We will be closed for GOOD FRIDAY.
The rest of the Easter Weekend our regular hours remain:
Saturday 11-6 / Sunday 12-5 / Monday 11-6
Have a wonderful weekend! xo
For Family Day, Monday February 13th, we’ll be open from 12 to 5pm.
Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!
From all of us a Much&Little, we wish you a wonderful holiday season.
May you have happy hearts, content minds and healthy bodies!
Thank you so much for supporting small, independent shops like ours. It means the world to us.
Please note that the shop will be CLOSED on December 27, 28 and January 1.
With love from Sarah, Nikki, Kirsty, Adelia, Mia, Rachel and Megan.
Christmas is on Sunday! This week’s shop hours have been extended:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Christmas Day: Closed
It’s snowy and cold outside, so wherever you go and however you travel, please give yourself extra time and stay safe! xxoo
Here are some of our top picks of things to grace your live, work or play space!
Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95
Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 – $35.
Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics $52; napkins from Keephouse $29 for a pair; single origin teas from Bee Raw $19.95 – $22.95; coaster set from James Steidle $30.
Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95
Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 – $23
Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148
Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95
Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435
Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52
Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 – $36.95
Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 – $76.95
Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225
Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design. $54 – $110.
Hey Hey! Just a reminder that we’re extending our hours until Christmas.
Monday to Friday 11-7
The last week before Christmas our weekday hours will be extended a bit more but we will keep you posted. Stay tuned! xo
We’ve put together a list of things for the men in your life. Those special guys who are sometimes so hard to buy for! Take a peek through – we hope you see something that just might make them smile come Christmas morning. xo
Made in Texas out of sustainable materials, splattered ties in three colourways will elevate his tie game. $115 each.
How about a sweet set of copper shot glasses! $46.95
Locally made cedar cutting boards in various sizes and shapes from James Steidle. Also pictured is his carbon steel outdoor knife with copper details and leather sheath. Quality, function and beauty. Boards range in price from $35 to $250; knives are $190.
Key carrier from Orbitkey. Keep keys tidy and prevents jingling around. Will hold 2-7 keys and has a loop to hold a car key. $49.95
Handsome money clips for the man who doesn’t want any fuss carrying his cash. Handmade in Santa Fe. $56.
Sturdy, locally made growler carriers from Greff fit standard 64oz growlers. $90. They pair nicely with slim glasses inspired by traditional German beer tasting glasses. Short $10.95; tall $12.95.
All natural skin care from Brooklyn-based Hercules Beard Co. Body balm, beard/mustache oil, shave oil and deodorant. $21.95 – $37.95
An extra large enamel mug for the guy who loves the outdoors. $32.95
Handmade in Montreal by Dahls Craft, these aprons are perfect for the workshop, kitchen, studio, or garden. Made of heavyweight canvas and leather. $98 – $120
It’s always handy to have a manicure kit on hand. This 5-piece set comes with a nice zip up case. $59.95
A sturdy (and great looking) log carrier for the guy who chops his own wood. Give him an upgrade from that plastic bucket. Made of heavy weight canvas with leather straps. $125.
We’re starting to extend our shop hours until Christmas! Here’s what the coming week looks like:
Friday, Dec 2 11am – 7pm
Saturday, Dec 3 10am – 6pm
Sunday, Dec 4 11am – 5pm
Monday, Dec 5 11am- 6pm
Tuesday, Dec 6 11am – 6pm
Wednesday, Dec 7 11am – 6pm
Thursday, Dec 8 11am – 7pm
Friday, Dec 9 11am – 7pm
Everybody has a special lady in their life – be it their mom, wife, sister, significant other, grandma, BFF, mentor… the list goes on. We’ve hand selected some gifts that will make her feel especially loved this time of year. Guys, listen up – this list is for you – don’t wait until the last minute! As usual, we’re on hand at the shop to help you put together something really special. We want you to feel as good about your purchase as she does receiving it. xo
Pyrrha talisman necklaces will always win favours! Each charm has a different symbolism and meaning. Design and made in Vancouver for over 20 years. Lots to choose from in the shop. Prices range form $154 to $233.
Ultra soft oversized scarf for blustery days. Also available in grey mix. $95.
Linen covered recipe boxes with gold detailing for the organized cook. Recipe cards included. $58.95
Hand thrown mugs and bowls with delicate gold and blue dots make a thoughtful present. Made in Golden, BC by Kalika Bowlby. $46 each.
Soft and supple open long cardigan in a deep moss green. Elegant and versatile. $260
The Radio Purse from Minor History is a great all purpose bag with a modern shape. Adjustable straps, brass hardware and plenty of room for all the essentials. Available in black or Carnelian leather. $235.
New styles of Tense wooden watches have arrived – large and small faces available. Made locally and always a lovely present. Styles range in price from $168 to $265.
Stay cosy and warm on those winter walks. Sweater by Day. $234.99
Perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Uncomplicated recipes and inspiration for food, cocktails and gatherings. Full colour photos on every page. $45.95
Made by artisans in Santa Fe, New Mexico, these tuxedo knives make a sweet gift. Assorted patterns and colours. $68 – $74.
Handwoven, fair trade towels make a thoughtful gift. They can also be used as shawls and throws. The photo doesn’t do them justice! The texture and subtle slub in these are tell tale signs of a truly handcrafted item. We have other styles in the shop as well. For the lady who appreciates quality, timeless goods. $98.
Help her stay organized with a 12-month agenda. Hardcover and organized monthly with plenty of room for important dates and notes. $45.95
Christmas is coming up quickly! We know that fitting in holiday shopping can be tricky, so we’re extending our hours to help make things easier. Please take a look at our schedule below for the month of December. As usual, we thank you so much for choosing to shop at small, independently run businesses like ours – we can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate the support. Happy Holidays to you! xoxo
The shop is full of wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. Here’s a list of ideas for $30 or less (okay, one or two are a few dollars more), which would be perfect for secret-santa gifts, co-workers, or maybe just a last minute present if something unexpected comes up. These are just a few suggestions – there is so much more in store! Pop by and chat with our staff – we are always more than happy to help you choose the perfect gift. xo
Sweet bottle openers in a pineapple motif make a practical and festive gift. Available in copper or gold finish. $19.95
A simple and beautiful beeswax bowl to house a tealight. Creates a gorgeous glow when lit (make sure you use the pebbles provided to insulate the bowl from the candle). A lovely way to add warmth to a room. $30.
Adorable wall calendar featuring Amelia Hedgehog in all her glory! $30.
Handy cord keepers to help stay organized; choose from three different types of leather. $15.
Something to tease your brain with: fun games that anyone would enjoy. $12.95
Locally made scented candles are so cute. Choose from igloo or A-frame cabin. $28.95
Unisex, natural aromatherapy sprays for face, body, linens or gyms bags. $28.95
Warm your home with the lovely scent of natural incense in one of these ceramic holders. Choose from cabin or longhouse. $18.95.
Carry-on cocktail kits for the jet setter! $29.95.
For the quirky person on your list. A fun cartoon book musing about pop culture, relationships and the hilarious side of foodie subculture. $24.95
Fun toques with faux fur pom-poms to stay warm and look cute at the same time. $34.
A tea towel and calendar in one! Would make a sweet wall hanging too. Made in Nova Scotia. $27.
Bondi Laces: not your run-of-the-mill shoelaces. Tipped with silver, gold, or rose gold coloured caps these will dress up your favourite oxfords, boots or sneakers. And for each pair sold, Bondi laces contributes to providing education for children in need. $22 – $24.
Fun and colourful hand painted wall charms to add playfulness and positivity to your space. $23.95 – $34.95
Raid your pantry to help us stock the Food Bank!
Food bank use in B.C. is at an all time high, with over 30% of users being minors.
We’re collecting items to donate and would love your help.
This Saturday, November 19th, receive 10% off your purchase* when you bring in a non-perishable food item.
Thank you for helping to make someone’s life a little easier.
(*Applies to full-priced merchandise only)
With deepest respect and gratitude for those who fought so hard for our freedom…
We will be closed this Friday, November 11th in observance of Remembrance Day.
We will be closed on Monday, October 10th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
All of us at M&L are so very grateful for the support of our customers over the years.
We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It’s hard to believe that we’re turning FIVE this month!
To celebrate and show our deep appreciation for your support over the years,
we’re having a BIG SALE this FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
Everything in the shop will be 20% OFF, and our past season clothing will be up to 80% OFF! That’s no fooling around.
We would love to see you. So swing by the shop, pick your self up an amazing deal, and go enjoy Thanksgiving!
As lovely as summer was, fall is here, which means warm sweaters, thick scarves, and digging out those perfect leather boots. Included in the line up for fall trends are coats and jackets, which we have aplenty. With some new lines in the shop, and gorgeous silhouettes lining our racks, we wanted you to see what kind of outerwear you can expect to see from us this season. There are cocoon coats, wrap coats, and even a cropped jacket or two that are perfect for those chilly days approaching.
