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    Sandwich collections offer the ability for complete outfits with contemporary style and innovative design. Each of the collections have a specific design goal, although their strength is portrayed through the ability to combine pieces of each collection through easy-to-wear layering in casual day-to-day wear, essential basics, laidback home wear and elegant silhouettes, for day-to-day, evenings Read more

    Wooden Ships

    “There is something comforting about knits.” Especially the ones made by Wooden Ships. Comfy, cozy down to earth knits that you love to curl up in. An easy fave.    


    A company from Switzerland, Turnover creates women’s apparel with a stylishly simple and modern design. They recognize and understand the feelings and needs of a woman and aim to dress with playfully revealing and refined designs to make focused and inspired choices.  

    Tommy Bahama

    Tommy Bahama was an idea first sketched out on cocktail napkins while sipping pina coladas at the beach, and the collection continues to follow the the same theme as when it started. The Tommy Bahama brand represents the good life in all of its wonderful forms, from their men’s and women’s sportswear to their home Read more


    Tilo is a modern collection of scarves crafted from luxurious cashmere, silk and fine wool. The emphasis is on natural fibers, interesting textures and a modern colour palette. These days scarves are a travel and wardrobe essential and have inspired the creation of a collection of beautiful scarves that would go anywhere as an affordable Read more

    Tiger of Sweden

    Born in Sweden in 1903, this company has been crafting and designing tailored clothing for over a century. Using European fabrics and traditional tailoring they continue to define their place in the contemporary market of designs today by their structured garments, dresses and softer layering pieces.  

    Ted Baker

    “No Ordinary Designer Label”, Ted Baker has a clear focus on quality and attention to detail as well as a quirky sense of humour woven into every thread. From tailored suits, dresses and knitwear to accessories, ties and underwear, everything Ted produces is consistent, different and fun – maintaining the unique brand personality.

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    This Scandinavian brand has recently evolved from previously more classically oriented to an energy injected, sophisticated and modern fashion brand with an international vision. Part Two always strives to illustrate the contrasts between raw masculine design and sensual feminine elements in their collections. They continue to use current trends from around the world to keep Read more

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    Magaschoni Cashmere

    Magaschoni, a brand synonymous with luxury, creates a distinctive look for women who desire functionality in their stylish wardrobe. Always striving to be unique and evolve with their customer, Magaschoni continues to impress with their attention to colour and detail in beading, embroideries and stitching in the finest of fabrics for a practical and sophisticated Read more


    Created in 2000, Line was produced to revolutionize the face of knitwear in timeless staples for any woman by presenting a brand that exhibits feminine class and luxury while recognizing the need for comfort and ease. Quality knits for both practicality and style, Line was one of the first knitwear collections to use both soft, Read more


    Starting in 1988, the Los Angeles based company Laundry by Shelli Segal created a collection to reflect the attributes of the classic “L.A. Girl”: contemporary, feminine with an energetic and free-spirited attitude, always craving the next fashion statement. The internationally-known company creates signature looks using the latest trends, always giving the contemporary girl the perfect Read more

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    John & Jenn

    The new fun and flirtatious sister collection by the design duo of Line Knitwear, takes Line’s bestselling bodies and amps them up with playful twists using colour, embellishment, texture and shape.


    Founded in Vancouver, Jana has earned a reputation for providing high-quality women’s sweaters, knit-tops and t-shirts. JANA’s design philosophy is interpreting the latest trends into flattering & easy-to-wear fashion. Each collection reflects their signature European-inspired styling, colours and quality. Season after season, JANA is all about versatility– clothing can go anywhere, anytime. Jana, our new Read more


    A Canadian Collection – Iris is a women’s clothing line based in Montreal, Quebec that uses luxurious fabrics from Italy, France and Germany to ensure that their exceptional designs are executed perfectly. Her beautifully perfect cuts are the major force behind the collection, embracing the feminine silhouette, which is prouldy honoured in all her creations. Read more

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    Understandable eveningwear that defines the elegant, timeless and sexy modern woman. The collection is comproised of diverse separates, cocktail dresses, suitings and formal styles that range from classic to funky, and special evening basics to novelty pieces.

    Franco Mirabelli

    A sophisticated sportswear collection designed and manufactured in Toronto,Franco Mirabelli designs reflect his European roots, with an emphasis on luxurious European fabrics and precise tailoring.  

    Flatter Me

    Flatter:Me Belt was launched in July 2011 in response to the designer’s frustration with her own issues with pants that gape at the waist. Claire Theaker-Brown sought to design a belt that unlike other belts could be worn under or over tops without having to worry about a buckle. Her designs are comfortable, adjustable, and Read more

    Eric Alexandre

    A Canadian fashion brand launched in 1975 in Montreal, Quebec, Eric Alexandre is renowned for providing quality sportswear, both comfortable and practical, but with a strong European design influence. Innovative design, flattering fit and attention to detail is the essence of this collection, while offering real solutions to women’s wardrobe needs. Soft blue and bold Read more

