It's always a great pleasure to stop in and visit with Nancy, Rita, and staff. Although I do not shop there personally they are always wonderful and creative in helping me find gifts for family. I often refer friends and family to them for all their fashion needs! Highly recommend!
Here it is - another Friday and the highlight of my day is going to A Passion for Fashion Inc.! I feel so at home here and forget about my worries of the week. When I see Nancy, Rita, Sharon and Caitlin, it's such a wonderful feeling to release the tension of my work week and have some fun and laughs! With that, everyone should go to A Passion for Fashion Inc.! The service is exceptional and I have shopped all over North America and abroad. This is my favourite store and I don't even shop in Toronto anymore!
Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We love it when you come in as we always have so much fun and you give us a mini fashion show with all the outfits you're trying on. Thank you also for being our client and friend since we first opened - you are truly special and we cherish our friendship with you! XO from Nancy, Rita, Sharon and Caitlin
I appreciate the phenomenal attention that I received from Nancy. I was interested in one particular pair and size of pants. Nancy successfully found them and ensured I received them quickly, even while I was on vacation. I am SO impressed and look forward to returning to A Passion for Fashion.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for shopping with us Lynn! It was my pleasure to assist you and I'm happy I was able to get the pants you were looking for. My staff and I look forward to helping you again in the future!
I just want to say thank you for allowing Tanya the opportunity to participate in A Passion for Fashion Inc."s "Live and Unplugged...and sometimes Plugged!" show. Tanya had SO MUCH FUN!!!!! Her eyes light up whenever we talk about the show. It was personally moving for our family. To think that just 2 years ago, we were told Tanya would not survive her battle with pneumonia. It was truly moving to see my child fulfilling one of her dreams of singing on stage in front of an audience. The entire audience was definitely touched by all the participants and the show was one that the audience will never forget. Lastly, a special thank you goes out to the sponsors, swag bag donors, silent auction prize donors, Maurice Valu-Mart, the emcees, Nancy Spiker and as well as all the local performers. A wise woman had told me when my daughter was born with Downs' Syndrome that angels will be with Tanya the rest of her life. The MCC was certainly full of angels that evening!!!
Thank you so much for your beautiful testimonial of our recent fundraiser in partnership with CLHFoundation.ca! We are so proud of all of the participants and the wonderful performances they gave! It was wonderful to see Tanya in the finale too - she was so happy and excited! The audience was certainly moved and touched with the event and its beautiful performers. And you are right - there are angels all around us!
Live and Unplugged was a fabulous evening of entertainment. The people that attend CLH were paired with talented musicians and what transpired were amazing duet performances. The audience was caught up in the excitement, fun and shared their joy and enthusiasm. The evening was well coordinated thanks to Nancy Spiker, Dave Hamilton and Lisa Maloney and many other volunteers. I was very impressed and proud to be a CLH staff and very proud of our performers, many hugs, high fives and " well done" were given at the end to everyone. Love and pride was definitely shown by all. I eagerly await next year's event.
Thank you so much for your testimonial Dale! It was a very special night indeed and we have so many wonderful memories from it! Everyone did an amazing job and we appreciate all the volunteers helping out, you included! Thanks again Dale!
I thought the show Live and Unplugged (& sometimes Plugged) was AMAZING. It was fun, it was well directed & I loved every bit of it.
Obviously the Individuals from CLH were having a great time and everyone in the audience enjoyed watching them having fun. Families were so proud of them-even I (as a volunteer at CLH) had tears in my eyes watching them have fun & showing off their talents.
Hello Nora! Thank you for your testimonial and I just want you to know that you weren't the only one with tears in your eyes! Everyone was touched by all of the performances and you could feel the love in the MCC Rotary Hall that night. We too are so proud of all of the performers and the excellent jobs they did in their duets! On behalf of CLH and myself, thank you for volunteering for the event! Kind regards, Nancy
I brought my husband for a free trial at the gym and I had to do an unexpected workout with him. I was wearing my new Yoga Jeans and managed to run, do push ups, sit ups, and squats. I love them! Now it's my nickname at the gym: Lori "Yoga Jeans" McIlravey!
What a great story and thank you for sharing it with us! Sharon and I love our Yoga Jeans and she now owns 8 pairs of them because their fit, stretch and comfort are so fantastic! Thanks for your testimonial on how great this line is!
