Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Meow!

Happy 2012 Everybody! Thanks for a great 2011. Here's hoping the next year brings peace, tranquility, and whatever form of prosperity you are searching for.

Party time!

(Meow! will be closed Jan 1st for the holiday)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boxing Week Sale at Meow!

20% OFF at Meow! all week!

Our Boxing Week sale starts Tuesday December 27th at 12 noon!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Meow!

Happy Holidays to all our friends and customers! Best wishes to all, peace and goodwill!

Holiday Hours:

Dec 25th ------closed
Dec 26th ------closed
Dec 27th ------open 12-6
Dec 31st ------open 11-4
Jan 1st ------closed
Jan 2nd ------open 12-6

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gift Certificates at Meow!

Happy Holidays!

Meow! has gift certificates available for any amount you like. The perfect stocking stuffer, Secret Santa or Kris Kringle gift exchange. If you know someone who loves the shop or just loves funky retro accessories and fun jewelry, consider treating them to a future purchase at Meow!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pocket Boxes!

Cigarette Cases and more...

"Smokes" Tin Pocket Box

Or for whatever your vice. We think it will fit perfectly. Construction is an exact replica of a 1920's cigarette case. Features vintage matchbook art that's been "re-contextualized" (to say the least). 4 1/8" l x 3 1/16" d x 5/8" h
Or for whatever your vice. We think it will fit perfectly. Construction is an exact replica of a 1920's cigarette case. Features vintage matchbook art that's been "re-contextualized" (to say the least). 4 1/8" l x 3 1/16" d x 5/8" h

Friday, November 11, 2011

Onwards to Paris!

Canadian Women of Courage!

Canadian Women of Courage looks at women who served overseas during World War Two. The four episodes tell the stories of: the Canadian Nursing Sisters; Gladys Arnold, the only member of the Canadian press to witness the fall of France; the girls who served in the Canadian Army Show; and Joan Bamford Fletcher, who commanded 80 Japanese soldiers to free a Dutch internment camp in Sumatra.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Getting the "Flapper" Look

The Flapper is an icon of womanhood and style that first appeared in the 1920s in the wake of the world-changing events of World War One. Flappers were young girls (or young-in-spirit) who rebelled against the strict moral and fashion codes of the older generation. They were free-spirits, into dancing, jazz music, and illegal substances like alcohol --outlawed in the Prohibition-era 1920s, also the time-period of bootlegger gangsters and speakeasies.

Pioneered by designers like Coco Chanel, the Flapper "uniform" was new because it got rid of corsets and other older forms of female undergarments and was thus a liberating change.

Flapper icons include Jazz Age heroines like Josephine Baker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Anita Loos, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, and Helen Kane. Think Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, and the cartoons of John Held Jr in the New Yorker.

Flapper-style dresses often have dropped waists and are sleeveless. Open backs and and scooped necklines were common. A simple cocktail dress with a straight or slight A-line will also do as a Flapper fill-in. Look for beads, fringes, and tassles. Sometimes a mod 60s dress can even double for a 1920s frock.

Stockings and garters are a must. Some flappers wore their stockings rolled down to the knee.

Cloche hats or bell-shaped / bucket hats are also hallmarks of the 1920s, as are headbands and feathered headpieces.

Gloves, longer skirts (knee-length or slightly longer) matched with sleeveless tops or matching suits, long pearl necklaces, cocktail rings, cigarettes and cigarette holders, flasks, and Deco purses and clutches are also perfect accessories.

Flapper Costumes in Guelph!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let a Smile be Your Umbrella!

It may be wet and rainy outside, but Meow! is always warm and dry.

And we're busy unpacking and pricing tons of new Fall Fashions for the weekend, including fun designer jewelry, scarves, hats, coats, and cute little dresses!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Meow!

Thanksgiving Hours

Saturday, September 8 Open 11am to 6pm

Sunday, September 9 Open 12 to 5

Monday, September 10 Closed

Tuesday, September 11 Open 11am to 6pm

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Block Party with Meow!

Free stuff and music all around the block!

Market Square BLOCK PARTY!

October 1, 2011 | time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Official draw day (2pm) for the Grand Prize of over $750 in Gift Certificates. 2nd prize of $100 in Downtown Guelph Gift Certificates. 3rd prize of $50 in Downtown Guelph Gift Certificates. and much more

Culture Day Activities!!

