Raffle - Proportion Petites - NEW: LINEN from BLU 9 - Joseph Ribkoff - David Cline - Marble - Libra - Cativa - Accessories - Denim Jackets - Upcoming Events - Style Tips for Women over 50
Happy Easter! Holiday Hours: Friday, April 14th: 11-4. Saturday, April 15th: 10-5. 
CLOSED on Easter Sunday. Monday, April 17th: 11-4. 
Welcome to our April Newsletter
Spring is here and we are revelling in the chance to wear the new styles of the season!

As you may have heard, the petites store in Woodgrove is now closed like many of the other petites stores in Vancouver and Victoria. The options are limited for petite ladies in the region, except for KC's - we are proud to cater to this important niche of women 5'4" and under. We've got you covered from head to toe!

We aren't just a petites store though! We are a full selection women's clothing store with collections in sizes 0 to 16. We love to dress the women of Nanaimo and beyond in fabulous fashions for all seasons. Shop now for spring and summer styles!
Fashion for Compassion & Hospice Raffle
Thank you for buying your tickets for this year's Fashion for Compassion. We are sold out for 2017! If you can't attend or didn't get a ticket in time... y ou can still support our fundraising efforts by purchasing a RAFFLE TICKET! Available at KC's or The Hospice Shoppes , each ticket is $5.00 with all proceeds directly to The Nanaimo Community Hospice Society.

Purchase your ticket(s) for a chance to win 1 of 3 fabulous PRIZES!
Thank you for supporting this integral community organization and we look forward to seeing you at the event!
Proportion Petites Spring Collection
ATTENTION Women 5'4" and under, this is your line and it's now all in for the season!

The #1 Selling Petite Dress Pant is now back in-stock! Available in black, navy and lined white. An absolute essential!

You can easily build a wardrobe around the style groupings. We have lightweight JACKETS, vests, pull-on pants, capris and tops in mix-and-match groupings.

For regular sizes, Proportion Petites' sister line Conrad C has all arrived as well! 
New at KC's: LINEN from BLU 9
You asked for linen and we found this fabulous Canadian designer! We have sun dresses in 3 styles, capris, blouses, lightweight jackets and tops in turquoise, coral, black, red and prints!

This line is washable and gets softer the more you wash it. While linen wrinkles, it does keep you cool and is supremely comfortable. Hurry in if you want linen because this line has been so popular that we were selling pieces as we were unloading the boxes!

If you love natural fibers, we also have bamboo tanks in bright colours, leggings and short pencil skirts, as well as fantastic cotton jersey and linen knit blend fashions.
New Arrivals: Joseph Ribkoff & Upcoming Trunk Show
The Joseph Ribkoff Spring/Summer Collection is now complete at KC's. We have tops, jackets, dresses, and pants from this Canadian favourite. Joseph Ribkoff's dresses are now our top sellers - there is a style for every woman and every occasion!

Did you know we are the exclusive carrier of Joseph Ribkoff in Nanaimo? Yes you won't find it anywhere else but KC's!

Mark Your Calendars for the Joseph Ribkoff Early Fall Trunk Show & Fashion Show on  Saturday, May 27th. 

This is always a sell-out event with ticket sales starting soon. Your $5.00 ticket (refunded with purchase) includes an exclusive Fashion Show and the opportunity to pre-order Fall 2017 fashions, just like the stores do! Plus, you can even re-order the hottest spring/summer styles that may have already sold out. Don't miss out! Talk to us to learn more.   
New Arrivals: David Cline

This perennial favourite features casual tops in a signature fabric and cut. Flattering and comfortable for every woman! 
New Arrivals: Marble
Yet another shipment from this Scottish line! This line is exclusively at KC's in Nanaimo.

The Black and Cream Classic Collection is in with maxi skirts, t-shirts and cardigans. All with unique details and patterns that help you stand out.