It's difficult to put into words how much I enjoy shopping at A Passion for Fashion. I love that Nancy and her staff know what I like, but I trust them so much that I am comfortable with them introducing me to styles that I might not even know I like. They are always on the mark! It is easy to shop there. Included in the shopping experience are lots of laughs and no pressure. Nancy's philosophy is "you have to feel comfortable." I couldn't agree more!
Nancy is not only a wonderful entrepreneur, but she is an outstanding community member. She initiates and supports numerous community projects. Her support for CLH is admired and appreciated. Her annual Fashion Show is a must-see event! It is a "win-win-win" event. CLH and our community benefit from her generosity, but also as community members, we are reminded of all of the positives that are in our town. Thanks, Nancy and team! We are lucky to have you on our side!
Wow Cathy - thank you so much for the compliments! I am so proud of my staff and the excellent service they provide to all of our clients and we love it when you come in with your positive attitude and smile!
Our fashion show in partnership with CLHFoundation.ca has brought much joy to everyone involved and to those in attendance. We are so fortunate to live in a community that cares about people with exceptionalities and have shown their love and commitment by supporting our event. Thank you Cathy for your constant support! People like you make a difference in our town and for that, we are thankful!
We had a FABULOUS night at the fashion show! It's such a great cause and we'll be back next year! A Passion for Fashion Inc. and CLH do a super job and we are fortunate to have you as part of our community!
I really enjoyed the fashion show with my friends on April 10th! It was the right mix of fashion, dance performances and fun! There was so much positive energy in the room. I, for one, spent most of the night on my feet, clapping. The people supported by CLH were so engaging and it was great to see them so enthused. That's what made it for me; to see their smiles.
I have attended this Fashion Show for many years. This year's presentation was absolutely fantastic. It was lively and really up beat. You have outdone yourselves! What a wonderful way to give back to our community and especially because the proceeds are going to some extra special people who deserve the best. The smiles on the models from CLH were worth a million dollars. Thanks for doing this on their behalf. Kudos to Nancy and Bill and to everyone involved.
Thank you for the wonderful review of our fashion show! Kudos also go to Lisa Maloney, volunteer co-ordinator and Dave Hamilton of CLH for all of their hard work in helping to put this event together ( along with the army of volunteers ). We are all so proud of the people CLH supports and how great a job they do modelling on the runway. Your support in attending every year is greatly appreciated!
It is, by far, my favourite place to shop! I love the fact that every time I go into "Passion for Fashion" I am treated like a friend, not just a customer. Nancy and her staff are amazing. Their honesty, humour and sense of style ensure that I always enjoy my shopping experience.
We love your visits to the store as they usually entail a lot of fun and laughs within the shopping itself! It's always a pleasure to assist you! Thank you for the compliments, which I will share with the staff.
On behalf of CLH and myself, we thank you for your kind words! You are so right in that the show has brought out the confidence in the models supported by CLH and we are so proud of them. Thank you for your support every year we've had the fashion show!
We are so thrilled to hear you enjoy the show every year! We have to thank you for your continuous support by attending and making it an annual event! Much appreciation, Nancy, Passion staff, CLH staff and committee.
Congratulations Nancy ! Your Fashion Show on Friday was a big success, and we all had a great time. I could see that you put a lot of work in to getting ready, and all your organization paid off ! Like many others, I truly appreciate what you do for our community. Thank you ….. Mena
Thank you for your kind words Mena! It was a pleasure to partner with CLH again and we are so happy to hear that you and your party had a wonderful time! We are also proud to say that $20,000 was raised for CLH's school readiness program and pre-employment program! Your support is greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much for such an amazing night!!!! Thank you for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful event. We truly enjoying being a part of it. It is such a wonderful event for our community and for CLH. We love to see everyone having so much fun and love the positive energy! Well done!!!!
On behalf of CLH and myself, thank you for being our "Event Sponsor" two years in a row! We really appreciate your enthusiasm and support of this event! Thanks also to you, Dwayne and your team at ServiceMASTER Restore of Midland for all the great community work you do!
The short drive from Sudbury to Midland is well worth the trip to visit the lovely ladies at A Passion for Fashion Inc.! I am never disappointed and always in awe of the beautiful selections of current couture! The service is exceptional!
