Moving from New York, Saager Dilawri opened Neighbour four years ago, feeling like Vancouver was an interesting market at the time. Originally a men’s focused fashion store, Neighbour offered good quality garments, simple enough to slot into any men’s wardrobe, but with a definite touch of interest. As the store gained traction with its Vancouver-based friends, Saager recalls, “there were always women coming in and asking for a women’s version of the store, because sometimes it can feel like men have more options in this city than women do!”
“When a small space opened around the corner, we decided to jump on it. The transition was pretty effortless for us as most of the menswear lines we carried offered women’s clothing too.” Gaining a reputation for themselves for bringing into town those harder-to-find European brands, Neighbour is celebrated for carrying a beautiful selection of womenswear from Christopher Raeburn, Acne, 1205, Lemaire, Sunspel, and Stephan Schneider. Plus, there are a few women’s-only lines, such as Thakoon, Organic by John Patrick, jewellery from Monica Castiglioni and Saskia Diez, as well Kara bags and Woman by Common Projects.
A delicious combination.
And bringing that combination of brands to life, is Neighbour’s most recent self-curated editorial, ‘Sharp Practice‘ – a collaboration between Vancouver-based store Neighbour, photographer Ian Lanterman and Inform Interiors. Looking at their garments in store, the team at Neighbour were inspired by clean cuts and un-fussy lines, reminding them of the concision found in industrial design.
Image above features: Lemaire Coat Dress | Acne Studios Row Jeans | PP56 Chair | Eames Folded Plywood Screen | Tab Floor Light
Stephan Schneider Shirt Eternity Ocean | 1205 Pleat Side Panel Skirt | Acne Studios Jensen Chelsea Boots | Niuhans Indigo Dye Border Tee | 1205 Daks Wide Legged Trousers | Monica Castiglioni Earrings Lunghini 05 | Fabricius Chair
Mod. 548 Light | Niuhans Indigo Dye Border Tee | 1205 Daks Wide Legged Trousers
Lemaire Coat Dress | Acne Studios Row Jeans | Woman by Common Projects Derby Slip On | PP56 Chair | Acne Studios Saville Crop Trousers | Acne Studios Jensen Chelsea Boots
Stephan Schneider Shirt Eternity Ocean | 1205 Pleat Side Panel Skirt | Acne Studios Jensen Chelsea Boots | Tempo Table