By NIKI HYDE
We all crave couture, but scoring affordable high fashion is no easy feat. That’s why we love Kooka, a breakthrough boutique right in Montreal’s fashion hub. Unlike its pricey neighbours, it won’t bust your plastic. Kooka’s fashions combine runway-ready fare with bargain-friendly prices (all pieces are under $100). They’ve got everything from flirty date dresses (think Marc Jacobs) to Diesel-esque distressed denim and cruelty-free leather.
As an added bonus, they only make two of each size per style, so the chances of running into your fashion twin are next to nil. Their shoe collection, while small, contains some of the best re-imaginings of the season’s must-have footwear – everything from Ferragamo-influenced pumps to punky Balienciaga-ish boots.
So next time your Project Runway marathon leaves you pining, head over to Kooka for a guiltless couture fix.
3656 boulevard Saint-Laurent