MADE IN THE SUEDE
Jeanne Beker on fall’s swankiest look
In a previous life, suede had something of a one-note kind of look. But now, available in a rainbow of hues, suede is all grown-up and ready to tango into your wardrobe. Here are Jeanne’s top pieces to storm around town in this fall.
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On the fringe REWIND COUTURE, 577 MT. PLEASANT RD., $450 “I love the whipstitching. I love the colour, that neutral dove grey. It’s flirty, sexy, sassy. Looking for a suede statement? This is the way to go.” ’50s vibe GYPSY FOUND OBJECTS, 762 ST. CLAIR AVE. W., $185 “How much do we love vintage clothing? When it’s right, it’s so right! This is just a cool tobacco brown that would go with anything.”
At first blush ALLSAINTS, YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE, $890 “A blush pink moto jacket for fall speaks to a kind of luxury, to girlish femininity but done in an irreverent way. Super modern.” Trompe l’oeil CLOAKROOM, 1177 YONGE ST., $118 “You’ve gotta love the quality of faux suede that’s coming out now. This looks expensive. It’s a great alternative to real suede.”
Seeing circles TNT, 388 EGLINTON AVE. W., $795 “This is just great. Such an optimistic colour. There’s something really retro about these handles. You wanna put popcorn in this and take it to the movies!”
A hot topic ANDREWS, BAYVIEW VILLAGE, $950 “MaxMara does such beautiful things. Clean lines, the suede is sumptuous. It looks like a little jacket Audrey Hepburn would have worn.”
Made for walkin’ CLOAKROOM, 1177 YONGE ST., $260 “They've got a ’70s vibe to them … a great chunky heel. These boots have an air of elegant ease!”
A strapping choice ZVELLE, YORKDALE SHOPPING CENTRE, $535 “Elle from Zvelle is just such a remarkable shoe designer. These have almost an S & M thing going on in a fun way.”