The Long Coat by Black Crane can be worn loose and open, or belted and fitted for alternative looks
The Volga Coat in black from French brand Harris Wilson
The Raphia Cardigan from Harris Wilson is a great option for warmer days
The gorgeous classic silhouette on the long coat from Noa Noa wraps around you with snap buttons and a belt
This short black Jacquard jacket from Noa Noa is an easy way to dress up jeans and a tee
This Nice Things double breasted cream coat is a relaxed take on the classic pea coat
A fun black and white throw over jacket from Portland-based designer Reif Haus
The Howe coat from Ursa Minor can be worn closed or open, for those days when you need to bundle up
The Ursa Minor Howe coat worn open
The Pacome coat from Des Petit Hauts comes in heather grey has a fun cocoon shape with a single gold button
Head’s up we will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labour Day. But we’re back it on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend, everyone. xxoo
Much & Little will be closed this Friday, July 1st for Canada Day. We will be open Saturday, July 2nd with regular hours.
Have a fun and safe Canada Day Weekend!
Canada Day Weekend Hours:
Friday, July 1st: Closed
Saturday, July 2nd: 11-6pm
Sunday, July 3rd: 12-5pm
Head’s up that we will be closed for our annual inventory count on TUESDAY, JUNE 28.
We’re very sorry for any inconvenience, but we’ll be back to business-as-usual on Wednesday!
At Much & Little, we love helping you figure out how to show your dad how much you love and appreciate all he does. We’ve compiled a few gift ideas with tons more in the shop to see!
Stop by for more ideas, and that perfect Father’s Day card as well.
Here’s to a very happy Father’s Day to all you PAPA’s out there – we love you!
Assorted cocktail trimmings from W&P, wooden boards from On Our Table, Cahoots simple syrup
Cheese storage bags, wine totes, and Wine Glass Writers for the cheese and wine loving dad.
Dopp kits from Herschel
King sized ice cube tray from W&P (Photo credit: W&P)
Assorted sunglasses in various price ranges from Proof, D’Blanc and Kuma
Assorted Pendleton towels, perfect for Father’s Day on the beach!
Classic leather wallets from Tanner Goods
Magnetic waxed canvas backpack and utility bag from YNOT (made in Toronto)
Whether you’re off to Europe, chilling at the cottage, or patio hopping in the city, we’ve assembled another dress guide to help you combat the heat and look great while on your summer travels! We have included light cottons, linens, and naturally dyed pieces that fold nicely in your suitcase and don’t require too much maintenance, making for an easy and casual summer trip.
The Hoi Bo tank dress is the ultimate summer essential, in breezy light cotton and a flattering racerback fit. The dress is 100% cotton, available in Blush, Blue, and Black.
Miranda Bennet has plenty of perfect summer dresses, including this Everyday dress, made of 100% cotton in a double gauze. It can be belted or worn loose for a casual fit.
This Atelier Delphine Ocean dress can be worn as a mid length dress, or as a maxi skirt! The top of the dress is elasticized for an easy, comfortable fit, with adjustable tie straps. Made of 100% cotton.
A close up of the Atelier Delphine Ocean dress/skirt.
Look cute and comfy in this Sundry Chambray romper made of cotton and spandex. We know this one isn’t technically a dress, but it’s just too darn cute not to include!
This Karel Tank dress from Valerie Dumaine is an easy little black dress for nighttime patio drinks. The flattering racerback adds a flash of skin, with a modest neckline in the front. Made of Viscose and Spandex.
A view of the back of the Valerie Dumaine Karel Tank dress.
This Uzi Piped dress is an easy outfit for any summer occasion, with structured piping in the neckline and belt. You can wear it belted, or as an easy shift dress strolling along the beach. Made of 100% cotton, also available in Black.
This Ursa Minor Chaouen dress has a simple but refined feel, with slit details in the sides and a relaxed fit. Made of 100% linen, also available in white.
This Atelier Delphine Crescent Dress is made of a beautiful patterned cotton, with slit detail in the back to catch that summer breeze.
Finally, this Sundry Woven dress with subtle pinstripe detailing is perfect for those days when you’re just relaxing in the sun. With breathable 100% cotton, this little blue dress can be worn by itself, or with jeans, for an excellent go-to summer piece.
We hope you’re enjoying the long weekend!
Please note that we will have shortened hours today, Monday May 23rd. We will be open from 12pm to 5pm.
Back to normal tomorrow! xo
It’s that time of year again… Summer wedding season! We all have one or two friends tying the knot in the summer heat, so we’ve compiled a few of our favourite dresses to stay cool, look elegant, and dance the night away! Included in our picks are pieces from the spring/summer collections of Ursa Minor, Atelier Delphine, Black Crane, and more.
The Black Crane Pleats Dress has an elasticized waist for easy wear in a classic silouette. Made of 100% cotton. Pictured here in Charcoal.
The Black Crane Pleats Dress in Lemon Yellow is a gorgeous color for summer weddings. Made of 100% cotton.
The Black Crane Wrap Dress has perfect swing for a wedding dance floor, with the elegance of a high neckline. Made of 100% silk, pictured here in Grey. Also available in Charcoal and Gold.
This Atelier Delphine Crescent Maxi Dress has a subtle elegance with dulled gold trim around the hem. Made of 100% silk, in Black.
This Nice Things Sailor Dress has an effortless 70’s vibe, in a beautiful bright blue. Perfect for that wedding by the sea, with white piping running along the straps, bust, and waistline.
The Ursa Minor Kathe Dress in Terra Cotta is a simple, easy to wear piece for your indie summer wedding. Made of 100% lightweight linen. Also available in Black.
The Romy Dress from Ursa Minor in Terra Cotta offers a feminine flair in a figure hugging wrap dress, with a modest hemline. Made of 100% Linen. Also available in Cream.
The Work-Shop Navy Pocket Dress offers an elegant alternative with a drop waist pleated to perfection. Accessorize with heals, diamond studs, and a red lip for your formal wedding! Made of 100% cotton.
Hey, Hey! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th. If you’re stuck for gift ideas, swing by the shop – we’d love to help you out. In the meantime, here are some suggestions!
We got some new cotton hamman towels recently. These make lovely towels, throws, shawls, tablecloths, beach cover-ups, etc. They pair really nicely with locally made Happy Spritz aromatherapy sprays, too!
Locally made leather tote bag from AW by Andrea Wong. A great modern shape.
Looking for something a little sassy? Okay, maybe not for YOUR mom, but maybe your kid’s mom?
The Torte Top from local design house, Vestige, is so pretty. And it’s made in Vancouver!
Jewelry is always appreciated, especially in the form of a Pyrrha talisman necklace. Locally made.
Got a practical mom? Pehr drum bins are new to the shop! Great for storing all manner of stuff and make great laundry baskets, too. Just don’t make your mom do your laundry on Mother’s Day.
Enamel storage containers and mini cookbooks for the mom who loves her kitchen.
Gorgeous linen dress from Ursa Minor. So pretty. Made in Montreal.
For the new mom or mom-to-be: nurturing teas to support her in any stage of pregnancy and beyond. Paired with a lovely handmade teapot or mug from Eikcam Ceramics? You’re so thoughtful…
Hours for this coming long weekend are as follows:
Good Friday: 12-5
Easter Sunday: 12-5
Easter Monday: 11-6
HAPPY EASTER! xo
Just a head’s up that the shop will be closed for a few days for some family time and R&R.
We will be CLOSED Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1.
We’ll be back in action on Saturday, Jan 2nd. Wishing you all a beautiful entry into 2016.
With love from all of us at M&L
Happy Holidays, Everyone! We’re closed for Christmas Day but we’ll be open tomorrow for Boxing Day!
Just five more shopping days until Christmas! Shop hours this week are as follows:
Sunday Dec. 20 / 11am – 5pm
Monday Dec. 21 / 10am – 7pm
Tuesday Dec. 22 / 10am – 7pm
Wednesday Dec. 23 / 10am – 7pm
Thursday Dec. 24 / 10am – 3pm
CHRISTMAS DAY closed
Pendleton blankets always make a gift that someone will love and appreciate for years. We have lots in stock: full size blankets, throws, saddle blankets, even the perfect outdoor blanket that is waterproof on one side and wooly on the other.
Functional , sturdy and beautiful storage hampers in lost of sizes from Toronto-based Pehr Designs. Lots more patterns in the shop.
We love these cedar cutting boards made by local woodworker James Steidle.
A great little Japanese coffee grinder with ceramic burr mechanism for the coffee aficionado.
Forest&Waves blankets are cosy and can be used everywhere – take them camping, to the beach, the cabin, the campfire…
Another Forest&Waves blanket in a different pattern.
Simple and elegant handmade ceramic airplant holder for the minimalist.
Prints from Banquet Atelier. Locally made. We particularly love this Palmistry print.
Silver and gold (or brass for that matter). Lovely pieces to add a bit of functional shine to the house.
Brass incense holders make a sweet little gift. Dishes sold separately.
…and we have lots of incense to go along with the incense holders.
The mulitpurpose hammam towel is a classic gift. Use as a towel, beach blanket, table cloth, shawl, throw, sarong…
Here’s some of our top picks for the ladies – where do we start? Whether she’s your BFF, significant other, mom, sister, boss, daughter….we think you’ll find something just right for her. These are just a few ideas – so much more in the shop. And we love helping people find the perfect gift so come on in and talk to us!
