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FASHION TRENDS FOR 2021

Fashion in 2021 will see a more realistic aesthetic. Wearable, comfortable, breathable, and sustainable. Bright (and not neon bright, but happy bright), calming colors, pretty florals, soft, breathable fabrics. Oversized cuts, including in suiting for both men and women. Upcycling, vintage, and re worked pieces will be all over the place (it all started with DIY tie dye through the pandemic). Statement sleeves and shoulders are going to carry forward into Spring 2021. Why? Because they are fun. Various shades of Pink, yellow and gray will be the main palletes for spring. While you may not see them on runways [...]

FASHION TRENDS FOR 20212021-01-07T11:58:47-08:00

Doesn’t everyone have a slobby clothes drawer?

Haven't we always had a drawer full of "slobby/sloppy clothes"? You know, the ones we wear when nobody is looking? The drawer that is filled with favorites that nobody outside of our kids and partner is allowed to see. This drawer normally houses our pajamas, and also a variety of clothing. I have my "hair dying shirt", my "cleaning with bleach shirt", my "painting shirt", my gardening shirt (and shoes) and then there is a whole stack of my old t shirts that I wear to bake or cook or to just chill at home. The common denominator with all of these [...]

Doesn’t everyone have a slobby clothes drawer?2020-07-23T14:19:26-08:00

Whats going on over there?

While most of Cottonwood was closed during the lock-down, our building projects kept moving forward. This week we began construction on our new freestanding retail pad located between Burger King & Earls. We have been getting some questions about which retailers will be in that building, and unfortunately all we can say right now is that we will make announcements on that project in the future. We expect completion of this building to coincide with the larger Save on Foods/Old Navy/Club 16/Cora project for early 2021. But you know...construction....anything can happen! We also wanted to show you a map of [...]

Whats going on over there?2020-06-12T14:45:07-08:00

Welcome Back!

Update November 19th, 2020 Hi Everyone. As many of you now know, Dr. Bonny Henry mandated masks for all retail locations throughout the province today. "Masks are now required for everyone in all public indoor settings and workplaces. People who cannot wear a mask or who cannot put on or remove a mask on their own are exempt. Employers are expected to enforce the mandatory mask policy with both employees and customers. A customer can be refused entry or service if they do not wear a mask. Masks are required in all indoor public settings and all retail stores." This [...]

Welcome Back!2020-11-19T16:43:05-08:00

Creating a socially distanced Mother’s Day!

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into a lot of plans & special days, and it's looking like Mothers Day 2020 (Sunday, May 10th) is going to be one of them. With most stores closed, and most of us unable to be in the same room with our loved ones, celebrating anything right now means getting creative...at a distance! If you live near your mom, we thought we would give you an idea starter for doing something special together, at a distance. The general idea is to create your mamma a special Mothers Day care package she can use to make dinner, [...]

Creating a socially distanced Mother’s Day!2020-04-27T11:51:37-08:00

The Colors of Spring 2020

Pantone does a detailed analysis of the largest Fashion Week events around the globe to come up with it's seasonal palette choices. Along with coming up with a full palette, they also identify a "Color of the Year". For Spring 2020, that color is Pantone 19-4052 "Classic Blue". It is a gorgeous color that we haven't seen take centre stage in a very long time. "Colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of [...]

The Colors of Spring 20202020-04-23T08:05:25-08:00

Crazy Shoes!

This is a part of the world that I was unaware existed before today. While doing some research for the Spring Shoe Trends blog post, I came across these wild shoe designs and thought it would be fun to share them with you! Its awesome to see some of the art that exists based on the passion people have for shoes. Enjoy!

Crazy Shoes!2020-04-15T08:41:44-08:00

Top shoe trends for spring 2020

The shoe trends we are seeing for spring 2020 are.....interesting. Some very 90's inspired choices with new takes on combat boots & mary janes. We are also seing some really classic styles like loafers and mules, and some completely new tweaks on the sandal with extreme square toes and ankle lacing. Will you be wearing any of the spring trends this year?? Square Toe Sandals Mary Jane's Mule's Combat Boots Loafers Chain Detail [...]

Top shoe trends for spring 20202020-04-15T08:42:48-08:00
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