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SECOND JEANS ~ CHECK them out,in store...try them on and be entered into a draw for a pair. It's as simple as that! Check in store for details (until November 19).

Denim has a tendency to look rugged and rough; certainly doesn't have a reputation of comfort any more than would a hug from Karl Lagerfeld. That bad rep. came to a complete halt when Second Jeans created it's famous Yoga jeans. Bend, stretch, do yoga in them, or just sit. Whatever you do, you can be sure to not only look great, but feel completely at ease in them. So if you've been afraid to try them, get out of your comfort zone. All you wear is athleisure you say? Leaning more heavily on the leisure than the 'ath' part...just try them! You won't look back. But you might find people taking long looks at your back(side)! :)

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A look that goes beyond the usual...jean jacket worn as a top with the great topper vest complimented by biker boots.  Looking to accessorize a bit more...add an infinity scarf and a hat.

Yoga straight leg jean (vertigo) 34" inseam - $138

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KW camouflage vest with denim trim (denim) $89

 

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My new favourites are the dark denims. A great vintage look that styles just as well cuffed with flats as they do with heels, BUT with all the stretch that hugs you like Grandma! And while I'm not ready to abandon the looks-like-you-took-part-in-a-rodeo-and-lost jeans, these are somewhat of a more uptown alternative look. Pair them with this sweet chantilly lace top, kitten heels for a great Friday night out style.

Yoga midnight city skinny (midnight) $138

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Soya concept Chantilly lace top (white) $69

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The Italy Jean has been an all-time customer favourite season after season. Showcasing a traditional stonewash in a ring spun denim; these jeans typically flatter all body types with their signature skinny fit. Try them with the subtle star embossed sweater for weekend/casual.

Yoga Italy jean - hand sanded (rinse) $148

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Soya Concept tonal star sweater (purple) $89

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Still on the topic of the dark denim, the straight leg has definitely not gone the way of the macramé plant holder. On the contrary, they provide just enough leg width to slide nicely over your boots, creating a really leggy effect. The Vertigo is a dark wash, with just slight whiskering, giving a super authentic, slightly worn appearance. For a less than formal work setting, wear with a whimsical bird print blouse and shawl collar jacket.

Yoga straight leg jean (vertigo) 34" inseam - $138

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Runway swan print blouse (pink or black) $59

Tobias open shawl collar jacket (black, mocha or plum) $185 (now $105) instore only

 

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On the same vein of dark denim, there is, in fact the classic black. Always in style and clearly can be paired with any colour, any style. This is the signature skinny fit in their newest fabric evolution. Wear comfortably with this great cable knit pull over, depending on the work place, can certainly work the 9 to 5 routine.

Yoga Dakota and pitch black skinny (dakota or pitch black) $130

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Kersh cable wide stripe sweater (fog mix/cream) $86

Second was ultimately created and continues to evolve with a woman's body in mind. Style, cut, denim wash and fit, check all the boxes of your denim requirements. Thus why Plum has carried this supreme brand for nearly a decade. Whether you find yourself chasing small children or big dreams, these jeans are constructed with our real lives and bodies in mind. Try them on for size, you won't be disapointed.

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

More to brag about...Second Jeans are made in Canada!

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If white was the only colour in existence or straight was the only shape. Just think... sunsets would be blindingly white, rainbows or red lipstick would be non existent and my beloved black...gone? (gasp!)  What about straight...no more curly hair, round emoji's or forget about envying Beyonce or Jlo's posterior! A world without variation, vibrant colour or shape. Impossible, disturbingly dull, depressing and unthinkable. AND thankfully, just not how it actually is! Let's look at some colours and shapes:

 

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Talk about shape. This is a great silhouette for walking into fall. And of course Yoga jeans are the best of them. Really authentic denim finish, but the bonus...so comfortable you could sleep in them. But why...better to strut in them!

Yoga ankle skinny Miami jean $120

 

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Another one of my personal favourite colours is grey. Often overlooked and frowned upon by it's resemblance to fog and gloominess...however, it doesn't conjure up images of funeral processions or witches hats like it's cousin black, and still serves as a sleek backdrop for other colours to coordinate with. You name it, it will match! And shape? That's all you!

Simone sleeveless a-line dress (black, grey, plum or silver) $135

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And how is this for colour? The Kersh cardigan, comes in seven luscious fall colours. And of course the beauty of the cardigan is that it transfers so seamlessly from season to season. Layer it under a jacket, belt it or just bring it along 'just in case'. Or buy one for a friend who's always cold!

Kersh ribbed waist cardigan (7 colours) $58

 

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Still not ready to abandon the white? There is no reason to do so. When worn with any other colour, white has the ability to bring out the best in all coordinating colours. This beautiful blouse is simply crying out for a fabulous necklace and an arm full of bangles.

acapella long sleeve blouse with neck tie (black or ecru) $79

 

Fall colours ...easy fresh style #yvrfashion

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If you're simply not able to hone in on one colour of choice, this top is a good solution, comprised of the majority of the fall pallet all in one. A simple, easy style with a modern print, somewhat looking like a close up, pixilated photo.

acapella shell top with curved hem (blue or orange print) $55

Colours, shapes, sizes and differences...I cannot imagine life without vibrant red strawberries, my black Labrador retriever, pink pearl erasers or my favourite berry that only comes in blue.. like life without music. And for anyone who believes that creating more variations on something obliterates the original; think about this...white does not diminish because of the presence of black, it's enhanced by it. And vise versa!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by colour ~ Author unknown!

