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Posted by Briony / Posted on February 13, 2010

SHOPNYLASHOPNYLA has been a Rosedale staple for almost five years, but it recently moved to a larger storefront to house its New York (NY) and Los Angeles (LA) wares in a minimal, Miami-inspired space.

SHOPNYLACo-owner Andria Boyd makes a trip once a month each to NYC and LA to pick up lines like Catherine Malandrino, Helmut Lang, Missoni, Current/Elliott, Tucker, Parker, and plenty of J Brand jeans. "Our clothes are feminine, playful, and airy--like a vacation!" says Boyd.

SHOPNYLAThe clothes definitely have a more casual vibe, but the lines are clean and the fabrics luxurious. There are soft cottons for sleepy days, like black Splendid harem capris ($98), thin James Perse basics ($60--$125), heather-gray open-back JET tanks ($95), and the lovely line Kain ($98--$125), which has a variety of tops, from an utra-long electric-orange number to a one-pocket cobalt tee.

SHOPNYLAOuterwear is covered, too, like the massive peplum Line sweater ($165) and the black wool Vince boyfriend blazer ($570), and some nice leathers--my favourites include Line's ruffle-necked jacket ($600), Blank's skinnies ($250), and Veda's to-die-for asymmetrical motorcycle jacket with knit panels ($895).

SHOPNYLATwelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent is a stand-out brand carried by the shop--her fancy-wear is always amazing, whether it's a one-shouldered feather-patterned black and celadon silk frock ($490) or a strapless black silk jumpsuit ($525).

SHOPNYLAAnother brand I'd never heard of but was delighted to discover here is Amanda Uprichard--her silk dresses are extremely simple, but breathtaking in their dazzling colours and timeless cuts. Pick out a broad t-shirt dress in emerald, ice, or navy ($275), or a chic little ruffle-front fuschia cocktail dress ($235). Sling a Foley + Corinna tote ($495--$595) over your shoulder and you're ready to go.

I can't make it out to Los Angeles or New York that often, but SHOPNYLA will definitely tide me over until then.


Photos by Jason Tavares


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