What is disappointing when peruse Canadian fashion magazines and their websites is the fact that all the links and articles under “shop” are reserved for stores in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. There are several locally owned stores carrying great fashion finds, yet no one bothers writing anything about them. When Edmonton (known for its enourmous mall) gets shopping cred, there is a serious issue. I give props to FLARE for coming out to fashion week in Ottawa and giving our city a chance. So my message to local boutique owners: write an open letter to Canadian fashion magazines and let them know their favouritisms needs to stop. Invite them to visit Ottawa and to your stores, we are nonetheless Canada’s capital! Ya heard?