Thursday, December 9, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More from Fashion:District

fashion:district II - Fall/Winter 2010 from Brandon Bloch on Vimeo.

For those of you who couldn't make it to Fashion:District, here is a bit of what you missed. Thank you so much to all the models, the folks from ReadySetDC and Stroga for helping make this a great event. Hope to see you all at the next one.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fashion Friday at Level X Lounge


Come celebrate Fashion Friday with us at Level X lounge and enter for a chance to win a gift certificate to Toucan Boutique

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fashion:District


Sneak peek at our next campaign


Getting ready

Backstage at Fashion:District

Last night we participated is the second edition of Fashion:District, and it was awesome. The runway show was great and we loved giving you a peek at what's to come for our holiday collections. We also got some great pictures of the event and we'll be sharing those with you as soon as we get some rest from last night's fun.
Thank you to all of you who made it out and came to see us at our upstairs shop, it was great to see so many familiar faces.
Also thanks so much to the folks at ReadySetDC for putting on such a great event. Can't wait for the next one!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Toucan on Borderstan!


We met the guys from Bordestan during our Dog Days event so check out the nice things they had to say about us!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

New Mens Collections In!



So it's finally here... our new mens collections are in and there are some amazing pieces we know you'll love to get your hands on. Come in this week, and mention this post for a NEW COLLECTION discount!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Shhh... a REALLY early look at what's to come




We are so excited about the newest line from Dhuo that we couldn't help sharing this AMAZING new collection. The fabrics feel like butter, the cuts are super flattering on any body and the prints are so fun.These are just a few looks to wet your appetite...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fall is here... at lest in the fashion world




So here is a little peak at what we'll have for you this coming season from Lucy in the Sky

Colombia Moda


We just gt back from Colombia Moda and here is a sneak peek at what we found:
Pink filosofy is a new line by Adriana Arbolata and her partner Johana Ortiz. This celebrity turned designer line really surprised us and became our favorite find of the whole event. As we get more images in, you'll get to see the amazing things we'll be bringing back to you all

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Looking at 080 in Barcelona

El Delgado Buil designers: Anna and Macarena
Gracia Arts Project
Friendship bracelets at a Peruvian shop in Barcelona
One of the great finds from 080 Barcelona Fashion

We just got back from Barcelona Fashion Week and we're excited to share all the great finds and beautiful clothes.
Though the event was great we always love exploring the streets and seeing what we can find... and this time we found a goldmine! Not only were we there just in time for all the reducciones (SALES), we found El Delgado Buil, an awesome little shop/atelier for beautiful designers Macarena and Anna. Though they seen to be already creating quite a buzz in Europe, we were pleased to be one of the first ones in America to discover them (come in to Toucan Boutique today to see some of their things we brought back). The designers maybe lovely and quiet, but the clothes speak loudly of their love for all things modern but pretty, with interesting prints and delicate fabrics.

While there, we also had a chance to fit in an art opening at Gracia Arts Project, a great gallery with an awesome concept and a diversified collection of artists.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's heeere!


Toucan Boutique's Summer Sale is here! Come in today for amazing discounts on international designers, like Cantao, Redley, Skunk and more... Lots and lots of of our favorite pieces with markdowns from 30% to 60% OFF!
Don't miss this rare opportunity, it won't last long!
Toucan Boutique
1911 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Girls in bikinis...

On Thursday the 24Th, Toucan Boutique rolled out on the rooftop of the Donovan House to launch our Summer 2010 Collection of swimwear. The response was amazing, our boys and girls looked great and DJ Adrian Loving kept the beats going all night. If you like any of the looks or want to see more, come into to the shop for a special discount.
Can't wait to see you all at our next event!

Check out ReadySetDC for some great coverage of our pool party.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pool Party Time!


Come party poolside with Toucan at Donovan House this Thursday, June 24th. Starting at around 6, we will have models showcasing the latest in beachwear from Brazil, yummy drinks and great music, so come by for Happy Hour or stay up late with us at this amazing rooftop pool event:
Donovan House
1155 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005-4111
(202) 737-1200

Tease



Here is a little peek at what's coming to Toucan soon... As you know we just got back from Sao Paulo Fashion Week and we are so excited to share what we found there with you all. In the next few days, I'll post some of the awesome brands we discovered and some of the items we liked.
Since it's summer, we'll start with 3am, a young brand started by three friends who decided to join forces and create a line of bikinis, clothing and accessories (each girl is responsible for one element). Everything is fresh, innovative and super high quality and comfortable. The accessories are funky, the clothing is modern and the bikinis feel INCREDIBLE -- trust us, they feel so light, you'll have to look down to see if you're really wearing anything.
For pre-orders, please go to our site or email us at info@toucanboutique.com

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sao Paulo Fashion Week


It's almost that time of year again... we are headed for Sao Paulo Fashion Week soon and we can't wait to report back with all the goodies we find. We are excited for this season since we opted for the more modern city of Sao Paulo instead of Rio. We already have a packed schedule of showrooms, fashion shows and of course, some after-show parties!
Keep checking the blog for constant updates from the runways of Sao Paulo.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Buy now and get your discount on!


