Thursday, December 30, 2010

Farewell, Rosie the Riveter!

The woman known to several generations as the "We Can Do It" girl and an icon of the feminist movement has died. Geraldine Doyle was a 17-year old factory worker in World War Two when her photo was turned into a poster by Westinghouse Corporation as part of the U.S. government effort to boost morale, recruit workers, and help people get used to the idea of women working on assembly lines making tanks, fighter planes, and battleships. The iconic poster, painted by J. Harris Miller, was rarely seen in the 1940s but was rediscovered in the 1970s and has since become one of the most popular of all time.

Goodbye, Rosie, and thanks for the inspiration!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Week Event at Meow!

Meow! Boxing Sale

20% Off Monday, Tues, Wednesday
Dec 27, 28, 29

Sale starts Monday Dec. 27 at 1pm

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday Hours

Meow! is Open to 9pm on Thursday December 23.

Come visit us and check out the late-night Farmer's Market across the street at City Hall (6-10 pm)

Holiday Hours:

Thurs dec 23 12-9
Fri dec 24 12-5
xmas day closed
Boxing Day 12-5

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gift Certificates!

Gift Certificates at MEOW!

Did you know that MEOW! has gift certificates? Sure we have lots of great stocking stuffers and gifts at MEOW! like funky pendants, watches, berets, mittens, and more, but maybe the choice is too much?

Pressed for time? Can't find the perfect gift right now? Know somebody who loves MEOW?

MEOW Gift Certificates are available in any denomination and they don't have an expiry date!

Redeemable on all merchandise, including: clothing, accessories (hats, purses, etc), jewelry, record albums --anything in the store!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Carden Street is Open!

It's a Christmas Miracle! After months of construction, the street in front of Meow! is finally paved and open to traffic, just in time for the holidays.

Now you can park on Carden Street and walk all around Market Block without falling in a hole or encountering one of those ugly fences. Restaurants are open and there are new stores like B Chocolaet (imported from Belgium) and Chat Noir (tons of new stocking stuffers, toys, novelties, and home decor, plus antiques and collectibles). Two hour free parking!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Let it Snow!

Today is the first snow day of the season, but we're not worried because Meow! is chock-full of winter accessories like hats, including woolly animal toques, brand-new wool berets, and angora chapeaus. We also have mittens, gloves, scarves, boots, and even the occasional vintage parka! So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New! 2011 Guelph Roller Derby Calendars at Meow!

New in Store!

The 2011 Royal City Rollergirls Calendar

featuring 13 glam photos of the ladies of Guelph's Roller Derby league in the fashions of the 20th Century: 1920s flappers, 30s gangsters, 40s Rosie the Riveter, etc etc! right up through the 1980s. It's super sexy-cute and available for only $12.95.

20% of each calendar sale goes to benefit Autism Wellington.

Come check it out! The girls look great and it's an opportunity for these tough women to show off their fun fem fashion side!

And please come to the official launch of the calendar, November 24 at 9pm at the Albion Hotel. Facebook event page.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Most Beautiful Movie Ever

"In the Attic" by Jiri Barta, playing at the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema next week.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Let's Get Ready to Rummage!

Rummage Sale
Saturday, November 6

Come meet Guelph's newest sports team: The Royal City Rollergirls! We will be holding a rummage sale at 219 Silvercreek Pkwy (beside Merry Go Round consignment) from 730 am until 4 pm with proceeds to benefit "Onward Willow". Come and browse a great selection of household items, baked goods and buy a tshirt to support your local roller derby team!
See you there!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween at Meow!

It's that time of year again!

Meow has a great selection of accessories for Halloween, including hats, gloves, stockings, bags, jewelry, flapper necklaces, cigarette holders, masks, and more! Plus our usual selection of consignment dresses and vintage dresses, jackets, lingerie, plus plus plus!

Come check us out!

and Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meow Open During Construction!

Free Parking Downtown!

We are open during construction!

Don't despair! Even though it may be a little bit tough to get to us, it is worth the effort!