Super soft and cosy t-shirts from local label VESTIGE make a wonderful gift. Each shirt has a different embroidered message at the hem which makes it extra special. They’re thoughtfully presented in a glass bottle that can be reused.
Simple, elegant and modern jewelry from local designer Kara Yoo is always a good choice. We’ve got bracelets (these are her newest bangles), earrings and necklaces.
A great linen scarf in classic red plaid. Also available in green plaid and B&W herringbone.
Perfect everyday leather purse in three colours.
Handmade ceramic ring holders in a few different glaze options.
To go with the ring holders… small handmade dishes which are ideal for holding earrings and other small objects.
Locally made skincare from Fable Naturals – fair trade and organic is the name of the game. Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize with this entire line.
Sweet embroidered linen pouches (photo credit Coral & Tusk).
We don’t think she even needs to be a cat person to appreciate these hefty mugs from Beardbangs. Made in Montreal.
Gorgeous bralets from Love Stories. Sporty and sweet.
Perfect sized everyday tote in mineral metallic adds a subtle touch of bling. Silver not her thing? We also have it in matte black and oxblood.
This unstructured coat from Delphine will keep her cosy and warm.
Another coat option, from Vancouver-based Vestige. Great shape in a classic camel colour.
To help make holiday shopping a little easier we are gradually increasing our hours!
We will be open an hour earlier on the weekends: Saturdays 10am-6pm; Sundays 11am-5pm
Thursdays and Fridays we’ll be staying open an hour longer: 11am-7pm.
Stay tuned for updates!
Here are some suggestions for the men in your life: dad, husband, boyfriend, son, father-in-law, brother… all those guys that you want to make feel loved and appreciated!
Copper finished stainless steel flask – one of those unsung accessories every guy should carry.
The perfect waxed canvas duffel bag from YNOT. Made in Canada. It’s roomy, functional and good looking. Also available in forest green (photo credit from YNOT).
Who wouldn’t appreciate a cool tee-shirt? Lots more graphics to choose from in the shop.
Rugged and handsome watches from Tense. Locally made from sustainably sourced wood.
Get yer growler carrier on! Made in Vancouver by Greff. Sturdy leather handle, wide shoulder strap, and a thick felt lining to keep your beer nice and cold.
All natural leather care kit from Otter Wax. Made with only pure ingredients to protect and nourish leather shoes, bags, belts, etc.
Love these caps from local Forest & Waves. Youthful and fun – not just for guys either :)
Functional, good looking backpacks, made in Toronto by YNOT. Two sizes to choose from, three colours of waxed canvas (grey not shown).
For the modern alchemist and booze enthusiast: the Homemade Gin Kit has everything you need to make tasty gin in your own kitchen.
Locally produced sweatshirts from Wuchild. For your hip and edgy kid. Available in sizes 2T, 4T and 6T.
This Animal Picture Day jigsaw puzzle will keep them occupied on rainy winter days.
For the little sweetie in your life: bracelets with good luck charms – choose from clover charm with pink band or horseshoe with grey band. These would also be great for an adult with a smaller wrist.
Local carver Oliver Harwood has put together these great soapstone carving kits. With the basic shape precut, all the tools are included in the kit along with full colour instructions.
This embroidered linen banner from Coral & Tusk would be so lovely in a kids’ room… or any room for that matter. It’s beautiful, sweet and calming.
Comfy and cool sneaks from vancouver-based People Shoes.
It’s hard to keep these bamboo-derived dinnerware sets in stock. If your little ones can’t stand their peas touching their carrots, these are for them. Four styles to choose from.
Colourful yet sophisticated mobiles from Toronto’s Pehr Designs to brighten up the nursery. Three styles to choose from- this one is the Noah’s Arc theme. Cute!
Locally made by Fait Pour Toi. Each doll is different and made with vintage scraps of fabric and lace.
Peace Out, Cool Cat! Locally embroidered sweatshirt from Emerson Clothing. Sizes 2T, 4T and 6T.
Here’s Part One of our Holiday Gift Guide. All these things make great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts and are all under $30. Most of them are easy to mail as well if you need to send something by post.
This classic wall mount bottle opener is the best. It’s humble and doesn’t call a lot of attention to itself, but whomever you give it to will totally appreciate how much they end up using it.
Personally I don’t like wine glass charms. They’re fussy and you have to remember of you’re a butterfly, a bee, or a ladybug – none of which identify with. Why not just write your name on your glass of wine? These also work great to write labels on ceramic or glass containers, or messages on mirrors. They clean up super easily with a wet, soapy sponge.
We’re big fans of Booda Butter products at the shop! Organic and vegan – totally natural ingredients in these magical jars! Will make your skin soooo soft… and the natural cocoa butter scent is a total bonus.
Locally made iron-on patches! So many things you can put them on: baseball caps, backpacks, jackets, duffle bags…
Shoe and boot laces that will outlast your footwear… lots of colours to choose from.
Ceramic Xmas ornaments, handmade in Montreal. They’re pretty darn cute, and they’re nice and flat so you can put them in a padded envelope and pop them in the mail.
Embroidered merit badges. What trait suits you best?
Carry-on cocktail kits to send you friends off in style.
Who couldn’t use a new pair of socks? We’ve got lots of options for guys and ladies.
Little blown glass bud vases are perfect for springs of greenery or a single flower.
In observance of Remembrance Day, the shop will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th. Apologies for any inconvenience, but we’ll be open as usual on Thursday!
Please join us for a very special evening this Thursday, November 5th from 5-7pm. Local clothing label, Vestige, will be here to launch their Winter/Fall 2015 Collection. Meet and chat with the designer herself while you have a few sips and sweets. And we’ll be holding a draw for a lucky winner to receive a piece of clothing from the collection! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you there! xo
The shop will be closed on Monday, October 12th for Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful day… we are very thankful for you. We’ll be back on Tuesday xo
This month marks our 4th year as a little shop holding ground here on Main Street. To celebrate our birthday, we’re having a STOREWIDE SALE this FRIDAY, SATURDAY and SUNDAY. October 9th, 10th, 11th.
Everything in the shop will be 20% OFF…. clothing, homegoods, accessories, kids’ stuff… you name it. All our past season clothing will also be up to 80% off! Holy, talk about a smoking deal!
It’s our way of saying thank you for being wonderful customers and for supporting local, independent businesses. It truly means the world to little shops like ours. It also happens to be Thanksgiving weekend, so you can shop a little and feel good about the deals you scored, and then go home and stuff your face with turkey and mashed potatoes.
Lastly, all sales will be final, and we have to say ‘no’ to holds and layaways for the duration of the sale. Thanks for understanding :) We hope to see you this weekend!
(Image from Stanley and Peeps)
We’ll be open Saturday from 11-6, and Sunday from 12-5, but CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 7th!
Have a super long weekend, and see you again on Tuesday! xo
So timely… now that the temperature has dropped about 20 degrees seemingly overnight, we’re getting our first (of many) Fall deliveries.
Black Crane and Josi Faye have arrived in the shop. And we are happy to introduce two new labels to Vancouver: Miranda Bennett Studio and Wolcott:Takemoto. Miranda Bennett is based in Austin, Texas and focuses on timeless small-batch pieces, using botanically dyed textiles. Wolcott:Takemoto hails from NYC and produces clothing that is elegant, minimalist and has great detailing. Take a peek below.. we hope you love what you see! xo
Black Crane Slim Dress in Mustard. Also comes in Black and Deep Forest. Nice frayed edge hem detail.
Black Crane Quilt Dress in Dark Purple; also comes in Deep Forest. So cosy.
Shift Dress in handspun silk from Josi Faye. You heard me… handspun silk.
Josi Faye pleated skirt in handspun silk, paired with Fog Linen tee and Baggu leather purse.
Miranda Bennett Everyday Top in Russet silk noil. Also comes in Black.
Miranda Bennett Muse Dress in Black silk noil. Super versatile.
Miranda Bennett Tribute Dress in Indigo Bull Denim with convertible leather belt; tie it in front, wrap it around the back or remove it altogether.
Miranda Bennett Tour Dress in black silk noil; play with the belt by tying in front or back. Below the knee length.
The Carkeek Top from Wolcott:Takemoto in super soft brushed cotton. Love this neckline and the bracelet length sleeves.
From The Sleep Shirt. Yes it is a sleeping tunic, but we would wear it as daywear without a hint of hesitation. In classic Blackwatch Plaid.
Join us for an exciting event happening in New Westminster this Thursday, Friday, Saturday!
We’re joining forces with a gaggle of other indie shops — The Pleasant Shop, Lut Boutique, One of a Few Clothing, Lifetime Collective, Little Mountain Workshop and Board of Trade — for three days to offer great steals and deals. Fashion, accessories and jewelry from 10-75% off!
You’ll find us at 42 Sixth Street in New West (right downtown, conveniently close to the Skytrain)
Opening night Thursday: 7-10pm/ Friday and Saturday 11-6pm
See you there! xo
We just received another shipment from LA based Black Crane. This is one of our all time favourite labels in the shop. Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, the collection is characterized as minimal and edgy. Designers Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki consider environmental issues seriously, and all production process including fabric weaving take place in Los Angeles.
Linen Cocoon Dress in sky.
So pretty. Could also be called “Tulip Dress” I think.