Thank you so much Marie for the compliments! We love looking after you whenever you come in. You are always so excited to see the latest fashions and are adventurous to try all the new styles. It's a pleasure to serve you and thank you for making the drive to Midland to see us! Much appreciation, Nancy, Rita, Sharon and Nicole
OMG!! I had the best experience every at ' A Passion for Fashion' I had the opportunity to model beautiful red coat by Arctic Expedition with down filled and a beautiful tunic sweater by Frank Lyman and Joseph Ribkoff leggings. Every time i go into the store I am greeted with smiles and friendly faces. I alway receive a warm welcome....love love the clothes. Nancy and her staff always so helpful at putting the outfit together for me.
Thank you Brenda for modelling for us and for always lighting up our store with your beautiful smile! I knew from the moment I met you that you are a positive person and we so enjoy your visits. Thanks also for the compliments which I will be sure to share with the staff!
What a great discovery when I found this site. I was looking for a FX sweater that I couldn't find in my size locally. Searching the internet brought me to Passion for Fashion who showed it on their web site. Sent a note to Nancy and unfortunately she did not have the size I wanted either...very popular sweater! Well, it didn't end there, Nancy called the supplier and after many tries - didn't have that size; getting return shipments might get the size, etc. - Nancy found it and now I have it. Thanks, Thanks and Thanks. Service is wonderful and Nancy is so nice to visit with. The site is definitely on my favorites list now!
Wow Darlynn - thanks so much for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure helping you and I was so glad the persistence paid off in finding you the sweater you wanted in the size you needed from our supplier! I would be happy to assist you again in the future. Thank you for shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc.!
I found a Joseph Ribkoff jacket and could not get it in the correct size. On line I found A Passion for Fashion, called and amazingly Rita was able to special order the item and have it sent to me in Hawaii! Fantastic!
I have purchased dresses from Passion for Fashion a few times and have received great service from Nancy. No pressure sales here but very helpful. I also like to deal with Nancy because she is devoted to the community of Midland. She spends countless hours putting together fashion shows to help raise funds for important causes. I highly recommend Passion for Fashion. Mary Archer, Bananabaskets.com
Thank you for your very kind words Mary! It's always a pleasure to help you. Congratulations to you on the growth and success of your business, Bananabaskets.com. It's great to see fellow colleagues doing so well! Thanks again for writing in with your positive review!
Would just like to say how helpful Nancy has been in getting me a lovely Joseph Ribkoff dress and sending it so quickly to the UK. Nancy went out of her way to get the dress from her supplier in the correct size and send it ASAP. Fantastic service will definitely shop again.
First off I want to thank Lisa, CLH Volunteer Co-ordinator for asking my daughter Melissa to be part of such a wonderful experience in the fashion show, it was truly amazing. Right from day one, everyone was so professional and easy going at the same time. Melissa's fitting with Nancy was amazing, she made Melissa feel so important and asked Melissa if she liked the clothes, which I thought was great. The night of the show was very busy when we arrived. The waiting to get in took a little longer than we thought it should but that was fine we got to visit with friends. The atmosphere was so energetic and the decorations were beautiful, the tray of appetizers were very tasty. We thought that it was very well organized, if there were any glitches we did not see them, everything to us ran smoothly. Melissa was very excited when asked to participate and she made many friends while doing it. She has asked if she could do it again next year. All the models were handsome and beautiful and looked like they were having a great time. Can't wait to go next year. Thank you to all who took part in this years Fashion Show, it was a pleasure to watch.
Dear Linda, Thank you for your testimonial! We enjoyed having Melissa modelling for us this year. She is a lovely young woman with a beautiful smile! Lisa Maloney, CLH Volunteer Co-ordinator does such a wonderful job recruiting all the models and volunteers. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to seeing you at next year's show!
