Fashion: The top velvet finds this fall

This month, Jeanne sifts through the season’s most sumptuous fabric: velvet. It’s your fall wardrobe must-have.

A) Silver lining 
Nine West, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $120

“This is an incredible bag done in a quilted silver-grey velvet with grey patent leather. You can wear it as a shoulder bag, cross body or clutch itby the chain.”

B) Luxe looks
Ohhh Lulu on Etsy.com, $85 & $38 

“I love this little two-piece, and it’s made in Canada! There is such a retro thing going on. Nice to lounge around in with a kimono.”

C) Black velvet
Andrews, Bayview Village, $525

“We’re seeing a lot of lace now in fashion, and and this is a great velvet lace with nude lining. Nice lines.”

D) French angle
Uniqlo, CF Eaton Centre, $129.90

“This is from the Inès de la Fressange collection. She’s seen fashion from the inside out and knows what works. This is a classic.”

E) Out of the blue
Holt Renfrew, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $845

“Love these Miu Miu Mary Janes. The platform is a navy velvet, and they’ve a nice rounded toe. A fun kind of shoe that looks like it walked right out of the ’70s.”

F) Tickled pink
Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St. W., $595

“This magenta is gorgeous — it has this subtle crocodile print. Looks like it’s stepped right out of Carnaby Street!” 

G) Grey area
Rewind, 577 Mt. Pleasant Rd., $115

“This is a real find ’cause it’s Armani — so luxurious. It’s devoré, so you’re really making a statement. Very elegant.”

H) Va-va-velvet
Want, 1788 Avenue Rd., $379.95

“This black devoré tunic has nice lacing up the front and a keyhole opening in the back. All this jet beading makes it look very rich. It’ll get you noticed.”

I) Teal appeal
Risqué, 404 Bloor St. W., $90

“This is a great dress for a cocktail party — or you can wear it in an unserious way. It’s done in a stretch velvet, which is really nice and kinda forgiving.”

J) Crushed dreams
Zara, 50 Bloor St. W., $35.90 

“This is a crushed velvet look in an antique dusty rose — a nice big roomy tunic that would welcome all sorts of body types.  Just a great throw-it-over-your-head piece.”

K) Sneaky chic
Aldo, CF Fairview Mall, $75 

“This is a great sneaker in a beautiful burgundy with a nice thick sole. Dress up your outfit with a dressier pair of sneakers.” 

L) All that glitters
Davids, Bayview Village, $1,045

“We love Charlotte Olympia — she’s got such a sense of whimsy. These gold flecks in the heels are like Goldschläger in Lucite!” 

M) Ruby rose 
Clementine’s, 1260 Yonge St., $995 (ORP $1,950)

“This is stellar! A slinky skirt from Tom Ford? Very chic, and it’s brand new, with tags on. A great skirt for the holidays.”

N) Seeing spots
Nine West, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, $130

“This is a great classic stiletto done in a velvet leopard print fabrication. It’s a nice nod to the trend in something affordable.” 

One of Canada’s most trusted a­­uthorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 25 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on the Shopping Channel’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker.

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