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5 DAY (starts Thursday to Monday) SPECIAL PROMOTION. Take an extra 40% off the lowest price (fall & winter), exclusions apply*

You know what they say, it's not over until the snow tires come off. Well, that's what I say. And While we anxiously await the end of snowmagedden, let's discuss the pros and cons of shopping online versus in person. We all know shopping online is 24/7 but what about in person? First of all Plum staff are extremely knowledgeable; they know the trends, they know the stock and if you let them get to know you a bit, they can bring it all together. In person, you get to try it on first, get an expert opinion and maybe some different suggestions; make the most of your purchase. Shopping in store...all but one of Plum's store locations contain play areas for kids. I think I just tipped the advantage to in store shopping ;)

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Never mind the snow...Valentine's day is just around the corner...wear your heart on your chest....A subtle but simple way to show you're all heart!

CM long sleeve heart sweater (oatmeal) $79 (in stores and online)

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This is a trend that shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. Incorporating the boho look with needlepoint (a close cousin to embroidery), a fabulous neckline, long sleeves, it eases into spring perfectly.

BLVD embroidered blouse (ivory) $79 (instores and online)

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Here is a wonderful, day to date idea. From the front, makes for a great office piece, yet still adding a bit of change from the ordinary with the vertical stripes...then the back view notes some exquisite lace detailing. Making the back view just as compelling as the front.

Point Zero stripe/lace back shell (white) $64 (instore and online)

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Standard office wear can at times feel a bit stale and lacking the creative edge. Not this! I've spotted several coworkers wearing this wonderful dress and it's just absolutely adorable on, yet, professional, comfortable and a bit edgy. Basically displays the wearer as someone who 'thinks outside the box'.

Simone (black/ecru or ecru/navy) $139

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Just when I think I have enough jean jackets, cropped, long, distressed...then come the collarless and the embroidered jackets. The collarless jacket employs all the standard features of the usual denim jacket with a bit more of a feminine flair, a hidden hook and eye closure, just enough stretch AND pockets! Made for a woman, never mind the boys! And the embroidered trend looks great on the jean jacket.

Point Zero collarless jacket (denim or white) $90

Mavi Alecia embroidered jean jacket (deep rinse) $148

There are just times where getting out of the house is not on the agenda, thus online shopping was invented. On the other hand, there are times where it feels like if you don't get out of the house, you'll start talking to yourself...only time to worry is when you start answering back.

If you'd like to talk to someone other  than yourself, find a Plum location near you, if you're not compelled to venture out...look for a promotion for 'free shipping' coming soon!

YOURS in fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

*Additional 40% off applied at the till; Fall and winter items already reduced 50-70% off.

*Excludes jeans

*Excludes Jewellery

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One size fits all!!

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Whomever created that phrase must have been in a different industry, like tent making because one size 'rarely' fits 'all'. Even tents come in different sizes. On that note, shopping online can be an exercise in utter frustration from one retailer to the next when it comes to finding the right size. However,  Plum remains consistent with sizing with it's own labels and other labels it carries. In part, to strict quality control and a beautiful fit model consistent for over three years (an actual person). Let's have a look at a few sweaters for fall and some other options where size matters.
 
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Sweaters are fairly easy to get the size right online based on fabrication. This one is particularly easy to wear, no buttons to fuss with (open front) and a really nice line...as in, long, not super fitted nor boxy and an Aztec inspired pattern. Great start to the fall season!

Shopping online tip: When buying online always check the size chart and compare with your current measurements

CM open front jacquard sweater (Plum) $79
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Time to get in the game and this is the place to start. Bomber jackets...the big in thing this season. This one is a must...so easy to wear because of it's knit composition. Offset the masculine vibe by wearing it with a full or a pencil skirt with heels.
 
Shopping online tip: Visit the store in person, try on a few labels and make note of how they fit. Next time, if you choose to shop online, you'll have a clear sense of fit
 
Kerisma gamine baseball jacket (black/olive/heather) $85
 
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Sneaking away from the sweater topic a bit, let's look at dresses because Plum does dresses really well! You can't beat the wrap dress for fit as it accommodates various body types and is just so darn comfortable and sexy at the same time. (the two qualities don't often go hand in hand).
 
Shopping online tip: Do some research on fabrics. Better quality knits (for instance) generally have less give and a slightly more structured look while at the same time providing more comfort and ease of movement
 
Simone 3/4 sleeve wrap dress (blue, denim/olive, grey/red/black) $125
 
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Here is yet another thing Plum does very well! Suits and jackets. And another thing where fit is essential. Have a long look at this fabulous head turning jacket. This may be the closest you'll come to custom made. Just a divine work of art in fabric!
 
Shopping online tip: When you know the retailer and their label, it's a pretty good bet season to season, the fits are the same
 
Tobias double breasted jacket with flared hem (black, pewter) $230
 
Shopping on line is like a gift from heaven for those of us with zero time to shop in the flesh. No lineups, you can leave things in the cart for extended periods of time, you can wear your pj's or nothing at all without getting arrested and you don't have to talk to anyone. No wait, that's not usually a positive. Remember Plum has brick and mortar stores as well so check out both.
 
Yours in Fashion passion...
 
Suzanne M.
 
Remember Pieces now has a POP UP STORE at UBC which includes Men's wear!
 
 
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