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A Magic Place: Cherry Velvet Studio Shop

16 Aug

A Magic place where everything fits!Another Cherry Velvet Studio Shop has come and gone and we can all agree that it was a smashing success. How blessed we are to have the opportunity to spend time face to face with our wonderful customers. There’s nothing quite like zipping someone into a dress and seeing their eyes light up. We love sharing the excitement they feel when they realise they have so many darling dresses to choose from. Dresses that fit! In fact, most customers experience being so totally spoiled for choice, they have trouble deciding which one(s) to buy! Now isn’t that a change from a shopping experience where you end up having to buy the only dress that fits? (whether you like it or not)

It was lovely to see so many pairs of girlfriends come shopping together….

Girlfriends shopping together at our studio shop

Another that bought a ‘special occasion’ dress came back for one to wear every day. We loved what she had to say so much, it’s maybe our favourite quote so far…

“A magic place where everything fits!”

A Magic Place where everything fits; The Cherry Velvet Studio Shop!

We welcomed those who came to see our latest prints and those looking for a bargain. We loved how women brought their best friends, girlfriends, fiances, and husbands. We had some big belly laughs! We all welled up with tears when one special customer saw herself looking so beautiful in her dress that she choked up. (true story) It’s a real gift to be able to get to know our awesome customers better and to be able to offer them good old fashioned personal customer service.¬†

These two spent a fun day together that included our Studio Shop….

A Magic Place where everything fits; The Cherry Velvet Studio Shop!

Several others went home and took photos of their dresses:

A Magic Place where everything fits; The Cherry Velvet Studio Shop!

A Magic Place where everything fits; The Cherry Velvet Studio Shop!

We especially love the enthusiasm that often has our customers wearing their dresses right out the door!!!

A Magic Place where everything fits; The Cherry Velvet Studio Shop!

Love and heartfelt thanks to all of you! See you next time at our Studio Shop on September 8th & 9th!

Diane and Barb XOXO

 

The Pucker Up Party Recap!

15 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day! We thought today would be a perfect day to post a recap for the fun little party we held at the beginning of this month! So Pucker Up and have a peek at how Cherry Velvet celebrates a shindig!

The day of the party it looked like we were fixin’ for a storm but we decided to go on with the show, anyway! How could we let all our careful baking & decorating go to waste? We’re cray, that way.

That being said, we were sad to hear so many were unable to make it out in such inclement weather. Someone even ended in a ditch on the way here! Even some of our guests who made it in didn’t escape unscathed; Our dear friend, Danielle, got soaked by a rude car. Thankfully, we had a showroom of dresses for her to wear. ūüėČ

Despite the record-breaking cold weather, we kept it hot in our studio with a Love-themed Munch ‘n Mingle night featuring a photoshoot for anyone who showed up in a Cherry Velvet dress! We were a little worried that the epic snow storm we were in the midst of would put the kibosh on our fun night, but thankfully, one by one, 5 years worth of Cherry Velvet dresses came sashaying through the snow and in front of our photographer.

From live music that had everyone bumpin’, to impromptu complementary hair curlin’ & victory rollin’, there were tons of antics and adorable pics.

We thank all the guests who braved the blizzard and we’re so excited to share these photos with you! If you want to see more photoshoot shots+, head over to our Facebook Page!

We had so many charming and delightful ladies come in, we don’t want to exclude anyone! But we simply couldn’t get over how much energy party girls, Cynara & Dina, are! East Van beauties, through and through.

We even had esteemed Editor-In-Chief, Shannon Svingen-Jones, of FabUplus Magazine come out for a snap or 2. Also a Vancouver girl, we’re so proud of how far FabUplus Magazine has come in such a short time and it’s such a thrill to see Shannon’s hard work being recognized as an amazing new magazine, by the likes of publications like Elle & People Magazine.

What’s a party without music? We are so blessed to know so many talent artists to collaborate with and were lucky enough to have Wichita Trip, fronted by Diane’s good friend & long time Cherry Velvet girl, Barb Wilkins. Any shoppers from Vancouver will recognize her from Bodacious, a lovely shop which used to be on Main Street and was one of the forerunners of the Plus Size community in Vancouver. Wichita Trip provided some peachy keen Rockabilly tunes backed by Barb’s husband, Rupert, with Back up vocals & keyboards by Mike Van Eyes from The Revel Room’s famous Duelling Pianos Night.


