“They’re world exclusive designs,” says Pretty Things Boutique
(5685 Cunard, 492-8329) owner Cadence Macmichael
, who indicates that even though there are always new and exciting things happening at the store---which caters to those with a passion for the retro and rockabilly style of the 1940s to the 1960s---this new stock is especially
exciting. The exclusive designs are from Heartbreaker Fashions
out of Los Angeles, a mother-daughter team making custom dresses, skirts, tops and accessories. At Pretty Things you’ll find items from Heartbreaker with colours not found anywhere else on the planet, and custom sizes, up to 3x. They also have retro one-piece bathing suits, from sizes 2-26, “made especially for us,” says Macmichael. After having your retro dress and bathing-wear needs taken care of, you’ll need shoes, which is cool because all the summer shoes are 20 percent off right now.