As of September of 2014, Montreal geeks finally have a store catering exclusively to their geeky style needs. Boutique Geekatorium is the brainchild of Cecilia Katan, a veteran geek crafter who decided to take the plunge and open a retail store specifically targeting geeky females (although they do carry lots of men’s and unisex items). Located in the heart of the Plateau on trendy rue St-Denis, Katan said she specifically opted for a lady-friendly look for the interior of the store since women don’t always feel welcome in geek spaces.
With everything from leggings to t-shirts to mugs and purses, Boutique Geekatorium is always adding to their inventory and welcomes customer feedback on what fandoms and brands they’d like to see in-store. To better show off the range of apparel and accessories carried in the store, Cecilia and I decided it would be fun to join forces and put together a little Style Guide of different looks. We even themed them to different occasions to help show how a little geek style can be appropriate no matter the event or season.
All items featured are available in store at Geekatorium unless otherwise noted.
Geeky accessories are the perfect way to add a little geeky charm while still keeping things on the DL. For a slightly edgy work look, we outfitted model Andrea Coccia with some C-3PO stud earrings, Sailor Moon suspenders, S.H.I.E.L.D. logo cufflinks and an absolutely fetching black and white graphic Star Wars purse.
Casual Sunday Look
There’s nothing better on a lazy Sunday than curling up with a big mug of tea and a good (comic) book. For this look Andrea is wearing matching Pokeball tights and sweater, capped off with TMNT socks (featuring Donatello) and a TMNT mug. Mog the Moogle and Rat Queens trade paperback not included.
Who says a night on the town can’t have a little geek flair? For this look Andrea is wearing a super-cute Hogwarts themed skater dress with an eye-catching Batman convertible clutch, all topped off with a rather impressive Loki pendant.
And finally, since winter is well and upon us in la belle province, we wanted to show off some of the great geeky winter wear Geekatorium has on offer, juxtaposed with a great example of some of the awesome geeky t-shirts they stock. Andrea is wearing a Boba Fett tuque (beanie for the rest of you), Doctor Who 4th Doctor scarf and a Bullet Bill tank top.
Thanks again to Cecilia for helping me put this shoot together and for filling such a much-needed niche here in Montreal. You can check out Boutique Geekatorium for yourself at 4323 rue Saint-Denis (second floor) in Montreal or check out their Facebook Page to keep up with the latest arrivals.