Food * Give-a-Ways * Discounts * Specials * Prizes * Interactive Activities * Face Painting (10am - 1pm)

Visit your favourite merchants to see what they have in-store for YOU!

Wilson St.

Apple Salon

Champion's Choice

Chat Noir

Guildcraft Duvet Co.

Macondo Books

Magic Mountain Trading Co.

Millennium Clothing Company Ltd.

Sweet Violets

True Healing

Carden St.

10 Carden

Acker's Furniture

Atmosphere Cafe & etc.

B Mini Mart Variety


Bin 23

Carden St. Cafe

The Casual Gourmet

DLR Dealer Clothing and Accessories

Footprints Eco-Store

Fuji Japanese Restaurant

Guelph Music Inc.

Guelph School of Guitar


Hockey Shop Source for Sports

Little Shops of Guitars



Stigmata Tattoos & Piercing

Wok's Taste Chinese Restaurant

WOW - Wild Organic Way

Wyndham St.

The Cornerstone

Dis-a-Ray Antiques

Ouderkirk & Taylor

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Labour Day and Back to School

Meow! will be closed for Labour Day, Monday September 5.

Labour Day is our opportunity to celebrate all the working women who make our world possible, from the factory garment worker to the corporate boardroom and all of our customers. Enjoy the last holiday of the summer, ladies!

Meow! will return Tuesday with tons of Back to School and Fall fashions...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Royal City Roller Girls Season Finale!


Meow! has been very proud to be a sponsor of the Guelph Roller Derby league this year. It has been such a joy seeing the response from fans in Guelph and the growth in the teams in terms of skill and experience. We saw some fun bouts, some great action, and some tough but classy dames!

Now the first ever season is winding down and the Season Finale is being held this Saturday, August 6 at The Sleeman Centre downtown. As usual, tickets are available at Meow! for only $8. Why not come out to see which of your favourite teams --Violet Uprising, Killer Queens, or Our Ladies of Pain-- comes out on top?

"This is it folks! Your last chance this year to see roller derby at it’s finest played at the Sleeman Centre. Join the Royal City Rollergirls at their Royal Rumble, Skills Competition and Home Team Championship. Enjoy live entertainment at halftime while you get autographs from the players. Join the teams at the after party in the Draught Picks Tap House & Grill. The game is Saturday, Aug 6th; game time is 7 PM. Doors open at 6, so come early to get prime seating. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and kids under 12 are free! Visit us online or on Facebook for more info. Spend time with your family while enjoying this action packed evening."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meow! Closed Aug 2 for Renos

We will be closed Tuesday, August 2nd for building renovations while our landlord makes improvements to our front entrance. Hopefully we will re-open on Wednesday, August 3. In the meantime, enjoy an extended long weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Sale Rack

Believe it or not, even though we are going through a heat wave, we have started to think about Fall and Winter at Meow! and so have decided to start making space on the racks by having a Sale Rack. Right now we've got a couple racks of Summer dresses, tops, and skirts on Sale for between 25% to 40% off, with more bargains to come! Just look for our Orange and Yellow "Sale Price" tags.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day from Meow!

Meow! will be closed Canada Day, Friday July 1.

We will re-open Saturday, July 2nd at 11am.

To celebrate Canada Day, here's Vanda King, Canada's rockabilly queen!

"Ooh What You Do" was the flipside to "Randy", released in 1958 by 15-year-old Vanda King from Scarborough. Vanda went on to a long career as a lounge singer and tv star on CBC's Nightcap and CTV's Diamond Lil's. Today she is a millionaire and owner of Vanda King's Piano Showcase. Very inspirational!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Downtown Throwdown: Guelph Roller Derby Tickets at Meow!

Advance tickets still available at Meow! $8.00 each.

Bout Location: Sleeman Centre, Downtown Guelph

Derby is exploding in Guelph and we want you to be part of the excitement. The stakes have been raised as we have invited two guest teams to the upcoming bash on June 25. Get ready for the thrills and spills and most importantly the debut of the RCRG All Stars!

