Getting fashionable in Ottawa: A winter shopping guide for the Canadian capital
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:00
Travellers who are particularly savvy with their fashion sense should start their shopping excursion in Ottawa, which boasts chic and sophisticated boutique stores that cater to forward-thinking trendsetters. For the winter season, the buzz word for fashion is bold, from patterns and colours to chunky silhouettes and daring textures. Whether visitors are budget-conscious shoppers or want to splurge on pieces that will last a lifetime, Ottawa's stores have everything travellers need this winter season.
Here's a guide as to what's trending in Ottawa, and where to find it:
Chunky knits at BGGO Boutique
Big and chunky knit fashions are all the rage this season, and those who don't have the resources to crochet or stitch their own bold and beautiful sweater can head to Ottawa's BGGO Boutique in the Glebe neighbourhood, where they can find classic pieces by Frank Lyman, Elena Wang and Alison Sheri. A great look this season is pairing thick wool tights with a warm and snuggly sweater. This classic silhouette looks good on any body shape, and the best part is that sweaters are never out of style.
Glitzy glamour at Michael Kors
The Rideau Centre shopping mall is the hub of spectacular downtown shopping in Ottawa, and this winter, designer Michael Kors is pulling out all the stops with his glitzy glamour and love of all things that sparkle. Paired with an inexpensive chunky sweater from BGGO Boutique, a glittering skirt or shimmering tights will jazz up any outfit. Plus, with the beautifully billowing snow as a backdrop, the golden colours will really pop.
Animal print at Winners
Leopard print is the new black, especially for urbanites who are eager to travel to Ontario to experience the Ottawan metropolis. At Winners, visitors can get their fashion fix and purchase a sweet pair of leopard, zebra and cheetah-print shoes that will turn any plain winter outfit into something with much more pizazz. Best of all, these chic accessories can be used for both formal and casual occasions, so if visitors are looking for the perfect pair of shoes when they travel through Canada, Winners has them covered.