…from the back.
Jumpsuit in grey/black. Also available in marine blue and navy.
Culottes in black. Also available in navy.
Tie Romper in marine blue. Comes in navy too.
Long sleeve shirt in white worn over cocoon dress. Shirt also available in sky blue and grey/black.
3/4 sleeve sheer dress in white.
3/4 sleeve dress in navy.
The flattering and classic shape of the Darted Shell Dress from Archerie is so good that we had to get it in three fabrics.
Instead of having the waistband sit right at the natural waist, it hits at the bottom of the rib cage, making it flattering for so many body types (yes, even us high-waisted types that can’t wear most tailored dresses, or feel like a stuffed sausage with traditional waistbands).
With weddings, proms and summer parties right around the corner, these are perfect – so classic and pretty.
Archerie is designed and made in NYC, and focuses on quality, timeless, feminine pieces.
Red striped seersucker. The perfect garden party frock.
From a distance the pattern looks like a classic houndstooth…
…but it’s actually unicorn heads!
And you can never go wrong with classic navy in a subtle crinkle cotton.
Hope everyone has fun plans for the Victoria Day long weekend!
Hours this weekend will be:
Saturday 11-6 / Sunday 12-5 / Monday 12-5
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th! How will you show your mama, your mama-in-law, or your kids’ mama what they mean to you? An afternoon of pampering? A lovely dinner out? A few hours of “solo time”? All good ideas! If you feel like getting her a gift, we’ve made it easy for you by selecting a few items we think would help make her day!
Luxury aromatherapy products from Vitruvi. Hand-crafted in Vancouver using high grade essential oils. Six nurturing and uplifting varieties. Available as oil roll-ons and facial tonics/mists.
Romantic and sweet. Cotton swiss dot babydoll nightie from The Sleep Shirt.
A handy and uber-cute pouch for daily essentials: charger cords, cosmetics, pens and pencils, receipts… you get the idea.
Sweet enamel lockets from Paris
A sweet waffle weave linen robe to wrap herself in on Sunday morning.
Gorgeous leather accessories from Tanner Goods.
Linen slippers are a no-brainer – they also travel well!
The greeting cards from Banquet Atelier & Workshop have always been a favourite at the shop, so we were thrilled to find out that they have expanded into textiles! We now carry their gorgeous napkin sets, tea towels, and tote bags. The fun yet sophisticated patterns and colours are a Banquet hallmark, and as usual it’s designed and made in Vancouver.
Tea towels and napkin sets in lovely, heavy weight linen.
These oversize tote bags are great for the market, the beach, weekends away, kids’ stuff, or just general schlepping about. Heavy weight canvas, shoulder length straps, internal pocket. Not to mention the killer patterns.
The shop is quickly filling up with amazing shoes for sunny weather. We’re proud to say that we are currently the only Canadian retailer to carry Beek sandals. These handmade leather shoes are designed with quality and longevity in mind. Even the sole is made completely of leather, and has a molded instep to support and conform to your arches. Moreover, Beek gives back by donating a meal to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold. Amazing! We have the “Finch” style in stock, available in the colours below.
Rose Gold and Tan
…and in Black!
We are so proud to introduce Ursa Minor to Vancouver! We adore this line – designed and made in Montreal by self-taught designer, Elizabeth Hudson. Elegant and effortless, made with beautiful natural fabrics. Sophisticated ease is how we would describe it best. Take a look at the gorgeous images from their Spring lookbook. All images courtesy of Ursa Minor.
Lucy silk tank with an original photo of a Vancouver sunset (also available in solid ivory linen)
Pocket top and Lazy Day pants
Peg Jumper (a personal favourite!)
Contrast pocket top
Cate Dress in ivory linen. Also available in black.
Our second delivery of UZI has arrived. UZI has been a staple at the shop for awhile now. The perfect weight for spring and summer, uncomplicated shapes, super cool prints and patterns, made in Brooklyn. Here’s a view of just a few pieces we have in the shop. Yes, we will always love UZI.
V-neck dress in broken stripe pattern
Twist tunic in denim; shown with cream A-pant
Feather tunic (also available in reverse pattern with white feathers on black background)
Tie Dye tunic
Delphine is a Los Angeles based clothing line that epitomizes ease, beauty, femininity and youthfulness. Designer Yuka Izutsu is meticulous about details, sources fabrics of the highest quality and keeps production within L.A. Her designs are meant to serve as a sanctuary from trend-driven fashion.
Riviera Jumpsuit in chambray
Chloe Jacket with contrast trim
Furoshiki Cube bag with in naked leather with chambray closure
Lake Dress in Buffalo Plaid
Hi All! Do you like the re-designed website? It needed a spring facelift and we love how it turned out! We are well aware that a blog post is embarrassingly overdue – but better late than never!
The shop is chok-a-blok full of new Spring items, the first of which we’d like to share is PEPIN, a brand new NYC-based label. These pieces are so fresh and feminine, and utterly wearable. Take a look!
Silk Halter Dress
Cross Front Dress
Terra cotta dishes from Seattle’s Grain Design. Modern icons stamped into the sides take their cue from ancient hieroglyphs.
Flannely soft dress from Atelier Delphine.
Cosy cardigan jacket from Nuthatch.
Locally made aromatherapy sprays from Happy Spritz. Great for guys and gals – 100% natural, a portion goes to animal rescue!
Stunning camel hair coat from Lauren Moffatt, made in NYC.
Fair trade, handmade scissors. A shop favourite. Baby size now in!
BOSS bomber jacket from Lauren Moffatt. Gold thread gives is just enough bling factor.
Handmade ceramic ring holders from Bailey Doesn’t Bark.
Love the line of this organic cotton and yak down dress from Feral Childe – made in NYC.
We’ve always been fans of classic, well-made goods for the home that have stood the test of time. We’ve recently been restocked on two brands that we’ve carried since the shop opened – Riess Enamelware and Bauer Pottery – and a new edition to our collection, Fog Linenworks. Below is a bit of history…
Riess is an Austrian based company that has roots dating back to 1550. They began making high-quality porcelain enamel kitchenware in 1922, and the company is currently run by the ninth Riess family generation. The company philosophy revolves around sustainability, ecological vision and social responsibility. Their manufacturing is powered by green energy from three hydroelectric plants and their production process is carbon neutral.
Riess cookware consists of four coats of porcelain enamel applied to a steel core. Porcelain enamel has no artificial elements in it and is completely recyclable into scrap metal. It can be used on all heat sources, is nickel-free, scratch-resistant, non-porous and easy to clean. Morever, it comes in the best colours! We’ve got lidded casseroles, baking dishes, saucepans, ladles, milk pots, and mixing bowls.
Bauer Pottery is another favourite collection of ours. The company’s roots date back to 1878 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1910 J.A. Bauer moved production to Los Angeles, California where the company expanded it’s designs and colour selections. In the 30’s the famous “ring designs” were added to all manner of vessels – butter dishes, mixing bowls, candle holders, and honey pots to name a few. The most famous period for Bauer Pottery had begun and the company enjoyed years of success. Eventually things changed, and in the early 60’s the company shut down it’s production. As time passed, original Bauer pieces became highly collectable.
It wasn’t until years later in 1998 that current owner, Janek Bonieki, purchased the rights to reproduce classic Bauer designs. Using original vintage pieces, new molds were made. Original and new colours were developed – without the use of harmful elements like lead and uranium! A new era of Bauer Pottery was born and we can now enjoy replicas of the original pieces.
In the shop you’ll find creamers, sugar bowls, mixing bowls, egg cups and butter dishes in all colours!
Fog Linenworks was started by Japanese designer Yumiko Sekine after her own search for affordable everyday linens came up short. She travelled to Lithuania, where flax has been grown and spun into linen since the Middle Ages. This began her relationship with Lithuanian makers who produce all of Yumiko’s designs. She started with seven items in her line, and ten years later there is a large and growing line of linen homegoods – including clothing – which we also carry!
It just so happens that all these collections coordinate beautifully with each other. We hope you will come in and see them in person!
In honour of CANADA DAY, we are having a SALE on LADIES’ CLOTHING AND SHOES, today until Monday (June 27 – 30)! For four days only, all women’s clothing and shoes will be 20% off, and sale items will have an additional 10% off! Please note that we will be closed on Tuesday, July 1st, so pop by this weekend, and then have yourself a super Canada Day!
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15th! If you’re searching for ideas to make your pa feel like the SUPER-DAD he is, look no further. Below are some of our favourite Father’s Day picks!
If he’s a coffee purist then look no further. The manual Camano Coffee Mill from Red Rooster is handsome and functional (and way quieter that that electric grinder). Fully adjustable from coarse to very fine. Sold separately are our reusable cotton coffee filters and 1/8 cup cherry wood coffee scoop.
Is his sock collection looking a bit sad? Does he need a dose of colour in his wardrobe? Maybe he’s the conservative type but his feet are more progressive? These socks will are the perfect gift for any dad.
Classic, durable and handsome, this heavy-duty waxed canvas and leather briefcase from Frost River easily doubles as an overnight bag.
Bring out the kid in him with one (or two!) of our t-shirts from Gnome Enterprises.