So it's finally nice enough to get on your bike and ride around all day and because we're feeling excited about the weather, we're giving a 15% discount on any Spring item!
Just go to ToucanBoutique.com and use the code SPRING15

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Con Messenger bags


Whether you are into graffiti or not, you can't deny these new messenger bags from Tim "Con" Conlon are awesome. After showing in The National Portrait Gallery graffiti show, Con decided to turn his art into these super high quality messenger bags.

Each one is a cut out from a piece of his larger painting so not only are they each unique, they also come signed and numbered by the artist.

These will be gone before you can say "Tag, you're it!"

Contact us for availability at 202.517.1850 or info@toucanboutique.com

New New New!



Spitfire awesomeness in headphones
New from Scolar
Scolar
Rojas for men

So now that we're almost done with all these April Showers (hopefully!), we have a ton of new things to show you all.
We just got in some more amazing eyewear and headphones from Spitfire and Rojas keeps sending us great items for men -- c'mon guys don't be afraid of a little color -- but what we're really excited about, is Scolar. They are from Japan so expect cute, cartoons and glitter!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thanks!


We all had so much fun at the our opening party that we decided to make it a monthly affair. So if you want to be on the invite list, sign up for our newsletter on www.ToucanBoutique.com

Thank you so much for all who came by and hung out with us!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Toucan Boutique in the News


With our opening party just around the corner, it's nice to see people's anticipation so check out some of the great things being said about Toucan in the latest edition of MidCity DC.
It all starts tomorrow, April 15th with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6pm, and continues with live music, yummy wines and great discounts!
Don't forget to send us your RSVP to support@ToucanBoutique.com to guarantee your spot and discounts.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring is here!



Come see all the great new Spring arrivals we have in store for you... and boys keep checking Toucan Boutique, we have some great stuff coming for you!

The Grand Opening

Our Inaugural fiesta is fast approaching!

There will be live music, yummy drinks and tasty food (in collaboration with 1905 restaurant/bar)!

And of course there will be great discounts for all you girls AND boys. So come see the new arrivals we have for Spring from Brazil, Japan, Korea, Canada, LA Australia...

Can't wait to see you all at the brand new Toucan Boutique

RSVP HERE

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shop Toucan March 23rd at MYiLive.com


Don't forget to sign up to take advantages of the awesome deals Toucan Boutique will be offering on Boutique Blowout! On March 23rd Toucan Boutique will be the featured boutique on www.MyiLive.com where you be able to get some of our new Spring arrivals at discounts from 30% to 50% off. This is a one day event so hurry hurry and and get there first!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Toucan in Vogue Brasil





If you are lucky enough to get Vogue Brasil make sure you check out this month edition featuring the best of Rio-a-Porter and a little bit on Toucan Boutique.
And don't forget to sing up for our newsletter to get exclusive discounts and previews!

3rd Thursdays in MidCity - Come visit Toucan and other great places



So it is that time again to take advantage of all the great offers in MidCity... come to any of the participating MidCity business and look for great discounts. During this special day a lot of places stay ope a little later (from 6-9pm) and you can get some great deals. Toucan will be offering a 20% off discount on any item! We just got a lot of great new Spring arrivals (get them here before they go up on the site) and we are so excited to show, so come by!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Click here to vote for us as best new boutique in City Paper!




Wall art courtesy of Michael Saunders
It has been a hectic month and we are still in the process of building everything out, but we are open and you are all welcome to come check us out. We are getting new things everyday so come and be the first to see all the new Spring collections! oh yeah... we have Brazilian bikinis.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grand Opening


We've been so busy with all the construction, getting permits, and of course finding amazing new things to bring you, that we missed out on being the first ones to announce that after all this wait, Toucan Boutique will finally open its doors in the Shaw neighborhood of DC!
Along with our announcement that we found a great space at 1911 9th Street NW, we are also excited to let you all know that we will also be carrying men's collections. Of course, we'll focus on some really cool Brazilian brands, but we've also found some amazing emerging American designers that we know you'll love.
We'll keep you posted on any updates and to receive an invite to our opening party, sign up to our newsletter at www.ToucanBoutique.com

Thanks to www.PrinceOfPetworth.com for breaking the news.
Hope to see you all there soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

RIP

Celebrity designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his apartment today. It is being reported that the cause of death was suicide as a result of his mother's passing last week. The fashion world has lost a genius today.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Braving the Snow at Crytal Couture





Last night was the second night of Crystal Couture and though the weather outside was frightful, we had a great time. Again, there was some great body painting, lots of local boutiques showing their best, but there was also a T-shirt competition featuring designs by local artists. For our runways show this time Toucan Boutique decided to focus on separates and Redley and Skunk were a major success. Check out some of the photos and we hope see you all there again tonight!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Day at Crystal Couture



Toucan Boutique's jungle runway show. Images by Michael Saunders

So if you missed the first day of Crystal Couture, make sure you check it out today, because last night's Jungle theme really brought out the animals. There were models with animal body paint, lots of interesting prints on the runway and everyone had a great time in spite of the cold. Tonight will be even better and don't miss out on Toucan Boutique's fashion show.