What's going on: Currently, the city is replacing all of the sewer systems underneath Carden Street, right in front of City Hall --which just happens to be right in front of Meow as well! Because of the construction, all of the street is closed to vehicle traffic and there is no parking on Carden in front of the store.

BUT! There is still FREE 2-HOUR PARKING on Wilson St just around the corner from Meow, only steps away. As well, there is also FREE 2-HOUR PARKING in the Wilson Street Parking Lot, kitty-corner to Meow right beside Macondo Books. And if you want to stay longer to grab a bite at Atmosphere Cafe, Bin 23, the Albion, the Vienna, WOW, Cornerstone, or Carden Street Cafe, there is an hourly rate available after 2hours in the lot. And remember, parking is free downtown all night after 6pm.

And don't forget the bus stop, right at the corner of Wilson and Carden beside City Hall, just across the street.

Meow! Guelph: New dresses, bags, and seasonal accessories arriving daily!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jazz Records in Guelph

Jazz vinyl at Meow!

Meow! is much more than a consignment clothing store. We always have a selection of vintage LPs for sale. On any given day you might find a record by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Slim Gaillard, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Weather Report, Lamberts, Hndricks, and Ross, John Lurie, Charlie Christian, and many more. As well, we have a variety of rock, pop, blues, and country vinyl on hand at Meow! as well as at our sister store Chat Noir, just around the corner.

About vinyl at Meow!

Cowboy Boots in Guelph

Your source for vintage cowboy
boots in Guelph.

Meow Has Cowboy Boots!

We always have a selection of pre-loved leather western footwear in the store. A variety of colours and styles, ranging from elaborate authentic hand-tooled masterpieces to the latest mall fashions. Prices start at $40.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fall Arrivals and Labour Day Weekend

Fall is Coming!

It's back to school time here at Meow! and we are slowly coming around to the idea, even though it is so hot this week. Lots of new sweaters, tops, and jeans coming in every day. As well, we always have a selection of coats, jackets, and our usual selection of great Fall and Winter dresses, starting at $20. Plus boots, bags, and hats!

As well, we have a few new lines of wallets and jewelry by Lavishy, plus plus plus!

We are open Labour Day weekend but will be closed on Monday Sept. 6 for the holiday. Re-open Tuesday, Sept 7.

And remember, we are always looking for quality consignment clothing from you, our customers. Now looking at Fall dresses and separates, winter wear, etc. Items must be laundered, pressed, and no more than 1 year old, unless vintage. We sell it for you, you get 50% when it sells!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Roller Derby T-Shirts at Meow in Guelph

New T-Shirts!!

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.

The t-shirts are black with a white logo and lettering. 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 on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Guelph Tribune Readers' Choice Awards

Please consider nominating MEOW! for the Guelph Tribune 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. We are eligible in the Consignment Clothing and Women's Clothing categories!

Also, please don't forget Chat Noir, eligible in the Antiques, China/Gifts, Furniture, Home decor, and Interior design/Furnishings categories.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Heatwave Bargains!

Heatwave Bargains at Meow!

Beat the hot hot heat with cute shorts, tops, and light summer dresses in the latest styles --all on consignment now at Meow!

Discover the coolest place in town --it's cool underground!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New: Italian Stockings at Meow in Guelph

New at Meow!

We are now carrying a line of stockings and hosiery by Mura, Italy. Seamed stockings, hose, and more, in a variety of sizes and shades. The selection is always changing so come by and see what's new!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Meow! Photo Album

Come down to Meow! in Guelph!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New: Wallets and Pendants from Lavishy!

Meow! Guelph is currently featuring a selection of new accessories designed by Lavishy Boutiques.

We have lots of wallets, change purses, and enamel pendants!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dance Performance Downtown Guelph

Thursday: Dancetheatre David Earle & The Pendrecki String Quartet at the Riverrun Centre, Downtown Guelph!