Always a winner – wood watches locally made by Tense. Adjustable and amazingly lightweight, we now have even more styles to choose from.
A clever and versatile waxed canvas and leather bike bag made by local gal Andrea Wong. Comes with three adjustable loop attachments to fit most standard frame sizes.
Assorted apothecary products from our friends at Otter Wax will keep Dad looking and smelling good. All natural, pure and – as always – no otters were harmed in the making of these products!
“Shake”: a great book that is one part instructional recipe guide, one part photo-journey through a year of cocktail crafting between two best friends who met in university. Filled with inspiring photographs, this little gem will be put to good use by any cocktail lover.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th!
To help make things a little easier for you, we’ve selected some of our favourite items to show your mom just how much she means to you. There is much more in the shop, so pay us a visit as we are more than happy to help you select the perfect gift to lavish on your mama (or the mama-figure in your life)! xo
Sumptuous Pendleton cotton spa/beach towels in assorted colours and patterns.
Olive wood mortar and pestle, made in Provence.
A classic, comfortable and flattering striped shirt from Small Trades.
All natural and cruelty-free body oils and soaps from Meow Meow Tweet.
Locally made mini bags from Andrea Wong
iphone 5 cases with protective bumpers in various colourful designs.
A compendium of charming recipes and kitchen crafts with amazing photography!
Necklaces from Seattle based Iacoli & McAllister.
Beautiful terrariums, locally made by Anca Zah. No two are the same.
A nightie in cool cotton pinstripe shirting. Made in Vancouver by The Sleep Shirt.
Ceramic votive candle holders from Pigeon Toe Ceramics (also do double duty as salt pigs!)
Black walnut serving board. Alberta-made from On Our Table.
Locally made wooden watches – a Much&Little favourite.
Please join us this evening, Tuesday, April 15th, to celebrate our recent expansion. From 6:00 to 9:00pm we’ll be offering bubbly and some nibbles as well as special discounts for this evening only. 15% off ladies’ clothing and shoes, and 10% pretty much everything else in the shop!
We hope you can join us! xo
We love UZI. A tiny two person business based in NYC, they sew and individually screen print each garment one at a time. Simple, bold pieces you can build your wardrobe around. So good. Take a look at what’s in store!
We are so happy to carry Black Crane in the shop now. Created by Alexander Yamaguchi and Momoko Suzuki, Black Crane represents pure, deep black as the designers are deeply interested in their Japanese roots as well as ancient Japanese culture. Their clothing is characterized as minimal and edgy. All production processes including fabric weaving takes place in Los Angeles, California.
Origami Shirt in striped linen and sold mint linen.
Square Shirt in Olive. Available in Sand as well.
Long Slit Coat in Royal Blue. Also available in Navy.
Balloon Jumper in striped linen.
Tie Dye Dress
3/4 Sleeve Dress in Olive.
Overalls in Royal Blue. Also available in Charcoal.
Spring arrivals are steadily making their way into the shop and what we’re getting from Lauren Moffatt is putting a sunshiney smile on our faces. Colourful, vintage-inspired, offbeat yet still classic… for the gal who isn’t afraid to stand out in a crowd.
A personal fave. The Crown Flower pullover in a bright and bold ikat pattern. Wear it with skinnies and sneaks for kicking about in style.
Blue Ginger Midi Dress in 100% silk. Belted or not, with a jacket over top or on it’s own. A gorgeous piece in a timeless shape.
Silk Palmgrass Tie Back Top makes a perfect statement for spring. Looks super sweet paired with the striped pencil skirt below.
Love love love this baby! Cotton striped pencil skirt in a just-below-the-knee length.
The Oleander blouse in 100% cotton is a dream to wear. Just the right amount of lace makes it feminine and romantic.
The pintuck blouse. Her classic, best selling style done in blue and green silk.
We are so proud to have FERAL CHILDE in the shop now! It’s pretty evident that design-duo Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson both went to art school when you see their clothing. Their collaborative sketches form the basis of each season’s textile prints, and their use of sustainable fabrics, low impact dyes and that fact that everything is made in NYC makes their work even more special. Subtle and sensitive detailing on each piece completes the picture.
Their Spring 2014 Collection, entitled “Disappearing Object Phenomenon”, plays on the sentimental curiosities of disappearance and reappearance with nostalgic tributes and the wonder of unexplained rediscovery. The collection is comprised entirely of natural fibers including hand-loomed organic cotton, silk linen, Tencel and hemp. First delivery is in the shop, the second delivery to arrive soon! We are in love!
The Borrower’s Blouse is a personal favourite. Effortless and very chic.
Fabric detail on Borrower’s Blouse. Hi Little Bear!
Ladder shell in silk linen. Stunning pattern. Wear to work, wear to dinner.
Fabric detail on the ladder shell.
In case you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to the last several weeks, well we’ve been pretty darn busy to say the least. In January we started preparations to move into the space next door to make room for more women’s clothing. The shop stays true to its focus on well-made, hand-crafted wares, we’ve simply expanded that vision to include more clothing.
This past Friday we finally peeled the paper off the window to unveil our expansion which we are so very proud of. There are still some kinks to iron out, but we are definitely open for business! As Spring stock begins to arrive, I can’t tell you how excited we are about the designers that are on our racks. We love their work and we feel so lucky to have them in the shop.
So what can you expect to see coming in for Spring? Lauren Moffatt, Feral Childe, Atelier Delphine, Black Crane, UZI, Hanna Dorothy, Sundry, American Colors, Nuthatch, Jennifer Glasgow, Utility Canvas, Archerie, Valerie Dumaine…. and more. Independent designers at their best! Got you curious? Well come on by and pay us a visit. And check your inboxes, too – in a few weeks we’ll be sure to have a party to formally introduce you to the new Much&Little!
If you want to stay on top of things, feel free to add your name to our email list here.
Hope to see you soon! xoxo
Christmas is only two weeks away!! The shop is choc-a-bloc full with all sorts of gift ideas for pretty much everyone on your list. Come visit us to see what’s new – we’re here to help you find a gift you’ll feel as good about giving as they will enjoy receiving!
We love how childhood buddies (we just know them as Eric and Josh) started Mason Shaker products together. The newest addition to the line is the recipe book “Shake” which has seasonal cocktail recipes and great photography to go along with it. Buy on it’s own or with other Mason Shaker products to make a great gift for the cocktail enthusiast on your list. Pictured here we have the cocktail shaker, two sided jigger, cocktail muddler and whiskey stone set.
Locally made airplant terrariums easily give any room a boost of life. Each terrarium is unique and includes a healing stone with a specific energetic quality. Simple, beautiful and calming.
It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Pendleton blankets. So we were immediately smitten with these clutches that are made from Pendleton fabrics. They also do double duty as portfolios and ipad cases – so your favourite Pendleton design as never far away.
Based out of Eugene, Oregon, Will Leather Goods makes a darn fine bag! We’ve got messengers, backpacks and a great duffle.
Waxed canvas ipad and laptop cases also from Will Leather Goods.
Bright and cheery iphone 5/5s cases from Rifle Goods. We’ve got the ones with bumpers for added protection.
This sweetheart sweatshirt from Sundry is perfect for lazy, loungy days and nights.
It’s time for our annual HOLIDAY PARTY!
Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6:00-9:00pm
Join us for an evening of sips and goodies, and special discounts* throughout the entire shop for that evening only!
Just like last year, the We Are Local Holiday Pop-Up shop will be next door with their party hats on too, so it’ll be an extra festive evening for all!
We would love to have you join us. Please RSVP by December 4th.
See you soon!
Summer has been super busy. With kids out of school there’s been more than the usual running around, and fitting in a little family vacation means something has to slide – hence the lack of regular blog updates. I promise to keep things updated a little more frequently from now on!
Just so you know, our summer clothing sale is going strong. We’ve marked things waaaay down to make way for Fall arrivals. Speaking of new things, here are some quick shots of what’s come through the door in recent days.
The Skytop dress from Lauren Moffatt is the perfect casual dress. I think it should have been called the ‘Errand” dress though, because it makes those mundane errands all the more exciting when you look hot doing them. Be the best looking chick in the grocery store or getting your oil changed when you’re wearing this little number.
We LOVE this version of the classic striped shirt. Need we say more?
There’s a reason Lauren Moffatt comes out with this style every season. It looks great on so many bodies; it’s timeless, versatile, can be dressed up or down, can be worn with snaps done up or open, and the detailing makes it a stand-out piece in anyone’s wardrobe. We love this silk print in a colour reminiscent of a certain China pattern from bygone years….?
Silk pintuck dress. Miss Moffatt’s best selling pintuck blouse reworked into a dress.
A no-brainer wardrobe basic. Cotton jersey crew neck from Sundry.
One of our favourites from Sundry. The pullover hoodie in peacock blue.
Half way between leggings and sweat pants these will keep you cosy as the temperature drops.
Ultra comfortable sweat pants from Sundry with their signature dip-dyed draw string. These are my favourite things to slip into after a long day at work! Not that any of you make my days seem long, but you know what I mean.
IT’S A PARTY TO CELEBRATE OUR FABULOUS CUSTOMERS!
You guys keep us going… without you we wouldn’t be!
There will be special store wide savings that evening only, including and extra 10% taken off sale items.
