Saturday, 27 August 2016

Chaka International

We couldn’t have been more pleased with the weather we’ve received all summer long. After all, we love us a dry hot summer! But as August comes to an end, we’re starting to think about the season ahead. This means gearing up for cooler evenings and crisp mornings; and we can’t think of a better line to help you transition into the cooler months than Chaka International.

Chaka International is an Ottawa based company that thrives to connect the works of artisans with the rest of the world. Seeing as the owners are originally from Ecuador, they were eager to feel a little closer to home. In selling quality handmade items made by artists in Ecuador, they were able to do just that.

Currently at VAM you can purchase one of many styles of boho-chic hand bags, warm alpaca wool blankets and even shawls! Picture cool September evenings wrapped in a stylish yet warm shawl, or crisp fall morning up at the cottage wrapped in a soft wool blanket with a good book. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Here’s a peek at some of the items currently on hand, but visit us in store to see even more!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Polo in the Park

Polo in the Park Ottawa is coming up Saturday, August 27th! Is your outfit ready?

Polo in the Park Ottawa is one of the best fashion displays of the year. It provides an opportunity for fashion lovers alike to dress their best for a day filled with polo and other fun activities for all ages to enjoy!

For those who may not be familiar with this annual fundraising initiative (which benefits the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt – Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton), the competition is truly in the hats. But we like to think the real winners are those who match their hats with their outfits!

If you’re having trouble deciding what to wear to one of the most impressive fashion events of the year, have no fear. We’ve put together a list of Polo-in-the-Park appropriate outfits, currently available in store, so that you can focus the rest of your attention on finding (or making) the perfect hat to match!

Get these dresses, and lots more, at 50% off and pay no tax this weekend only!
See you all at the shop - VAM xx

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Heatwave Cool

It’s easy to lose track of fashion trends when the temperature rises well above our comfort level. With a heatwave often comes the desire to strip down to the bare basics and wear simple, loose clothing; but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear items that make you look just as good as you feel.

During a heatwave we recommend gravitating towards easy, flowy dresses, that give a little breathing room. Not only will you look “heatwave cool” but you’ll feel it too; because how else can you stay cool while having a picnic in the park or roaming the city streets in 30-degree weather?!

Currently on sale at VAM is an assortment of light and breezy dresses perfect for any occasion – whether you’re looking to dress up or down. (Editor’s note: you can snag a few of these items at 50% off this weekend only!)

See you at the shop shortly! - VAM xo

Friday, 15 July 2016

# S A L E

It's officially that time of year again. July marks not only rising temperatures in Ottawa but hot summer sales here at VAM! We've marked down just about everything currently in store and online - just in time for this heat wave. Visit us online or in store to see all of the deals available for you to take advantage of. Whether you're heading out of town or up to the cottage, have a wedding to attend or have plans to hang around town, you'll be sure to find something (on sale!) to both wear and love.

Have a minute? Scroll down to take a peek at some of our favourite summer steals - we promise it'll be worth your while!

See you all this weekend! - VAM xx

Friday, 24 June 2016

Oh Canada, oui oui

This Saturday, June 25th is officially Buy Canadian Day. So there’s no better day to come and explore Ottawa’s ‘made in Canada’ shopping district! Wellington West is full of beautiful locally owned boutiques that offer a wide range of Canadian made goods. Find everything from fashion to home goods in this Ottawa-favourite shopping district.

Visit us in store to win! 
Buy or wear anything made in Canada when you visit us in store on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate and a Canadian made Krista Norris scarf! Then head on over to the other participating stores for a chance to win even more great prizes. Youpee!

As if the fashion and contests at each boutique weren’t reason enough to head down to Wellington West this Saturday, we'll be putting out a whole bunch of NEW Canadian made jewelry and a limited quantity of Tuck Shop swimwear! Take advantage of some sweet sales on women's wear upstairs and 50% off on men's goods! Believe us when we say, this will be an event you do not want miss.

See you all this Saturday - VAM xx