Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Where Fashion Meets Comfort

Gone are the days when the only options for casual winter wear were bulky sweaters and itchy turtlenecks. Modern knits are soft and sleek, giving designers a lot of options when it comes to relaxed style.

Habitat lives up to its motto of “clothes to live in” this season with a wide selection of sweaters and knits. We like this tunic in rich teal or wine. The asymmetrical hemline, ruched sleeves, and button shoulder detail broadcast elegance even as the snuggly cotton cowl keeps the chill out.

If you like the cowl neck but prefer a more metropolitan look, we recommend this top from Michael Phillips. Bold black pocket trim, wide cuffs on the three-quarter length sleeves, and pattern gradients on the sleeves make this a striking choice.

Cardigans are a winter staple for warmth and comfort. Simon Chang’s hairy cardigan adds flair to that list. It mixes a classic cut with a chic take on the faux-fur trend. The silky fabric and rich colors give the cardigan day-night flexibility: you can wear it to the coffee shop or dress it up for a night out.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a playful sweater or two. Tricotto updates the classic sweater profile with a tailored fit and a bateau neckline, and the quirky feline design will bring a smile to your face every time you wear it.

Stop by our Tecumseh location or browse our online shop. We’ll help you snuggle up in style!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Frank Lyman: Style in Black and White

Frank Lyman is one of the favorite sons of Canada’s fashion world. In a market where 90% of the clothing is imported, Lyman keeps his production domestic. He focuses on styling and design, and keeping things local gives him more control over quality.

His attention to detail really shows in his Fall/Winter black and white collection. Frank Lyman pulls the graphic monochrome trend from the runway to your closet with clothing that reflects his charming, audacious aesthetic. His Rose Swirl A-line dress, a modern stylized pattern that suggests its namesake flower, could grace any runway. The striking design features a sheer-detailed neckline and a narrow belt to create a flirty sweep of skirt.

The collection caters to those looking for a more tailored silhouette, too. Lyman updates the classic side wrap dress with a large scale zebra print. The stripes are where his design mastery really shines. They capture a natural sort of irregularity while being angled to build a flattering pattern on any woman. A silver zipper embellishment off to one side adds a touch of the trademark Lyman spirit.

Looking to sneak just a touch of the graphic trend into your look? Try this sleek black number trimmed with an asymmetrical band of white dots. The body and sleeves are tailored to understated elegance, making the print stand out.

Wherever you’re going, Anne’s on the Avenue has a Lyman design to take you there. Shop our online catalogue for more options.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Upgrading Your Outerwear

Winter jackets can be a hassle if you’re trying to stay fashionable. Be honest with yourself: there is nothing worse than putting time and effort into a great outfit, then having to cover it all up with a lumpy overcoat. Skipping the jacket might be an option further south in North America (Florida weather sounds pretty good this time of year), but in the midst of a Canadian winter that’s not exactly an option. Luckily, with a little help from Anne’s on the Avenue you won’t have to choose between being stylish or being warm.

The biggest trend this season has turned out to be faux fur and shag. These aren’t the frizzy polyester mats you might remember from childhood, though. Today’s faux fur is as sleek, plush, and warm as the real thing (and easier on the conscience). Simon Chang’s Fall collection showcases a mixture of synthetic pelts in a stunning long coat that manages to be fresh and classic at the same time. Those looking for something more casual should try on Tricotto’s striped furry sweater. The sweater has a loosely tailored fit with chiffon trim at the bottom to lend it an air of playful elegance.

Puffer coats are still popular, but savvy dressers are looking for upgraded trim. Flash Geo is the brand to turn to here. Their Maddison coat has subtle bands of embroidery toning down the glossy fabric, and the luxe faux fur collar provides extra chic warmth.

Don’t hide your style from the snow this season! Stop by in person or online to browse fall and winter collections from our hand-picked designers.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Style Like A Pro: How To Wear This Season’s Hottest Fashions

With faux fur, a 70’s resurgence, and caramel tones making a splash on runways this season, there’s a world of possibilities for smart dressers. Even so, the most fashionable individuals know that it can be overwhelming trying to work trendy new pieces into one’s wardrobe. Luckily, we at Anne’s on the Avenue are here to help. Below are a few tips to keep your style statement clear while implementing the latest, trendiest fashions.

1. Button your coats off center. This advice comes from Carine Roitfeld​, a Parisian designer. She points out that a coat closed up just a little crookedly gives it a cool, asymmetrical profile. The trick works better with medium or long coats like our Michael Phillips’ Zoe Long Jacket.

2. Layer vests over tailored coats. The gorgeous faux fur vests walking the streets of Paris and New York make them tempting to try for yourself. For maximum effect, wear them over a tailored suit coat (or at least a sleek turtleneck) and keep your accessories limited. Remember: a skinny scarf and a knit cap go a long way.

3. Skip the boots under your flares. Flares are one of the best, most comfortable fashion call backs. Unless you’re wearing them for a nature hike though, opt for pointy-toed heels or wedge sandals instead of boots.

4. Don’t go overboard on the faux fur. One fuzzy item is enough for one outfit. If you choose a brighter coloured fur, add accessories in the same shade for a cohesive look.