The entire night went off without a hitch and a great time was had by all. Again, we wish to thank all our amazing guests for coming out. It is always such a great pleasure for us to see our dresses making girls feel stunning at any size. This party was a small gesture of our appreciation for everyone who’s supported us all these years and we’re excited to share so much positivity & pretty dresses for many more years to come!

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Cherry Velvet’s Holiday Lookbook!

11 Nov

With the Holiday season rapidly approaching, we wanted to make sure all our ladies’ halls have been decked…out in Cherry Velvet¬†Fashion!

Presenting our 2016 Holiday Lookbook!

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We’re showing off a full complement of dresses, perfect for every special occasion this season. View some lovely looks featuring CV favourites like our Doris & Chrissy dresses, as well as a brand new fabric for one of our newest best seller, The Lana!

There’s also a little seasonal surprise print inside…
…What’s the holiday season without a Candy cane, cocktail….maybe both?

Guess you’ll just have to look and see!¬†Check out all our dresses at Cherry Velvet Dresses.

If you’re local to Vancouver, see (and try on!) all these gorgeous frocks along with the rest of our collection, during our block of open studio shop dates this month (in participation with the Eastside Culture Crawl):

Thursday, November 17
5 pm – 10 pm

Friday, November 18
5 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, November 19
11 am – 6 pm

Sunday, November 20
11 am – 6 pm

Hope to see you all there!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Canada Post Service Disruption

26 Aug

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Canada Post has rescinded their Strike notice and service is returning to normal. We will be returning to our normal shipping/exchange policies as of this date!

 

As a Canadian retail business, we are well aware of the potential nation-wide disruption in service from Canada Post.

To that end, we wanted to let you know that there will be no issues for any orders placed online. We have made alternate arrangements, should Canada Post suspend their services.

Please be advised that when selecting shipping method, Canada Post will be listed, but you will receive a Purolator tracking number. This will incur no extra charges. We will continue to use Purolator for the duration of this disruption.

Exchanges

To that end, Our exchange policy/procedure will remain the same for both Canadian & US exchanges. In order to ensure quick & efficient processing of any exchanges, it is very important that we are notified via email (or phone) to begin the process.

Upon approval of the exchange, we will email you detailed instructions.

Please be advised that any Canadian Exchanges will be responsible for arranging their own 3rd Party courier service to return the item(s) to our offices.

Please note, that US Customers will notice that until the service disruption is over, they will be forwarding their exchanges to a US address.
(our exchange policy page indicates a Canadian address.)

We are happy to field any concerns in regards to this situation, do not hesitate to contact us at info [at] cherryvelvetdresses [ dot] com or call us toll free at 1-877-994-9977.

XOX Cherry Velvet

Let’s Go Sale’ing! (Warehouse Sale + Studio Shop)

12 Aug

It’s that time of the year again! The perfect weather to go out for a Sale…

Cherry Velvet needs to make some room for our New Arrivals for Fall and that means lots of pretty dresses for a pretty price!

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Dresses like our Angelina in Mint Eden & Jennifer in Jade Houndstooth (pictured above) will receive an additional 20% off when you use our online code!

 

From August 9 to August 21, all our current Sales Items can receive an additional 20% off! Just be sure to use code CVWS20 when you checkout online!

As well, we couldn’t stop there so if any Cherry Velvet girls are local to Vancouver, come on by for our last Studio Shop for the Summer!

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On Friday, August 19th (2-7pm) + Saturday, Augusth 20th (11am-5pm) Every dress available for our Warehouse Sale (as well as the our other Regular Priced dresses) will be in our showroom to tempt you!

This is a great opportunity to add to your current Cherry Velvet collection or try on your very first!

Hope to see you soon!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Cherry Velvet Contest: Fave It & Name It!

8 Jul

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Pick your favourite print, name it & you could win a free dress!

Even though we just started our Summer, the fashion industry is always a couple seasons ahead. Here at Cherry Velvet, we’re already busy as bees designing for next Spring! We love how popular our Flamingo Prints¬†have been and happened to come across these designs to the left while we searched through our fabric libraries!

We simply couldn’t decided between these choices and thought this would be a great opportunity to reach out to all our Cherry Velvet girls to get your opinion!

We’re even going to sweeten the deal with a chance to win a FREE DRESS!

