Summer is officially here, and the hot weather is just around the corner. It’s time to come in to check out our dreamy sleepwear for summer. Comfort and style are always our main objective when choosing our wardrobe, and functional sleepwear is no exception.

We have the coolest, trendy sleepwear selection on the island for those sizzling hot summer nights. If your bedroom is upstairs, or you live on the top floor of a condo complex (with no air conditioning) you will know what I mean. As usual, Close to You has the solution to the problem.

The COOL GIRL Collection by Dream Lounge is designed by Niki Paul in Montreal. They have now come up with the perfect mix of fibres to keep you cool – 58% Rayon, 37% Polyester and 5% Spandex. Touch it and feel it in your hands. You have never felt anything smoother on your skin than this. This sleepwear has quickly become our best seller (some clients have already bought two pairs of pajamas). These are available in blue, pink and mint green patterns, and they also make nighties.

As technology has been changing almost everything in the world today, it has also reached the fabric industry. Cool Girl promises that it will wick moisture, will dry four times faster, won’t shrink or pill and neutralizes odor.

Another popular brand is ARIANNE, also designed in Montreal. They have come out with some amazingly refreshing designs in the Rayon blend. Many of our clients are looking for clothing made from natural fibres. Rayon is a material made from cellulose. ‘Cellulose’ is a complex carbohydrate of the cell walls of plants. Arianne designs are innovative and depict nature. If you have always been a black-white-red fan you will love the Poppy collection, brought back by popular demand – or try our new Butterfly collection in navy-pink-white colors. Both designs are available in pajamas or nighties.


If you are looking for a simple, basic nightie with pretty lace at the neckline, have a look at the Shadowline brand. These are all nylon and come in blue or soft melon. Maybe an elegant lace with spaghetti straps is more your style, then Fleur’t is for you. Montelle comes in ivory and blue. There is also Claudia and many others to choose from.

Our loungewear will amaze you if you want total comfort at home after work. Have a look at the NANSO loungewear, a long loose cover-up, affectionately called “Ladies Big Shirt”.

Whatever your style, however you relax – we have what you are looking for. We want you to enjoy the most comfortable summer ever! When you come in, our staff will be ready to help you find your favorite sleepwear.

Do you have trouble finding the perfect jeans to fit your body type? Tired of trying on jean after jean? The solution is at Close to You, the store with one-stop-shopping for jeans! Our fashion experts can help you find the jeans made JUST FOR YOU!

Today we’re focusing on French Dressing Jeans. All FDJ jeans contain lycra for greater stretch. Most come in a contoured waist for a ‘no gap at the back’ and slightly lower in the front, designed especially for comfort. We carry High Rise/Reg Rise and Mid Rise. For leg width, we have slim and straight. Body shape calls for straight or curvy.

French Dressing Jeans have developed a unique system with a ‘signature’ style for easy identification. They choose to name their jeans after celebrities, so it will be easier to remember the right fit next time. Now that makes is easy.

If you have a curvy body the Olivia (Newton John) sits just below the natural waist and has a contoured waistband for comfort. If your hips are a little curvier, the Peggy (Fleming) are for women with a defined waist, sit at the natural waistline, giving you more room where needed.

For women with straighter hips, we have the Suzanne (Somers). This high rise, with a natural waist, will be for you. Christina (Aguilera) is a fun, fold up/push up jean for women with slender hips, who may want a little lift in the derriere.

Summer is just around the corner and some new stock has arrived in a cooler fabric called ‘COOLMAX’. These are breathable, have wicking properties and climate control technology.

The right jean will fit perfectly, unleash your inner beauty, give you confidence and make you love your body.

Karla is in our jean department modeling the Suzanne jeans with a white shirt, a geometric-designed jacket – all FDJ.

If you have never had a pair of Jeggings, (a cross between jeans and leggings) be sure to try on a pair the next time you’re in the store. The jeggings are a pull-on and will surprise you with the flexibility and ‘jean look’. Some come with pockets and some without.

While you’re preparing your wardrobe for summer, check out our FDJ capris and shorts. As soon as you walk into our store you will notice the bright colors everywhere, and jeans are no exception. Navy has made a come-back and you will find light blue, red, white, beige and some patterns in jeans, jeggings & capris. The same holds true for their T-shirts, blouses/shirts, and jackets.

There are so many attractive T-shirts in every color and design, enough to brighten your wardrobe, your day or your mood.

Come and enjoy our outstanding presentation of French Dressing products…

Hope to see you in our store soon,

Let’s face it ladies, a bra has always been one of the most difficult things to buy. We want it to fit properly, feel good, enhance our assets and above all feel comfortable. The fashion experts at Close To You can help you achieve all of this and more. Allow me to introduce you to the Empreinte Bras…



The innovative craftsmanship of this company started in Brest, France in 1946. Their mission was to liberate women, improve body confidence and provide relief. They wanted to present premium quality, elegance with the French touch, designed for women with a C cup or over. Their success story is interesting and amazing. With three subsidiaries in North America, Great Britain, and Germany, 58% of their sales are international. It takes 3 years to train their seamstresses working only with exclusive European fabrics. Innovation is the key value expressed by the company in seamless invisible garments.



The focus of Empreinte was to enter exclusive department stores and specialty boutiques only. Close To You is proud to say we are the only store on Vancouver Island who has been chosen to sell this brand.

If you are looking for the best, we’ve got it – and yes, we have matching panties too!

By involving German engineering and the rigid lace and embroidery combination, the Empreinte product has been successful in achieving better posture, less back pain and little or no movement in the bra, keeping you comfortable all day long. It will be the last thing you take off at night, not the first thing when you get home. This bra will shape you into the woman you want to be. This is an investment in your health, your beauty, and your self-esteem.


Following is a peek-a-boo view of some styles available in our store now. This blue collection is the “Cassiopee” style, the best seller; the red is called “Melody”.



We also carry the Empreinte Spacer bra, an innovative concentrate of well-being, with five major advantages: second skin comfort, lifted silhouette, perfect breathability, protective invisibility and brand-new design.



So… be sure to stop by to have a closer look at what Empreinte can offer you at Close To You. We have expert bra fitters to assist you!

Hope to see you in the store soon,