Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

May 20, 2011

Red Flag Bags and Weekend Special!

Red Flag Bags have arrived!

Totes and Wallets

Ultra cool & made in BC!

The same qualities that make a sail effective on the water – strength, lightness, durability – make it a great source material for functional, long-lasting bags. The Alternate Use Material (AUM) SC collection repurposes sailcloth into unique, handcrafted carry goods. Handmade in small batches using limited materials, the pieces range in specific fabric types, colours, stitching and style while retaining traces of their nautical heritage. And since no two sails’ journeys are the same, each product has its own story to tell, as both a chronicle of voyages past and an accessory to future adventures. Designed and made in Vancouver, B.C.

We’re all decked out with new spring/summer arrivals!

Weekend Special for our Valued Customers!!

Include Not Just Pretty in your weekend shopping and receive a 15% discount on all regular priced items! Just mention the code: Victoria

1036 Fort Street Victoria, B.C.

Victoria Weekend Hours:
Saturday 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday and Monday 11 AM – 5:00 PM

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

Thank you for shopping at Not Just Pretty!

September 18, 2008

Who’s Not Just Pretty?

Behind the scenes at Not Just Pretty

Katrina at Not Just Pretty

Katrina at Not Just Pretty

Many of the photographs of items in the Not Just Pretty Online Store are provided by the individual fashion designers.   All the others are shot in our photo studio by our photographer, Katrina Smith.
Since she has the inside scoop, we asked her:

“Who are your favorite sustainable fashion designers?”

Katrina’s absolute favorites?

“I love Ashley Watson for beautiful, unique leather purses. The attention to detail that goes into them is amazing!”

“I’d pick Myco Anna for one-of-a-kind pieces. I love that you’ll never run into someone wearing the same thing.  Plus I get about a million compliments whenever I wear one of their pieces.”

“Everything by Stewart & Brown – Their clothes make everyone look great!  Their styles are so easy to wear, yet chic at the same time.”

and last but not least:  “Thieves …beautiful, beautiful dresses that always get a second look from passersby!”

Katrina at Not Just Pretty

Katrina also added: “what a hard hard job it is to photograph the clothes for the website because you just end up falling in love with the clothes through the camera lens.

We can relate! Thanks for the peek behind the scenes, Katrina!