Before clothing, early humans covered themselves in caked mud and mannequins lived in a constant state of awkwardness. Join the sartorial party with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get $150 worth of women’s apparel and accessories at Ishara in Gastown.
Ishara, which generally means “to send someone in the right direction” in a number of Eastern languages, stocks its sleek shelves with boutique pieces and accessories inspired by cutting-edge magazines and blogs, as well as the owners’ travels. Lauded by Flare magazine for its “dreamy selection of chic basics and wow pieces,” Ishara is a sophisticated dinner party whose guests include designers Smythe, Rory Beca, and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, not to mention denim mavens Rich & Skinny and J Brand. Form-flattering dresses and sassy pants complement and, to their blushing pride, compliment chic accessories, including watches, belts, and bags.
Regulars have a jones for Ishara’s jeans, including the flexible Rich & Skinny Legacy denim leggings, whose elasticity also renders them an efficient watermelon slingshot ($135). Browsing the store’s new arrivals yields such delectable treasures as the Central Park West feather-print wrap blouse ($120) and the Francophonically nautical stripe scoop tee by T-Los Angeles ($85).
Located in the historic and booming Gastown district, home to some of Vancouver’s best restaurants, Ishara provides plenty of opportunities to celebrate new duds with tastefully prepared spuds.
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