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YOGA JEANS...JUST TRY THEM, you could win a pair:

Simply head in to a Plum location, try on a pair and be entered to win a pair (until Nov.19).

Closing a location is always a lot of work but a CLEARANCE SALE can be a lot of fun!  We have found items to mark down from all of our stores and warehouse and are putting them into the Richmond store at deep discounts of up to 70% off the regular price!  This Plum location will close near the end of November.  It is worth the trip to Richmond to get some great deals. (Note: Richmond Plum is closed Mondays)

But if you hate the craziness of a SALE you can find a fantastic collection of fall and winter fashions at our other stores.

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KW Waffle Fringed Scarf $42, Bear Dance Multi Cats T $35, KAFFE Hellen Jay Cardigan $89, MAVI Ada Boyfriend Jeans $118 - (NOT AVAILABLE IN RICHMOND STORE DURING CLOSE OUT SALE)

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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

worn with:

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

wear with:

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

wear with:

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

wear with:

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

wear with:

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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Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could wear PJ's, robe and slippers to church...or our scuba gear to meet with an insurance agent....well....you CAN but I'm wondering how seriously you'd be taken. Would anyone hear a word you were saying? In a minor way, on a daily basis, we get the sideways glances...on a grander scale, fashion shaming IS NOW A THING! In a perfect world, we'd not be judged by our attire...however, it's not and we are!  The latest fashaming report I recently viewed was towards our inspirational Malala...I wonder what's next, the Dalai Lama's robe is too 'ROBE-Y'!!?? We are constantly scrutinized for minor fashion infractions. BUT on at least one day we can be sure ANYTHING goes...Halloween...So let's go forth, have some fun...be creative.  I promise not to judge your fireman/witch/bunny costume!

So while you're flying through the city on your way from personnel meeting to party...you'll find this dress converts easily from night time to pretty much any time.

Final Touch seamed mid length dress (black) $69

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Something wicked this way comes....or..maybe that was just your awesomeness that flew by. Isn't this stunning? Coated to look like the finest leather, drape front with zipper pockets. Don't save this for only one day of the year though!

BLVD drapy front coat (black) $110

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If you're on the fence about whether to dress up for the day, or not....easy...wear a t shirt of a cat wearing a costume! OR, put on a head band with cat ears, slide into those sleek looking pants and don't forget the tail! 

Bear Dance optical cat (black) $35

M Chunky knit cardigan (brick) $95

Cream Carla coated jeans (black) $149

 

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Something very medieval/damsel about this dress with its big, romantic looking sleeves. Try this with some patterned tights or hose and over the knee boots. Plum has some fabulous jewellery that would totally finish the look.

Wasabi + Mint bell sleeve mini dress (hunter green or black) $79

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Black really appears to be the most popular colour...for witches, and other mortals! Clearly, it sets off accessories so well, for starters, matches everything. Very light, romantic, ethereal top, however, it is also lined.

Soya Concept lined georgette blouse (black) $69

I lecture my ten year old as she merrily skips away to school with a hole in her pants the size of her head and hair that looks like she slept under the bed...not on it....as I contentedly don my distressed jeans...'YOU'RE NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE LIKE THAT'!! Oh the irony!


Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

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  • until Oct.31
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Change is inevitable.  Fashion, by its very definition, is about change.  The industry has evolved dramatically and the biggest change is the number of choices women now have.  Almost anything is available on line however the choices of what to wear has become daunting.  I sympathize with women who are confused about what is on trend and what looks and feels right when they go looking for something new and wonderful to wear. 

At Plum we see this change as positive because as a buyer I now have more choice for our customers then I have ever had.  My many years of experience has taught me how to sort through this abundance to find the best suppliers, the best prices and the best quality and designs for our customers, who I feel like I know intimately. 

More than ever I am sourcing the best Canadian, American and European fashion that meets our company's very strict criteria for quality and price.  There are more styles in our stores now but fewer of each style so they tend to sell our faster (hint: if you love something you better get it because it won't be in the store long).  

If you would like to give me feedback about changes you see then send emails to info@plum.ca and I will be sure to read them.

Kate O'Brien - Buyer and co-owner of Plum

 
Below are some examples of new items and lines that are in the stores now.
 
 
b.young - Danmark -
 

b.young - Danish designed - Oasa Cardigan Geometric Pattern - $109

 
b.young - Danish designed  - embroidered jacket

b.young - Desta Floral Bomber Jacket  $109

 

b.young - Danmark - embroidered jacket

B YOUNG - Nela Cardigan $ 98

 
ICHI - blouse

ICHI - lace blouse $69

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ICHI - Aggie Shirt Tuxedo Style - $59

 

These are just a few items from an extensive line of clothing from Denmark.  Plum has more styles in our stores then we have ever had, plus dozens of sweater designs from our American suppliers.  As always we have a hand selected number of excellent jean styles from Mavi and Yoga Jeans in Quebec.

 

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ENJOY the human experience of shopping in one of Plum's locations. However, if you just can't make it in, IT'S FREE shipping time:

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Our current times are such that fashion has provided us with a multitude of trend choices which are more undulating than stagnant and fixed. Seasonally though, there are a few that rise to the top of our must have lists. You know your body, know it's strengths so let that knowledge lead the way. There are so many trends that if something doesn't grab you, there will be many other options. After all, feeling good in what you wear means you feel more powerful and strong and able to tackle your daily routine, seamlessly without agonizing about your fashion choice. Here are a few to get excited about:

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These are fabulous and THEY ARE HERE, in store and online! You have got to try these. They truly look like real, fine leather but they're vegan as they say. Grab a girlfriend, go into a Plum store and try these on...they are so sexy looking!

Cream Carla coated jeans (black) $149

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Two trends in one...the floral/botanical print and the bomber jacket turns a boys style into something pretty! The fact that it's floral, creates more opportunity for occasions and places to wear. Not just for the weekend with jeans. Try it with a colour coordinated poncho, great with a dress, or wide leg pants.

Be Young Desta floral bomber jacket (black/red) $109

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Ruffles and frills.  While they are super cute and feminine, they may not be for everyone, OR you merely have to find a way to wear it that it works for your body type. Head into a Plum location and Plum staff will help turn your obsession with a current trend into something you will want to wear, not just this season.

Wasabi bell sleeve mini dress (black or hunter green) $79

Cream ruffle shell top (cream) $89

Soya concept Swiss dot blouse (off white) $69

 

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My favourite thing about colour block is, not having to worry about matching patterns; you can wear various colours either together or monochrome beneath. Again, in store staff can help you find other great coordinates.

Point Zero colour block open cardigan (wine) $86

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Plaid is a really fun pattern to play with. Try it with plain white stripes, polka dots, above worn with jeans or wrap a bright red scarf at the neck. Tuck it into a skirt or jeans, or button it up and add a funky necklace.

Sneak Peak blue plaid shirt (blue/white) $79

A lot of trends seem to be set by the elite who are chauffeured around and thus can wear 5 inch heels and discard what they wore yesterday....however, we live in the real world so.... some basic advice? Teeth and good posture are always in style so remember to brush and stand up straight!

Yours in Fashion passion...

Suzanne M.

Trends, how to pick them, how to wear them and how to integrate them with your current lifestyle, can be as daunting and confusing as an annual financial report, so, don't waste your brain power. Head into a Plum location near you, and enjoy the human experience! Because online customer service reps are in a pop up window!

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