So come join us THIS THURSDAY, JULY 11th FROM 6 – 9 PM.
There’ll be sweet treats and some summery bevies to enjoy as well!
Just our way of saying thanks for being THE best customers EVER!
RSVP’s to email@example.com
Wishing all you Dads out there a wonderful day.
You are so loved!
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th! We’ve got a whack of gift ideas listed below to show your pappy what a great guy he is.
If you’re planning to get out and about on foot, it also happens to be Car Free Day on Main Street that day. The street will be closed to traffic from Broadway to 29th Ave. That’s 21 blocks of fun for the whole family, so come visit us! And it’s supposed to be sunny so you have no excuse.
Also… all clothing will be 20% off for Car Free Day only. So if you’ve had your eye on that Lauren Moffatt dress, it’s gonna be 20% off… but just for that day!
Anyhow, back to the dads…. check out our best picks for gifts below.
Quite possibly the most beautiful sunglass kit I’ve ever come across. The folded leather reminds me of a croissant. $68. Made by Tanner Goods, as are the wallets below. Sunglasses not included!
Classic, beautiful, hand-crafted leather wallets. The smaller one has two card slots on each side of the main compartment, $62. The bifold wallet is a streamline classic, $78.
Waxed canvas and leather wallet. Simple and streamline. $55.00
Waxed canvas dopp kit so he can travel in style. $85.
For the fly fisher! Bandanas with Trout or Pacific Coast Fishes motifs. $9.95.
Old school! Hand-operated coffee mill, $72, and pepper mill, $60. Cherry wood coffee scoop, $22.00
Illustrated playing cards. Each deck has 52 original drawings of iconic landmarks of each city. Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and Paris. $22.95
Is he into mixing cocktails? There are lots of goodies from the makers of The Mason Shaker. Whiskey Stones $17.95; jigger $10.95; muddler $14.95; Mason Shaker $36.00.
Keep his beard or ‘stache soft and supple with this fantastic smelling and nourishing oil from Otter Wax. $29.95
German-made olive wood shaving brush and stand. $79.95
Can’t go wrong with a classic. The Sleep Shirt: an ultra comfortable shirt based on a 20th century design. Unisex and comes in two lengths. Short $195; Long $210. We recommend long for Dad.
Shoe shine kit with 5 brushes and a super soft chamois. $39. Otter Wax leather salve and saddle soap sold separately.
For the handy daddy. Waxed canvas shop apron from our friends down the road, Union Wood Co. $110.
To all you Mommas out there, we wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Thank you for all you’ve done for us over the years.
You are loved.
Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, May 12th and we’ve got some great gift ideas to spoil your one-and-only Mumsie. Check out a few of our favourite ideas below, or pop into the shop this week and browse around. We hope to see you soon! xo
Simple, timeless earrings from local designer, Kara Yoo. Silver or 10K gold. $25 – $50.
From Fresco Towels. Exquisite patterns on super plush Turkish terry. Great for bath or beach. $72.95.
Necklaces from Iacoli & McAllister. The brass tubes are adjustable so you can switch up the look. More styles in the shop. $60 – $88.
Mini hammered cube earrings by Vanessa Lianne. Silver $52; Brass $45.
Just in time for our warm weather. Wear as a skirt or a dress; makes a great beach cover up. From Sundry. $145.
Super soft and cosy pieces made for lounging and lazy mornings. From Sundry. Hoodie $115; Drawstring lounge pans $110.
Lovely, easy to wear smocked dress from Lauren Moffatt. $210.
Leather purses designed and made in New York City by Baggu. Regular $145, on sale for $116.
The Sleep Shirt. Nothing could be more comfy to sleep in. Based on a 19th century chemise found at London’s Spitalfield’s Market. Locally designed, made in Ontario. Keeping it simple; one size, one shape, two lengths, unisex. Short $195; Long $210.
Wristlet pouches made from traditional hand-embroidered textiles. Fair trade, supporting women in rural Asia. Regular $98, on sale for $78.40.
Clever ceramic mugs that look like time-weathered enamelware. Four colours available. $14.95.
Handmade hanging planters from TW Pottery. $59 – $82.
Spring has sprung and the shop is abounding with new products for your use and enjoyment! Beautiful and plush towels, supremely comfortable clog sandals, outfits for baby, the list goes on. See below for pics and details. Or better yet, come in a say hello. xo
We’re thrilled to be carrying Fresco Towels in amazing patterns and colours. A family-run business, Fresco Towels are made from 100% cotton terry, and are printed and finished in Los Angeles. It’s hard to decide which design to go with – 6 stunning patterns to choose from. They are also pre-washed and pre-shrunk. We also have a few bathmats.
Sven clogs have finally arrived – back by popular demand! We’ve added the high heeled t-strap in black, and the medium height red mary-janes. Regardless of height, they are amazingly comfortable. We also have the good ol’ standby classic clogs in red and black. Hurry in… these babies ain’t going to be on the shelves for very long!
With the warmer weather coming we can think about dressing the babes in lighter garments. We have new stock of Zebi Baby organic cotton t-shirts and bum covers in linen. Love this whale motif!
For the little lion in your life!
Adorable gauzy cotton dress and bum cover with flower embroidery, from Baby YaYa. Perfect for tea parties and warm spring days!
Super cute old-school wooden toys for your rug rat! Designed and made in Quebec. We love the simplicity of these toys which inspire creative play. The little leprechauns with their suede hats are too cute for words. Happy, happy, happy!
Introducing the Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker! A very clever design with patent pending that adds to our list of great uses for a mason jar. A four piece set with jar included. Makes a great gift, dontcha think?
A stylish and eco-friendly travel mug that keeps your drink hot or cold while remaining comfortable to the touch. Comes with a removable stainless steel tea strainer. Holds 8oz.
Today is one of those glorious February days that’s meant to remind us that Spring is not far off. As an additional harbinger of the changing seasons, we have our first Spring delivery of Lauren Moffatt in the shop. As usual, her pieces are impeccably lovely. Vintage-inspired, timeless, unexpected, quirky, feminine and flattering. Come visit us and see for yourself! xoxo
Melt your heart with the Love Snap silk blouse, with gold snaps and the sweetest balloon heart print on front and back. $310
Back detail of the heart blouse.
The Alley Dress in lightweight striped denim. Just throw it on and go on your fabulous way. And it’s got pockets! BTW, the photo makes the stripes look diagonal, but they are in fact vertical! $325
The silk pintuck blouse done in a garden plot print. Ms. Moffatt’s favourite blouse (and ours), redone every season in different patterns. $295.
A gazillion pintucks grace the back.
The same pattern re-done in a dress! The Backspin Snap dress is sure to turn heads. Woot Woot! $415.
With Spring clothing deliveries right around the corner, we’re putting further mark-downs on all our Fall and Winter styles! 50% off to be exact (not to mention a few items from summer that are up to 70% off!) Yes, there are some sweet deals to be had. Take a look at the pics below for a refresher on some of the items in the shop.
Ah, the dress that broke a thousand hearts! Lauren Moffatt cream silk dress with crochet details and nude slip. Was $445, now $222.50.
Lauren Moffatt Grey Monogram Sweater was $225, now $112.50; Silk Skirt with lining originally $325, now $162.50. Red belt is sold separately – was $95, now $47.50 (also available in natural).
So easy to wear, and you can eat as much as you want in it! Lauren Moffatt silk dress with contrast panel and asymmetrical snaps. Was $415, now $207.50.
Thom Dolan Fancy Oxford Shirt was $295, now $147.50; Wool plaid skirt was $295, now $147.50.
Thom Dolan ombre plaid dress with front darts and pockets. Originally $325, now $162.50. Belt sold separately – was $98, now $49.
Trovata cream and gold lambswool sweater. Was $198, now $99.
Trovata pink and red colour blocked lambswool sweater. Was $198, now $99.
Trovata striped lambswool cardigan. Was $235, now $117.50.
It’s been a little crazy in the shop with holiday shoppers braving the cold and wet. But as I write this it’s actually looking quite lovely outside – there’s even a patch of blue poking out behind that little grey cloud. Hello, blue!
Anyhoo, below are some pics of recent arrivals that might be perfect for that special someone on your list. We are pretty much bursting at the seams with lovely items to give and receive. We hope to see you soon. xo
Get organized with these smart and practical chalkboard canisters. The flat lids make them great for stacking and the neutral colour scheme looks great in all kitchens.
Matchsticks in vintage apothecary bottles. Turn it over and the bottom of the bottles have been scored for striking the matches. So clever. So cute.
Beautifully made ceramic teapots (and teacups and french butter dishes) from Calgary’s Juliana Rempel. We love the combination of the glazes with the red clay (sourced from Medicine Hat). No two are alike, all are beautiful.
We are finally stocked up on pocket knives from our friends in Santa Fe. Wood marquetry inlays and turquoise adorn these beauties. Assorted patterns and colours available. We also have their bread knives with marquetry handles for the foodie on your gift list.
Lovely leather pouches with embroidered feather and arrow motifs. Use as a wallet, a cosmetic case, a pencil case… did you know that crossed arrows are a symbol of friendship? Kinda sweet, we think.
