May 23, 2024

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Meet my new friend LeslieJane

Meet my new friend LeslieJane

You can now find Anne Carson Design at that Vancouver fashion institution, LeslieJane in West Vancouver at 1480 Marine Drive.


The charming shop just celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, which is no mean feat in this economic climate.

The store was named for the founder Leslie Jane Tyrell, a fashion illustrator who wanted a boutique that sold the kind of clothes she preferred. She sourced stylish pieces made by small fashion houses that did limited production lines made from high-quality fabrics. LeslieJane has always catered to women who want a look that is all their own.

It’s the sort of fashion I prefer, and I’ve shopped there for years. So I was delighted that her son Paul, who has kept the family business alive and thriving, will be including my jewellery at LeslieJane beginning this month.

Yvonne, LeslieJane’s Paris-based buyer

I love their sense of fun and the enthusiasm for fashion. These shots are from their fall buying trip to Paris, which included goofing around in the Palais Royal garden as well as hoofing it through the ateliers and trade shows.


They search Paris, Milan, London, and Los Angeles to find the unique garments that comprise the LeslieJane look and you can follow their adventures on the blog, where it seems they’re having too much fun to call it work.


Yvonne with the designer of my favourite cashmere sweaters, Lara of La Fee Parisienne

LeslieJane is the only shop that carries Anne Carson Design in Vancouver and they carry about three dozen pieces that complement their stylish garments. You can still find one-of-a-kind pieces via my monthly newsletter — sign-up here — and if you’re in the U.K., my jewellery is carried by the online retailer, Emma & Louise.

And I’m still doing small, private trunk shows. If you’re interested in arranging a showing, please contact me — info(at)