Fashion for Compassion - Marble UK - Parsley & Sage - Orientique - Dolcezza - Miss Nikky - Joseph Ribkoff - Fennelli - Renaur - BYLYSE - SAXX - Upcoming Events - Style Tip: All About Rayon - Easter Hours
Welcome to our April Newsletter
Spring is all about colour and vibrant prints to uplift your style! Lighten up with lightweight knits and jackets, flowy rayon tops, and casual dresses. If you're looking for classic pieces in neutrals like tan, grey, white, navy and black, we have many great options and cuts for spring and summer style. If you're travelling to Europe or warmer climates, shop now for easy to pack pieces.

Have you bought your tickets to Fashion for Compassion yet? Only 4 tables left!
Marion in Cativa
Annual Fundraiser for Hospice
*We are still accepting new and unused items for the silent auction.*
 
Fashion for Compassion is a FUNDRAISER event for a special community organization, The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society.

We have supported them for many years and we have witnessed firsthand the amazing work they do. The people behind Hospice, including the incredible volunteers, help all ages through a difficult time with compassion and care.
Our goal is to maximize donations for this community leader while enjoying a wonderful afternoon that includes fashion, high tea service, and a silent auction.
Fashion for Compassion
 Sunday, April 28th, 1-4 PM
The Nanaimo Curling Club (106 Wall Street)
Tickets: $35 available at KC's

Come in to pick up your tickets or call 250-751-7799 to reserve your table. Thank you!
New Arrivals: Marble UK
Designed in Scotland, Marble arrives in colour groupings for the next few months so there is always something fresh to discover. This new season features even more natural fabric blends, plus lots of unique details!
We call our customers when these boxes arrive at our door and some pieces never even make it to the floor! If you'd like to be notified as soon as each shipment arrives, please let us know by calling 250-751-7799 or visiting us at the Boutique. The next shipment is expected to arrive the first week of May.
New Arrivals: Parsley & Sage Tops
Parsley & Sage tops reflect a casual look that is up to date and easy to wear. Made from cotton, rayon or fabric blends, these distinctive tops and tunics are comfortable and fun. 
New Arrivals: Orientique Australia
Designed in Australia, this line is created to keep you cool and comfortable in the heat. New arrivals include a full collection of casual dresses in multitudes of prints and colours, as well as matching shrugs for effortless style. There are simply too many styles to show so we recommend you see what’s available in person. 

Note: prints and colours may vary
New Arrivals: Dolcezza
Looking for colour? This is your line! Art-inspired pieces including vests, dresses, t-shirts, and jackets are here in vibrant prints and colours.

Dresses from Dolcezza are huge this month; we have so many gorgeous styles.

Come in and shop this European-inspired line!
New Arrivals: Miss Nikky Maxi Dresses
Reversible maxi dresses that are two styles in one, plus they come with a scarf doubling as a pashmina.

Perfect for travel, special events and summer weddings!

3 styles available.
New Arrivals: Joseph Ribkoff
More stylish tops from this Canadian designer have arrived. Joseph Ribkoff’s Collection has something for every woman! From fun styles to timeless classics, every piece is special and designed to make you feel and look your best.
Reminder: If you see something you like online from this brand, please give us a call and we will order it in for you with no shipping cost. Talk to us for more information.
New Arrivals: Fennelli Coats
Fennelli trench coats are in a ¾ length ideal for petite ladies. It is a difficult style to find for women 5’4” and under but we did it and this style covers tunics and dresses for a classic silhouette. Available in tan, soft pink, or ice blue. 
New Arrivals: Renuar Windbreakers
Renuar Windbreakers are lightweight and easy to pack spring jackets perfect for travel and our wet weather.
New Arrivals: BYLYSE
From Canadian brand BYLYSE, we have these fabulous rain slickers. 
New Arrivals: SAXX
The new collection of SAXX men’s underwear and bathing suits has arrived for spring. Yes we sell men’s underwear! Did you know that 80% of women buy underwear for their sons, boyfriends, husbands, and fathers? Treat them to the top selling men's underwear in Canada!