Assorted tea towels from San Francisco’s Studio Patro. This one beautiful enough to frame – and wouldn’t it brighten anyone’s day?
Locally made leather mittens by Bel. These babies are gorgeous – soft, sleek and minimal. And we all know mittens keep your hands warmer than gloves!
Assorted travel kits from Toronto’s Made&Found. Carrie meticulously dyes the fabrics (using all natural dyes) and then sews each bag, complete with interior pockets for smaller items. So well thought out.
Buttery soft leather wallets from Victoria’s Arraworks. Each wallet is ingeniously crafted from one continuous piece of leather. Available in black, natural, robin’s egg blue and dark teal (not shown).
Pendleton blankets in various patterns are back in stock as well. These blankets are keepers – you’ll have them for a lifetime and then pass them on. We’ve got full size blankets, smaller saddle blankets, and baby/lap blankets too!
Fun, feminine and ethically made wristlet pouches and clutches from Jade Tribe. These bags are made from re-purposed, traditional textiles from Thailand and Laos. The women from the weaving villages that make them are fairly employed by Jade Tribe and benefit directly from their sales.
We’re coming up to the ONE YEAR birthday of Much&Little! The last year has been a whirlwind of activity. We can hardly believe how the shop has grown, the wonderful people and customers we’ve met, and the constant learning that takes place each day.
Part of the fun has been looking back at what the shop was like in the late summer of 2011 and what it looks like today. That was a crazy time getting the space ready for opening day. Enjoy looking at the make-over photos below! Scroll down to see the final “after” shot, courtesy of the multi-talented Dave at the kreative.
This was the space when we first saw it. Didn’t look too inviting… but there was potential!
Yep, behind that old t-bar ceiling was…. another ceiling! Some old walls came down, too.
Time for drywall.
New lighting is in, now the shelving goes in bit by bit… that was a frustrating job thanks to uneven floors.
Floors are painted, shelves are in, almost there…
The end result!
There’s a lovely crispness in the air these days… almost time for toasty evenings by the fire with a hot toddy in one hand and a good book in the other. Getting cosy in one of these Trovata sweaters is also on the list. Aren’t they great? We love the colour blocking! 100% lambswool, the fit is relaxed and easy. A perfect casual sweater.
Poppy, pink and cream.
Forest, sage and navy.
Cream, flax and gold.
Cream and brown striped cardigan with contrast trim.
Brown crew neck with mustard trim.
I can’t believe it’s almost the end of September. I know many people are lamenting the passing of summer, but I have to say these first few days of Fall have been lovely. The seasons will change and time will march on, so go with the flow I say!
Speaking of change, there is much of that at Much&Little! Welcome aboard to the multi-talented Katie, our newest staff member; and sweet farewell to Grant (although somehow I think we’ll still be seeing you in the neighborhood or darkening our doors on occasion).
I’m fighting off a wee cold but carry on I must; holiday orders are to be placed, so sniffles begone! In the coming weeks and months there will be lots of new stuff in the shop, plus replenishment of our favourite items – we are very excited about it all!
It’s always a challenge to stay on top of these blog posts – any attempt at posting once a week has turned out to be more like once a month. But we are on Instagram, which I love – it’s a super quick way share what’s new, or just plain fun. If you have the app, look us up #muchlittleshop and start following! If we’re not blogging, we’re more than likely Instagramming!
Anyway… I did want to share about some wonderful new things in the shop. Below are the details and photos. This week I’ll be getting in a whole bunch of other goodies, so come on in and pay us a visit soon!
Local designer Ashley Watson makes the softest wallets from reclaimed leather garments. I personally own one and love it. Don’t expect these wallets to be stiff and structured. Soft and supple is the name of the game here. Each one is sewn one at a time by Ashley herself. We’ve got the larger button wallets for girls who have more stuff to stash, or the smaller tie wallets for simpler needs.
Inside detail of the smaller tie wallet.
Inner detail of the larger button wallet; also has an exterior zippered pocket.
Amazing skincare from local, fair trade and organic Fable Naturals. We have their lipbalms (three flavours in a biodegradable cardboard tube); their body balm which is effective on dry areas as well as taming flyaways; and (my personal favourite) the sugar scrub. Use the scrub in the shower and you will have the smoothest, softest skin you can imagine – think baby’s bottom smooth. The scents are intoxicating – I can’t get enough of it!
From TW Pottery in Los Angeles. I’m in love with these earthy, imperfect vases and planters. They are weighty and quirky and one-of-a-kind. I think the vases would also make great utensil holders in my dream coast modern home!
Love these hanging planters with succulents nestled inside. Hmmmm, which glaze is my favourite?
Fall is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about dressing for the season. Say bye-bye to flip flops and cut-offs, hello to smart tailoring and more pulled-together looks. Yep, it’s the perfect time to welcome Thom Dolan into the shop!
Before lauching her own line in 2010, Thomasine Dolan spent 20 years in the fashion industry working for companies like Giorgio Armani, Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren. She combines classic men’s tailoring, high quality fabrics, and thoughtful detailing for a look that’s feminine, flattering and timeless. Now who wouldn’t Fall for that?
The wool T-shirt dress in mini houndstooth is very wearable and so dear! Love those pockets.
The Smart Dress in a beautiful rich plummy brown with contrasting cotton collar and cuff detail. It’s a perfect Fall dress. We’ve paired it with a Trois Petit Points locket in Caramel.
The collar detail on the Smart Dress. We love the subtle pink dots!
The Oxford Shirt Dress in ombre plaid is LOVELY. Shown with the leather lasso belt (sold separately).
The Swiss Dot shirt in brown is subtly sheer. Part school girl, part sexy.
This fabric is crazy beautiful. It’s all in the details baby!
The Pretty Sweater in the loveliest shade of blue. Cotton and cashmere. Shown with the Trois Petit Points enamel locket in white.
Surprise! The buttons go down the back!
Our first Fall delivery of Lauren Moffatt has arrived and we are blown away by the beauty of these pieces! If you like clothing that is timeless, vintage-inspired and feminine, then Lauren Moffatt is your girl. A Philadelphia native, Ms. Moffatt headed to New York at the age of 24 to pursue her dream. She launched her label in October 2000, and has come a long way from sewing hundreds of pieces on her sailboat home on the banks of the Hudson River.
Her love of art and design shines through in her work: the colours, the details, the textures – it’s beautiful. Below is what we have in store now and there’s more to come – we’d love you to come in to take a closer look.
I don’t know how many times you can say “OMG” in a single breath, but that’s what we did when we saw this dress. It’s 100% silk with delicate lace details throughout and comes with it’s own silk slip. Ladylike, timeless and utterly lovely.
The wool Ponyboy sweater paired with the Great Gatsby silk skirt and red leather belt is so charming! The sweater has red and cream banding on the neck, cuff and bottom hem and a cute LM monogram on sleeve. The skirt is lined. Pretty, so pretty.
The silk pintuck blouse is my personal favourite. A classic piece that will never go out of style. It has asymmetrical snaps that can be unsnapped for a casual look (as shown) or snap it up and tuck it in if you’re feeling dandy. Wear it to work, wear it on a date, wear it on girls’ night – wear it whenever you want to feel lovely.
Nobody does casual, comfortable clothing quite like James Perse. They are effortless to wear, and will become the staple workhorses of your wardrobe. We just received a shipment of sweatshirts and pants that are perfect for relaxed weekends and BBQ’s, and two styles of dresses we are simply smitten about. We had to try everything on, so take a look at the pics below!
Ah, clothes to live in! Slubby Raglan sweatshirt in Freshwater has a really nice neckline; Carpenter Pants are cotton with 2% elastine for just the right amount of movement.
Vintage sweatshirt in Prism and Carpenter Pants in Signet. So comfortable, once you put them on you don’t want to take them off!
This is the Shell Dress looking like a dream on J! The colour is the softest shade of blush. I think the picture says it all.
J is wearing the Utility Dress here. It’s a beautiful neckline and we love the colour!
The Utility Dress once again but on a completely difference body type. I’m only 5′ tall!
We got some goodies delivered yesterday. Take a peek.
A fine little garden trowel with centimetres marked on the blade so you know how deep you’ve dug. The bright orange prevents it from getting lost in your shrubs!
Classic notebooks, made since the 1940’s. Hand-stitched binding and superior quality, smooth paper so the ink doesn’t show through the sheet.
A simple soap dish made from Japanese Hinoki wood. Dove tail joints and a removable insert. Nice.
I’ve always loved clogs and I’m thrilled to now be carrying SVEN clogs in the shop. They are a traditional wooden clog with a Swedish-made sole and leather uppers. For those who think wooden shoes must be uncomfortable, think again. Did you know that back in the day clogs were worn by nurses, factory workers and mine labourers who were on their feet for long hours? Wooden clogs offer excellent support while absorbing shock and protecting your feet. They’ll keep the structure of your tootsies healthy and intact.
Aside from the traditional low-heeled clog in red in black, we also have one style of medium height sandal in tan that is so beautiful. Despite the heel they are unparalleled in comfort – take it from me, Jaezila and Nellije next door who already bought a pair!
We currently only have one of each size in each style so hoof it on over here to get your pair!
