Retail Therapy, Caftans, Specifically

One thing I’ve always loved are caftans and wrap skirts (though not necessarily together). They’re earth mama-y, but in a floaty lightweight fabric, they’re kinda casual-luxe, too. Granola, but via Whole Foods, not No Frills. I found some awesome options in beautiful Indian silk at Blue Banana Market, a shop that opened recently in Toronto’s Kensington Market.

The 7,000-square-foot shop features wares from about 80 vendors who pay rent and a cut of the profits. The best thing about the place is you pay at one central cash station (run by Blue Banana), and the booths are all unmanned, so you don’t have to worry about getting the hairy eyeball if you try on a bunch of stuff on and don’t buy anything.

Though that’s likely not a problem if you hit Sapphire, a booth set near the stairs to the second floor. They’ve got two racks of gorgeous silk shirts, wrap skirts and dresses, all for under $40 a piece.

Cruise wear, resort wear, busy mom who wants no brainer outfits to wear on vacation wear, whatevers. I just know I need to go back and buy more, even though our family vacation seems to be in jeopardy thanks to the vast sum of money I’m owed by Canada’s biggest printer, currently hiding from people like me (and bigger companies too) under creditor protection. The fact that I haven’t taken to the road to torch some executive’s house is thanks to the calming mandala swirls on the reversible wrap skirt, I think.

Thank you, Sapphire, from a mom on the edge of a nervous breakdown.

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