Here’s how to win!

  1. Pick your favourite fabric (#1, #2, #3)
  2. Name it!
  3. Visit our Contest Post on Facebook OR Instagram and leave us a comment with your entry
  4. Join our mailing list
  5. Share this post on your social media!

The winner will be announced on Friday, July 15!

Good luck!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Canada Post Service Disruption

30 Jun

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UPDATE (7/11/16)
Until an official 72 hour lockout notice is issued for Canada Post, we will be sending all local and one day shipments via Canada Post. Anything requiring 2 days of travel or more will continue to go through Purolator in the event that a 72hr notice is given so that nothing gets trapped in the system.

 

As a Canadian retail business, we are well aware of the potential nation-wide disruption in service from Canada Post.

To that end, we wanted to let you know that there will be no issues for any orders placed online. We have made alternate arrangements, should Canada Post suspend their services.

Please be advised that when selecting shipping method, Canada Post will be listed, but you will receive a Purolator tracking number. This will incur no extra charges. We will continue to use Purolator for the duration of this disruption.

Exchanges

To that end, Our exchange policy/procedure will remain the same for both Canadian & US exchanges. In order to ensure quick & efficient processing of any exchanges, it is very important that we are notified via email (or phone) to begin the process.

Upon approval of the exchange, we will email you detailed instructions.

Please be advised that any Canadian Exchanges will be responsible for arranging their own 3rd Party courier service to return the item(s) to our offices.

Please note, that US Customers will notice that until the service disruption is over, they will be forwarding their exchanges to a US address.
(our exchange policy page indicates a Canadian address.)

We are happy to field any concerns in regards to this situation, do not hesitate to contact us at info [at] cherryvelvetdresses [ dot] com or call us toll free at 1-877-994-9977.

XOX Cherry Velvet

April Studio Shop! This Friday & Saturday (22nd & 23rd)

20 Apr

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We’re kicking off the summer weather with monthly studio shops (no appointment necessary!) . Stay tuned for future dates!

This Friday + Saturday (April 22nd & 23rd), we’re opening up our doors and letting the sun (and you!) into our studio from 2pm-7pm (Friday) & 11am-5pm (Saturday).

Can’t wait to see you!

XOX Cherry Velvet

Kim Paints Her Kitchen in Cherry Velvet!

13 Feb

Here at Cherry Velvet, it’s our mission to design¬†showstopping dresses. What better way for our dresses to be seen than on the host of a national talk show! Starting Monday, February 15, 2016, Cherry Velvet is pleased to announce that we will be providing the Season 3 wardrobe for the host of Kim’s Kitchen,¬†Kim Hayden. “Kim’s Kitchen” is a Calgary-based half hour television show¬†focused on real women talking about current events, food and much more.

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As a TV personality and a community spirit, as well as a successful Real Estate Professional (and accredited home stager!), Kim exemplifies the ambition and moxie of a Cherry Velvet Girl. With a flair for retro-inspired fashion and already very familiar with our dresses, it was such a pleasure to be approached by her about collaborating on her show’s wardrobe.

We are absolutely delighted with how our dresses look on her in this recent photoshoot, a promotion for her upcoming season:

KimsKitchen_CherryVelvet_0018Kim is wearing The Doris & The Kate Dress
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Kim is wearing The Chrissy & The Sabrina Dress
Kim & her crew have been busy as bees since Mid-January filming their 3rd season and we’re thrilled by the behind the scenes pictures they’ve been sharing.

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Kim is wearing The Shelly in Jade Houndstooth

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Kim is wearing The Aurora in Royal Blue Shantung

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Kim is wearing The Sabrina in Black Dahlia

You can catch Kim’s Kitchen on Shaw Direct, Live Stream or Youtube!¬†Click here for more information on air dates & rerun schedule.

Check out their season 3 promo below!

Be sure to check out Kim’s Kitchen on Monday, February 15!

XOX Cherry Velvet

 

The Too Cute Sale!

28 Jan

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In case you didn’t hear, we’re opening up our showroom on Friday (Jan 29, 2pm-7pm) & Saturday (Jan. 30, 11am-5pm) this week!¬†And if you can’t make it down, we’re also holding an online sale from Jan 29-Jan 31 ūüôā

We’ve got some adorable deals…just for you! <3

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XOX Cherry Velvet