Friday, October 30, 2009

Now Online: Yoshi Kondo

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Yoshi Kondo started his fashion career at ISSEY MIYAKE International Corporation as a men's designer in 1982. After working for ISSEY MIYAKE for 6 years, Yoshi moved to Europe in 1987. He worked as a women's designer at Olivier Lapidus Paris and World France Paris until 1992.

In 1993, Yoshi established Aissa Design Studio.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Feature: Mackintosh | October 26th 2009

This classic 3/4 length Duncan is made with Mackintosh vulcanised rubber cloth. The seams are all hand taped making the coat waterproof and not just water resistant. The buggy is made with 100% wool from a brown and beige houndstooth pattern. This Mack is a Lark exclusive making it even more special.

Find it here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Arrivals: John Smedley

We can now boast that we carry the highest quality sweaters in the world. There is no brand that has the ability to make what John Smedley has perfected over the last 225 years.


Just 13 years after Richard Arkwright develops the first water-powered spinning mill, Peter Nightingale and his associate John Smedley establish John Smedley as an enterprise at the original mill in Lea Mills.

(Classic design from 1956)

(Workers in 1911)

There are some very important, key ingredients which go into making a fabulous quality John Smedley garment:

  • Selecting the very best raw materials from around the world, unique to John Smedley.
  • Knitting and 'Fully Fashioning' the garment to shape, adds that prestigious hallmark of quality.
  • Linked seams, where each and every joining stitch is linked together by hand to eliminate unsightly and uncomfortable ribbed seams.
  • Over 35 hand finish operations are employed in making one garment. Care and attention are of paramount importance.
  • The finest Derbyshire spring water from our own natural source is used in wet finishing and dyeing.
  • Ultra fine, lightweight John Smedley knitwear contains approximately 1,206,000 knitted stitches per garment.

More John Smedley history here. 225 years means there is a lot to read about!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Arrivals: Tannis Hegan

Every time Tannis comes by Lark it's like Christmas or my birthday. She brings exactly what we need and it's made perfectly. We've got some belts and her brand new 'Long strap bag' ready for you online.

Friday, October 16, 2009

TASTE: Blind Wine Tasting at Lark

Friday, December 4th, 2009

7pm to 12pm

At Lark (2315 Main Street, Vancouver BC)

Tickets: $40 - RSVP

Charity Beneficiary – Mount Pleasant Elementary School

Phone: 604-879-9965

Event Details
A blind wine tasting of BC wines in 5 categories; crisp, aromatic, elegant, smooth and spicy. Each category will have two wines to taste and a small plate creation by the Garden ParTy Catering. Small plates will be paired with each wine category and feature BC wild, organic ingredients. Ticket sales will benefit Mount Pleasant Elementary School programs.

The event will be structured as a closed tasting. Groups of 25 guests will be admitted at the set times listed on their tickets. They will taste at each station and, then, be given a write up of each participating wine as they exit the tasting room.

Associated Businesses
Swallow Tail Culinary Tours
The Garden ParTy Catering
Browning & Co
The Flower Factory
Skookum Harvest Wild Foods
Now BC Organic Co-op

Special thanks to Robin Kort, the owner @Swallow Tail Tours. (Check out her blog, too. Delicious.)
(Also visit Kelly's blog @ Bull Bodied)

To purchase tickets contact or visit Lark or The Flower Factory

For more information contact us at Lark 604-879-5275

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lark at your fingertips

Now Online: Alexander Olch

New Alexander Olch ties are now available on our online store. Suspenders and bow ties are available in our brick and mortar store and will be online soon.

Don't have your father handy to help you out? Check out Alexander Olch demonstrating how to tie a tie.

Friday, October 9, 2009

New Arrivals: Mackintosh for men & women

Mackintosh is a brand of modern heritage built on true craftsmanship and a two hundred year history. In 1823, Charles Macintosh (without the 'K") developed the process of spreading rubber and cotton to create the worlds first formal waterproof fabric, signaling the arrival of the original Mackintosh coat.

Today, Mackintosh is a firmly established global brand that combines updated technology with traditional techniques to create the modern-day 'Mac'. Based in Cumbernauld, Scotland, every expert coat maker undertakes a three-year apprenticeship to ensure that they can construct outerwear to Mackintosh's unique specifications.

(All of Lark's Mac jackets are Lark label limited edition)

(Features a detachable, wool lining)

Will be made available online shortly.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Old Barbour Jacket

One of our customers showed us this old Barbour jacket that was well worn by her father for a really long time. The repair kit was kept in a mint condition, but she decided it was time for her to send this jacket to the Barbour's proper repair and alteration service in England.
If you have any questions about the Barbour products, please feel free to contact us. We hate to admit, but the long rainy winter is almost here in Vancouver. Get ready, stay dry.

***Visit LARK ABOUT to see more photos***

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Zeha Berlin New Arrivals


1897: Zeha was founded in Weida, Thuringia.
1948: Production started at the new factory-complex in Hohenleuben.
Production of football boots started in the early 50s.
1954: The Zeha trademark was developed and registered.
1955: Zeha had distinguished itself as a specialist shoe factory, and, in 1960, became official supplier of the GDR Olympic team.
1962: The national team of the former Soviet Union played in Chile: They too wore 'Zeha' brand sport shoes – by this time the shoes already featured their characteristic obliquely offset dual stripes.
1964: Not only GDR athletes wore Zeha shoes during the Olympic games, but also the USSR’s team.
1965: Zeha won the gold medal for exceptional performance in the field of street-wear at the Leipzig Trade Fair.
1972: The company 'VEB Spezialsportschuh, Hohenleuben' kept the Zeha trademark.
In the late 70s, Zeha shoe research had grown to be an indisputable GDR hallmark, and the shoes had become a best-selling export: in Scandinavian Sweden they were preferably worn in the national colours: yellow and blue.
1993: Production ceased under the name 'Zeha shoe factory Hohenleuben GmbH' after the fall of the wall and interim re-privatisation.

The craftsmanship and the history that goes into each pair of shoes captured our imaginations, and it became the catalyst for our great selection of historical brands. All you have to do is to try a pair on to realize that the history makes a difference.