Welcome to our March Newsletter
Spring is just around the corner! The store is brimming with styles that will make you swoon. We have breathable, soft and easy to wear fashions, as well as colours and textures to put a bounce in your step.

Come in and catch the cheery vibe of the season! It's a great time to start building your warm season wardrobe. 
ZIP UP & SAVE EVENT
This week, we decided to do a surprise dress pant sale! Regular priced dress pants are $20 OFF. Details below.

PROFESSIONAL JEAN FITTING
Thursday, April 5th. Book your one-on-one fit appointment with the Fit Expert from the Head Office of FDJ.  ONE DAY ONLY!
ZIP UP & SAVE DRESS PANT SALE
ONE WEEK ONLY DRESS PANT SALE!

Enjoy our big sale on all regular priced dress pants! 

All zip-up front dress pants in both regular and petite sizes are $20 OFF!!! 
Now is your chance to stock up on a wardrobe essential. Dress pants can be dressed up or down. Come in and see the possibilities!

This sale excludes all denim. Please see us for details.
FDJ FIT CLINIC - BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
BY APPOINTMENT, THURSDAY APRIL 5TH
We know so many of you are FDJ fans. For 7 years, we have offered this line and the happy repeat customers have shown us these jeans are tried, tested and true! 

This Fit Clinic is the ideal opportunity to explore FDJ's traditional rises, as well as discover their new advances in denim. Their new Cool Denim features the patented COOLMAX fabric to keep you cool. Perfect for spring and summer!
Take advantage of the expertise of a Professional Fitter from FDJ's Head Office by booking a complimentary 20-minute appointment.
We can fit all body shapes in regular and petite sizes 2 to 16.
 
Call the store at 250-751-7799 to book. Limited space available so book early and get your perfect fit!
New Arrivals: FDJ
SPRING & SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION
The FDJ Spring and Summer collection is made to enhance every woman's unique style. The fabrics, textures and cuts give the perfect silhouette while still being comfortable and wearable.

The collection includes capris, crops, shorts and pretty statement embellished jeans.
On top, you'll find floral prints, nautical stripes, European cityscapes, Italian coastline prints, English garden scenes and much more. Come in and enjoy the beautiful new prints!
FDJ's t-shirts match all the rinses of spring denim and come in the new colours of NAVY, RED and TURQUOISE.

These short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve tops will fit all body shapes and feature a variety of necklines including boatneck, v-neck, scoop and crew.
Beyond the t-shirt is the blouse! We have so many styles and colours in stock. These are washable and easy to care for blouses.

STYLE TIP
If you find a jacket too heavy, wear your blouse as a jacket and combine it with FDJ's coordinating tanks and tees. It's a great look for spring! 
New Arrivals: JAG Denim
Our JAG Collection is now complete!

JAG is a staple for many of you. It's easy to fit into these soft comfy jeans with great stretch and many pull-on styles. JAG is known for casual bottoms and their fit is perfect for those who love a mid-rise. 
  
All regular and petite sizes 0 to 16 are in-stock now. We don't re-order this line, so shop now and don't miss out!
What's new for spring?

JAG denim comes in all traditional rinses, as well as hot seasonal colours like Conch Shell Pink, Palm Green and Soft Brown to create on-trend outfits.

If you're looking for shorts, this line is famous for the variety of lengths available.
The Girlfriend Jeans and Crops offer a slim fit with a cute turned up cuff. The Boyfriend Jeans and Crops are a relaxed fit if you tend to shy away from tight, fitted jeans. Whichever fit you enjoy, the styles available are perfect for spring and transitioning into summer!
New Arrivals: Marble UK
The store is exploding with Marble's sweaters, t-shirts, cardigans, tunics and cover-ups. And we have all their matching jeans and crops!

Our customers love the details and the breathable fabrics.  European styling combined with our exclusivity of this line means you will stand out in these clothes!
We are receiving a new grouping each month, so stop in often to shop this Collection for spring and summer!
If you are new to Marble, expect great fits, bold colours and subtle neutrals for effortless mix and match possibilities. Marble is classic, feminine style with a contemporary twist to make women feel fabulous! Available in regular and petite sizes 2 to 16.
Joseph Ribkoff Collection
CRUISE & RESORT WEAR
Our ladies say this line makes packing a snap because everything is lightweight and takes up so little volume, yet still looks gorgeous right out of your suitcase! If you've been on a cruise or to a resort destination, you'll notice that Joseph Ribkoff is often featured in the boutiques because of its travel-friendly reputation and international appeal.
Right now, Hot Pink and Azure Blue are vibrant reflections of sun-drenched destinations and lighting up the Boutique along with navy, white, aqua, cream and soft pinks. We are hearing many excited ohhhhs and ahhhhhs when customers walk through the door!
Exclusive to KC's: Joseph Ribkoff & Marble
Did you know? KC's Boutique is the exclusive supplier of both Joseph Ribkoff (made in Canada) and Marble (designed in Scotland) in Nanaimo. We always bring in both lines' very large collections in regular and petite styles!
New Arrivals: Orientique, Gilmour & Dolcezza
ORIENTIQUE
Our ONLY stock of 100% cotton t-shirts from Australia have arrived! T-shirts are offered in both short and 3/4 sleeves. This year, we also have sundresses, tanks and short sleeve cardigans. This line features exclusive prints and 100% natural fibres.
GILMOUR BAMBOO FROM VANCOUVER
We are proud to support these made in Vancouver wardrobe essentials. Leggings, pencil skirts, tunics and new t-shirts are here. The bamboo fabric is unbelievable soft! This line offers versatility and a great colour palette for spring/summer 2018.
DOLCEZZA DESIGNED IN MONTREAL
New arrivals are here! There are tops, dresses and jackets available in saturated prints and unique styles for effortless West Coast casual.