Lisa ( my sister ), thank you for persuading me to take time out of my busy life to ‘give a little back’ by volunteering in A Passion for Fashion Inc.'s 16th Annual Spring Fashion Show in Partnership with CLHFoundation.ca. I never expected my experience to be so memorable and positive. The day of the rehearsal I was amazed by the positive energy in the room and the love and compassionate towards those supported by CHL. The fashion show itself was a great success and a lot of fun. Nancy Spiker and her team did an amazing job. I will always remember the excitement of the girls as they were getting their hair and make-up done, beautiful Melissa and her smile as she walked out in her first outfit, Stephanie rolling up in her red corvette, John proud as can be with big red lip marks on his cheek, and the relationship between Patsy and Grant could never go unnoticed. I had the opportunity to chat with Liz Moran. I have never met anyone like her in my life. I find I become emotional when I think of all that she has given of herself and the love and care she provides. She truly is an angel and those in her care are blessed. Thank you CLHFoundation.ca and A Passion for Fashion Inc. for letting me be part of your event. It truly was a memorable experience.
Hello Connie! Thank you so much for volunteering your time for our show and making such a terrific model! Lisa Maloney, Volunteer Co-ordinator always does an amazing job bringing all the volunteers together for this very special evening. We agree with you that the experience is memorable, rewarding and very inspiring. Thanks again for being a part of this wonderful event - we enjoyed having you!
Thank you Annie! We had a blast too organizing the event with CLH ladies Danielle Smith and Lisa Maloney and our committee members. I'm so happy to hear your first time at our fashion show was so much fun that it will bring you back again and again!
Lisa, you do a wonderful job as Volunteer Co-ordinator with CLH and in recruiting all the models for the show every year! There is always a great sense of teamwork with all involved and it really does feel like a family when we come together for this event. And I agree, it is heartwarming to hear of the positive changes that occur with the people CLH supports and how they become more confident, outgoing and develop a terrific sense of fashion! Life changing, as you said, and extremely rewarding to see.
Chantale - you always make us laugh! OK - are the five stars for all of us or just for our lovely Rita - Conchita? All kidding aside, thank you for shopping in our store and bringing in your smile and laughter. We have so much fun with you and enjoy your visits. Please come again soon!
Thank you to the fantastic staff of Meridian Credit Union! You are the best greeters - EVER! Thanks for all the great work you do in our community as you all inspire us to do more and achieve more. Your sponsorship and support are greatly appreciated by us and CLHFoundation.ca!
I enjoy going into the store knowing I will leave with a dress that will fit me and work for the event I'm attending. The staff know exactly what size to bring you for each designer and give a truthful opinion of which outfit looks best.
Hello Garfield! It was great having you and your lovely wife, Jane model in our fashion show again this year! It was also interesting to hear you say how much the audience loved the music of Prince and how you thought this was the best show to date. I know many people have their favourite shows from the past four years ( of collaborating with CLH ) so it's great to know they can add a new favourite to their list!
Many thanks to you and Doris for your entertaining banter and commentating duties at our fashion show! You had the audience in stitches again! Thanks for all the positive feedback as I haven't seen the show yet ( am waiting for the DVD! ). Your support is greatly appreciated!
Hello Colin, Tara and Jackson! Thanks so much for joining us at our fashion show and for your very enthusiastic review! I share the kudos with the lovely ladies at CLH, Danielle Smith, Fundraising Manager and Lisa Maloney, Volunteer Co-ordinator for our great synergy in working together. We also had a great committee and an army of volunteers who assisted in making it a successful evening. We definitely look forward to working with you in the near future Colin!
Still talking about the Passion for Fashion fundraiser for CLH on Friday night. Enjoyed the evening tremendously with my daughter and a great friend. It was truly an extraordinary event that filled us all with inspiration--what a beautiful display of inclusiveness, not to mention the fabulous fashions, models and taste of talent in our little community. Proof that you don't have to be big to make a big impact--well done Nancy and your awesome group of volunteers and supporters! I will be waiting with anticipation for next year's date:D
We are so happy you made it the show this year and that you enjoyed it immensely! We agree that the inclusion of the people CLH supports in our show is both inspirational and heartwarming. Their smiles and happiness are evidence that inclusion and acceptance are not only great for them but for everyone in the room that night. Thank you again to you and Jamey Drummond ( Edward Jones ) for your support and sponsorship! Much appreciation!
Thank you for the great review Dave! We are thrilled you and Delia enjoyed the fashion show! The red Corvette was certainly one of the many highlights of the night and we had a lot of fun with that set. Many thanks go to Nadine Goman and her son Michael for the wonderful car for Stephanie!
