Saturday, March 8th, 2014
Amazing winter deals and people took advantage yesterday! At 75% off, here's what you can get: Joseph Ribkoff dresses up to $200, now under $50, Yoga jeans at $120, now $30, Level 33 t-shirts regularly $24, now $6, Crystal tops at $80, now $20, Parasuco tops up to $55, now $13.75 and Parasuco jeans at $98, now $24.50! Also, scoop up winter gloves, scarves, and socks at half price! See you soon!
Friday, March 7th, 2014
"Yest" of the Netherlands is here! Fantastic grouping of affordable and unique separates for everyday wear that looks like nothing you've seen before! I just had a client scoop up 2 ruched cotton jersey capris at $33 apiece for her upcoming trip and someone else pick out a cardigan...and I'm still unpacking them from the boxes. That's when you know this line is HOT! European sizes 36-48; Cdn 4-16.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
I was out of town for a couple of days but Sharon and Rita said more beautiful arrivals came in including "Mansted" cotton sweaters in gorgeous colors and designs and our new line of "Marble" one size fits all knits at amazingly low prices! Come in and check them out and while you are here, snag some deals from our 75% off winter clothing rack too! Good selection from XS - XXL, 2 - 16.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Joseph Ribkoff Top Style #40950 at http://shoplocal.ly/01ygQr
Joseph Ribkoff Top Style #41718 at http://shoplocal.ly/01ygQs
Joseph Ribkoff Top Style #40940 at http://shoplocal.ly/01ygQQ
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
How many of you like to score a deal? Well, now is the time! We had someone scoop up a fabulous Joseph Ribkoff tunic yesterday that was regularly priced at $212 for only $53! Yoga Jeans in skinny ankle cuts are now only $30 from $120. Silver lurex shells from Crystal that were $50 are now $12.50! We have Ribkoff, Parascuo, Tribal, French Dressing, MMK and more at 75% off! Sale 'til 3/15 only!
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
75% OFF WINTER CLOTHING & 50% OFF WINTER ACCESSORIES! That's right - last call on these terrific deals as you can now take 75% off the regular price on all fall and winter clothes! Sharon and I just returned from our buying trip and learned of more shipments coming in sometime this week ( like Parasuco! ) and we are making room with these great sale prices! Sale is on now 'til Mar. 15th!
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Yesterday I had a ton of errands to run and I made it to the bank, Johnstone's Music Land, Ciboulette et Cie, Brunel's, The Elegant Gourmet, Arcade & Guardian Pharmacy ( for their post office on a Saturday! ), Gianetto's and the MCC! Wow - and the nice thing is that they are all in downtown Midland! And one thing said to me was, "Thanks for shopping local 'cause if you use it, you won't lose it!"
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Want a taste of tropical but can't get away? Come in to A Passion for Fashion Inc. today where we will be playing Latin music all day long to put a smile on your face! Check out our newly arrived stock of Joseph Ribkoff, Tribal and fresh fx! Pick up some 60% off winter clothing deals and 50% off winter accessories including Isotoner gloves, Silks tights and Jockey socks! Stay local, stay safe!
Friday, February 28th, 2014
It's so exciting getting in the new stock this week from Joseph Ribkoff and fresh fx tops, dresses and ruched capris! Although it doesn't feel like spring outside, it certainly does in here! Get rejuvenated and pop in for a bright burst of colour and inspiration. Or, check out the fabulous 60% off deals on all winter clothing and 50% off winter accessories!
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
This week, I and Danielle Smith, Fundraising Manager of CLHFoundation.ca have been finalizing sponsors for our upcoming fashion show. I received a call from a sponsor with a very generous donation that left me "gobsmacked" but absolutely thrilled! We will be announcing all of the sponsors and event partners soon and are so proud they are all supporting this event and CLH! Much appreciation!!
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Huge shipment of "fresh fx" just came in! This line is known for original designs, beautiful fit and terrific colour combinations! We have lots of tops as well as tunics to wear with leggings and capris. Their fit is well known to women as their items are not clingy and they flow away from the body. We also got in the sell-out ruched capri from last year - check them out while they're here! S-XL
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
5 reasons why I shop locally and effects of it: 1) Local stores can prosper and it then flows out into the community. 2) Businesses create jobs and employment. 3) Merchants and businesses support charities and foundations which benefit our local population. 4) I save gas and time by shopping in town. 5) Everyone is so friendly and helpful & you can't create that small-town feel in larger centres.
Monday, February 24th, 2014
Will normalcy return to our lives after the Olympics? You hear commentators talk about hangovers and perhaps for some, there will be. However, what I've been hearing throughout the past 2+ weeks is national pride. We are so proud of our country, our athletes and their accomplishments at these winter games- not to mention the many heart-warming stories that make Canada and its people so special!
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Canada wins gold in men's hockey! YAY! Congratulations to all of our Canadian athletes at the Sochi Olympics!
