Contributed by Natalie Taylor
Photos of women in mid-dress adorn the walls of the quaint, chic boutique Meg, in the heart of West Queen West . I question if the photos are part of some subliminal advertising scheme but realize that Meghan Kinney's frocks sell themselves.
The pieces de la resistances are the variety of ultimate girly girl dresses on offer ($98-$300). Styles range from cocktail, bridesmaid, smock, summer, tent, casual and of course the array of printed dresses from animal to floral. Fabrics and styles are versatile, also. For instance, Meg's jersey dress can be transformed into a cowl, halter and strapless. However, if not impressed with Meg's selection on display, custom made dresses are available ($275-$350).
Fun and flirtiness whisk their way into Meg's other stand-out pieces like the bell sleeves and asymmetry of her coats, funky prints of her shirts and fit of her classic suits. Besides the great quality of goods that can be found within Meg is the stand-out service. Sales associates aren't hired to be loss prevention specialists but actually are stylists and designers themselves who educate their customers to style their outfit in their own unique way.
New to the collection is Ripe Vintage, an assortment of vintage shoes where you can happily stock up on jellies, flats, spectators ranging in size from 5-10 that won't break the bank ($28-150). All earrings, bracelets and necklaces are $20 and $45 respectively and are shipped in from New York. Faux croc clutches sell out quickly also at $45 and wallets at $25.
Meg's pieces are classic but modern and on point with today's trends, a staple to the number of growing boutiques in the area if you can manage to fend yourself away from the dressing room.