JACFLASH, 1036-38 Queen West, 647-408-4551, www.jacflash.net. Rating: NNNNN
It takes a few seconds for your eyes to gobble up the modern funhouse decor of new Queen West clothing boutique Jacflash before they focus on the expertly outfitted clothing racks it frames. Mirrored wall cutouts and a silver tin ceiling hung with designer lampshades are the backdrop for father-daughter team Geoffrey and Jaclyn Genovese 's men's and women's looks.
Hipster meets Holt's in high-end street-styled lines like Operations , Rare Rag Recycle and Meltin' Pot . For guys, there's Endovanera tailcoat toppers and knits, blazers and bombers by Italian line Transit . On the ladies' side, a Crimes & Misdemeanors shift is embellished with mod silver buttons, and Fremont sweaters are cut long with slim shawl collars. A gold-sequined, starlet-ready shift by Alice + Olivia is the shop's runaway clothing hit of the season.
Accessories include Bed Stu distressed leather boots and Modern Vintage patent black pumps and booties. Jacflash picks: Get the ultimate in Jac-flashy in the form of Alice + Olivia's black-sequined leggings, $350; the Operations paratrooper jacket is cut with multiple cargo pockets from brown tweed and accented with a fluorescent orange undercollar, $515; scholastic boys can look studious in Fremont's brown-and-grey striped cardigan, $199.
Look for: A music bar in the back stocking indie artists, a Fashion Television-looping flat screen and fashionista-friendly coffee table books.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.