It may not be a household name in Canada, but with 415 stores (and an additional 1,000 points of sale) internationally, this label from Germany is big in Europe, and has just announced an expansion to Israel. An independent store owned and operated by Lida, Tamara, and Olenka Stepchuk of Lida Boutique, the price point is high but so is the quality (not to mention the caché of wearing GW). Of note for young ones with an eye for tasteful separates is the Taifun line. Breezy and beautiful, with plenty of bling, the spring collection maintains the tunic-and-legging look of past seasons and adds blazers, trousers, and tailored denim.
The Look: Pretty prints and upscale separates
Perfect for: The trendsetter — and travellers who know the value of high quality, versatile wardrobe pieces
USP: Owners that actually go to Germany and New York City to purchase and peruse. (Think bling ain’t your thing? The Stepchucks might just convince you otherwise!)
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