April 8, 2010 | time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

River Run Centre
35 woolwich street, guelph n1h 3v1
519.837-5662 ·
tickets $5-$30 (lots of student discounts!)
As part of the uGo program, university and college
students may purchase tickets for only $20 each. And through
eyeGO, high school students may attend for just $5 each. All
tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at
519-763-3000 or in person at the Box Office from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The River Run Centre presents a program
of works by Dancetheatre David Earle (DtDE) on Thursday, April 8th,
2010 at 8:00 pm. The featured work is Odyssey - a collaborative
piece for string quartet, live electronics and dance - choreographed by
David Earle to a new score by Canadian composer Omar Daniel, and
performed by Omar himself, and the Penderecki String Quartet.
An epic tale of separation and reunion, Odyssey was commissioned by
The Banff Centre for the Arts, where it received its World Premiere just
last year. The April 8th program also includes Serious Games (1998),
which was originally commissioned by Canadian Children’s Dance
Theatre, and DtDE’s signature piece, Miserere, set to music by Grigorio
David Earle is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated
choreographers. He has also been an inspirational figure in Canadian
and international dance as a teacher and mentor to successive
generations of young dance artists. A lengthy list of accomplishments
and accolades illuminates a stellar artistic career. He has trained at
the Martha Graham School in New York, performed around the world,
cofounded Toronto Dance Theatre, choreographed over 140 original
works and received the Order of Canada – to name a few. David is
best known for merging rich imagery and evocative music to create
powerfully moving dance.
In 1996 he established Dancetheatre David Earle to support continuing
creation and preservation of his repertoire, and to serve as a forum for
younger artists whose concern is the expression of humanity in dance.
He is particularly interested in creating opportunities for dance
audiences to hear new contemporary and traditional music, and he
regularly choreographs to live accompaniment, including choirs, small
ensembles, and orchestras – including the Penderecki String Quartet.
“We've worked with the Penderecki for the past 12 years,”’ says Earle.
“There is nothing to equal the experience of dancing to live music — to
sounds that are born in that moment. Each performance has its own
life, its own electricity.”

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Weekend Hours

Happy Easter Everyone!

Long Weekend Hours for Chat Noir and Meow!

Friday April 2 1pm - 4 pm
Saturday, April 3 11am - 6pm
Easter Sunday, April 4 -CLOSED-
Monday, April 5 1pm - 6pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meow and Classic LPs in the Guelph Mercury

We were interviewed in the local paper yesterday about vintage vinyl!

Spin cycle goes full circle: Vinyl records are cool again

March 10, 2010
Troy Bridgeman

GUELPH — Sales of compact discs have been dropping since the introduction of downloading, MP3s and iPods but the popularity of vinyl is enjoying a growing resurgence.

U.S. record companies saw the sale of vinyl records nearly double from 2007 to 2008 and the spin cycle appears to be repeating itself exponentially as many old and new artists are choosing to release a growing percentage of their work on the old format.

Bryan and Kara Munn own Meow and Chat Noir. Those are vintage clothing and furniture stores in downtown Guelph. They say used vinyl records are a growing part of their business.

Read the full article

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Vinyl at Meow!

New arrivals!

Two new crates of records have just been unpacked and priced at Meow!
Lots of vintage rock, folk, pop, new wave, and punk. Come check it out --prices range from $4 to $20 so there's something for everyone.

LPs by John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Cyndi Lauper, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, BB King, The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, CCR, The Clash, Michael Jackson, The Doors, Beach Boys, and many more....

Bonus: Check out this feature on vintage vinyl in the University of Guelph's student newspaper, The Ontarion. The reporter Zack Macrae talked to local vinyl hound DJ Chad and to our friends in Waterloo DJ Charless and Vince who own the excellent Orange Monkey.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Could this be Spring? The snow is certainly melting. And Meow! has started stocking Spring and Summer dresses and tops, plus lots of colourful accessories, bags, sunglasses, shoes, etc.

Come in and have a look!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 9th Annual En Couture Fashion Show

Guelph Fashion Show!

