Tuesday, 20 December 2011

HELD OVER for one more night!

Over the last month, we've had a bunch of people asking us to stay open for good. We can't go that far, but we can offer y'all one more night at the Burl.

Come on down this Friday, Dec 23th from 4-7 pm.

20% off almost all remaining items. This includes previously marked down Smoking Lily and Little Houses clothing. Don't miss this chance to pick up some innovative Canadian designs at waaaay below regular retail.

One more day and then we're gone - this time we really mean it. Pinky swear.
A sampling of what's left . . .

Squirrel Hunter Tunic

Long Sleeve T

Marla Sweater

Birch blouse

Madeline blouse

Professor Cardigan

Cherry blossom earrings

Knight earrings

Friday, 16 December 2011

Last Saturday!

My, how quickly a month can go. It's hard to believe but tomorrow (17th) is the very last day of Modern Burl pop up shop. So, if you haven't stopped in yet or you've been hemming and hawwing about a particular item, better get off yer duff and come down and see us before - POP - w're gone.

Lots of mark-downs including Smoking Lily tunics and skirts and Little Houses clothing.

See you Saturday.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

the Burl in the news!

We've been thrilled with the awesome media coverage our little pop up venture has generated. One of them disclosed an (unknown to us) marital swap that set tongues a wagging, very likely accounting for that line up at the door the next day.

Shameless self promoters that we are, here are links to a recent Yukon News article and a CBC TV piece in case you missed them. (What, you don't get NorthBeat in Vladivostok?) Thanks Tara and Roxanne for helping get the word out.

Yukon News:

CBC NEWS - we start at 45:11

Friday, 9 December 2011

5 Modern Burl Shopping Days Left!

That's right...5 days left before we plan to close up shop. Though we had a busy last weekend (marked by our first ever line-ups at the till!) we still have lots of great stock left, including NEW BOOKS.

Come by and see us!

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 Smoking Lily Hester Skirt...Only 2 Left!!!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

modern duds for modern kids

We have a soft spot for little people here at Modern Burl and have put together a beautiful collection of hand-made garments and accessories for the wee people in your life.

We're featuring the work of 2 Canadian children's clothing designers, each with their own twist on wearable modern duds.

Sweet, versatile tunics available in purple, pink and dots in several sizes
wear as a dress or as a tunic as your little peanut grows.

in denim and pinstripe. Cute and long-wearing.

Unisex ninja pants to fit 0-2

Adorable holiday peasant dress and REVERSIBLE corduroy pinafore - several sizes and fabric choices

Yukon formal at its best with these reversible, warm pants. Great for girls or boys. More colours/fabrics in store.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Nearing the half way mark

That's right....we're nearly half way into our pop up shop existence. Only 3 short weekends left. To celebrate, and to thank all our loyal customers and followers, we are having a sale on a few special items.

Spruce Design jewellery is 15% - 20% off.

Beach PendantNatural PendantsKnight Earrings
Little Houses clothing is 10% - 15% off.
Madeline BlouseMen's Cardigan SweaterThe Hooded Missy
Set Editions, the 'truth hurts' cards are nearly 40% off.
Set Editions - Truth HurtsSet Editions - Truth Hurts
Don't miss out!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Featuring: mobile homes mobiles

Who says mobiles are just for kids?  We were like three grown up kids at Christmas time when Kim Baise's original folk art creations arrived in the mail all the way from Californ-I-A. 

No two exactly alike, you'll find airstream trailers, adobe houses, a-frames and teepees alongside wall tents and log cabins - our special requests.  Check out Kim's blog to find out more about her creative life and art.

News flash: We see from her latest post that the mobiles were just featured on Design Sponge - Um hello big time, Kim calling. Way to go!

Monday, 28 November 2011

New Inventory!

Many folks have been asking if new inventory is coming and it has arrived! Modern Burl is excited to be in the possession of some lovely Kin Ship Press homeware and select clothing. See below for images of some new items in stock.

Good Eggs, Bad Eggs tea towel set. flour sack cotton. screenprint.

Swan shadow puppet pillowcase. white cotton. black screenprint.Wolf shadow puppet pillowcase. white cotton. black screenprint.Good Night, Sheep pillowcase. white cotton. gray screenprint.

Wolf Shadow Puppet shirt. ringspun cotton.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

For the menfolk

Modern Burl is about more than just the ladies. In fact, the MB collective was founded by 3 of our burlier counterparts over very manly drinks one cold January. (OK truth be told, they were kir royales.)

For the good men of Whitehorse and the gals (and guys) who love them, we've got some excellent gift options.

A natty professor cardigan with leather elbow pads

The essential guide to form, function and ennui from the creators of Unhappy Hipsters (a Modern Burl fave)

Stop Talking calling cards. For times when a kick under the table is just not enough.

Man bling. Handmade in silver and wood.

Super awesome wolf shadow puppet hand screened t-shirt.

Cutting Board. For meat.

Wood shaker table (available in ash). For displaying manly knick knacks.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Modern Burl bling: natured inspired

When we were putting together our list of must haves for the pop up shop, we knew that jewelry had to play a part. It is the holiday season after all, and nothing brightens the darkness of a chilly winter morning quite like a new pair of ear bobs. 

We also knew that Whitehorse women are a discerning bunch. No run of the mill hoops, boring studs or cutesy pendants were going to cut it. 

We searched the world to assemble our collection of nature inspired jewelry, from as close to home as Vancouver to the far flung reaches of Greece.

Here's a taste of what we've brought together. Stock is limited with only one or two available in most designs. (It's a small town and we like to try to keep it original, too.)



Monday, 21 November 2011

cold outside? we've got you covered!

It may be cold outside, but baby, you're going to look good all bundled up if we at Modern Burl have anything to say about it.

Forgo those usual suspects (you know the ones: pilly fleece and boxy sweaters) in favour of these cutting edge but still oh so cozy sweater and coat designs from Little Houses.

The perfect marriage of form meets function.

 For your guy - we recommend a classic Wes Anderson meets cute rumpled professor wool cardigan with leather elbow patches. Hurry though, only 2 left!

For your lovely noggin, may we recommend this stylized knitted cap by Poland's Celapiu - these have been selling like hotcakes!

Because we like to keep it local too - and who knows cold weather gear better than a northerner - we're excited to carry a range of knitwear by local textile designer, Jessica Vellenga. No two alike!

Just a peek at the many beautiful and practical clothing and accessories available at Modern Burl.