After you've grabbed your Starbucks latte and find yourself breezing by Divalani on Park Lane right next door, take a moment to drop in. With a quick glance it's easy to see clothes in the window and think it is still Unique Chic Boutique, but I assure you it is not. Divalani owner, Marta Hardin, decided on Kirkland for her second location where she caters to affordably styling women that are 40+ in clothes that make them look and feel good. She says, "I've been doing this since I was 17 and I know the store like I know my own closet. But you make the clothes. You are the canvas. I can help you put together outfits that you would never think of." Oh, thank goodness! Deep exhale from all the middle aged ladies that no longer have to stress over finding clothes that look good on us. Someone local will do it for me for free?! (in store, hourly priced styling happens at home or office)
Divalani carries mostly Canadian and LA brands that are under $200-ish, such as Joseph Ribkoff and Frank Lyman and Liverpool. Marta emphasizes her goal of helping you to find an emotional connection with a product. She wants people to remember a happy experience and how they felt when they wore those clothes. You'll often find Annette in the shop, who is an in-house stylist that enjoys working with busy women that don't have time to shop. You can also get styled for everyday or special occasions and check out scarves and jewelry from local artists. Say hello, Marta and Annette are super friendly and you're sure to walk out finding something that makes you look and feel fabulous!