The right amount of accessorizing, like the right amount of yodelling, often determines the success of a first date. Don appropriate accoutrement with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of alternative accessories and apparel from Get Funky Boutique's online shop and Montreal Street store.
Men and women peruse well-crafted basics and statement pieces at Get Funky Boutique, whose collection draws on retro and underground styles and sources from many Canadian and local companies. The boutique is an exclusive retailer of Vancouver-based John Fluevog’s handmade shoes ($165+), which can be paired with Get Funky’s panoply of socks and stockings in a range of sizes, including grey knee-high tights printed with nonvampire bats ($16). A clear, bubble-shaped umbrella covered with goldfish ($25) recreates fish-tank expeditions without water damage to perms, and burlesque-themed items outfit shoppers in alluring accessories such as the black velvet, satin, and tulle fascinator hair clip ($25). The natural skincare and makeup selection keeps faces as luminous as a freshly waxed lightning bug, as male clothes horses add cuffs, belts and belt buckles, or a Lucha Libre T-shirt ($35) to their saddlebag closets. Get Funky also brews espresso and cappuccino for browsing shoppers and complements their eclectic duds with the work of local artists.