This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!

Ok, why am I blogging about fashion? This might seem like a bit of a stretch but here goes: It’s sunny. For women that means wearing dresses and light clothing. There is a big corporation opening 20 new stores in BC starting today. So, you may be tempted to head on over there and blow your salary on some new dresses. Let me stop you.

I’m heading to a LOCO BC event tonight, where I’ll meet some of my fellow members who all, like me, believe in buying local and using local suppliers in business, we want to keep our dollars here, not to companies who outsource most of their items.

SHOP LOCAL: BAREFOOT CONTESSA

One of these great dress stores – probably my favourite dress store of them all – is Barefoot Contessa Boutique. With two locations conveniently located on Main Street and Commercial Drive, there’s no excuse to stop by and check out the beautiful items they carry. I only paid attention to Barefoot Contessa when the owner was featured in the 3rd CRAVE Vancouver Guide with me, but her shop has been open since ’99. All the more reason to support it!

You can check out the boutique on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Tumblr.

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