This grouping includes a navy pull-on crop, navy and yellow zipper jacket, and a matching t-shirt, as well as fabulous mix-and-match jackets in spring colours.
Upcoming Events
Pictures from the St. Paul's Ladies Valentines Lunch & Fashion Show

Longwood Clubhouse Fashion Show
Tuesday, March 27th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm 
Tickets are $10 and available at the Boutique.

FDJ Fit Clinic
Thursday, April 5th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sign up required for our free Fit Clinic with an FDJ Fit Expert! One-day-only event. Please get in touch to register.

Fashion for Compassion Hospice Fundraiser
Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm 
Tickets are going fast! Only 7 tables left. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support this worthy cause, you can purchase raffle tickets at the Boutique. Prizes include a $500 Gift Certificate to Imagine Cruise & Travel and a Lazy Boy and 2 Tempur-Pedic Pillows from Sleep Country Nanaimo!

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show 
Saturday, May 12th, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm Sittings
Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for details!
Style Tip: Smart Casual for Retirement Style
Many BABY BOOMERS are reaching retirement age and are looking to transition their wardrobe into less business and more casual. We are also seeing an influx of retired women, women new to Vancouver Island and women who have changed careers later in life, all who want their closets to shift with them, but don't know where to start.
If you love fashion and trends... why stop now? Look to your fashion icons for inspiration. Whether classic or chic, there are ways to pull your look together so it's unique, personal and contemporary.
 
There are a few factors to make this happen seamlessly and your personal style is key. Embrace the essence of what makes you unique, stop caring about what others think and dress the body you have right now! You can pull anything off if you feel confident.

For many West Coast women, a SMART CASUAL wardrobe will work best. Whether you will be travelling the world, volunteering, visiting grandchildren, dining out, or golfing, smart casual makes sense!
SMART CASUAL BASICS:
  • Great fitting pants and jeans are a must. A great fit makes all the difference!
  • Pieces that can be dressed up or down like a crisp ankle pant or dark jean will give you mileage.
  • Basics like tunics, t-shirts and tanks are versatile and indispensable.
  • Always have a great dress (or two!) for those occasions when you need to dress up.
  • Long sweaters, twin sets and cardigans work well to replace the classic blazer.
  • Scarves and jewellery add sparkle to basics.
  • Don't be afraid to invest in stand out pieces like a poet sleeve top or zipper backed sweater - rock it!
  • Play with COLOUR and pattern.
  • Metallics brighten your skin tone - don't be afraid to shine!
Many of us have worn uniforms to work and welcome the chance to play with fun, comfortable and colourful clothing that is easy to care for and makes us feel wonderful. Pop in to get started or book a Personal Shopping Appointment! 
We have a wonderful spring/summer collection that will make you feel fabulous - guaranteed!
Personal Shopping Appointments
Have you heard about our Personal Shopping Appointments? Having a trained eye and support for your shopping experience means you are set up for success! 

More than ever, customers are booking one-on-one time for an efficient experience and great advice. Please note, these appointments are complimentary, but must be booked in advance to guarantee one-on-one service.
Whether you are starting a new wardrobe because your weight has changed or you need help packing your suitcase, the KC's staff can help eliminate the stress of both shopping and packing. Book your appointment now: 250-751-7799.
We are passionate about bringing in the best lines for high quality, superior design and fashion forward trends. 

Next month, there will be new arrivals from favourite Conrad C & Proportion Petites, as well as more Dolcezza.

We want you to be out there feeling fresh and looking fabulous! Pinot Grigio on the patio is just around the corner...

Sincerely,
Karen & Connie
KC'S BOUTIQUE & PETITES
We look forward to serving you!
Upper Longwood Station
Nanaimo, BC
250-751-7799
We're open 7 days a week! Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please note, we cannot guarantee the availability of every item we showcase in our newsletter, on our website or on our social media accounts.