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Staying Connected: Barrie’s Clothing Stores

Barrie’s Clothing Stores

Staying Connected: Barrie’s Clothing Stores

Every Wednesday, we’ll focus on one service or industry in Barrie and highlight how they are staying connected to you during this latest lockdown. Whether it’s online sales, curbside pickup or virtual sessions, we’ll share the ways you can support them. Even if it’s as simple as providing you with their online presence so you can leave them a positive review!

This week we focus on Barrie’s Clothing Stores.

Cary Grant

Cary Grant has a reputation in town and throughout the region for great clothing and impeccable taste. Packed with trendy and fresh picks, the clothing is semi-formal wear, and ideal for men, women and children. In particular, a great spot to hit if you are looking for stylish hoodies. Offering curbside and online shopping!

John McNabb Clothier

Just across the street from Cary Grant, John McNabb Clothier is one of Barrie’s longest standing fashion destinations. Specializing in men’s wear, they offer a large selection of premiere international and Canadian made brands. The store is a real find for unique and well curated menswear picks of pedigree, that are both stylish and made to last.

It’s also a perfect place to visit if you need clothing advice! The staff have years of experience in putting men’s lines together. Operating with curbside pickup.

ZuZu Fashion Boutique

One of the most charming destinations for fashion in Barrie, ZuZu specializes in women’s lines and trendy brands. They have a reputable list of designer names, inclduing BLU9, Funsport, Joseph Robkoff and Spanner. ZuZu is a fantastic destination for women in need of a clothing inspiration to find your personal style.

They also offer an exchange policy for anyone who isn’t completely satisfied.

And it’s not just clothing. ZuZu presents a notable catalogue of jewelry, accessories and foot wear. Offering online service, as well as deals on Thursdays with FB Live.

Janet Kemp Fashion

Rounding out the great lineup of downtown fashion destinations, Janet Kemp offers fantastic options for ladies’ clothing. Open for curbside and delivery right now!

What did you think of Staying Connected: Barrie’s Clothing Stores? Did we miss any locations? Let us know! And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

CREATING HEIRLOOMS AT BLISS JEWELLERY

CREATING HEIRLOOMS AT BLISS JEWELLERY

Oh those jumbles of jewellery!  What a mess of broken chains and single earrings!  We were going to sell them for the gold content – but there are just so many memories.

Imagine our joy when we “Uncovered” Bliss Jewellery right here in Barrie at 32 Ross Street.  We’d like to take a moment to introduce Jennifer Wolfe, the owner.

Jenn has brought her love of metal-smithing to the public in Barrie.  After her studies at Georgian College, Jenn rented a bench at Metzger Studio downtown.  She can’t say enough about Mike and Bev’s love of the art as well as the community.  In fact, Jenn feels that the community here in Barrie is more collaborative than it’s ever been because of them!

COLLABORATION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE

Collaboration and customer service make Jenn one of the best in the business.  Take her your “jumble” and she’ll sit with you to design a brand new future heirloom piece that incorporates your desires with her talent.  A perfect partnership!

Jenn also invites us to consider taking one of her workshops to create other pieces to love.  Classes are small and intimate, which works very well under COVID protocols.  The class sizes work even better for learning the creative process.

Have you wished that you could design your own wedding bands,  even make them?  In the New Year there will be classes for that.  Actually there are a number of workshops to choose from – right from beginners to advanced; everything from hammered rings to stone cutting.

COLLECTIONS

In the studio, for the Christmas Gift Season, there are one of a kind pieces for sale.  We were astonished at the variety of design and exquisiteness of each piece.  Jenn has created entire collections of incredible artistry.  The Saxon Collection touched our hearts.  This collection was inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in 2009.  Ancient pieces brought to life through new eyes – astonishing!

Another collection that must be seen is the Fiji Pearl Collection.  Jenn has Canada’s only supply of these very unique and breathtaking pearls! 

Whatever your tastes are there is a piece for you.  Take a moment and visit her website, or give her a call at 416 697 8199.  Check out the workshops, the collections, and the collaborations.  Think about creating your new heirloom piece.  Here in Barrie, we’re so proud to uncover such talent! 

Shop Local – You’ll be glad you did!

Are you a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint?  Let us know!  We can get you Uncovered!

3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie

5 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie

REDUCE THE LITTER WITH THESE  PRESENTS

There is a great joy to watching your loved ones tear open their gifts on Christmas morning. Seeing them revel in the gifts you picked is rewarding and fun.

And yet…the copious amount of paper waste that Xmas generates can weigh on your conscious.

But it doesn’t have to be all shiny wrappers and bows!

Consider these reduced materials ideas that you can right here in Barrie to cut the clutter.

