Fall is Coming

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Fall at Fox and Rook

Summer may be in full swing, but Fall is coming. In fact, it’s already making its way into the shop. Long sleeves, maxi dresses, warm coats, and of course… some party dresses, just in case! It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday dresses. ;)

Things are looking a little bit bare right now, but I have so much more to list over the coming weeks. Whee!

xoxo

We Are Go!

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Fox and Rook shopWhee! My new shop is up and running. Everything works. I’m afraid it’s not as well stocked as I’d like yet, but there’s been no sun around here for weeks, and I much prefer natural light for photographs. Please have a look and let me know what you think!

My Etsy shop isn’t going anywhere, but I am so excited to branch out and expand. We’ve been working at really honing the aesthetic of the shop, and choosing pieces we love, rather than what might be a good selling item. What terrible business acumen, ha ha ha! Call me soft, but I believe that if I fall in love with something, there’s someone out there who will feel just as strongly as I do about it.

Now that things are rolling in that department, I can get back to spending more time here. Huzzah!

Love it // Vintage Teak Nutcracker

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Fox and Rook / Danish Teak NutcrackerI am rather smitten with this adorable nutcracker. He’s got real fur hair and lovely big eyes! Winter is the perfect season for sitting around the fire and cracking open a nice big bowl of nuts. Why not enlist this little troll to help you?

This particular little fellow was made in Japan, of Danish teak. He’s a bit more work, but a lot more fun than one of those stuffy old nutcracker soldiers. And guess what? He’s available for sale in the new Fox and Rook shop!

We are slowly, yet steadily adding stock to the new shop. Vintage clothing and accessories for women, men and kids! Vintage housewares, décor, and carefully selected handmade goods. It has been such a joy gathering stock for the shop, and I am really looking forward to watching it grow as we fill it up. It looks rather sparse at the moment, but it won’t for long.

 

Happy Birthday Fox and Rook!

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It's a Celebration!This week marks the first anniversary of the Fox and Rook shop. What a wonderful year it has been!

I have been buying and selling vintage clothing for years and years. I always had one (or more) additional jobs, and oftentimes over the years, the promise of a steady paycheque would take priority over the work I was really passionate about, and I’d put my own business on hold to focus on working for someone else.

When I started Fox and Rook, we had just been through a couple of very difficult years. I decided to put my heart and soul into doing what I love, and I am so glad I did. This past year has been one wonderful surprise after another. I have the most amazing customers, and have made so many great friendships. I’ve connected to some brilliant folks through this blog, and I can’t tell you how much you all have enriched my life!

I look forward to getting up each morning and working like crazy. I love buying, mending, cleaning, laundering, writing and every little bit of it! I’ve never been able to say that before.

To celebrate Fox and Rook’s first year, I have an exciting announcement. We are growing. (No, I’m not pregnant.) We have a new, bigger, better shop opening on the first of the new year. Our new shop will cater to men, women and kids, and will also sell items for the home. The new shop is all about vintage, found, handmade and limited run products. We are working with some amazing makers and artisans, and I’m super stoked to announce those collaborations as they launch throughout the new year.

Happy Birthday, Fox and Rook! Thank you to all of you for you support!

 

Fox and Rook // Black Friday Sale

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Fox and Rook // Black Friday Sale

The countdown begins.

Do you go out on Black Friday? It never used to be a thing here in Canada, but it sure is now. Personally, you couldn’t pay me enough to go out tomorrow. I’ll be doing a little shopping from the comfort of my own living room. If you are so inclined, come and check out the Fox and Rook shop. Everything will be marked down by 30%, our biggest sale ever. Four days only!

$50 Fox and Rook Giveaway via Messages on a Napkin

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Want to win a $50 gift certificate to Fox and Rook? Of course you do! Head on over to Messages on a Napkin, and enter our awesome giveaway. The contest is open for one week, and is open internationally. While you’re there, check out Marlen’s super fun fashion blog! She has a self-proclaimed “penchant for anything vintage, grandpa-like, and thrifted.” So adorable! She has oodles of great ideas for styling your vintage pieces, and totally on the pulse of all the fantastic vintage sellers out there. Go see, enter our giveaway and have fun!

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