The lineup for the "Downtown Throwdown" is ...
7 PM - RCRG 's Violet Uprising face off against the Belle City Rollergirls
9 PM - RCRG All Stars face off against the GTAR Debutantes

Make sure you join us in the bar afterwards to watch the game replayed on the big screen with your favourite rollergirl. The After Party is convenient because it's right on site at Draught Picks Tap House and Grill!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Converse All-Stars at Meow! Guelph

We are always getting in vintage Chuck Taylor Converse canvas sneakers at Meow! in a variety of sizes and colours. New arrivals weekly!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Royal City Riot! Roller Derby in Guelph this Saturday!

We've got tickets!

Come to another RCRG bout to see the Guelph home teams in action!
The home opener was such a hit that we are expanding the event to make sure we take care of all of our fans. We want you to fall in love with derby and have a fun night out while watching a great sport.

Doors open at 6:00 pm with the first game beginning at 7:00 pm and the second game immediately after at 9 PM. The first bout is between the RCRG home teams Our Lad...ies of Pain vs Violet Uprising and the second bout is the RCRG Killer Queens vs South Simcoe Rebel Rollers. Rogers is televising the first bout live on channel 20 and CFRU is covering the second bout on live radio at 93.3 FM.

Make sure you join us in the bar afterwards to watch the game replayed on TV and meet your favourite roller girl. The After Party is so convenient as it's right on site at Draught Picks Tap House and Grill.

Tickets are available at Meow! Admission is only $8 in advance, $10 at the door and children under 12 are free.

Bring your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to see the excitement on eight wheels! Click share to spread the news.

Visit RCRG online today at

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Guelph Roller Derby Tickets Still Onsale At Meow

The girls have been training all year for their season home opener which happens this Saturday, May 28 at The Sleeman Centre in downtown Guelph.

Tickets available at Meow!

Introducing flat track roller derby at its finest; featuring the Royal City Rollergirls along with special guests the Tri-City Roller Girls. Guelph’s own Royal City Rollergirls are proud to announce that all three of their home teams are battling it out at the “Royal Smackdown”. Spend time with your family while watching real women play the action packed sport of roller derby and enjoy the great entertainment at half time. The home opener is Saturday, May 28th at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the first game beginning at 7:00 pm and the second game immediately after at 9 PM. Tickets and season passes are available from local rollergirls, select retailers and at the door. Admission is only $8 in advance, $10 at the door and children under 12 are free.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Victoria Day!

Meow! will be open Sunday, May 22, closed Monday, May 23 for the Victoria Day Holiday. Back Tuesday.

Yes, Queen Victoria was fashionable. In fact, she was the main fashion trend-setter of her era.

Meow! collects Victorian mourning jewelry and postcards but their are so many other aspects to the art and culture of the late-19th Century that were directly inspired by the Queen who gave us Canada!

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Fascinators at Meow!

Fascinators, Hats, and Veils are in Guelph and Meow Has Them.

Just in time for prom season (or your Royal Wedding party), Meow has a new collection of tiny fascinators. $20.00 each.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter!

A Very Happy Easter from Meow!

Easter Weekend Hours:

Friday April 22 - closed

Saturday April 23 -OPEN!

Sunday April 24 -closed

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Guelph Roller Derby Tickets on Sale at Meow!

Tickets for the Royal City Roller Girls are now on sale at Meow! Guelph.

The first bout of the season is this coming Sunday, April 10.

It is an exhibition tournament featuring all 4 Guelph teams and the TCRG Total Knock Outs.

Tickets are $5 Adult

(children get in free)

APRIL 10TH – FERGUS Exhibition Tournament *

2pm – RCRG Home Teams & TCRG Total Knock Outs


Team website

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New at Meow! Guelph: Lavishy necklaces

Just arrived: New shipments of funderful Lavishy necklaces. Lots of great designs. Owls, Fish, Chandeliers, Birdcages, and more. Plus, we still have our usual selection of Lavishy wallets and change purses!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy International Women's Day Guelph! March 8, 20011

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Dancers will commemorate International Women’s Day in Guelph
The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival and Dance Theatre David Earle are combining to stage a performance called Women’s Voices. It will be performed March 8, at 7 p.m., at the E.L. Fox Auditorium at John F. Ross High School.
Big day The Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival and Dance Theatre David Earle are combining to stage a performance called Women’s Voices. It will be performed March 8, at 7 p.m., at the E.L. Fox Auditorium at John F. Ross High School.
Karolina Kuras

GUELPH — The 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day is something to dance about, and the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival and Dance Theatre David Earle are joining forces to celebrate the milestone.

