January, 2013

QuarkStyle Trend: Vintage

Thrifting, a full-time job for some fashionistas, is the act of shopping at second hand stores, flea markets, or the local salvation army goodwill. Canadian streetstyle in particular is defined by vintage scores from decades goneby. The 'modern vintage' trend has become, well, timeless. These days it's surprising if someone isn't sporting at least one second-hand piece. Designers have embraced the preowned panache with their own collections, incorporating that hand-me-down feel into brand new creations. Take one look at the popular streetyle blog Canadastreetstyle.com and you'll see what we mean. 

For 'new' vintage ideas, check out Clarks or Josef Seibel, both brands have embraced the vintage trend. 

Happy shopping!  

Embrace the Season with Winter Whites!

While Emerald might be Pantone’s colour of the year, we think white is making a huge comeback for 2013 - and we’re not alone. Designers put their own spin on winter white at this year’s Fall/Winter 2012 shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Forget “no white after Labour Day”, the snowy white look is in, and Quarks is embracing texture and tone appropriate for the season.


The key to perfecting winter white is choosing timeless, statement pieces. While the supermodels might be able to pull off the monochromatic look on the runway, picking one or two classics to add to your wardrobe will give you a lot more wear in the long run.

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