Erin Templeton Issue (7)

Designer and vintage picker Erin Templeton is one of those people that you can’t help but gravitate towards. Her store front is as unique as the creator; always interesting and definitely creative. Her bags are coveted by those who own them and the vintage clothing sold in her store is thoughtfully picked. Erin invites us to her humble abode, a place that reminds me of a cute little cabin getaway in the heart of Strathcona. – RS

‘As You Wish’ painting by Geoffrey Farmer/Leather tank and jeans found at Community Thrift

The many bags and wallets made by Erin.

‘I Stopped Doing Armed Robberies For You’ painting by Brad Phillips (Erin’s husband)/crocodile printed leather top/ silk screen of Vancouver from 1974.

Vintage chocolate silk seperate.

Vintage light wool silk screen floral dress by Ports International/ poster from The Beatles White Album/Untitled painting of  Erin by Brad Phillips.

Vintage 70’s clogs/Turn of the century boots/Italian loafers found at a garage sale/Shoesfound at a friend’s  garage sale for 5 bucks.

Vintage monkey coat found when picking clothes for a vintage store/picture of Erin as a child/ rainbow drawing done by Erin’s niece/ Helmut Newton photo.

‘Only’ bag made by Erin from vintage suitcases/ Husband Brad’s Charles Mingus framed book.

1900’s vintage slip dress.

Sculpture by Mark DeLong.


Photos: Jennilee Marigomen
Text: Redia Soltis