If you're travelling with your husband, you'll want to pick up SAXX underwear and swimwear for his suitcase, which are the most comfortable styles on the market!
Upcoming Events
Fashion for Compassion
Sunday, April 28th, 1-4 PM
The Nanaimo Curling Club
Tickets: $35, available at KC's

Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show
Saturday, May 25th
Featuring hot new styles for summer and a preview of the early fall collection, this Trunk Show is a popular event! Sittings at 10 AM and 1 PM with limited space available. We have started collecting names-call us at 250-751-7799 to add yours.

Longwood Fashion Show
Wednesday, May 15th, 1:30 PM
Longwood Social Club Presents Colour in Spring Fashion Show at the Longwood Clubhouse. Please call Sally Monteith at 250-729-4911 for tickets and more information.  
We are grateful to the Nanaimo Theatre Group for their generous donation to Fashion for Compassion! Check out their latest play:
The Diary of Anne Frank
April 24th to May 11th
A new adaption by Wendy Kesselman of the play originally written by Goodrich and Hackett.  Tickets and details on their website»
Style Tip: Rayon & Why You Should Wear It
All About Rayon

Confused about rayon? Rayon has come a long way!

Now present in many clothes due to its wearability, breathability and versatility, this natural fabric is an excellent choice.

In the clothing industry, it is the new cotton. Learn more about it and why you should wear it below!
Natural Yet Manufactured
 
Modal, bamboo, and rayon are all similar— natural yet manufactured fibers. Let us explain! In order to get rayon yarn, cellulose from trees is mashed up with liquid solutions and pressed through a spinerette, then doused in another solution to set the fibers. Essentially, wood chips go through a chemical process to become that beautiful scarf you can wear! 

The process has come a long way from the past and is now an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way of creating a versatile fabric.
Rayon’s Advantages

Rayon is softer and more moisture absorbent than cotton, so it is comfortable to wear and layer. It drapes well for a flattering fit too. 

Compared to cotton and other fabrics, rayon is easy to dye and can be dyed in a greater array of vivid colours.

Your rayon clothes will look new for longer as the fabric is naturally pill-resistant and doesn’t build static or wrinkle easily. 
Finally, rayon is a great choice for perimenopausal and menopausal women who generate a lot of body heat. The fabric doesn’t insulate you; your body can breathe and stay cooler.
Rayon Blends & Types

Rayon is often mixed with other fabrics to increase washing strength and maintain garment shape. Rayon and spandex is a popular combination that wears and washes well.

There are many types of rayon sources. Two common types are modal and bamboo. Modal rayon is made from the cellulose of beech trees and is especially soft. It also resists creasing, is very absorbent, and super breathable. Bamboo rayon is naturally antibacterial and antifungal-it doesn’t hold odours. Bamboo rayon has the added benefit of being UV-protective. Finally, it is one of the most eco-friendly options as bamboo grows quickly in a variety of climates and conditions.

Care Instructions

Like all natural fibers, rayon clothes should always be washed in cold water and laid flat to air dry. If you put rayon items in the dryer, they will quickly lose their shape and elasticity. You also want to avoid hanging rayon on hangers to dry as it can lead to over-stretched clothes. When in doubt, check your clothing labels for care instructions or ask us for help.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Boutique is filled with styles we know you'll love and that we love to see you in. With so many options for spring, summer, travel, and beyond, you'll be sure to find your style at KC's!

Please join us for the upcoming Fashion for Compassion fundraiser at the end of April; it is a fun and rewarding event to be a part of with such an important community organization benefiting.

Sincerely,
Karen & Connie
KC'S BOUTIQUE & PETITES
EASTER WEEKEND HOURS
Friday, April 19th: 11-4
Saturday, April 20th: 10-5:30
Sunday, April 21st: CLOSED
Monday, April 22nd: 11-4
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.