I don’t really enjoy shopping, unless it’s in a bookstore. Shopping for clothes leaves me cold, at best, and fills me with frustration, often. Mostly, shopping for clothes is functional, and usually, I just want to get it over with.
That is, unless, I’m looking at one-of-a-kind, fun and funky things, and then, then, I get in the zone. The One of A Kind Show always has me captivated, and as much as I want to see other’s creations on me, I revel in their very creativity.
What a delight, then, to have Trove in my neighbourhood. It’s fun and funky, but not so out there that a forty-something like me can’t find something that fits her to a T. They carry Matt & Nat’s vegan leather bags, a serious weakness for this shop-wary soul. They have the best shoes, and I always struggle to limit myself to one pair, and this from a woman who prides herself on her very disdain for shoes and spends money on books while chanting, “At least it’s not shoes, at least it’s not shoes, at least it’s not shoes.” They have unique jewellery whose relevance will last past the next issue of the fashion magazines. They have statement pieces of clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery that make a statement other than, “I will expire by midnight.”
Somehow, the collections they carry manage to be up-to-the minute but not doomed to be immediately stale. And the good news is, Trove is expanding and on-line, so now you, too, could be the proud owner of a pair of shoes that speak to your book-loving soul. Behold! The Poetic Licence Secret Admirer Boot: