Corktown’s Far Away Eyes reopens as boutique (and tattoo parlour) Clara Obscura
Queen East has a new spot for buying whimsical merch and getting inked at the same time. Formerly known as Far Away Eyes, the tiny Corktown boutique has undergone extensive renos and has reopened as Clara Obscura. Owner Katelyn Joliat (along with her fiancé, who runs the shop’s tattoo parlour) almost doubled the size of the narrow space, making room for large selections of healing crystals, decorative antlers, butterfly taxidermy and intricate handmade dreamcatchers. Jewellery’s a big focus of the store, and shoppers can browse Joliat’s own label of sterling silver rings alongside these opal pieces from LA-based Unearthen Jewellery. Edgy T-shirts and tank tops from labels like Brooklyn-based Mary Meyers and The Wild Unknown round out the mix. Prices range from $5 for a bunch of sage all the way up to $400 for an artsy dreamcatcher. Joliat plans to use the new-and-improved space for more pop-ups, like the one she just hosted with Toronto online shop The Chic Canuck.
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