The Canadian Spring Penfield Launch

Celebrate The launch of the Penfield Spring Collection ! Some Special Surprises and prizes to be Had ! This is Going to Be Awesome !

Machete Designs Valentine’s Day Collection

Montreal-based Machete Designs has recently released their 2011 Valentine's Day collection. I know what you're thinking. Most "his and hers" jewelry designs, especially Valentine's Day collections, tend to be packed with frills, hearts, cupids and other tacky clichés, but don't expect any of that from Machete Designs. Each matching set is one-of-a-kind and includes nonpareil trinkets like vintage keys and gorilla pendants. For more photos, check out Machete Design's website. Spread the love.

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Machete Designs Contest

Machete Designs is a Montreal-based custom jewelry company that takes old trinkets and random objects – think broken antique chandeliers and nostalgic Jurassic Park figurines – and transforms them into fresh-to-death accessories. They're currently running a Facebook contest called "Rock What You Got" that invites users to upload a photograph of an object from their own treasure chest, and the person with the most votes gets a custom-made necklace by Machete designer Avril-Maud herself that incorporates the creative pendant into the designs. For more about the contest visit the Machete Designs Facebook page.

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Want Agency Press Show

Last week, Want Agency's Montreal office hosted a press show at Salon Sweet William showcasing their brands Filippa K, Nudie and Acne. For some photos of the event (including the picture perfect leather jacket), click here. Duvall deejayed for the press event and the after party and handpicked some tracks for your listening pleasure.

Black Van - Yearning (DFA Records)

Mark E - RnB Drunkie (Golf Channel Recordings)

OLDgOLD Vintage Leather Handbags

Leather is like wine, one of those pleasures that only gets better with time. This spring, OLDgOLD Boutique is introducing a plethora of vintage leather handbags for both women and men. Some of the brands include Bree, YSL, Saint-Jack, Ralph Lauren, Satchi, and Marco Polo. Check it out in store at the end of May.

OLDgOLD Menswear

I don't really enjoy Valentine’s Day and it’s not because I’m single, trust me. I’ve just never cared for it much. Nevertheless, my conformist tendencies have prompted me to realize that February 14th ain't so bad and to collect some of my “I would want to see my guy in this” pieces from OLDgOLDBOUTIQUE.com for those of you that will be shopping this week for so-and-so. Check out more menswear on the OLDgOLD online shop.

OLDgOLD Rings

One of my (and the city of Montreal's) most lusted after goods curated by the dudes behind OLDgOLD is the jewelry. I don’t like to play favourites, seeing as pieces tend to come and go in shops all the time, but OLDgOLD’s accessories are always beyond stellar. I’m notorious for wearing truckloads of rings at any given moment, so I'm sharing a few of currently craved rings from OLDgOLD's online catalog. They all have character, a sense of humour and best of all, a bit of cockiness. They’ve also got a lot of the “animalia” jewelry trend that’s big nowadays on the blogosphere.  For these rings (and many more), visit the OLDgOLD online boutique here. Your fingers need love too.

Da Bomb

Christopher Kane's "Atomic Ts8 Jersey Dress" from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection is more bomb than Dr. Strangelove. Check out more styles, including the "Volcano" and the "Monoplosion," here.

OLDgOLDBOUTIQUE.com + Merk Meny for OLDgOLD Mix

If you’ve ever stepped foot into OLDgOLD Boutique nestled on 256 Mont-Royal Est, you already know it’s a stride away from mass-produced "fast fashion". The independent shop offers new and vintage pieces, as well as their in-house collection, and some of the most ingenious jewelry in Montreal (including covetable two-finger rings).

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The OLDgOLD team have transformed the community-oriented boutique vibe into an online shop and website featuring exclusive downloadable DJ mixes, videos, and photos created by some of the movers and shakers of the Montreal art scene. Their latest podcast, by Peer Pressure’s Merk Meny, is the seventh part of a series dubbed "Transmission," and is just over a half-hour of what OLDgOLD calls a “smooth yet bouncy hovercraft ride through some dubby house swamps.” The blurb sounds dope, but the mix is even doper, so download the Transmission: OLDgOLD 7 mix here.

Transmission:OLDgOLD:7 by Merk Meny

Their latest video, "Twinkle Toes" is a stop-motion animation featuring THE DUDE 100% rubber shoes and subtly reminds me of a child TV show I would’ve watched when I was two, if my mother had let me watch TV… Consider it your lullaby. It’s that good. Peep the adult equivalent to a pacifier here.

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Cazz Folding Shoes

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Nothing can kill the buzz of a night out like the long walk home in your five-inch heels. You never want to be that girl who ends up walking home barefoot with her heels hanging off of her fingertips (um, okay, we've all been there). The brains behind Cazz have kicked pain in the ass with these foldable ballet-style flats. These portable babies can be stuffed into purses, and come with a clutch that also turns into a bag. Choose from midnight black, pearl white and mercury silver.  They've got some cool holiday deals (dare I say last-minute holiday shopping?!), so check out their site, here.