It just opened its doors a few days ago, but I think I may have a brand-new favourite shopping spot! Loka boutique has just opened a second location right downtown in the Richardson Centre underground, filled with super chic clothing, jewellery, bags and shoes for women – they carry lines like Kenneth Cole, Pink Martini, Lisbeth Jewelry – and BB Dakota, which is only available in their downtown location.
I stopped in on my lunch hour to investigate, and fell in love with about 10 items immediately. Some of my picks? The plushest black velvet blazer imaginable – it’s going to be the perfect layering piece to make a dress office holiday-party appropriate. Gorgeous stackable gold and silver bracelets that go with just about any outfit. And the Matt & Nat bag in the pic below, in a cozy cranberry colour for winter.
I even fell for the wall art – they’ve got funky black and white pieces by local artist Kal Barteski covering their back wall collage-style, and they’re all available for sale too!
If you want to go stop by for some retail therapy on your lunch hour, Loka is in the Richardson Centre underground, phone number 942-1642. There’s also a great Facebook contest going where you could win $50, $100, or $250 in gift certificates from them – check it out!