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Fabulous Fall at Bodacious!

Happy September, lovelies!

I can’t believe it’s already the 26th!
I hope you had a spectacular summer and are enjoying these cooler days and nights. George and I filled pretty much every weekend exploring our new home city of Victoria and all of the wonderful places on the island. I also managed to get back over to Vancouver several times and have to say I still love that ferry trip. What an amazing place we all live in!
These days, I’m loving seeing the leaves changing colour right outside my window. And as much as we love the tourists, it’s always a bit of a breather when things quiet down in the cities and we see more of you coming back in for your new fall pieces.
We are loaded up with awesomeness at both stores! Warm cozy sweaters, beautiful fall colours and prints. Party dresses for every occasion. Scarves, jewelry and handbags…
I’ve heard feedback that it’s not always clear what product is available in which store so I’ll try to be more specific for you. Having said that, it is never a problem to send from one store to the other – just let us know you’d like to see it in person. Seriously, we’re happy to accommodate 😉

So…what’s new, you ask?
So much!

Vancouver store…

Parsley & Sage Polka-dotty jacket / Elk tunic

Chalet fleece sweater – doesn’t Lana look cozy?
Joseph Ribkoff gorgeous “lady in red” dress

Elk cover – love this!!! Zsiska bold and awesome necklace
New Sympli styles / Zsiska necklace
Rain jacket? Yes please!!! Always fun to dress anything up with gorgeous Marigold silk scarves.

Victoria store…
Parsley & Sage – up to size 3x! (will also be in Vancouver by this weekend! – shipment was delayed)

This is the nicest Parsley & Sage I’ve seen in years!

Parsley & Sage jacket / Marigold scarf
Grizas linen tunic / Elk wooden necklaces
and a fantastic year selection of Matt & Nat will be in store by the end of this week. We’ve had lots of requests for backpacks and we’ve got you covered there!

Both stores…
We are loving this new Canadian line called Buttercream! Fun and funky basics made from Bamboo! More in store…

And, as always, this really is only the tip of the iceberg! Our facebook pages for both stores are loaded with pix as stock arrives.

We’re happy to ship or hold an item for you so just give us a quick call – Vancouver 607-688-8169 Victoria 250-385-8169

Gift Certificates…
So pretty! If you’ve got a birthday or other celebration coming up, you might want to drop some hints to your loved ones! wink wink nudge nudge

Our 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations continue!

Today until Sunday, November 22…

 matt and nat reds Unbelievable!
Matt & Nat handbags 25% OFF!!!

Shopping for a friend or just a little treat for yourself?We have a fabulous selection of Matt & Nat vegan leather handbags at Bodacious.
 ribkoff fringe dress What!?! Joseph Ribkoff 25% OFF!!!
It’s time for holiday parties and we’ve got what you need to make you feel extra special!I know! This is a VERY BIG DEAL!All Joseph Ribkoff dresses and separates 25% off until Sunday!


 sympli This never happens!!!
Sympli Grand 25% OFF!!!
Authenticity is essential to positive self image. All women deserve to feel confident in their own skin and Sympli is designed to reflect the diversity of personality and the female figure.Sizes 0G to 3G!

*discounts not valid with other offers


Yay May!

Whew! Sometimes it feels like the months just slip right through my fingers and it’s time to catch you all up again. May is always a fun and busy month for us at Bodacious. All the new spring/summer items are pouring in, the cruise ships have started so we get to welcome the tourists who are always so in awe of our beautiful city and the weather is fresh and full of everything blooming.

As always, we are full, full, full of awesomeness for you!

Here are some teasers…
Our beautiful and Bodacious Jihan is celebrating her curves in Joseph Ribkoff – size 16 in the following pix taken by my lovely friend and uber talented photographer Linsey Hulls. These styles available up to a size 20. Did I mention that Joseph Ribkoff has recently expanded its size range to 22. These new sizes are just starting to come in and we do have several items on the floor so do ask next time you’re in!

Chalet linens in delicious colours! Generous sizing up to a large 2x

And new Chalet crinkle colours!

