Without clothes, there would be no laundromats, and without laundromats, most of us would never get to see strangers' underwear. Enjoy clothes ownership's ancillary benefits with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of apparel and accessories at Mouat's Clothing Co. in Salt Spring Island.
Sartorial savants at Mouat's Clothing Co's perpetuate the store's 100-year history of cladding men and women in rugged outerwear and update wardrobes with fashions by Merrell, Columbia, Tribal, and Sarah Pacini. An Outback jacket ($135) shields male and female silhouettes against the elements with breathable, waterproof fabric, hood, and zippered pockets, and Thermohair mohair socks ($29.95–$32.95) snuggle feet within fabric spun from silky angora goat mohair. Like nuzzling a flock of counting sheep, a pair of Woolrich flannel pyjamas ($49.95) or nightshirt ($44.95) promotes cozy slumber. Men can zip up a fleece hoodie embroidered with wildlife artist Graham Howard's designs ($99.95), and pint-sized fashionistas leap into ladybug-patterned rain boots ($34.95) flanked by matching backpacks ($28.95).
Mouat’s Clothing Co.
Mouat’s is nestled on Vancouver’s Salt Spring Island, a popular tourist spot accessible by ferry, private vessel, and oversized rubber ducky. A lot has changed for the store since the early 1900s when it was a go-to spot for overalls and long johns. In fact, the 20th century has transformed Mouat’s into a 4,800-square-foot style hub housing everything from animal-print kids clothes and wiener dog handbags, to elegant Italian men’s and women’s cocktail wear.