Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

October 25, 2013

Specials! Fall Yoga Jeans and New Mittens!

YOGA JEANS
in Beautiful Fall Colors!

Mid-rise, High-rise, Skinny, and Straight styles
in Grape, Aubergine, Rust and Coal

Denim never looked & felt so good!
Made in Montreal


Lots of New Arrivals!

Additional sizes have arrived in many of our core yoga jean styles as well!
We now have sizes 24 – 34 available!
Please have a look at our new stock!

View Second Jeans at Not Just Pretty!


Special!
Just mention the code, Denim and get 10% off any Yoga Jean style!
Online customers please use the code at checkout.
*

*10% off special is in effect through Monday, October 28th, 2013


We are also offering FREE HEMMING for Yoga Jeans bought at Not Just Pretty in Victoria until the end of November, 2013!


They’re back… EDIT MITTENS!

edit: to alter, adapt or refine

Edit Mittens are made of repurposed wool, and ethically sourced cotton fleece lining.

Inspired by the need to make products that reduce their toll on our fragile environment,

the mandate of Edit is: STYLE & SUSTAINABILITY can go hand in hand.

See these and more exciting NEW ARRIVALS at Not Just Pretty!


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NOT JUST PRETTY MODERN CLOTHING
1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.
250.414.0414

http://www.notjustpretty.com/shop

Open 7 Days a Week!
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Named by FLARE Magazine as one of the

TEN BEST CANADIAN ECO-SHOPS!

November 24, 2012

Pyrrha – A Gift That’s Cherished for Life

A Treasured Gift

from

Pyrrha Wax Seal Lockets

The wax seal on this handcrafted locket features a rose, the symbol of passion, beauty and true love.
Each piece of Pyrrha wax seal jewelry is cast in reclaimed sterling silver from a 19th century wax seal and is handcrafted in Vancouver, Canada.

All Pyrrha jewelry is 15% off through November 30th!

Online customers, just use the coupon code: Pyrrha at checkout!


Please come in and see our whole Pyrrha collection!

Visit Pyrrha at Not Just Pretty!


A new crop of Second Yoga Jeans just arrived!

Lots of sizes and styles!

Please come in and try a pair!

Visit Second Jeans at Not Just Pretty!


NOT JUST PRETTY MODERN CLOTHING
1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.
250.414.0414

http://www.notjustpretty.com/shop

Hours:


Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Open late!
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


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May 4, 2011

Stylin’ Eco Chic Gifts for Mom…


This handmade wax seal pendant reads Mum, which is a term of endearment for mother in old English. Julia Roberts got a Mum pendant from her husband for Mother’s Day. Each piece of Pyrrha wax seal jewelry is cast in reclaimed sterling silver or bronze from a 19th century wax seal and is handcrafted in Vancouver, Canada.

Comes in sterling silver or bronze

For more lovely Pyrrha wax seal necklaces , visit Pyrrha at Not Just Pretty!


John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Milk- This quickly absorbing, delicate blend of milk thistle, aloe vera and essential oils of blood orange and vanilla has a beautiful light scent. Safflower oil and sea algae hydrate the skin while aloe vera helps to heal. Rich in nutrients, it replenishes while making the skin soft.

Pair it with John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Wash for a luxurious organic gift!

Visit John Masters Organics at Not Just Pretty!


FLUF Little One Bag – The perfect mini for all small necessities, daytime or nighttime (14″ long by 13″ wide). Reversible! Hand-cut and sewn in Toronto. Hand printed with water based, heavy-metal free, biodegradable dyes. Landscape print with yellow print reverse. Fabric: 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton

Visit FLUF at Not Just Pretty!


NOT JUST PRETTY MODERN CLOTHING
1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.
250.414.0414

http://www.notjustpretty.com/shop

Spring Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5:00 PM


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April 9, 2011

Sunshine Coupon at Not Just Pretty!

Have you been longing for a cheerful bit of spring sunshine?

Looks like spring is finally here!

Visit Not Just Pretty for the latest in spring style and sustainability! We have new jeans, dresses, tops, shoes, sandals and bags! Also our organic beauty and nail products will add to that feeling of spring renewal!

To celebrate spring, and to thank you for your enormous support, we would like to offer you a 10% off coupon* to be used on your next clothing, shoe, or bag purchase at Not Just Pretty!

Just mention the coupon code: sunshine, or use the code at checkout in our online store

*Coupon may be used once, for regular priced clothing, shoes or bags. Offer expires April 15th, 2011.


NOT JUST PRETTY MODERN CLOTHING
1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.
250.414.0414

http://www.notjustpretty.com/shop

Store Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 11 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday – Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM;
Sunday 11 AM – 5:00 PM

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August 28, 2010

New for Fall 2010: jack & marjorie bags from Toronto

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New for fall at Not Just Pretty…

The Madeline Bag

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Other jack & marjorie bags: The Bellwood, the Sedgemoor, the Mitaka

About jack & marjorie

How it started: After coming across an old box of family photographs taken in the 1940’s, jack&marjorie was started in 2004 by Meghan Parsons, a Toronto native, and Manuel Opp, a native of Hamburg, Germany.