The program, called Women’s Voices, will be performed March 8, at 7 p.m., at the E.L. Fox Auditorium, at John F. Ross high school.

“Women are usually the people behind dance,” said Janet Johnson, a founder of the dance festival who choreographed The Illumination of Willow, part of the women’s day program. “It seems natural for dancers to celebrate the cause as well. Dance can be a potent piece of communication.”

Last Friday night, Temple Studios opened its doors to the public, those who attended got to watch the dancers in an open rehearsal. Observers saw snippets of what’s to come next week.

Johnson said her piece was inspired by her mother, who was primarily seated at the end of her life.

“It’s an unveiling of ourselves,” Johnson explained before the dancers started. “There are so many women who can’t tell their stories. This is a mantra to them.”

Suzette Sherman choreographed the piece Thoughts on Leaving, which explores the notions of coming and going and saying goodbye. She dances a solo part in it, which was gorgeous.

“People need to see that,” was David Earle’s comment when she finished. “That’s my only note. I have no criticism.”

Julia Garlisi choreographed the final piece, Weeping Meadow and Dust of Time. The section performed last week was full of contrast and unexpected juxtaposition, like the delicate music contrasting with the strong movements of the dancers, and the notions of being and maintaining individuality in an interconnected and interdependent world.

The dancers have been doing motion and movement workshops with girls and women in the community, and the hope is to add to this component in the future. Understanding and using purposeful movement can help overcome obstacles, to lead to better understanding of the relationships in their lives and indeed, to better understanding of oneself.

Tickets for the International Women’s Day performance are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for high school students through eyeGo. They are being sold through the River Run Centre box office, 519-763-3000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 519-763-3000

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Vinyl at Meow!

Lots of new records at Meow! in Guelph. 80s pop and New Wave like Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Fleetwood Mac, Tears for Fears, Queen, Supertramp, and much more. Also don't forget to check out the new arrivals at Chat Noir around the corner: Bruce Springstein, Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, etc.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Hep-Cats

It's ......... The Hep-Cats!

(click the link to read the whole story!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tura Satana, Feminist Icon

July 10, 1938 – February 4, 2011

Tura Satana died last week. She was an actress and dancer best known for her role in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! one of our favourite movies of all time here at Meow! Strong, beautiful, sexy, funny, cool. She was a real life superwoman in so many ways, just read her biography and see. What a life!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Meow! Half Price Sale

FRIDAY, February 4

11 am to 9 pm


--One Day Only!

50% Off All Clothing!
All Clothing in the Entire Store
-Dresses, Skirts, Sweaters,Tops, Pants, Jackets, Coats, etc

50% Off All Winter Wear and Winter Boots


25% Off All Bags, Purses, Shoes, Cowboy Boots, Wallets

25% Off All Vintage Jewelry
25% Off All Records/LPs

Doors open at 11 --don't miss out! Only once a year!
Meow! will be open extra hours --until 9pm Friday night.

See our ad in Thursday's Ontarion.

Facebook event.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Roller Girls Tees at Meow!

New T-Shirts!!

Just got a new batch in the shop!

Meow! Guelph is pleased to be a sponsor of the Royal City Rollergirls --the new Guelph roller derby league!

We now carry league t-shirts if you want to support the girls or just want to look cool in a bitchin' garment --check out the one being worn by rocker-actress Juliette Lewis, pictured above.

--featuring a fantabulous logo designed by local alt cartoonist, New York Times illustrator, and all-around stylish gent Seth.

New logo colours! Purple and gold on black, purple and gold in retro disco glitter on black, and the classic white on black. Unisex and women's styles available.

Available in S, M, L, and XL.
Quality silk-screened on 100% cotton.
Price: $20

All proceeds go to support the Royal City Rollergirls --equipment, training, and practice space.

Available at MEOW!, 10 Carden St., downtown Guelph (across from City Hall).

Check out the Royal City Rollergirls website or on Facebook!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year's

Happy 2011 Everybody!

Meow! will be closed New Year's Day and January 2.

Back on Monday, January 3, with lots of new stuff. Have a safe and happy holiday.