Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Say Yes to YES! Vancouver

One of the many YES! Events put on to raise funds for DFS
Here at Dress for Success, we are strong believers in the power of women helping women. We need to continue supporting each other and ensure that if the resources are available, that they are accessible to everyone!

Dress for Success Vancouver is fortunate enough to have many partner organizations who continue to help us reach our goals of assisting more women get back into the workforce. YES! Vancouver (Young Executives for Success) is just one of those many organizations. Founded in 2005, YES! was launched in New York City to champion the mission of Dress for Success. Now with six locations worldwide, YES! provides an outlet for professional women to connect, have fun, and support a meaningful cause. 

The women of YES! at a yoga-inspired event.

These amazing women host a myriad of events including monthly mingles, panel discussions and signature style galas, generously donating all proceeds to Dress for Success Vancouver. As a result of these events, YES! has raised over $85,000 and helped more than 160 women successfully complete Dress for Success programming. How incredible!

"Our vision is to provide the most innovative, fresh and meaningful networking events for professional women in Vancouver, while raising money to help other women get the help they need to advance their careers and livelihood."

Their next event is a Dress for Success Open House here at our boutique on the evening of April 9th! This is a chance to see how Dress for Success works behind the scenes--what a VIP experience! You’ll get to see first-hand where your contributions go, how the shop operates, and meet the wonderful people who run the show. The ticket cost is a donation of $5 for Members and $10 for Non-Members, and includes complimentary cupcakes and champagne from Cakely Creations and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Plus, all attendees will leave with a LaRoche Posay goody bag! Talk about a great girls night out! Buy your tickets today!

If you would like to become a member of YES!, please visit their website to find out how! Along with the proceeds of all of their fundraising events, 100% of your membership contribution goes directly back to Dress for Success Vancouver. If it were not for organizations like YES! Vancouver, we would not be able to support the amount of women that we do every year. We encourage you to visit their website and familiarize yourself with their events. Whether for volunteering purposes, networking opportunities, or just to meet some great gals, YES! Vancouver provides the resources that you need to expand you professional network!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mod for a Cause: Great Deals for a Great Cause

These gorgeous Manolo Blahnik`s could be yours this weekend!

It's that time again! We are putting on our bi-annual clothing sale, and you are invited!

We receive many donations throughout the year, and for all of those, we are so very grateful! However, we are not able to use all of them in our boutique. Since we would still like to put these wonderful items to use, we are putting on a spring sale with great deals on gently used, new and designer clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and much more! This is a fundraiser event with 100% of proceeds going back to Dress for Success Vancouver.

A sneak peek of our fabulous retail space
We invite you to join us from March 29-April 4 (closed on Sunday) at the Harbour Centre Upper Mall Level, 555 West Hastings Street. The sale runs from 10am-6pm everyday except Sunday. We invite the public to come check out our great deals, while supporting a great cause!

We will also have donation drop off days prior to the sale on March 26th & 27th from 11:30am-2:00pm at the Food Court level. We are asking for work appropriate handbags, new make-up, work appropriate clothing in sizes 0-4 and 16-up, and work appropriate shoe sizes 4-6 and 10-up.

Handbags, handbags, handbags!

All of the merchandise is women`s clothing, ranging from casual spring and summer wear, to professional suits, to designer labels, to gorgeous handbags, and the list goes on! Be sure to come early to ensure the purchase of your must-have item!

*Please note, due to limited retail space all change rooms are communal only.