Our May 26th fashion show in support of the Catholic Women's League in Quinte West was a blast. So much fun participating with local retailers, Studio B, Off the Hook and Lily's Bridal Here are some pics from Vivacious on the runway!
SHOP LOCAL – A MERCHANTS PERSPECTIVE
Shopping local means many things to me as a retailer and resident of Quinte West. As a retailer in downtown Trenton it has allowed me to meet so many great people, my “store friends”. Our town has a great sense of community and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know a little bit about the people who shop in my store and enjoy not only helping them with their fashion selections but getting caught up on their kids, grandkids, vacations, all those conversations that help us connect with others. The wonderful thing as a merchant in a small town, we get to meet people of all ages, all walks of life and learn so much about our town and the people in it.
From a business perspective of course I could not be here if not for the support of our local community. After working in the corporate world for 30 years, owning my own retail business brings so many joys to my life and it is the support of the community that allows me to continue this business. One of the things I enjoyed in my career was meeting and helping a ton of different people. My little store brings that to me tenfold. It is so enjoyable when someone comes in and is thrilled that they found that perfect dress for their child’s wedding or the many times I hear customers return telling me how many compliments they got on something that they bought in the store. Seeing the joy and confidence that this gives the people that shop at Vivacious really does fill my heart.
Supporting my store also means that I can support the community. It can be as simple as posting all the events that are happening in our town in my windows or the multitude of donations for local community causes where I can donate Vivacious gift cards, jewellery and scarves for many worthy causes. Community fashion shows are great for a night out and our proceeds have supported a local cause each show.
As a resident of Quinte West shopping local means I can support so many other small businesses in town. From other retailers, grocery stores, dentists, doctors, insurance companies, restaurants, gas stations and entertainment the list is so extensive of how much of our income we can keep in Quinte West to grow our local economy. The plus side of this is getting to know the other business owners and their staff and calling people by name when you shop in their stores or use their services. And yes I also support the bigger chain stores in our town. They employ a lot of people who in turn infuse dollars into our local economy. I have always been one to believe that a balance can exist.
We all have the ability to support and grow our local economy and I appreciate the support I get at Vivacious from local residents.
All Winter TOPS $20, all DRESSES $40 until March 18th!!!
So excited to see all the vibrant colours this season! Along with traditional turquoise and corals for spring you will see yellows, oranges and navy's this season. Here is some of the new scarves and chiffon vests brought in to brighten up the store. Silks, silk blends and cottons to choose from and all $15!!
2 days only, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY - December 13th and 14th VIVACIOUS WILL PAY THE TAXES ON ALL your purchases! VIVACIOUS DOWNTOWN TRENTON
Trenton comes alive on Saturday with Dickens characters and many other festivities. Make sure to check it out and don't forget your free treats at participating retailers including Vivacious.
We are always looking for new, easy ways to tie our scarves. Here is a Youtube video I happened across to help you out. It nice not to do the same tie each time and if you are like me, I have many scarves and wear them everyday! Just highlight, copy and paste in your browser to have a look.
Santa Clause Parade - this Sunday at 4:30 the parade starts at Centennial Park and goes up to Dundas, over the bridge and through town!
Holiday Train - the Holiday Train will be coming through this area on Monday, November 28th!
Everything in the store is on sale!! Food, drinks and let us know you are coming and you will get a free gift! Message here or on facebook or call 613-394-2200. Extended hours 10am to 8pm, Friday, Nov 25th.
Now until Saturday buy one item and get 2nd for 30% off! Any combo in the store - clothes, jewellery, purses. (2nd item is of equal or lesser value)
What a fun night Mike and I had at the Quinte Region Business Achievement Awards. Over 300 local entrepeneurs attended the event. How exciting to be nominated two years in a row for the retail category. Here is us ready to hit the town for a fun evening! This was my favorite dress from Artex this fall!!
What a great turn out for the Fall Fashion Show hosted by Off The Hook! Proceeds went to Quinte West Adopt A Child. Here are a few images from Vivacious models!