Meow! is proud to be participating in an exciting charity event, the annual En Couture Fashion Show. This year's show takes place at the Old Quebec Street Mall, Downtown Guelph, on Saturday March 6. The multi-media show will spotlight local boutiques and designs and features musical set pieces with tons of glamour and the volunteer efforts of many University of Guelph students. Please think about attending this fabulous fun event. Advance tickets are just $10 and all proceeds go to a worthy charity.

The theme this year, just in time for the Oscars, is "Old Hollywood" --a subject close to Meow's heart. We were happy to provide outfits for the photo shoot for the posters for this event as well as for the fashion show itself.

Check out the facebook group "CMESA En Couture Fashion Show 09/10"

The College of Management and Economics Students Association is proud to present the 9th Annual
En Couture Fashion Show March 2010.

This year's show promises to be an exciting and eventful occasion featuring the latest fashions from local boutiques and shops.

The show is geared towards promoting the locality of Guelph and it's surroundings all while raising proceeds for a wonderful local charity.

The charity En Couture has chosen to raise money for this year is the Guelph Wish Fund for Children. Founded in 1984, the Guelph Wish Fund for Kids is an entirely volunteer organization. They give over 95% of all funds raised towards granting wishes of local children who are 19 years of age or younger who life with a serious or life-threatening illness, a severe handicap, or who have been critically injured. The hope is that the wish that is granted will help the child, even if only for a short period of time, feel relieved of the pain and anxiety dealt with in their every day life. August 2009 was the Wish Fund's 25th anniversary and En Couture's goal this year is to raise as much money as possible to help make their 25th year a year they'll never forget!

To help us do this, we are teaming up with a business called Rock Your Cause™! Rock Your Cause™ is a marriage of couture and cause, designed to compel people to, well rock their causes! Through the sale of their Orange Logo™ apparel they raise funds and awareness for various philanthropic organizations. Through their Colour Your Cause™ campaign they work with students of all ages, as well as companies, and even individuals hold fundraising events and run cause campaigns of their own. Rock Your Cause™ is "philanthropy that fits perfectly!" and they are looking forward to being a part of this years University of Guelph CMESA En Couture Fashion show. For more information visit their website, their Facebook group, and fan page.
Contact Emilie Faulkner-Meek at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top 14 Favourite Songs for Valentine's Day

In honour of February 14, Valentine's Day, Meow! presents a list of some of our favourite love-themed songs!

Some are about love, some about falling out of love, some are about heartbreak, all are classics.

1. I'm Sticking With You, Velvet Underground (our wedding song!)
2. A Fine Romance, Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong (fun!)
3. Don't You Want Me, Human League (great duet, synthpop heaven!)
4. Tainted Love, Soft Cell (it's depressing, but you can dance to it!)
5. Ball and Chain, Etta James (she's the greatest!)
6. That Old Black Magic, Louis Prima and Keely Smith (best song of 1959!)
7. I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket, Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers (Irving Berlin classic)
8. Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy to Me, Carter Family (sad and haunting)
9. Maps, Yeah Yeah Yeahs (not sure if this is a lovesong but it rocks)
10. Don't Explain, Billy Holiday (Billie wrote it!)
11. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, Ella again (Duke Ellington wrote it!)
12. I Walk the Line, Johhny Cash (corny? yes! awesome? also yes!)
13. Everybody Loves My Baby, Boswell Sisters (awesome)
14. Can I Do It For You, Memphis Minnie/Kansas Joe McCoy (married guitar duo fun!)

Bonus: Video

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Half-Price Sale at Meow! Friday

FRIDAY, February 5
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 Boots and Shoes
50% Off All Bags, Purses, Wallets

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

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

Kara at MEOW!
10 Carden St.
Guelph, ON
(519) 821-7442

Facebook event page

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter Hours

Thought we should make this official:

Winter Hours 2010

January and February

Monday to Friday noon to 6.
Saturday 10 to 6.
Sunday noon to 5.

Sometimes we will be in the shop earlier, and sometimes we will stay later. To find out you may want to call ahead, 519-821-7442.