Boutique of the Week: Dynamite

Boutique of the Week: Dynamite

Boutique of the Week: a weekly series on shopping in Saskatoon... because you don't need to leave the city to find great pieces to add to your wardrobe.

The first time I saw that familiar sideways lowercase "d" was during one of many childhood hand-me-down shopping parties with my mother.

Every Thanksgiving and February break, I would wait excitedly in my parents' bedroom while my mother hauled box after box of clothes out of her walk-in closet for me to try on. The boxes had been delivered from the wardrobes of my older female cousins, largely so that my mother could avoid the dreaded activity of shopping. From each box, I would pull out piece after piece, carefully checking for a coveted label before trying it on. The best labels always came from a cousin in Calgary, and thus was the origin of my first piece from Dynamite. 

I was never sure whether the piece was a strapless dress, a skirt, or a tube top, but I wore it as each of the above at some point during the time I owned it. It was made of a super-soft stretchy black jersey with a ruched top and asymmetrical hemline that gathered and fell to a perfect point no matter which way it was worn. I belted it at the waist, I wore it with tights, at the beach, over shorts, out at night. I wore it so many ways for so many years, that I could probably write a novel that would rival Green Eggs & Ham.

What I loved about that piece was it's versatility, which is, to me, what Dynamite stands for. Dynamite excels at creating pieces that can carry you from Monday to Sunday, and from work to drinks with friends. Their pieces serve as the perfect backdrop for stellar accessories, and each collection also includes some trendy pieces to balance with the classic ones. 

Dynamite launched their new online shopping site (with free shipping!) earlier this week and will be opening Saskatchewan's first Dynamite store in Midtown Plaza (where Ricki's used to be next to Sears) here in Saskatoon very soon. Stay tuned for more details on the store opening by following Polished Cotton using the social networks in the icons on the bottom of the page, or Dynamite's social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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