ETRA Therapeutic Riding Association

We were thrilled to be able to support ETRA last week. We donated $500 to this amazing organization. ETRA is a therapeutic riding association, celebrating 25 years of service. It is run by a team of volunteers, with more requests than they can possibly meet to match riders and horses.

From the ETRA website – Therapeutic Riding is widely accepted as a beneficial method of improving the physical and/or mental well-being of riders with a wide range of disabilities. Riding provides an opportunity for invigorating exercise and recreation, and it gives the rider a sense of achievement and self-worth. We wish to remind our friends and visitors that the ETRA Therapeutic Riding Association is an independent, non-profit association.

Well done, we are a proud supporter!! If you are interested in contributing to this fabulous program, whether as a volunteer or by a donation, check out their website at

Laura, board member of ETRA, and Sandy

Thank You!

Thank you to all our FABULOUS clients and friends! We will be giving over $700 to Haven House Oceanside thanks to our Haven House fundraiser we did over the weekend!!!  You’re the best!

And Happy Canada Day! We hope you had a great one!


*Did you know that the Oceanside area has a safe haven for women and children to go to in our area? 
This home allows women and children a ‘secret’ and safe place to live while making decisions and changes to their situations.
SOS and the Haven Society work together to make this happen…with all of our help!

Welcome to Close To You! Come take a look inside…


Our Store

Close To You is over 4200 SF of gorgeous fashions, lingerie, and footwear, located in beautiful Parksville, BC. It started as a tiny 700 SF lingerie store specializing in bra fitting, to now, 26 years later, being a complete women’s store – dressing women from head to toe, each department essentially being a store unto itself. It is a destination store for locals and tourists alike.

Our collections include (but not limited to!):
Fashion – Joseph Ribkoff, Frank Lyman, Sympli, FDJ, Tommy Bahama, Neon Buddha, Up!, JS Boutique, Cut Loose, Pure, Papa Fashions, Chalet, Ezze Wear, and Nygard
Lingerie/Nightwear – Felina, Simone Perle, Empreinte, Lise Charmel, Prima Donna, Chantelle, Wacoal, Freya, Elomi, Goddess, Spanx, Hanky Panky, Saxx, Kayanna, Fleur’t, Amoena, and Diamond Tea
Footwear – Fly London, Bernie Mev, Emu, UTV, Vionic, Mephisto, Arcopedico, Cougar, Bzees, Prophecy, and Wanda Panda

See the departments under Our Collections for a peek at what we have in store!

We Believe

We believe that women of all ages and sizes should feel amazing about themselves, confident, beautiful, and comfortable in the clothes they wear.  And we believe that every person’s unique style should be honored, whether you like fun and funky or prefer a more conservative, structured look or anything in between. We want to help outfit you in what makes you feel truly you – the beautiful soul you are, inside and out.

We provide our clients with the latest fashions that are both current and sophisticated, as well as the time-honored, classic pieces never to be without.  Being a beach/resort town, we of course also have beautiful casual fashions and footwear for that relaxed evening out or walk on the beach.

Our team provides fashion and fit expertise in a fun, inviting atmosphere where you can be outfitted from head to toe.  Our goal is for you to enjoy yourself, browse what we have to offer, get expert help in choosing the perfect fashions for you, and leave your visit with us looking and feeling your very best.