What materials we use: Our bags are constructed primarily out of recycled military surplus materials. Among the items we currently use are: military tents and cotton tent fabric, wool blankets, duffle bags, parachutes, rifle sling straps, webbing, ammunition pouches, suspenders, zippers, buttons, and parachute cord.
We love the history of these materials. It is not unusual that we work with fabrics that are 30 to 40 years old. Some of the materials show signs of use and even include things like handwritten nametags. Other materials are from dead stock and have never actually been used.
Some of the materials we use are not from military surplus. When sourcing these fabrics we select carefully as to minimize the impact on the environment. All bag linings are organic cotton twill. The majority of the leather we use is either vegetable tanned or reclaimed from upholstery salesmen samples.

How it’s made: The materials are at the core of everything.  Sourcing the material can be a time consuming and challenging process.  Because of this, the design of each bag is very dependent on the materials we find.
After sourcing and designing, all the materials are cut by hand in house. After cutting, everything is sewn locally in Toronto, Canada. Every single bag goes through our hands several times in several stages and we would not want to miss that part of the process.

View jack & marjorie

at Not Just Pretty.

Our exciting fall styles are arriving daily, but you can still snag a summer bargain or two, with savings of 40 – 70%!! Please stop in and have a look!

Congratulations to last week’s winner of our SUMMER FUN DRAW:

Beverly Colley

Wear what you love!


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July 9, 2010

Reclaimed Beauty: Alkemie Jewelry

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Rose & Dove Necklace

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Have a look at our newest Alkemie pieces!

Whistle Necklace, Antique Lace Cuff, Single Rose Ring, and more…

Forged from 100% reclaimed metals, husband-and-wife design team Ashley Lowengrub and Dara Gerson’s striking, one-of-a-kind designs are equal parts art and accessory.
Prior to starting Alkemie, each had successful jewelry lines working with traditional metals. After learning more about the harmful social and environmental effects of mining, they sought out local eco-friendly materials.
All designs are manufactured by hand in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Alkemie: the art of transforming something common into something precious.
Alkemie Jewelry has earned a devoted international following based not only on their original design appeal, but also due to their leadership as a socially and environmentally progressive company.

Visit Alkemie at Not Just Pretty!

Wear something you love!


NOT JUST PRETTY MODERN CLOTHING

1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.

250.414.0414

Open 7 days a week

http://www.notjustpretty.com

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June 19, 2010

Jewelry with symbolic meaning from Pyrrha

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From Pyrrha Jewelry

Anchor Pendant

The pieces in the Pyrrha Seals line are cast from authentic 19th century wax seals.
Every design has a symbolic meaning taken from family heraldry.

Other Pyrrha Pendant Necklaces – Neptune, Vanity, and Peace Crest…and many more!

About the Designers

WADE PAPIN & DANIELLE WILMORE don’t try to hide the fact that they are self taught jewelry designers, in fact they cite it as one of the reasons for their success. From their Vancouver studio, a 100 year old converted house, the pair craft the heraldic seal talismans that have become the Pyrrha signature, using techniques that evolved from trial and error and a disregard for rules. “Jewelers traditionally try to make everything look flawless,” says Papin, “but we like to show the maker’s hand. We celebrate the flaws.” Pyrrha’s most recent incarnation came about after the designers were inspired by a box of 19th century wax seals. “Making jewelry out of them was inspired by a desire to give the seals new life and permanence,” says Danielle. “As we started researching the imagery in the seals we were intrigued by the richness of the symbolism. A protection symbol can have many faces: eagle wings, dragons, gryphons.”

Pyrrha has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including Instyle, O, Nylon, The New York Times, Lucky, Elle and Glamour, has regular appearances in tv and film, and has a celebrity client list that includes Taylor Swift, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt, Jodie Foster, Emma Thompson, Ashton Kucher and Taylor Lautner.

As their business has grown, Wade and Danielle have remained solidly connected to their Vancouver base. They’re firmly committed to local production. Pyrrha jewelry is made with reclaimed silver and gold, made without chemical cleaners, and packaged in recyclable containers and biodegradable bags. Both vegetarians, Wade and Danielle have made environmental responsibility a priority in a business which hasn’t typically been green. Their design direction is largely a reaction to the proliferation of overseas factory made, mass produced jewelry that is so common in their industry. Wade explains, “Everything seems to be cranked out at a staggering pace and then left for dead. Because we live in such a throwaway society, it’s necessary to create some things that can be kept.”

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1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.

250.414.0414

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http://www.notjustpretty.com
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