Every wardrobe should have some unique vintage statement pieces that can bring out an authentic look that is completely your own. Young Janes makes it easy for you to peruse delicately picked fashionable items in a special almost dollhouse-like setting. The shop has grown from a petite boutique next to a quaint female tattoo parlour to taking over the beautiful white historical loft-style building up the street.
I am not sure why, but I have never quite outgrown my fear of Dalhousie street. When I was fifteen, I used to walk down the street with a limp, cross my eyes and stick my tongue out to avoid confrontations or even eye contact with the charismatic crack vendors. (Two kinds of crack: the crack one buys to smoke and crack one can buy, wash and sell again…if you know what I mean).
Located in the Byward market, down Clarendon lane, roadtrip features a number of brands that are defining Ottawa’s prepster look. The laidback interior houses brands such as Penguin, Ames Brothers, Ben Sherman, Joe’s Jeans and Fred Perry for men. For women, Kensie, Alternative apparel, Lucy Love, Fidelity and Minnetonka just to name a few.