Vanilla Clothing: A Boutique with a Story

Vanilla Clothing: A Boutique with a Story

Vanilla Clothing: A Boutique with a Story

Considered the ultimate aphrodisiac by the Spanish, vanilla is the world’s most popular flavour and scent. Local clothing boutique, Vanilla Clothing, is about more than fashion that feels great; it is a story of two friends pursuing a dream together and of a business growing despite a devastating loss.

Deanna Whissell and Sharon Rees were the perfect entrepreneurial match. With two successful flower shops under her belt, Sharon approached Deanna in 2009 with the idea of opening a clothing store that would appeal to women over the age of 35. As a national account manager for a major food manufacturer, Deanna had always dreamed of owning her own business so the ladies agreed to join forces. Both foodies, the duo came up with the name Vanilla Clothing – what could be more popular?

First opened in Prince George in 2009, the dream of owning their own clothing boutique was now a reality. Successful in their first year, a second location closely followed, opening in White Rock in 2010. The success was not enjoyed by both for long, in January 2011, Sharon received a devastating diagnosis of breast cancer and passed away a mere two weeks later. A turning point for Deanna and her commitment to growing their shared dream by expanding the Vanilla Clothing brand.

Deanna continues to honour Sharon and her passion for great style with the opening of their third location in Walnut Grove (Langley) on October 2, 2012. Filled with amazing styles by Frank Lyman, Lauren Vidal, Bryn Walker, Entrata, Sympli, Maneq and more, Vanilla Clothing carries stylish pieces that helps clients reflect their unique personalities and powerful self-confidence.

You are invited to drop by the new Walnut Grove location at #6 – 8880 202nd Street in Langley to check out the latest fall styles, join the Vanilla Fashionista Club, and meet Deanna and the team.

Originally published Stimuli Magazine

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