The perfect classic clog by Sven. Simple, well-made and timeless. In red and black.
The ultra comfortable and lightweight sandal in tan leather.
Just the girls showing off our Sven sandals!
We are re-stocked on Trois Petit Points – a lovely, feminine line of jewelry from Paris. We have the enamelled lockets back in stock, as well as the “Plumetis” and “Twist” necklaces. I know my phone does a completely inadequate job of capturing them (note to self: invest in a proper camera soon), but hopefully you get the idea. The colours are beautiful and soft with a romantic edge. So, if you can’t make it to Paris anytime soon, you can wear a little bit of the city around your neck!
Long Plumetis necklace with enamel detail.
Enamelled lockets in seven different colours.
I must say I’m terribly behind on my blog posts. Ever have those days/weeks/months when you’re just trying to catch up? Welcome to my world! Anyway, here are a few shots of some new things we’ve got in the shop. We’re always sourcing and getting new things in (in addition to our good ol’ standbys), and we try our darndest to keep the blog updated! Of course, the best thing is to just pop by, check things out yourself and say hellllooooooo! xx
We are re-stocked on the black linen Matteo dress! The perfect summer frock that works for day or evening (shown on left). On the right is a classic shift dress from Mount Pleasant’s own Ad Lib Clothing. So pretty. We’re the first retailer to carry the line and we’re thrilled!
It might look like wood but it’s not. Cast from a tree stump this handmade ceramic clock is a very limited edition from local Czech artist Klara Sumova. We instantly fell in love with it’s beauty and simplicity. Please note the clocks are intended to be hung on the wall, not for the tabletop!
Also available in brown!
New from Pigeon Toe Ceramics! Mini creamers and pinch pots in delightful colours. Unglazed on the outside with food safe glazes inside. Serving up maple syrup, dips, sauces and spices never looked better.
The forecast is good for this week, and that calls for iced tea or lemonade on the patio! Or maybe sangria and mojitos! What better way to serve it up in these delightful fair trade, hand painted pitchers and cups? So sweet and summery. The pitchers also make great vases for showing off summer blooms.
New product from Otter Wax! The regular Fabric Wax has done well, and now we have their brand new Fabric Dressing too! It gives a factory finish to your canvas and denim goods. Think of the classic Barbour jacket and the finish on it. This is what you can achieve with the Fabric Dressing. For a less intense finish, stay with the Fabric Wax.
The first thing most people notice when they come into the shop are the rugs on the floor. We love textiles, and rugs in particular have a way of transforming a space, giving it warmth and character. We think of them as functional art. We’ve managed to source some beautiful kilims, many in smaller sizes that are perfect for tight spaces: entryways, at the foot of a bed, in a small den. They even work as wall hangings or as runners on a console table, cabinet or bench – basically anywhere you want colour and texture! (And what’s a kilim, anyway, you might ask? In short, it’s a handwoven, flat weave rug or tapestry. Ours come mostly from Iran or Afghanistan). Below is a selection of what we’ve just brought it, and there’s more in the shop!
This Friday evening LATE NITE ART is popping up at Much&Little! Join us for a facilitated long table series of collaborative art-making, ambient music, delectable eats and insightful/thought provoking discussion.
The $25 cost includes the workshop and a 3-course meal of local, organic fare. A pretty fine deal, indeed. Space is limited so register before you miss out – it’s filling up fast! For more information and to register, please contact LATE NITE ART.
See you very soon!
To all you Dad’s out there – we want to wish you a very special Father’s Day. Thank you for everything you do – for your time, your support, your faith in us, your words of wisdom… but mostly thanks for being you. Love you. xxoo
Father’s Day is on Sunday! How will you say thanks to your good ol’ Pop for being there for you? There are so many reasons and ways to tell him you love him. If you’re in a gift-giving mode, below is a quick round-up of ideas.
Locally made wood watch. Assorted styles, $105-$160
Cosy eco-friendly, sustainable slippers. Handmade in Patagonia from wool and salmon leather, $62.
Assorted shop aprons from Vancouver’s own Union Wood Co. Includes the limited edition “Man in Black” apron. Bring out his inner Johnny Cash. $90-$110.
Camano coffee mill, adjustable for a consistent, perfect grind. $72.
Locally made cotton bow ties from Exhibit B Ties. More patterns in the shop. $65.
Handmade cotton ties from Philadelphia’s Forage. $89.
Locally made wallets from Wulf Work. Two styles available. $55-$75(shown).
Cute little shoe shine kit – contains 5 brushes and a chamois. $35.
Large and roomy classic rucksack, crafted by artisans in Minnesota. Leather and waxed canvas. $210.
Waxed canvas messenger bag. Handmade in USA. $150.
Durable cotton canvas briefcase. Also available in brown with black straps. $100.
Classic duffle bags. Built to last. $115.
Make his man-cave smell nice with pure, all natural room sprays that bring home the scent of the Pacific North West. $24.95.
Waiter’s knives with wood marquetry inlays. Made in Sante Fe. $57.
Whale shaped knives. Handcrafted in Japan. $55.
So happy to have a write-up in this month’s BC Home & Garden magazine with such beautiful photos by Claudette Carracedo. It’s really a blessing to have so much support. Thank you! xoxo
I’ve been lagging behind on my blog posts lately, but I’m finally able to share about another great arrival, from yet another talented design team.
Iacoli & McAllister is a Seattle based atelier headed by Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister. I love this quote, taken directly from their website: “Our process is one part exploration, one part learning curve, one part affection, one part sheer strife, and one part caffeine. We also really like to travel and sleep.”
Their collection is broad and includes a jewelry line that is intriguing for its minimalism and architectural sensibility. The necklaces are made with long ultra suede cords that are threaded with either hexagonal brass nuggets, or brass square tubes, some of which are powder coated in black, red or nude. One of the designs has adjustable tubes making it brilliantly simple and complex at the same time. Pictured below are four styles, but we’ve got more colours and combinations in store. Come see! All photos courtesy of Iacoli & McAllister.
Judging by the weather, you’d never know it was Spring, but these lovely bow ties from Vancouver’s Exhibit B have certainly added a touch of spring to our step. They’re handmade in limited editions from 100% cotton in a smattering of dandy patterns like seersucker, madras plaid and polka dot denim. Ideal for that summer wedding or graduation party.
Alison Hartford is the creative brainchild behind the newly launched label. For the past ten years she’s been designing couture and custom wedding gowns for Manuel Mendoza as well as under her own name. We’re thrilled that she’s branched out with Exhibit B and super thrilled to be carrying it!
The ties are cleverly packaged in reusable glass jars with a turn of the century sensibility. For those of us who haven’t mastered the art of actually tying a bow tie, there are even step-by-step “how to” instructions included. Exhibit B gets a grade A in our books!
Below we’re showing the two Madras ties we have right now, but we’ve got many more patterns in the store with more on their way. Images courtesy of Nordica Photography.
Pink Madras tie.
Green Madras tie.
Hey everybody, we are finally restocked on a Much&Little favourite! Sydney Hale soy candles are back again – we’ve got 10 scents, including a new one: Bergamot + Black Tea (it might just be our new favourite). We love ordering from Sydney Hale, not just for their wonderful product but because it’s a small business with a big heart: they donate 10% of their profits to animal rescue. And that’s not small change. Come and pick one up to add a little boost to your day. xo
Sydney Hale candles have a burn time of 50 hours. After you’re done with it, save and clean it out to use as a drinking tumbler.
To all you MOMS out there – we wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day! We know how hard you work, so hopefully you’re well taken care of today. Thank you for all you do, for always being there, for loving and supporting us. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH! xoxo
Forrest with his Mom.
The store is looking nice and full at the moment. We’ve got new shipments of Small Trades shirts and tunics, and James Perse is arriving with more to come in the next week or so! Below is a sample of a few things in the shop. There’s much more in store, so come on by!
James Perse tunic/dress in Griphon; also available in white.
James Perse boatneck sweater in Sail Blue.
Small trades tank top in the softest cotton.
Great sleeveless tunic/dress in navy stripe.
One of our best selling 3/4 sleeve T-shirts now in RED!
3/4 sleeve boatneck in blue stripe
Look at this cute photo I dug up – that was my momma back in the day! I love looking at treasured family photos, especially of my parents. It’s comforting and nostalgic rummaging through these old snapshots. Ruby is no longer with us, but with Mother’s Day coming up on the 13th, I think of her with the fondest memories. Yes, I miss her dearly, but I’m also thankful and appreciative for the wonderful mother I had. For all she did for us kids, for her sacrifices, for putting up with my crap.
So don’t forget about your mom this Sunday. Make her breakfast in bed or treat her to brunch (that’s on my wish list!), pamper her with a massage, or just give her the day off! There are lots of things in the shop that would make great gift ideas and we’d love to help you pick something out, but first and foremost, let Mom know how much she means to you. You’ve only got one mom! xoxo
What a thrill it was when a friend brought in the June issue of Canadian House & Home. Every month they have a Style Files feature where they highlight a new shop they deem worthy of a visit. Much&Little is this month’s feature store! I have to say the spread looks wonderful, thanks to the talented eye of local photographer, Janis Nicolay. Such an honour to be featured – can’t thank you enough Canadian House & Home!