 

3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie

 

MEMBERSHIP

REC CENTRE PASSES

Barrie’s recreation centres offer gift cards that can be preloaded and applied to swimming, workouts or any number of leagues and classes. And keep in mind that the locally owned gyms and health centres can still be open in the red zone, with strict restrictions. 

 

FOODIE FARE

Take advantage of the dozens of great eateries in town and grab some gift cards for a night out.

The Farmhouse, Barnstormer’s, Limoncello and 147 Dunlop are just a few of the locally owned joints that offer passes. And great grub.

 

 MOVIE TIX

Both the Barrie Film Festival and Cineplex have gift cards for purchase if you want to give the gift the big screen, from the comfort of your own home! 

What did you think of our 3 Clutter Free Gift Ideas in Barrie? Let us know if we missed any spots or experiences! 

IT’S A WRAP!

Have you just leased a new car?  I have learned a way to keep the paint in great shape!  Are you looking for one of the  best values for  your advertising dollars?!  There’s someone you should call!!

Barrie’s own Mark Legere at Wraptastic4 has a passion for taking care of each customer.  It started with a chip guard Mark’s Dad created, that led Mark into the field of graphic design.  The field excited Mark enough to start in the automotive wrap  industry in the GTA.  Living in Barrie, Mark tired of the commute, so opted to open a company here – Wraptastic4 , located at 164 Innisfil Street Unit 318.

With the family’s 40 plus years of experience they work carefully on quality over quantity.  Mark enjoys doing business one on one with each customer.  He says, “This is the best way to do business!”

The company has had some seriously cool jobs to complete!  Imagine wall wraps for interior design – much of that has been done for McMaster University!  Wraps for extremely high end luxury cars…even a few race cars!  One of Mark’s favorite projects was wrapping the Hydro utility boxes in Port Stanley with local history.  That was a total community experience.

An interesting reason for some vehicle wraps now is the new interest in matte paints.  A car can be wrapped in matte film for far less than a paint job would cost!  Now, back to those original questions.  Mark has explained the value of wrapping a newly leased car.  On average a wrap lasts 5 years, and is extremely helpful with protecting against stone chips.  For those of you that commute – it’s something to think about!

As for your marketing dollars being well spent, we all see vehicle ads every day.  THEY GET NOTICED!!  Every time you do notice the ads around you, the value of the brand increases.  Again, the graphic wraps last an average of 5 years, giving you excellent value for your dollar.  As Mark likes to say, “An ad wrap actually make the company owner money, and we can create a moving billboard for you!”

CHECK THEM OUT!

Check out their website at: thewraptastic4.com or call Mark at (416) 407-5489 There are so many options to choose from.  Nearly anything can be wrapped!  Choose from fabric printing  and banners to automotive or marine wraps.  All right here – in Barrie – with a hometown boy!

Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe

Warm winter clothing in Barrie is a necessity, due to the snow and other pesky features of winter. (Looking at you, wind).

There are several specialty outdoor stores and chains in town stocked with a wide range cold-weather looks. But Barrie boasts a number of cool home-grown locations in the keeping warm while looking sharp department.

And it’s not just coats and toques. When the deep freeze strikes, a selection of fresh garments for around the house and work really helps to endure the misery of ice and sleet season.

Read on for a quartet of destinations to upgrade your closet!

Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe

Cary Grant Clothing

Cary Grant has a reputation in town and throughout the region for great clothing and impeccable taste. Packed with trendy and fresh picks, the clothing is semi-formal wear, and ideal for men, women and children. In particular, a great spot to hit if you are looking for stylish hoodies.

Find them at 45 Dunlop St. W

John McNabb Clothier

Just across the street from Cary Grant, John McNabb Clothier is one of Barrie’s longest standing fashion destinations. Specializing in men’s wear, they offer a large selection of premiere international and Canadian made brands. The store is a real find for unique and well curated menswear picks of pedigree, that are both stylish and made to last.

It’s also a perfect place to visit if you need clothing advice! The staff have years of experience in putting men’s lines together.

Find them at 15 Dunlop St. W

ZuZu Fashion Boutique

One of the most charming destinations for fashion in Barrie, ZuZu specializes in women’s lines and trendy brands. They have a reputable list of designer names, inclduing BLU9, Funsport, Joseph Robkoff and Spanner. ZuZu is a fantastic destination for women in need of a clothing inspiration to find your personal style.

They also offer an exchange policy for anyone who isn’t completely satisfied.

And it’s not just clothing. ZuZu presents a notable catalogue of jewelry, accessories and foot wear to round out your winter look.

Find them at 39 Dunlop St. W

What did you think of Gear Up: 3 Spots To Update Your Winter Wardrobe? Did we miss any cool home grown clothing destinations? Let us know in the comments!

And if you are a Barrie based business looking to expand your digital footprint with unique, locally targeted content, let us know! We will help get you Uncovered!

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