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With the current trend towards throw away clothing being offered by the 'fast fashion' industry it has become apparent that customers should be questioning where and how their clothing is made.  Plum is also concerned because we have seen this trend growing every year for the past fifteen years.  It is wasteful and the business model seems to be inclined to abuse desperate workers unseen in countries far away from Canada.  

Plum has chosen three jean brands that we think offer the best and most sustainable options for our customers as well as being the most comfortable and fashionable styles available.

Yoga Jeans are made in Quebec where employees get the benefit of fair labour standards, health coverage and disability and retirement benefits.  We love this product because it is definitely NOT a throw away item and as a cost per wear option it is much cheaper than any Fast Fashion alternative.  Plus they are amazingly comfortable.  Customers are thrilled with this product.

MAVI jeans are made in Turkey which is an associate member of the European Union. The company adheres to explicit and strict environmental standards.  Mavi is improving its technology every year and cleans all water used in processing and dying.  MAVI is a member of the Fair Labour Association (FLA) which inspects working conditions frequently and keeps the workplace to a very high health and safety standard in Turkey.

dish is a Canadian company with a factory in Pakistan.  This denim option is for the truly active individual who wants a 'performance' textile with exceptional style.  

Read the words of company founder Gary Lenett from an article by Amanda Ross in the September issue of Vancouver Magazine.

“If you see a beautiful Egyptian cotton shirt and it’s $19.99, you have to ask yourself, how do they do that?” says Gary Lenett, founder of local athleisure brand Dish and Duer. It’s just one Vancouver label fighting against the disposable nature, material excess and human costs associated with “fast fashion”—a trend that he says will see 67 pounds of clothing per person end up in landfills this year.
“The truth is, you get what you pay for, and someone is losing along the way to give you that shirt for that price,” Lenett says. And while Dish and Duer manufactures overseas in Pakistan, its 24 factory workers are paid a living wage, rather than by the piece, ensuring both quality of life for the employees and a quality product for the end consumer. For Lenett, a thoughtful process is paramount, no matter where something is crafted.
 
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While quantities last, Plum has some of it's best, and most popular Yoga jeans styles on sale at $ 79 and $ 89. So, unless you have a uniquely special way of making even 'Mom' jeans look great, it might be time for a pair of Yoga jeans. Mom or not, we all want comfort AND style! Put them on, don't give them a second thought, this is likely what 'Second' was thinking when they created these divine jeans. Make them comfortable, make them stylish, make them in Canada. Looks like they hit all important points.

Plum's owners took a little trip to Quebec where Yoga's are made, to have a look for themselves. This is the busy Canadian factory where these jeans are produced.

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You don't need to be a prima ballerina to test these out. Any regular day will do! Made from only premium denim and designed specifically so they do not gape at the waist. Bend over, dance, have a nap, these will not fail you in any of your activities. Mainly helping you reach your goal of looking super sexy!

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Boot cuts are such a great option to the ever present skinny.  Contrast them with a lovely lace, cut out top. Look for a cut out leather bootie or open toe wedge or espadrille's to tie the two together. Yoga jeans are made with extra dye to produce a more rich, unique look so remember to wash them before wearing them.

Yoga bootcut highrise rinse indigo jean now $79

Grifflin shell lace top $49

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Generally speaking, black jeans will go with anything....just experiment, after all, it's not dental surgery.  T shirts are frequently the obvious and easy choice. (you will be beautiful, and not so much broke, as the jeans are on sale). Brains and beauty, hard to beat that combination.

Yoga highrise skinny jeans $79

Michelle 'broke but beautiful' t shirt $49

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There are far more styles than shown here. Without a doubt you'll find yourself in a pair that will blow your mind.

Yoga jeans are made right here in Canada, from premium denim. In some cases, the denim finish is hand worked to give it the authentic, lived in look. Truly a company that cares as much about quality as you do.

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There’s nothing like a Canadian winter. Even in western Canada, with the chinooks and rain storms, there’s nothing like cozying up around a fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate after a long walk outdoors. And there’s definitely nothing like relaxing after a day of skiing with friends at the chalet. Look forward to winter (and even the snowfall) with an inspired winter look.

Whether you like the animal intarsia knit or the geometric patterns, the Triple 5 Soul zip-up sweaters are reminiscent of vintage Canadiana. When worn over a comfortable pair of black straight leg yoga jeans, it’s the perfect winter outfit for a walk in the woods or a drink at the lodge. But because it’s cold out there, throw on the Tobias wool coat before you head out the door. Nothing celebrates a Canadian winter more than the colour red, and it’s made right here at home.

Welcome the Canadian winter in style. 

 

 For 4 days only! Get select Triple 5 Soul sweaters for $59 (regular $85-$90)

and get the Black Straight-Legged Yoga Jean for $79 (regular $110)!

(Offer valid from Thursday, November 21st to Sunday, November 24th.)

 

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The Tobias Wool Coat in red is perfect for the Canadian winter. It's also available in black and olive.

Originally $295 now $210!

 

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Get nostalgic for Canadian winters with an Animal Intarsia Triple 5 Soul Sweater.

Originally $85 but for 4 days only, get it for $59!

 

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The Triple 5 Soul Diamond Graphic and Geometric Graphic Zip Up Sweaters are chic slope-side.

Originally $85 but for 4 days only, get it for $59!

 

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A classic cable knit for a classic Canadian winter.

This sherpa lined hooded sweater by Triple 5 Soul is so cozy.

Originally $90, but for 4 days only, get it for $59!

 

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