December 17, 2013 § Leave a comment
As the Holiday Season draws near we turn our attention to our plans for those we love; what treats we have in store for them, what we’ll feed them and of course, what we’ll “gift” them. Its particularly at this time of year that Small Independent Businesses shine. We often know you by name, remember your tastes, what you love, what suits you, and, we listen when you tell us what you are looking for. Our desire and ability to seek out wonderfully unique merchandise which won’t be found everywhere else is one of our strongest attributes and we’ve been busy stocking our shelves with you, our valued customers, specifically in mind.
Instead of driving to a mall and following herds of people picking over the same merchandise in store after impersonal store, small town holiday shopping feels like “the good old days” as you make your way down main street from one interesting shop to the next with the hometown atmosphere and welcoming merchants creating a festive mood. Many neighbouring retailers band together to plan seasonal events; promotions, specials, fund raising for local charities and other enticing activities including customer appreciation days to thank you for your business both now and throughout the year.
If you haven’t visited the downtown stores of your hometown recently, you really should. The mix of little shops create a neighbourhood which is completely unique and worth exploring. Some of the best shopping to be had is in owner-operated boutiques. Concentrating on little known suppliers, each owner has their own distinct tastes and often purposely avoid mainstream merchandise in order to stand out in the crowd. Finding little precious gems in these small shops will be what makes your gift giving special and memorable to those you are buying for. From luxury one-of-a-kind items to quirky, clever little gifts; independent shopekeepers cover the gamut. Small town merchants are proud of our towns, work hard to earn your business and really appreciate your support. We enjoy getting to know you and assisting you in finding that “perfect something” regardless of season. We wish you all successful shopping, and Happy Holdiays and look forward to seeing you in the neighbourhood soon.
May 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there are some glorious options to choose from here in shop; jewelry, exquisite scarves, funky handbags and of course – shoes … glorious shoes!!
March 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Easter means we are that much closer to warm weather …
and BOY, do we need the sun!
New Arrivals are coming almost daily now and there are some
quite fantastic things here in store, and yet, more to come!
Next week brings a wedge heeled funky runner (the Italian Original)
and other fabulous things, too …
handbags, jewelry … more stylin’ shoes …
WAIT TIL YOU SEE!!
March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
Despite these images, which would imply the necessity of
goddess-like form … these feminine and fine Italian Made
knee-high stockings, anklettes and footless stockings
are absolutely wearable …
as a fine pant sock (with a little cropped pant?!)
with a longer skirt or tunic
or, if indeed you can rock them … as pictured!
Now in store in various patterns and colours!
March 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
An email from a customer who bought Dubarry boots …
“I gave my new Dubarry boots a work out on Thursday in Ottawa.
There was a huge dump of snow Wed. and on Thurs., the slightly above zero temperatures made the city streets rivers of water – you needed a boat to cross to the other side. I walked everywhere with my new boots on and my feet were toasty and dry. And they fit perfectly. A good investment indeed!”
February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
NOTHING SAYS SUMMER LIKE ESPADRILLES!
AND THESE SPANISH MADE COLOURFUL BEAUTIES
ABSOLUTELY ROCK SUMMER!
CHECK OUT THE FANTASTIC FRENCH MADE CAPRI TIGHTS
WITH SWEET POINTELLE TRIM!
PERFECT HEEL HEIGHT, TOO!
FYI, I’m off this weekend
on a buying trip … back to regular hours
Tuesday February 26, 11-7
BOOTS, BOOTS, AND MORE BOOTS
FOR NEXT FALL/WINTER!!
(I know! Its crazy!!)
February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
February 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
Finally, the season is getting going …
Today brought a scrumptious bouquet of colourful scarves
in various fabrications and patterns:
feminine summery pin stripes,
iridescent linen/cotton blends in block colours,
linens with colourful sparkles dancing across the surface,
silks and modals in soft gradient colours … and more.
And these sweetie-pies that are dancing off the shelf already …
December 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
THE GREAT GIFT WRAP-UP IS ON!
TIL 6:30 THIS EVENING,
THE ORANGEVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB
IS PROVIDING FREE
IN THE TOWN HALL!
SHOE KAT SHOO IS OPEN TIL 6
WITH SEASONAL SALES;
BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE
AND VARIOUS OTHER DISCOUNTS
ON SELECT ITEMS