Daily dress up: Wednesday

Stay warm and gorgeous!!

Don’t compromise looking gorgeous as you step outdoors to socialize – it doesn’t matter what you wear underneath – it’s your outer layer that counts. With hundreds of unique, one of a kind coats at our Beaches and Leaside stores you will stand out!

Dressing for the new norm: outdoors socializing

A big challenge for our new Covid Winter 2020 lifestyle is changing the way we dress. Bravo for increasing our outdoor socializing and supporting our local restaurant patios! But it will take a bit of preparation for this new chilly alternative.

Our Winter outwear is increasingly important. It needs to multi purpose – necessary for warmth and protection from the elements while still remaining stylish, (without resorting to the ubiquitous overstuffed parka uniform).
How to keep warm without looking like the Pilsbury dough Boy?
How to look cool yet cozy?
Well being a Brit I’m a pro at the art of layering. Even in Canadian minus double digit temperatures I warmly get by with my trusty wool crombie coat layered over a lightweight downfilled vest or hoodie jacket. Additionally wool has the advantage of being naturally water repellent so you can just brush off the snow.
And the fun thing is with this outdoor lifestyle is that you can literally wear a sweat shirt and bottoms underneath and no one will be any the wiser!


Joking aside, make sure you invest in good foundation layers, the best are ski base layers that you can pick up in any winter sports store. Another ‘ski’ tip is to pop some ‘hand warmer’ sachets into your coat pockets in case of emergency.

Being around so many gorgeous fashion pieces I’m really having fun imagining this new layered way of dressing. One challenge is ‘sleeves’. Piling on the layers can create ‘sleeve related issues’ so when combining different outer garments, consider mixing normal sleeves with wide sleeves or with no sleeves. Make sure your outermost layer is ‘roomy’ enough so you can still move your arms. Lucky then that for Winter 2020 the runway trend for ‘oversized overcoats’ is a big thing! Although they may seem ‘overwhelmingly large’ they can look very chic. I’m including here an image from Stella McCartney’s Fall collection where oversized is essential for outer layer fashion style. Accessorize with an oversized scarf and chunky boots and you’re ready to embrace the elements!

Chunky boots insulate your feet, plus they’re very trendy right now!

You can also try a sleeveless gilet, long or short, under or over your coat. It doesn’t matter if there’s a hemline difference – that just adds to the ‘chic and interesting’ factor. And add a large scarf or shawl on top of that.

Marc Jacobs cape

For another outerwear option that’s sleek yet warm enough to get you through the brutal weather, you should consider a cape. This type of coat may bring up the idea of superheroes (!) but it’s strongly on trend and means you can wear a puffer underneath, you can still look chic without appearing to add bulk. I like them also because when outdoor dining you can secure your purse on your lap, right under your cape!

We have a huge variety of outerwear styles and shapes to choose from – it just takes a little imagination and a visit to either our Beaches or Leaside stores! Have fun with it!

Gift certificates available now!

The ideal gift for fans of UKDESIGNERSALE- available from our Beaches store, you can also order online! Every certificate comes with a beautiful gift card and envelope. Redeemable in our store.

Second week in Leaside

Our beautiful Fall fashions are trickling into our two boutiques – just spent today at our Leaside pop up location restocking…..those colours are hot!

1633 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4G 3B5

Are you missing fashion?

We now have two locations – the Beaches and Leaside (Bayview Avenue) and our Fall stock has been coming in fast! No need to shop anywhere else…..

Our latest pop up store opens Wednesday!

Lakeside living 2020

Refresh your pre-fall closet with UKDESIGNERSALE and live the good life without spending a fortune!

Also, check out our online store: shopukdesignersale.com

What to do on Simcoe Day!

We recommend a day out in the Beaches this weekend – it’s fun for all the family – there’s nothing quite like being near water, sand and ice cream! You can also now take your pick of the many curbside patios along Queen Street East for a quick (or slow!) refresher – it’s positively buzzing right now! Then cool off with a little air conditioned fashion shopping at UKdesignersale and our fantastic variety of one off fashions !!!

The best Beaches weekend!

The patios are open this weekend in our fantastic neighbourhood, The Beaches. It’s a great place to spend the day – as well as spending time down at the water and on it’s famous boardwalk, you can now enjoy a classic brunch outdoors at the Green Eggplant or The Beacher Cafe – or if you like something more exotic – Isabella’s – grab a selection of their Mochi doughnuts – delicious and stunningly beautiful – they make great hostess gifts too. Bud’s Coffee always has a line up – it’s a lovely local Beaches experience. Juice & Java are serving home made lemonade and freshly made lunch snacks, and of course you can shop some highly unique bargain British fashions at UKDESIGNERSALE!

Introducing our web store!

We’re excited to introduce our new on-line storefront with an exclusive collection of British fashion items that are available in sizes 2 – 18 (depending on the style). All of them are designed in London and made in Europe, so the quality is beautiful. We’ll be adding new items regularly so please check it out! Click on the below link:

shopukdesignersale.com

Yes, we’re open on Canada Day!

Come and join us for the celebrations at our Beaches flagship store!

Fashion post lockdown!

Break out of those sweatpants and tees – UKDS can bring back your fashion style!

Cool white

For the days when there’s a little chill in the air cover up with a cool white cotton knit sweater or cardigan – available now at UKDESIGNERSALE!

Frizzy hair and dry hands!

Equals a safe space to shop! We’re steam cleaning every garment and the changing rooms – plus sanitizing constantly……our spacious store makes social distancing a breeze – pop in for your first fashion shopping experience in a thoroughly safe space – plus you can purchase one of our face masks made right here in our store! Another good reason to shop at UKdesignersale!

Yes – we’re opening on Tuesday!!!

Please note that we’ll be abiding by the social distancing guidelines so the number of guests will be limited. See you soon!

Window shopping now available at UKDESIGNERSALE!

No need to miss out on our trendy UK fashions as we’ve made them available for you to purchase from our ‘shop window’ and with swift curb side pickup! We’ll be featuring our new window looks every 2 days.

Feeling fruity?

We started using this print yesterday for our UKDESIGNERSALE face masks and it brought a bit of Spring happiness to our day!

While we’re closed…

One by one we’re sewing masks for our brave healthcare workers. Please give us a wave if you pass by our store!

Help small businesses

The threat to our economy and small businesses is real if everyone stops buying. Please search out products from small local retailers and online stores wherever possible, and however small – please make a purchase. It WILL make a difference. Independents need to survive this pandemic so that we all still have choices when the crisis is over…..otherwise frighteningly – it will only be the retail giants that are left, large corporations that have the financial resources to survive.

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