However you incorporate the runway into your everyday style, Anne’s can help. Like our Facebook Page to keep tabs on your favourite designers.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wildlife Lovers Rejoice: Fabulous Faux Fur Coats Have Arrived

Now, we animal lovers can enjoy the warmth of real fur without the sacrifice. These fabulous faux fur coats are made with new age materials that mimic the cozy warmth of the real thing. They are remarkably lightweight. And they are gorgeous! These beautiful faux fur coats are available at my premier boutique, Anne’s on the Avenue and my online shop: Let me tell you about some of my favourites below:

1.      Faux Lynx Coat:

This faux lynx beauty is surely one of the most glamorous coats of the year. I know it will sell out so fast.  This luxurious coat is dappled with realistic spots. Others will be tempted to reach out and feel its soft and indulgent faux fur. You'll feel like a movie star in this sensational coat. 

2.      Fun Fur Coat:

This pretty grey faux fur coat features attractive native inspired patterns at the waist and hemline. I love how the pattern transitions to pure grey at the top and the fluffy collar and cuffs. You'll get plenty of compliments on this fashionable coat.

3.      Helsinki Fake Fur Coat:

This luxurious white faux fur coat looks so much heavier than it is. It is done in incredibly soft, sumptuous faux white mink. The amazing thing is that it weighs less than one pound! So you’ll be able to wear this enchanting coat indoors or out with no worries of getting hot and sticky.

Look at this totally gorgeous sleek black faux fur coat. You’ll look like an heiress on winter vacation in this lovely coat. The collar has a stylish large button closure to keep your neck cozy.  This elegant beauty is the perfect mix of warmth and glamour. I just love it!

Aren't these faux fur coats fabulous? We also have a wide variety of other designer outerwear available at Anne's on the Avenue and online at You can find us in the East Pointe Trails Plaza at 1695 Manning Road right here in Tecumseh. Come let us help you pick the perfect designer coat for your personality and lifestyle.
Ladies, don't ever forget: Your best style is confidence.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cozy Down Winter Coats in Dazzling Colours

Here in Canada, we take warmth seriously. But that doesn’t mean fashionistas need to forgo style to be cozy! These colourful down filled jackets are both attractive and super warm. You can find them in my premier boutique, Anne’s on the Avenue and in my online shop:  Let me tell you about them:

1.      Fur Trim “Kitty” Coat

Kitty is an attention grabber. This down filled coat features a fluffy brown fur trimmed collar and hot red, weather resistant shell. The shell is quilted in an attractive horizontal stripe pattern. It zippers closed and has side zipper pockets. There is also a front drawstring so you can tighten it around your waist for added warmth.

This head-turning down jacket features opposing chevron patterns on top and bottom. It’s available in bright purple.  The faux fur collar is dyed to match. The fur can be removed if less warmth around your face is desired. Plus, it makes this stylish jacket a versatile addition to your outerwear collection.

The ultra-feminine Maddison down coat is available in fabulous, soft pink. The shell features a pretty, window pane pattern. The faux fur collar is dyed pink to match. Reward your inner little girl with this lovely, cozy coat.

Molly is a serious contender for the deepest chills. This beige beauty has a fur trimmed hood. The hood has a heavy duty drawstring tie so you can keep your hands free while the wind whips around you. The Molly down coat also features snap closures for quick closure in frosty weather.

There you have it. Stop by Anne's on the Avenue today and select one of these fashionable down filled coats or one of several other styles available. You can find us in the prestigious East Pointe Trails Plaza at 1695 Manning Road here in Tecumseh. And remember, these cozy down coats are also available online at
Don't ever forget, ladies: Your best style is confidence.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Irresistible Outerwear Now Available at Anne's On the Avenue

Here at my premier boutique Anne’s on the Avenue and my online shop:, I’ve stocked many irresistible coats, capes and jackets. They are all by your favourite top designers. You’ll find outerwear with some serious layers or just about anything in between. Here are just a few standouts to tempt you:

This dreamy faux fur coat looks much heavier than it really is. It actually weighs less than one pound. But thanks to state-of-the –art garment technology, this amazing faux fur will keep you cozy on the coldest days. It will also maintain a comfortable body temperature if you must wear it indoors, as well. Try it on. You’ll want to take this enchanting coat home for your very own!

This long, duster-length jacket is sure to become a favourite in your wardrobe. It’s done in classic black and white houndstooth with black colour-block patches. This chic, street smart jacket is all about attitude and confidence.  Pair this stylish number with your favorite riding boots and you’ll be the envy of all your friends.

This showy cardigan is another eye-catching outerwear creation. It’s available in five-alarm red or sumptuous cream.  The sassy fringe at the bottom hemline moves with the wind as you walk. Go ahead and strut your stuff.  You won’t be soon forgotten wearing this statement cardigan. 

Coats can be constricting. Especially when you have a few layers on underneath them. They are also prone to wrinkle the more delicate fabrics in some tunics and tops. Not so with a roomy cape. Try this mottled grey beauty on for yourself. You’ll have the room underneath it that you crave. Plus, this versatile cape features a front zipper so it can fend off the chill like a coat does.

Cold Weather is about to descend upon us. So come in soon to browse the fabulous selection of outerwear at Anne’s on the Avenue and online at  We are located right here in Tecumseh in the prestigious East Pointe Trails Plaza at 1695 Manning Road.  Our passion is your fashion!
Always remember, your best style is confidence.