When was the last time you walked into a Roots store? Mine was the other day and I loved the feeling that I got the second I walked in. I felt Canadian. I wanted to grab a pair of boots, a cozy sweater, a few friends, and go up to Muskoka, or for a hike, or on a camping trip. I wanted to say “eh” a lot and enjoy the changing Canadian weather, the crisp nip of Fall on my face. I don’t think I’ve ever felt all of that when walking into a store – normally I’m overcome with dread.
When I finally got over my feelings and started to check out the clothes and try them on, I remembered why I love Roots so much. Stylish, comfy, and great quality. I live for comfort and I hope to look cute while doing so – Roots can accomplish both.
While walking around I was introduced to their Travel Alberta campaign.
You can check out the Travel Alberta look book here.
I tried on a the Vintage Long Sleeve Tee, a Beaver Intarsia Crew, and the Maple Intarsia Cardigan. The Cardigan is adorable and with a pair of tights and leg warmers, you’d make a great Fall/Winter outfit! I decided on a black Vintage Long Sleeve Tee, a Roots key chain, and a Roots leather coin purse (Thanks Roots!).
I have to admit that I spent the most time checking out their boots, purses, and wallets (Leather Heaven as I named it in my head). I had no idea that Roots carried such amazing leather handbags and wallets. There’s something “woodsy”, Canadian, durable, and yet totally feminine about all of their leather products. Next time I go in, I think I’m going to get a zip-up wallet to match my coin purse *cue drool*.
The best thing about Roots is the quality of the clothes. You can tell just by feeling the material that it’s going to last more than a few cycles in the wash, in fact I have a few pairs of sweat pants and sweaters that I bought a good five to seven years ago that are STILL warm and looking new. So, I’d take a venture into a Roots store next time you’re walking by one, bring the boyfriend with you – their men’s section is super stylish and comfy!
You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you’ve been missing!
Let me know if it makes you feel CANADIAN, Eh?
*Post previously on Roots Buzz Blog (September 2012). Roots Canada now has a fabulous Tumblr blog, check it out*