About a month ago my girlfriend Courtney invited me to go to a women’s boutique opening. When we walked into the bright all white modern store off west 4th in the heart of Kitsilano we were greeted my the store owner Linda Sin. I must say Linda is the sweetest, most stylish women I have met. The store is very warm and welcoming and full of the most eye catching clothing, jewelry and accessories. We chatted for quite a while and I learned the whole background on Middle Sister. The store being so unique, only carries pieces from designers based out of Korea and one from Montreal. I recently teamed up with Linda for a Q&A and I also pulled my top favorite outfits from the store to share with my readers.
Q: How did middle sister come about?
A: I’ve always wanted to bring something different and unique to Vancouver,
and Middle Sister is essentially that. Inspired by the places I’ve
traveled and the people and things I’ve fallen in love with, the boutique
is a love letter to the life I’ve lived and an invitation to those wanting
to join me on this journey.
Q: What kind of clothing will you find in middle sister?
A: Middle Sister has a collection of thoughtfully curated pieces, touching on
both modern styles and avant-garde fashion. The clothing is less about
trendsetting and more about evoking a feeling that speaks to my passion for
fashion. Middle Sister has a highly edited selection of the season’s best
fashion, from both internationally acclaimed and emerging new designers, as
well as exclusive lines that can’t be found anywhere else in Vancouver.
Here, you’ll find modern pieces with bold, clean lines and bursts of colors
Q: Top 3 looks for winter
A: 1. Big belts – For winter, say hello to serious waist-clincher belts, which
you can pair with everything from jumpsuits to dresses to vests to coats.
It always adds the finishing touch to a loose fitted shirt, a cardigan, and
a dress. It accentuates your waist, narrows it and conceals anything you
2. Avant Garde tailoring – long proportions, over sized and asymmetrical –
a little androgynous and a lot architectural.
3. Pants underneath skirts and dresses – As the temperature begins to drop,
why should we stop wearing skirts and dresses? We just need to rethink out
apparel decisions – the solution is to add another layer to the look and
wear a dress over the pants in either a contrasting or monochromatic.
Sweater form designer LIE.
Dress from Designer LIE.
Dress from Ti:Baeg
Skirt from designer LIE.
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2137 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7
Open daily from 11am – 6pm