September 25th, 2007
NEW TO YOU
Nouvelle Nouvelle is right.
Just opened by the style-mavens behind the slick Prado café comes this minimalist Gastown boutique.
With weathered floorboards salvaged from the North Vancouver shipyard and breezy fabric change rooms, it’s stocked with inexpensive, emerging designers from Brooklyn, L.A., Portland and Seattle.
Check out the wacky-tacky fluorescent jewellery from former L.A. graffiti kid Steven Sheen, outsize sweaters with pockets ($125) from Australia’s Mary Meyer, and cool metallic clutches by L.A.’s Heather Hawkins.
Quick—before it’s old news.
Nouvelle Nouvelle, 209 Abbott St. (at Water St.), Vancouver.