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Yesterday's Canada - U.S game was on and proved to be a real nail biter. I was expecting it to be quiet downtown for a couple of hours when we got busy with shipments and customers ( who weren't watching the game! ). I met some lovely women from out of town who discovered our store and loved the selection, especially the Ribkoff and Tribal lines. Plus, we got in more Zozo tops and Ribkoff! Yay!
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Olympic fever has hit just about every Canadian with the additional gold medals yesterday in curling and women's hockey! It's been an exciting run so far with many surprises along the way. When you're looking for a break from the action, come and see us for our 60% off winter clothing sale plus see all the new arrivals from Joseph Ribkoff, Tribal, Zozo, French Dressing, CYC, fresh fx and more!
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Last night's MDBWA meeting was great! I caught up with colleagues and listened to an informative talk from Deb Muenz on NSCFDC's self employment benefit program and financing they offer to entrepreneurs. Deb posted pics of local success stories including Bobbi Miller, Cindy Blair, Sharron Stoneman, Andre Sanche - so wonderful to see some of my favourite downtown Midland neighbours featured!
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s Nancy Spiker with Shawn Costello, VP of Sales, Joseph Ribkoff Inc.
A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s Rita Baxter and Sharon Dutton with Shawn Costello, VP of Sales, Joseph Ribkoff Inc. in Midland on February 14th , 2014.
Take a partial break from the Olympics today when the sun is out, and come to downtown Midland! Check out our 60% winter clothing sale and receive an extra 10% off if you show us this ad on your smartphone, giving you a total 70% off savings! Congratulations to our Facebook contest winner, Kimberly Hakkenberg for winning a $100 GC to use towards new spring fashions! There's LOTS to choose from!
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
60% OFF WINTER CLOTHING & 50% OFF WINTER ACCESSORIES! Plus, if you show us this post on your smartphone, we will take an extra 10% off clearance clothing, bringing your discount to 70% OFF ALL WINTER CLOTHING! With all of the new arrivals that have come in and are still coming in, we simply have to make more room. Take advantage of the savings and score some deals! See you soon!
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Happy Family Day to all of our family, friends and clients! We are closed today and will re-open Tuesday February 18th at 9:30 a.m. We don't know what we have on our agenda yet but I imagine it will centre around an activity outside if it warms up later, a yummy home cooked meal, and watching Tessa and Scott and the other great ice dancers at the Olympics! Have a good one!
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
"Mansted" is a new line we just received and is already flying off the racks - literally! This company is from Denmark and produces 100% cotton sweaters in unusual cuts, styles, and prints. In only two days, clients have been raving about the great fit and super colours and scooping up their favourites. Sizes: S - XL and all under $100 each.
Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Yesterday, the VP of Sales for Joseph Ribkoff ( in Montreal ) visited our store! It was an honour to meet him and have a sit-down talk about retail at the ground level, and discuss what it is like on the front lines! He was engaging, thoughtful, personable and wanted the best for all of the retailers that represent his brand. It was a pleasure to meet him and be one of his stops across Canada!
Friday, February 14th, 2014
Joseph Ribkoff Dress Style #40021 at http://shoplocal.ly/01yFwK
Joseph Ribkoff Dress Style #40029 at http://shoplocal.ly/01yFv0
Joseph Ribkoff Dress Style #40404P at http://shoplocal.ly/01yFTX
Joseph Ribkoff Dress Style #40286 at http://shoplocal.ly/01yFTz
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Wow - more stock arrived again! You won't believe the incredible colours and styles when you walk into our store - it definitely puts you in the mood for spring, even if the weather isn't co-operating! Zozo just shipped us another wonderful assortment of printed T's and tops to brighten our days. Very affordably priced ( sizes are S - XXL ) - makes a perfect Valentine's Day gift for someone spec
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
More Tribal! Yes, we got in more knits, tops, capris, maxi dresses and cotton dresses including the "Michelle Obama" dress in a delicious watermelon shade! The stock has been coming in fast and furious, and clients are loving the new styles and colours. Take a look at our 50% - 60% off winter clothing racks - great deals to be had!
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
As Rita would say "Wow, wow, wee. wow!" That's in reference to all the spring stock that has come in lately from Dusak, Tribal, fresh fx, Joseph Ribkoff and French Dressing. Dusak is a fantastic line of tops that range from $53 - $69 in price and lined dresses that are $85 - $89 in sizes XS - XXL. The best part - they are all proudly made in Canada! Look for updates to our catalog later this week!
Monday, February 10th, 2014
SOLD OUT! A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s 16th Annual Spring Fashion Show in partnership with CLHFoundation.ca has all 380 tickets spoken for! Thank you to everyone who purchased their tickets early in support of this event; selling out in under 3 weeks! We are creating a wait list and should any tickets free up, you will be the first to be contacted. Call 705-527-5499 for more info!
Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Great night with friends at the CLHFoundation.ca's gala with musical guest Chantal Kreviazuk! Congratulations to Danielle Smith, Fundraising Manager, Dave Sibley, Committee Chair and the dozens of sponsors, event planners and volunteers who made this happen! And to Andre of Ciboulette et Cie - you rocked your suit! :) Claire Dusome - thanks for all the laughs!
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Explosions of color have arrived in our store! It doesn't feel like spring outside but walk into our store and you will be surrounded by beautiful spring colors and styles with new arrivals yesterday from Dusak,Tribal and French Dressing. Dusak tops and dresses are very well priced and made in Canada, as are some of the Tribal styles now too! Also, a warm welcome to Chantal Kreviazuk to Midland!
Friday, February 7th, 2014
The Olympics are all the talk around the world. I clearly remember 4 years ago when Lisa Maloney, volunteer co-ordinator of CLH was in our store and we were both exhausted from staying up late watching the figure skating! Who can forget Tessa And Scott's gold medal performance or Joannie Rochette's brave skate to bronze and we were all at home bawling our eyes out? Good times! Go Canada go!
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
CLHFoundation's gala is a couple of days away. Do you have everything you need? We have beautiful dresses, with the winter ones on sale for 50% - 60% off, shrugs and cover ups, fashion jewellery, pantyhose and if need be, Spanx too! Take advantage of our savings of 50% - 60% off winter clothing from Tribal, Joseph Ribkoff, French Dressing, Parasuco, Yoga Jeans, Crystal tops and more!
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
The Zozo and fresh fx lines look great - super styles and terrific colours! The first grouping of fresh fx has printed tops, dresses and fun capris in sizes S - XL while Zozo sent us 100% cotton t-shirts in solid colors and screen prints in S - XXL. 50% - 60% winter clothing for gala, work, casual and everything in between. Save $$$ now!
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Rita worked yesterday and informed me of two large shipments that came in - fresh fx and Zozo t-shirts! fresh fx is a fabulous line of printed tops in the most flattering styles for women and Zozo is a line of t-shirts and co-ordinates that fit a woman's natural curves without being clingy. With all this new stock - that means more markdowns on winter stock! 50% off all winter clothing NOW!
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
40% - 60%% off all winter clothing and 30% off all winter accessories! For the season that keeps hanging on and on, that means adding new pieces to the wardrobe to carry you through the remaining weeks! Why not add a punch of colour, or an interesting knit texture, or score some great basics? Now is the time to take advantage of the specials - see you soon!
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
For the past 2 weeks, we have received a number of emails from happy and satisfied clients from around the world, who have been very happy with the customer service at our store. A couple even sent in lovely reviews on shopmidland.com/apassionforfashion/ I would like to take this opportunity to thank them and our clients here in Ontario for allowing us the chance to serve you. Much appreciation!
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Super Bowl Sunday is promoted as the indulgent weekend of chicken wings, pizza, chili, salty snacks and beer. While I like the savoury snacks and a slice of pizza, my indulgence heads more towards something new to brighten my day! :) Take a half time break today from all the preparation and come and see me and Rita for some great deals on winter stock plus check out all the new arrivals too!
Friday, January 31st, 2014
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Horse, and according to Chinese astrologer Paul Ng, it is the year individuals and businesses should make big financial plans. "You rarely see a horse running backwards; it gallops forward. The horse stands for energy, more motion and more action. It is tied in with more money," says Ng. Here's to good health, wealth and prosperity!
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Two large cartons of Joseph Ribkoff and another shipment of Tribal arrived in the past two days to add another beautiful jolt of color to the store! Whether you like to shop early for your size or are heading south, now's the time to check out all of the new arrivals. Plus, there's 10% off all new stock until Jan. 31st only. 30% off winter accessories and 40% - 50% off winter clothes!
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Easy, fun and affordable! That's what you get when you're shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s sale! We just had a lady shopping for CLHFoundation.ca's gala and the first dress was perfect! The other lady found the ideal one for a wedding; three in a row this past year and found all three dresses here! Thanks so much for shopping locally - we merchants appreciate your business and support!
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Tribal Top #99320-5236-1932 at http://shoplocal.ly/01yfTP
Tribal Top #98940-415-1908 at http://shoplocal.ly/01yfTp
Monday, January 27th, 2014
OK....we all need some serious cheering up from this long drawn out old fashioned winter! I say get in some retail therapy and pick out something new to brighten your day. If you can't get out, you're in luck. Our shopmidland.com/apassionforfashion/ site is getting updated in the next couple of days with all of our new Tribal sportswear. Some of it is selling out already - grab it while you can!
Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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Are you going to the CLHFOUNDATION.CA gala or somewhere special on Valentine's Day? Well, we have great reductions on our winter special occasion dresses and separates that would be perfect for these events! There are also new arrivals from the spring 2014 collection that would also be ideal for a beautiful night out. Let us show you the latest fashions + the deals you have to take home with you!