December, 2012

QuarkStyle Behind the Brands: Manitobah Mukluks

Mukluks are a soft boot traditionally made of reindeer skin or sealskin and were originally worn by Arctic aboriginal people, including the Inuit and Yupik. The term mukluk is often used for any soft boot designed for cold weather and modern designs are often similar to high-top athletic shoes. Moccasins are shoes, made of deerskin or other soft leather, consisting of a sole and sides made of one piece of leather, stitched together at the top, and sometimes with a vamp (additional panel of leather). Historically, it is the footwear of many Indigenous peoples of North America; moreover, hunters, traders, and European settlers wore them.

Aboriginal footwear has always been an iconic part of Canadian heritage, but this traditional footwear has made its way onto runways [...] Read more

QuarkStyle Behind the Brand: Canada Goose

Yes, this is the brand that you’ve heard everyone talking about and more than likely seen people wearing, well, everywhere. Yes, those big poofy jackets with big fur, that you’d probably associate more with an expedition or dogsledding than you would high fashion.

The brand is called Canada Goose, and Quarks is very pleased to be one of a few chosen official retailers of the Canada Goose brand in Canada. Canada Goose is a Canadian brand that manufactures and retails cold weather outerwear. For over 50 years, Canada Goose has been committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world; all proudly made in Canada. The companys wide range of high quality outdoor clothing including jackets, vests, hats, gloves, and more are all designed specifically for [...] Read more