    Elisa Cavaletti

    A company from Italy expressing creativity through women’s clothing. Elisa Cavaletti portrays a cosmopolitan style that fulfills the desire of women all over the world. With exceptional attention paid to finishes and details, her pieces leave you with a feeling of fulfillment in wearing garments that are always unique and inimitable. Elisa Cavaletti doesn’t disappoint Read more

    Brenda Beddome

    Canadian designer Brenda Beddome has made her mark in women’s clothing for over 20 years by paying close attention to fabric, fit, comfort and quality. Known for her reputable pants, Brenda is all about the style and fit that real women are looking for and designs to make someone feel a little more beautiful than Read more

    Brave Belts

    Owner and founder, Scott Irvine began making belts from his home loft 20 years ago. Since then, Brave Beltworks has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, cinching the waists and hips of citizens around North America and parts of Asia and Europe. Brave is a unique ethical company committed to doing things the fair way, the Read more

    Autumn Cashmere

    First introduced in 1993, Autumn Cashmere recognized the untapped contemporary cashmere market. Adding stylistic elements to traditional luxury knitware, this American brand brings freshness and innovation to rich cashmere, cashmere blend and cotton sweaters to allow for high fashion inspired styles that are made well, fit well and completely comfortable.

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    We’re Hiring!

      We are a leader in women’s and men’s clothing in Downtown Kingston and are currently looking for experienced Managers /Assistant Managers and Sales Associates for our Menswear and Womenswear departments.  We are looking for motivated individuals that love to meet people, and the concept of closing the sale, and are looking to experience the Read more

    Smashed Lemon Summer 2016

    Come try this fantastic line of dresses.  Not only are they easy and breezy, they look great too!!!

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    TED BAKER Shoes

    Designed by the iconic clothier – always interesting with a twist – with details that separate Ted from the rest. Quality.  Style.  Value. 

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    Support our Mo Bro’s

    The Chris James Kingston Mo Bro’s Movember fundraising team are in the home stretch of another great campaign. Help support the team that were the best fundraisers worldwide in 2014. We’re donating $50 from every suit sold in the month of November. You can help too. Show your support on social media.

    S.Cohen 2015 Autumn Collection

    S.COHEN A fine Canadian brand committed to being at the forefront of the evolution of tailored clothing, offering diverse contemporary designs that combine sophistication with exclusive features that provide performance and comfort. Tailored with fabrics sourced from the world’s finest mills; S.Cohen’s garments are known for exceptional value, innovation, and a modern elegance.  

    Stay Stylish and Warm All Winter Long

    I’ve been told it’s going to be everything from a long and arduous winter, to an above normal temperature season. With the long months ahead, it will require skill to navigate through all the ins and outs we will demand from our wardrobes. A few things you’ll need in your arsenal (regardless of the weather), include the following: a warm coat that reflects function and Read more

    Be hot on NYE at up to 60% off

    Have plans for New Years Eve? Nothing to wear? Or should we ask if you have anything you want to wear? We’ve got lots. Everything from party dresses to sparkly tops for her, and sharp modern fit suits and styling shirts for him. And during our Boxing Week Blast, most everything is 25% -60% off!

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    Get lucky: come up 7’s

    7 For All Mankind is a California-based, premium denim brand- the Chris James go-to jean for style, fit, and wash. Right now our entire collection of 7’s is 25% off. Enduring, fashionable, functional and comfortable – jeans you can dress up or dress down. For a limited time get an additional 15% off with our Read more

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    Which parka is for you?

    Canada Goose developed the Thermal Experience Index (TEI) to help you find the warmth you need. Whether you need a lightweight TEI-1 jacket for active pursuits or a TEI-5 field-tested parka for the coldest places on Earth, this system is designed to help you make the right selection. In addition to warmth, you can select Read more

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    Why Canada Goose?

    Proudly made in Canada for over 50 years, Canada Goose is committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world. Their products have long been considered a survival tool by scientists, explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts. From South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic to the streets of New York City, Paris, Read more

    How to Spot a Fake

    Counterfeiting has been a significant problem for the apparel industry for a long time, and as Canada Goose grows in popularity the challenges have also grown to global proportions. Fake Canada Goose parkas are made with inferior materials and substandard quality, resulting in jackets that offer no protection from the elements and can actually pose Read more

    How to care for your Canada Goose

    A Canada Goose parka is an investment that when well taken care of will easily last more than a decade, if not a lifetime. So here are some tips to keep your coat looking its best.   1-     Keeping it Clean When your parka needs cleaning, closely follow the instructions on the contents label inside the Read more

    Women’s Wardrobe Essential : The Blazer

    The Blazer has become not only a wardrobe essential for your 9-5 persona, but an essential piece for those after 5 hours too!  With the perfect fit and details, it can instantly add polish and a touch of style to finish your look. Upgraded the blazer from a boring work piece to the piece of Read more

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    $100 Off Stones!

    The summer sport coat season has begun!Choose from our collection of Stones sport jackets, and tak

    The Blazer Legacy

    For every decade, menswear items are nipped, tucked, shrunk and reinvented. Few garments survive f

    The Naples Raincoat

    April showers bring May flowers, but they can also leave you drenched on the way to work. Yuck! Sta

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