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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

Thank you, Tim Gunn!

“I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.”

The 63-year-old added, “It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. … There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

Thank you, Tim Gunn!

And, by the way, I’ve spent 16 years of my life dedicated to doing exactly what he recommends…finding quality, well-fitting, fun fashion up to size 3X!

Every day we get feedback about our fantastic selection, quality and variety of diverse fashions.

My goal is to assist you in finding your own STYLE, not just clothes that fit.

My other priority is quality. There are many (and the numbers are growing) plus-size lines out there that are not made to last or fit well.

I want you to value yourself and know that you deserve beautiful fabrics, great fit and quality fashion to celebrate your beauty!

From beautiful and very affordable lines like Blue Sky fashions featuring buttery-soft bamboos and cottons, to the perfect lines and drape of the locally manufactured Sympli to the more body-con or classic styles of the perfect cocktail dresses of Joseph Ribkoff (also Canadian)! We also have beautiful basics from the super talented Vancouverite, Chloe Angus.

I also like to explore the funkier or edgier styles of Alembika (Israel), Grizas (Europe), Elk & Vigorella (Australia) to really encourage you to make your OWN fashion statement.

And our consistently popular Chalet and Fenini (USA) brands which have created quite a following with their delicious fabrics and comfy casual and stylish designs.

I’ll never stop searching for new, quality and innovative fashions for my awesome customers. That’s my job and I love it.

So again, thanks Mr. Gunn for your push to the fashion world to step up. I’m with you!

But also, please know, there are already fantastic designers doing the work, consistently and with quality.

I know. I’ve done my research.

sympli elk-black-white-graphic-dress jacket

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!

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!