And we’re dying to share it.
Shopaholics rejoice, we have found the solution to your problem.
Hush Clothes (1440 Wellington Street West) specializes in gently-worn (and we emphasize this as some pieces still have their tags on them) designer wear. Walking into this store you would never know it was second-hand; sparkling lighting, bright and modern shoe displays, the look is more high-end boutique. Betsey Johnson to Marc Jacobs and even Forever 21, with new items arriving daily you will find an extraordinary array of affordable casual, work and dressy items. We spent a few hours there-it’s easy to get carried away!-leaving no item untouched.
Here is what you need to know about this little shop we can’t get enough of:
- Their expansive inventory. Many second-hand stores have a limited selection of trendy clothes for larger sizes but Hush does a fantastic job of carrying beautiful and sought-after clothes for ALL sizes.
- The impressive accessory collection. They have a delectable assortment of shoes, jewellery and purses (Cole Haan, Coach, Tory Burch). They’re all here and at jaw-dropping prices. R picked up a vintage Coach messenger bag for $70!
- They also carry a few Ottawa-based designers that are not to be missed: Rachel Sin & Michelle Vandentillaart
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, they help with spring cleaning! Okay, so maybe they don’t show up with a mop or broom but they do offer a way to get some extra money without the work of a lemonade stand.
Problem: Every season there are always new items you want in your closet, but sooner or later you’re bound to run out of room (case in point: M has transformed a bedroom into a walk-in closet, jealous? Me too). Solution: Bring them into Hush and turn them into money, in a matter of speaking. They’ll set you up with an online account where you can track your items being sold-think mini neighbourhood eBay-and when your clothes do sell, they’ll give you a percentage of the sales. We bet you’ll turn around and spend it right there and then!
There are a few requirements however, so make note that items must be from within the last year or so and must be clean and in good condition. Remember, this is a designer store so nothing from Garage, Dynamite etc.
With delightful staff to boot Hush is buyer’s bliss. So the next time you want something a little bit Dolce and a little bit Juicy head to Hush to satisfy the craving. But we warn you, you won’t be able to keep this a secret for long.
Your fashion fairies,
M & R