Accessories

Folio.YVR Issue #3: Sixofour Life Watches: Homegrown 604 Haute Horlogerie

Folio.YVR Issue #3: Sixofour Life Watches: Homegrown 604 Haute Horlogerie

When looking for comparisons to finely crafted timepieces, only luxury vehicles come close, so much so that collector Jay Leno was inspired to write a book on it. Leno likens it to “a patient art form” and though people who know nothing about fine mechanical […]

Folio.YVR Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

Folio.YVR Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

It was in 1986, just after having earned a Bachelor’s degree, when Christine Hutter first discovered the beauty of mechanical timekeeping instruments. As she started her apprenticeship with master watchmaker Wilhelm Glöggler in Munich, he showed her old pendulum clocks, pocket watches, and chronographs with […]

Folio.YVR Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

Folio.YVR Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

In 2015, Vancouver-based online luxury handbag and accessory re-seller Modaselle opened a brick-and-mortar retail location on Seymour Street. This was only two years after the launching of an e-commerce business, which was looking to tap into the burgeoning billion-dollar online luxury resale market. It was […]

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Vancouver: A Sanctuary for Luxury Handbags Lovers

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Vancouver: A Sanctuary for Luxury Handbags Lovers

Whether you are relaxing at your favourite lounge, lunching at the current hot-spot, or walking in Stanley Park, it is impossible to go anywhere in beautiful Vancouver and not covet thy neighbour’s handbag! Our city is awash in pricy eye-candy in all shapes and sizes. […]

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Graff and Patek Philippe to ‘Luxury Zone’

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Graff and Patek Philippe to ‘Luxury Zone’

Montreal-based jewelry retailer Birks is expanding its presence in Vancouver this fall with the unveiling of two luxurious jewelry and watch brands. An official boutique for UK-based diamond retailer Graff will open on West Georgia Street, and Swiss luxury watch retailer Patek Philippe will open […]

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

EcoLux☆Lifestyle: Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

While it may have been rainy outside, it was cozy inside Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Notch8 when I sat down with Rado watches Brand Manager Celine Cano. The intimate setting was a welcome mid-day change from the Champagne-fueled presentations favoured by luxury brands. Cano charmed me […]