the guy a helmet, a stick and RUNNING SHOES, it's a whole different game, and probably one of the best ways to start a weekend. Add a tall, non fat, extra hot, half sweet, peppermint latte, and you have a small piece of heaven!
* Scotty is wearing the Niko Pants, from our fall 2010 me*me by preloved collection.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
We are so excited to be apart of the Green Living Show this year. I always say the environmental aspect of my business was the most positive off shoot anyone could have asked for! I can tell ya 17 years ago when I opened preloved ( I was 11 at the time), the impact we were making on the environment was not at the forefront. It was all about fashion. Now 17 years later, it's still all about fashion, but we realise the difference we can make to this planet, and are thrilled to do it, one sweater at a time!. Make sure you pop by the green living show this weekend, and say hi to us at the preloved booth, and catch a few tips, from yours truly on how to re-vamp your classics!
10 Ways to Re-vamp Your Classics
With Julia Grieve, designer and founder of Preloved.
Learn how to maximize your wardrobe by reworking, reusing and accessorizing your classics.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
EAT: My favourite place to eat is RPM Italian in Chicago. This is the best Italian restaurant I've been to! Their Mama DePandi's Bucatini Pomodoro or as everyone calls it Mama D's pasta, is my favourite!
SHOP: I love shopping at West Elm these days. I could spend hours in there! My most recent purchase was some beautiful vases and plants to make my own terrariums!
PLAY: Okay guys...I'm currently really into some of my favourite reality TV shows! I have definitely watched every episode of The Bachelor and I think there's something like 18 seasons. I'm addicted!!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Style Jargon, she is great fashion blogger and did a wonderful post on preloved. All in all the weekend was a total success, and now I am not sure what we are going to do with all the space in the design studio...hmmm did I hear the word reno?