I know you are a fashionista (we are for sure!!) so fabulous news ~ it’s time for a fabulous Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show!!!

Join us this Thursday, April 6th, from 4 to 8 pm, fashion show around 6, to enjoy and discover the amazing fashions from one of our top collections ~ Joseph Ribkoff of course! 

Just what is a Trunk Show you may ask? A Trunk Show is an event that gives you the opportunity to view and try on current “hot” styles that we may not have seen yet, as well as upcoming fashions for Joseph Ribkoff’s next season. Even better – orders may be placed with a guaranteed fit! And to celebrate one of our favorite collections, all day long there will be special pricing on all our in-store Joseph Ribkoff fashions!

So come and share a late afternoon/early evening with us from 4 to 8 pm and view new fashions, see some of your favorite signature styles for JR, and definitely discover new ones! Again, the fashion show will begin around 6 pm but do come early if you can to try on your own favorite fashions. Then around 6 pm, our fantastic models will show you the looks for Joseph Ribkoff’s Spring/Summer and early Fall collections. 

Bring along your girlfriend, your neighbor, your mom, your sister, your aunt…the more the merrier… and have fun, meet our Joseph Ribkoff representative, and try on some fabulous clothes! We’ll enjoy friendship, refreshments, stunning new styles and lots of favorites. Can’t wait! 

Location: Close To You, 174 Corfield St, Parksville
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 4 ’til 8 pm, fashion show around 6 pm

And coming soon… Fly London Day, April 29th! Pencil in the date! 🙂 


Sandy, Gil, and the staff at Close To You were honored to win the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year for 2016 at Tigh-Na-Mara! From an employee of 1 (Sandy!) in a tiny 800 SF lingerie shop, to 15 employees, a main store of over 4200 SF, an outlet, and having added ladies fashions, footwear, and accessories – who knew what was ahead for Sandy and Gil when they started out over 25 years ago! What an adventure it’s been!


Here’s Sandy at her first store in Parksville – the tiny 800 SF lingerie store. Can you believe Sandy owned three successful bike stores for years before trying her hand at lingerie? She even put the bikes together and did repairs herself! From bikes to lingerie – who would have thought?! 




And now, 25+ years later… An amazing success story of passion for business, commitment to the community, hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Time flies when you’re having fun! 




So if you haven’t been by before, come say hello and see what you’ve been missing! And to our many friends and clients over the years, thank you so much for your business and contribution! We couldn’t have done it with you!





A great short video summing up what inspired Jan Stimpson to start Sympli. And we have to say, her vision shows through in all they do. Canadian-made, fashionable, comfortable, and flattering fashions from a socially responsible and individual-empowering company – what more can you ask for? If you haven’t tried their fashions yet, you ‘Sympli’ must. 😉 

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"We thought we were forgotten."Words from our founder, Jan Stimpson, on what inspired her to start Sympli. #SympliStyle #Words #SympliWomen

Posted by Sympli Style on Sunday, January 8, 2017