DATE: October 10, 2014
Trenton, ON: Vivacious first opened in downtown Trenton 2 ½ years ago. Originally it was owned by Hope Stone and was in a much smaller location with women’s clothing catering to plus sizes only. Since then the store has doubled in size and has the largest assortment of plus size clothing ranging from size 14 to 24 in the Quinte area for women. “I have extensive experience in retail sales and marketing and love this location, I look forward to welcoming new customers to the store,” says Angela Wildish, the new owner of Vivacious. Angela has recently moved back to Trenton with her husband and two daughters after spending many years in Toronto.
Along with a full range of plus size clothing Vivacious now carries regular sizes from 6 to 16. The apparel at the store caters from casual to career and includes lots of dressy items for those special occasions. There is a large selection of dresses for casual, events and weddings. New shipments arrive weekly so there is always something new to see in the store, check out their Facebook page or www.iamvivacious.com, as they show all the new styles and looks carried each season. “When the store expanded regular sized clothing was also introduced and it has been very popular. I look forward to listening to my customers to find new lines of clothes to bring to my clients who range in age from 20 to 90,” says Wildish.
The store has an eclectic vibe that is apparent in their large selection of accessories. There is jewellery, purses, scarves, shoes and other accessories o complete any outfit along with jackets and coats for the cooler weather. “Boutique style shops need to specialize,” says chamber of commerce manager Suzanne Andrews. “They need to offer products and services that can’t be found in the box stores and customers value and appreciate being taken care of in stores like Vivacious.”
Vivacious has now partnered with Inner Peace Spa from Frankford and they have opened up a second spa location in the store. Inner Peace has been pampering both women and men in the Quinte area for 10 years and is owned by Shawna Arsenault. At this location they will offer spa treatments including manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and massages.
Services offered at Vivacious and Inner Peace Spa include: Private fashion shows for local groups; Special customer appreciation shopping evenings; Spa parties and Appointment bookings for afterhours private fittings.
Vivacious is opened Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10 – 5 and Thursday and Friday’s 10 – 6. Spa appointments can be booked later in weekday evenings as well. Contact the store by calling 613-394-2200.