I found A Passion for Fashion on the internet through searching for Joseph Ribkoff designs.I contacted the shop and from there ordered a blouse which I am delighted with. The whole experience of dealing with the staff was first- class and a pleasure to find such good customer service.
We are thrilled you are so happy with your new blouse and with the customer service we provided you with! It was lovely assisting you and we look forward to hearing from you again when you are next searching for something special. Thank you for writing in with your positive review Ann!
We accidentally entered your shop in Midland, while staying overnight during a holiday trip to Georgian Bay. I already knew the Joseph Ribkoff fashion line, but was particularly impressed by your collection and very much appreciated your pleasant personal advise. That time and later on via your webshop and by telephone, I have since then repeatedly placed orders, to be delivered by our daughter as courier, who lives in Toronto, on her visits home. I love to wear Ribkoff, with particuloar pleasure because this is directly from the country of origin. As soon as we happen to pass by again on a next holiday trip,we will certainly drop in again. Kind regards, Betty Noordermeer
Thank you for writing in with your lovely review! We are so glad you have continued to shop with us after your initial visit to our area and shop. We enjoy hearing from you and sending you the latest "Made in Canada" fashions! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you here and abroad!
I discovered the "A Passion for Fashion" website while searching for a Joseph Ribkoff top I desperately desired. My inquiry was answered promptly and even though my size was not available, with Nancy's guidance the one size-up worked perfectly due to the style and my physique. After learning about my preferences, Nancy searched her inventory and worked with the brand rep to "show" me several other figure flattering styles. I selected a fabulous dress that I wish I could own in every color (that's how great it looks on). It was like having a personal shopping experience, yet we never met and are separated by thousands of miles! My parcels arrived beautifully packaged with the attention to detail and customer service very much in evidence with every interaction. I hope one day to be able to visit the store properly but until then at least I can access the wonderful services of the staff at "A Passion for Fashion" long distance! For you lucky local ladies, go ahead, open that door and step-in and for those on-line, place an order-you won't be disappointed!
Thank you so much for the glowing review! It has been an absolute pleasure serving you online and over the phone! I can tell from our conversations that you are a very well spoken, intelligent woman with impeccable taste, and that you wear your clothing with style and confidence. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to assist you with your inquiries - we look forward to helping you again in the near future!
I've known Nancy for sixteen years and have been shopping in her store. I can't even count the number of outfits I've purchased. Her staff have always been helpful, and I love to know that there is a local business in town where I can shop.
Hi Barb! I'm so happy we can help you find whatever it is you are looking for, whether it be casual, career or dressy for galas and special occasions. Thank you for thinking of us and supporting local businesses!
It is my third time to the store. It's a wonderful store. The first time I came was during the tugboat festival and I noticed that they sold Joseph Ribkoff. I decided to check it out to see if I found something for a wedding coming up. I did find something, and something for every day, formal and informal.
Hello Sheila! Thank you for the nice compliment, especially coming from one of the most stylish women I know! I always love our visits together as it feels like I am catching up with a dear friend. See you soon!
It's been wonderful getting to know you Kim! You wear your dresses well and you instantly know if they are going to work for you or not. Thank you for shopping at our boutique and for the compliments about our terrific staff!
For the quality of the merchandise, the staff are honest and straightforward, and if they tell me something looks nice I believe them. I trust their fashion advice. Nancy has sent me a card and two follow up emails asking about how my mother is doing, because she hasn't been doing well. Where else can you shop where they care about you as a person and not just a customer?
Dear Barb, Thank you for updating me on how your mother is doing. We always enjoy seeing her come in with you so please let her know we miss her when she is unable to accompany you. Thanks also for the nice comments about the staff and merchandise. I will be sure to share the compliments with Rita, Sharon and Nicole!
Thank you for shopping at A Passion for Fashion Inc. for many years Sandy! We appreciate your business and your enjoyment of our fundraising fashion shows. Please keep telling us all of the compliments you receive on your outfits!
Hello Marina - it is always wonderful to see your beautiful smile, your positive attitude and your enthusiasm for the latest fashions! We thoroughly enjoy you and your visits. Thanks so much for your lovely comments about our store and staff. I proudly tell people you were our very first client and we are thrilled you continue to support us. Much appreciation from all of us!