After a gorgeous late summer and early autumn, the rain arrived here in Vancouver with a vengeance last weekend. We can’t really complain – after all, all that rainfall is what keeps our city so lush and green. And, like many Vancouverites love to point out, you don’t have to shovel it. You just need good rain gear. As the wet weather arrives Vancouver moms are pulling boots, coats and umbrellas out of storage. If your family’s wet weather footwear is out of date, it’s time to go shopping. You may want to check out Bogs. Their new Yaletown line was inspired by this city we call home.
Rain Gear Inspired by Vancouver
Linda Allen, who designed the line, is a Canadian herself. She says, “The Yaletown neighbourhood is rich with history and brimming with culture, it’s impossible to not get inspired by it! We designed the Yaletown collection to be a mix of urban style without forgetting must-have functionality people have come to expect from Bogs, much like the converted warehouses you find throughout the neighborhood. The simple sophistication of Seymour Street rings true in the Seymour, a classic leather boot with Neo-Tech detailing in the calf, inspired by the architecture of the area. Like all Bogs, the Seymour is 100% waterproof and can handle anything a fall day may bring.”
Also featured in the line is the Hudson Buckle. Linda shares, “The Hudson Buckle is a bit edgier, with a gritty, more rugged feel. The slouch and metal detail make this the ultimate day-to-night boot for fall. And the treated, 100% waterproof leather gives it some added style and polish.” If you’re looking for a boot to see you through the rainy season, that 100% waterproof bit is key.
You can find Bogs at a variety of Vancouver area retailers, such as Gum Drops, Ingledews, Panda Shoes, Little Treasures and Ecomarine. For a full listing check out their website. And stay dry!
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.