Their fun Taupe, Peach and Beige Collection has also arrived with coordinating open cardigans, sweaters and capris. 
New Arrivals: Libra
Just in, we have Libra's tops, tunics and casual dresses. These made in Canada pieces are well-priced in regular and petite styles.

New Arrivals: Cativa Dresses
Casual, lightweight and fun dresses that are perfect for a beach wedding or any day in the sun. 

Sorry ladies, we don't have any recent pictures from this line, so you'll have to come in to see the latest styles.

At right, Connie and Lynne is last year's styles! 
New Arrivals: Summer Hats & Pet Lovers Favourites
Parkhurst Packable Summer Hats
Protect your beautiful face and neck with versatile hats from this Canadian line. We have a great selection of styles with built-in UV protection. A must for travel and the long sunny days to come.

Pet Lovers Fashions
Pet lovers will be excited to find we have added another cat t-shirt to our casual tops featuring cats and dogs. We even have new zippered tote bags with funky dog and cat patterns. Great gifts and a fun way to show your pet pride!  
Hot Item for Spring: Denim Jackets
Denim Jackets are a key item for spring! Proportion Petites, Conrad C, FDJ and Renuar all deliver great styles in light, dark and white denim. 

We also have more colours available including seafoam, coral, baby blue and cream. Everyone needs at least one!
Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 7th, 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Lantzville Legion Luncheon & Spring Fashion Show. Tickets $20 at KC's. 

Saturday, May 13th, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Trinity United Church Spring Tea & Fashion Show. Tickets $15 at KC's.

Saturday, May 27th
Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show & Fashion Show. Tickets $5 available soon.

Please give us a call at 250-751-7799 for more information.
Style Tip: Wardrobe Picks for Women over 50
Our bodies, faces and lifestyles have changed over the years, but that doesn't mean you can't look and feel your best with fashion! Every day at the Boutique, we hear women wanting to cover up some part they aren't happy with as they've aged. Remember, fashion choices are meant to improve how you feel and look as the years go on, so have fun with it!

Why not wear a JEAN for dinner? In the past, this was a no-no, but west coast women have rebelled and brought this into the mainstream.    

Denim at night is a smart, energetic and youthful look, but stick with dark washes or white jeans for a dressier look. And make sure your jeans fit well at the waist! We always recommend a Flatter Me Belt to not only save the cost of alterations, but give you that seamless no-button/bump look. These belts bring in the waist easily and fit ladies sizes 2 to 22.

French Dressing Jeans, Proportion Petites and JAG have styles to suit a range of sizes and body shapes - we are confident you can find a pair that suits you!

Next, we absolutely love a good FITTED JACKET, which can work for all occasions. Black is always a classic, but consider navy, cream, beige or denim. Whatever colours you choose, the tailored jean jacket style is optimal because it pairs well with everything including jeans, skirts, dresses and pants. It's a simple way to finish off your outfit and create that polished look.

What to wear underneath? Tanks and t-shirts are the obvious choices and a great place to add some colour. Jewelled tones are hot right now and if you are looking for comfort, go with something looser. 

If you want to layer, choose a cardigan, but leave it open. If you're wearing a sweater, be sure it's fitted to avoid looking frumpy.

A final word on tank tops, they are an absolute wardrobe must! We like to buy them in bulk in every colour because they work so well under jackets, cardigans, sweaters and blouses for a smoother look.

Finally, we want to leave you with a few basics:
  • Define your waist no matter what size you are; it's instantly flattering!
  • Keep your skirt length to the knee or just above for the best look unless you are going with a maxi style.
  • Buy bras that fit! It can make such a difference.
  • Don't be afraid of colour! Spring is the best time to enliven your look with fresh hues.
  • Embrace the body you have right now!
On May 1st, Posh Nails Spa will be opening next door! Be sure to stop in and check them out next month. They will be offering manicures, pedicures, acrylic and gel nails, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you this month - whether it's at the Boutique or at our Fashion for Compassion Fundraiser!

Karen & Connie
KC's Boutique & Petites
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