And this is the Aller Simplement line that I mentioned in the last email. Super fun prints in light cotton at great price points!

Also, Citron silks arrived today. New Sympli is in the house including pretty colours in the tank tops. And you know the drill, fresh new items arriving daily so check in soon…!

Of course, we always like to support women’s projects with the beaded bracelets from Marigold Collective, perfectly pretty scarves and beautiful Lotusland bead jewelry!

Springtime at Bodacious!

Happy April!  I got that in on the very last day:)
As you may have heard, I turned 50 this month and I challenged myself to do a 100 kilometre Camino walk in Spain.  I did it!!! I reached Santiago de Compostela on the day after my birthday! What a feeling that was as you can see from the happy/teary look on my face. Thankfully I had my best friend and supporter, George, by my side.  We had several days after arriving in Santiago to relax and enjoy the sights and partake in the delicious food and wine;)
My plan for the rest of the year and hopefully the rest of my life, is to do something fun/unique/challenging every month (at the very least). For me this will include jewelry classes, days with friends, dancing!, and challenging myself to new adventures.  I wasn’t afraid of 50 as I believe that every year is worth celebrating but the physical challenge definitely scared me. I’m so happy and proud to tick this off my list.
What I also learned in my travels is how much I love coming home to Vancouver and how much I love Bodacious and what we do.  I saw many beautiful boutiques in Santiago and in Madrid but none that catered to the curvy ladies. I’m happy to come home to shop in my own store again! If you’re interested in seeing more about my trip, you can always check out my personal facebook page (Lorna Ketler) for more pix.Lorna and George - in the square Lorna at Santiago Lorna receiving the Compostela certificateThe day before I left, we did an awesome photo shoot with the beautiful Jihan, right here at Granville Island. There will be many pix coming out of that day but thought I’d give you a sneak peak of some behind the scenes.  In each pic, Jihan is rocking size 16 Joseph Ribkoff pieces. Photographer is my talented and lovely friend from the Sunshine Coast, Linsey Hulls www.linseyhulls.com
behind the scenes - photo shootJihan - Joseph Ribkoff photo shootJihan and Linsey - photo shootThe linens are in! The linens are in!  For those of you who’ve been patiently waiting for the Chalet linens, they’re HERE!  Best so far! (all styles also featuring Lotusland Jewelry)
Chalet Linen shirt Chalet Linen tunicThere is also a rayon blend from Chalet this season which is equally awesome. Super light and flow-y. Great for travel!Chalet Rayon dress Chalet Rayon top Chalet Rayon tunicAnd there’s this new handbag line…handbag   and some more Ribkoff…Ribkoff blue and white dressand new Sympli and a new line called Aller Simplement that we haven’t even got out of the box yet!!! Oh my, this season is going to ROCK!

Phew! Hope to see you soon!

April News!

Bodacious is Bursting at the Seams with Fabulous-ness!

Happy April!  Just a few more rainy days before the sun makes a comeback and we’re so READY!

I’ve been busy this past week celebrating my birthday.  48!  How the heck did that happen?  I’m very happy to be my age and be where I am – surrounded by friends, family and Bodacious-ness!
If you’re celebrating an April birthday, we have a free gift with purchase for you until the end of the month!
Bodacious has been receiving stock every day for the past few weeks including (and introducing) –
  Sympli Grand!
Sympli Tunic
Design Today

Design Today JacketDesign Today Vest
Sealed With A Kiss

SWAK Courtney Maxi SWAK Joan Maxi
Chloe Angus
Chloe Angus
and… you asked for it…
da da da da (that’s my drumroll)…
SILVER JEANS!!! (up to size 24)
Silver Jeans - McKenzie Flap Silver Jeans
Firma Energy Wear
Firma leggings

If you haven’t heard of Firma, you need to check this line out!  Great for sore legs, varicose veins, comfort! (tanks, leggings, bra tops…)

OH!!! Brand NEW earrings and iphone 4 or 5 cases just walked in the door from Ebi Emporium!
ebi emporium iphone cases ebi emporium earrings

and, and, and…you should come in and see all the rest!