It hasn’t been that long since I discovered Scotch & Soda, a collection of cool and comfy clothing from Amsterdam. Oh, the Dutch have a way of looking chic and laid back at all times! Scotch & Soda’s jeans, tops, tees, jackets and dresses have a slightly worn look to them (surely, on purpose), so they seem like clothes you want to borrow from your best friend. Recently (well, no – this was back in April), I was invited to the Fall/Winter preview at Sparrow (the ultimate Montreal hipster resto) to peruse (but not tweet) about the collection. I think it’s ok to talk about the collection now because summer is dwindling, and so is their inventory of Spring/Summer items online. Aside from the denim collection for fall, I didn’t find any of the F/W items online, but I did take advantage of their summer sale! The photos above are from the F/W collection, but below are some of my picks from the current sale, including a dress and a ring I bought for way less than the original price.
This is an outfit I would wear, except that the pants are no longer available in this colour (drat!) and the top is only left in XL (their sizes do fit a bit small though). Top was $125 and now it’s $49.99! The necklace is cute (an Eiffel tower with a miniature nail file!), but that particular model is no longer available – let’s hope they bring it back for fall.
Their accessories are super cute – like this necklace they gave me at the preview. The envelope actually opens up and the little brass letter comes out. It’s only $9.99 instead of $32. I ordered the Roman stamp ring (in turquoise) because I loved the box. I know, silly, but it was marked down to $9.99 instead of $45!
The other bonus of shopping on their website is that shipping is free and fast as it ships from their warehouse in Montreal.
To find out when the Fall & Winter collection is online (or when it goes on sale!), the best is to sign up to their newsletter. Happy shopping!
BTW, you can find Scotch & Soda at Espace Pepin in the Old Port.
350, Saint-Paul Street West