I’d heard about the latest fab Yorkville fashion boutique, ARCHIVES, so I just had to pop in for a quick visit while out for my daily walkies this afternoon….and WOW! Located at the north end of the new Four Seasons Hotel on Bay St, the chic all-white store has soaring ceilings that give the feeling of light and space, and there are plans a-foot to incorporate a designer/goldsmith work bench so we can watch the magic being made by their in-house jewellers.

20141107_132024I was invited to peruse the showcases of unique designer gems, many of which are exclusive to Archives, and I fell in love with at least a dozen or so pieces, especially the wee piggy rings, pendants and bracelets by Dickson Yewn, the fabulous Chinese designer who “put a ring on it” for First Lady Michelle Obama’s dinner with HM Queen Elizabeth in London (Jade and diamonds, below)


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20141107_131124Assistant Mgr, Kate Nishida, modelled the 18ct. rose gold piggy ring (above), encrusted with diamonds and complete with tiny curly tail. You MUST go visit and learn the story of each piggy in the collection – there is a cute mamma pig pendant (pictured below) with tiny rubies as teats under her belly and black diamonds for eyes. And the daddy pig gets “excited” when you press his back…LOL!

7c3f90b9-9dc0-4dbb-abd8-7e3fbbc0ec98_lArchives also carries some unique totes, clutch purses and chic “backpacks” like this iridescent one (below)

20141107_131355The store is also home to a stunning line of Meissen porcelain pugs – figurines and cute pendants (below)

v1rgdw_v0222_01So many beautiful, girly-girly things to see, try on and imagine wearing to a fabulous gala, on the red carpet or just for afternoon tea with your best friend. Go in and say hello to Kate and the ladies…tell them I sent you.







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