A family affair

On a recent trip to Victoria BC, I discovered "Public" and "Citizen". Owned by a husband and wife team, the beautifully designed Oak Bay stores cater to a fashion forward male/female clientele and offer up exciting finds like Face Stockholm, Jack Spade, Kain label, Denham, and Claire Vivier. I felt like I was in Brooklyn!

 

Citizen is located in Estevan Village.

Citizen is located in Estevan Village.

Owner Patrick Tier is the creative force behind Citizens's unique esthetic which features reclaimed pieces to house well chosen men's essentials.

Owner Patrick Tier is the creative force behind Citizens's unique esthetic which features reclaimed pieces to house well chosen men's essentials.

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Men's colourful socks are showcased in front of eclectic features like this National Geographic library.

Men's colourful socks are showcased in front of eclectic features like this National Geographic library.

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Public is located in the heart of Oak Bay Village on the Avenue.

Public is located in the heart of Oak Bay Village on the Avenue.

The store has a clean, and well purposed selection of women's everyday basics with an elevated twist. There are delicate Parisian jewellery pieces as well as my new fav boots by Wolverine.

The store has a clean, and well purposed selection of women's everyday basics with an elevated twist. There are delicate Parisian jewellery pieces as well as my new fav boots by Wolverine.

Manager Caitlin reaches for my size in Wolverine 1000 mile ARC boots.

Manager Caitlin reaches for my size in Wolverine 1000 mile ARC boots.

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Claire Vivier fold over clutches.

Claire Vivier fold over clutches.

A great denim wall featuring sought after brands like Mother and Baldwin. 

A great denim wall featuring sought after brands like Mother and Baldwin. 

Get the look

1. Kain classic silk and modal tank 2. Face Stockholm Vibrant Flame lipstick 3. Jack Spade Wing duffel 4. Billy Reid Walland plaid cotton shirt 5. Denam R7 washed jeans 6. Converse Lo Camo Chucks in safari 7. Santa Maria Novella bath soap 8. Etiquette polka socks 9. Wolverine 1000 Mile ARC boots 10. Claire Vivier fold over clutch 11. Mother "slacker" flares

1. Kain classic silk and modal tank

2. Face Stockholm Vibrant Flame lipstick

3. Jack Spade Wing duffel

4. Billy Reid Walland plaid cotton shirt

5. Denam R7 washed jeans

6. Converse Lo Camo Chucks in safari

7. Santa Maria Novella bath soap

8. Etiquette polka socks

9. Wolverine 1000 Mile ARC boots

10. Claire Vivier fold over clutch

11. Mother "slacker" flares