We’re very excited to introduce Dana Lee to the Lost & Found roster. The Vancouver born, NYC based menswear designer focuses each collection around her appreciation for the everyday and curiosity for the ordinary. Injecting easy to wear styles with a timeless, casual aesthetic, Dana Lee has been a store favorite for a long time and a brand that will become an essential for any wardrobe.
“I like clothes that are relaxed and uncomplicated - things that can be worn for several seasons and that also feel right for the fashion moment… Although I appreciate thoughtful details & experimental silhouettes, my main concern when designing a garment is more the personality of the fabric, uniqueness of the color, character of finishing and the overall state-of-mind that the garment expresses.” - Dana Lee
Shop the collection here
We are so excited to be carry another amazing Canadian designer.
Born and raised in the mountains outside of Vancouver, Canada, Erin Templeton started making leather accessories in 1999, while studying shoemaking at Cordwainer’s College in London, England.
In 2002, she had the amazing opportunity to rent the boiler room of the Modernize Tailors, and then when the tailors relocated in the spring of 2007, the chance to open her own storefront/studio in their historic location came to be. She has kept the traditions of the space alive, continuing to make products locally, by hand. All designs are lovingly made in-house, in either new or recycled leathers. Customers drop by to peruse hand-picked vintage in the storefront, and talk and joke with Erin as she works on designs in the open production studio.
Erin’s life-long fascination with vintage informs designs that defy trends and transcend eras. Minimal hardware and simple, strong construction allow people to adjust, change, and make pieces their own. It is our hope that each piece is able to be a life long friend, and able to mix freely with new and vintage pieces.
Our first delivery includes
Kiss and Make up cosmetic bags - $45
TGIF recycled leather bags - $125
and BYOB recycled bags (featured last) - $125
Handmade with love in Vancouver.
Last week Markus of Metsa dropped by for a visit and delivered some incredible handmade pieces. What we like to call NOT a paper bag, these bags are inspired by the old school lunch sacks we used to get in grade school. Finished with beeswax to help protect it against moisture, while giving the bag some rigidity, and a natural sweet smell. The bag has a french seam at the back which houses a galvanized steal wire. This wire helps the bag keep its shape while standing and also allows it to stay closed when rolled. This item was designed to be a travel/toiletry bag but could also be used to store a variety things, including jewelry.
Use it as a lunchbox or a jewelry case, either way you’re going to absolutely fall in love with this piece once you start using it.
Sculptural “Paper” Bag Black by Metsa
Homespun and National Anthem have arrived in store. This small collection of beautiful knit cotton fabrics are entirely made in Canada. With an incredible hand feel these long sleeve and short sleeve henleys have quickly become a store favourite. Comes in Natural, Grey and Charcoal. Quantities are super limited.
‘Antique styled men’s knit tops, inspired by the designer’s collection of depression era undershirts. The Henley shirts are constructed with high quality raw cotton fabrics and sewn in the old fashioned way, utilizing antique equipment which is rarely used anymore. Detailed with fine antique buttons and Homespun labeling, these garments have a simple quality, timeless style and a great feel.
The Mock Twist cotton is extremely soft, and feels great on the hand and the body. ’