Marilyn’s has a long history in West Vancouver. Thirty years ago, Marilyn began selling clothes out of her front hall. She spent her spare time scouring the fashion exchange in search of high-end threads, which she then sold to friends out of her home. Her eye for timeless, flattering ensembles earned her a devoted following, when the fledgling business threatened to take over the whole house Marilyn moved the business to the boathouse on the beach in front of her home. The location was magical and many people traveled to see this little boutique by the sea. It wasn’t long, three years to be exact, that the business moved up to Caulfeild Village where it grew to its present size.
When Marilyn says service and selection are the trademarks of her store she isn’t kidding. She applies the same keen eye to scout out apparel for women and girls by designers such as Luisa Cerano, Riani, Wayne Clark and Save the Queen. To help each customer hone in on styles that not only align with trends, but complement her figure, lifestyle, and fashion sense her staff of fashion experts can plan personal-shopping sessions to recalibrate a lackluster wardrobe, and the store’s in-house tailor can custom-fit garments. With sizes 2-20 and everything from lingerie to playwear to evening gowns, it would be hard to leave empty handed, making Marilyn’s the perfect one stop shop. However, Marilyn’s real goal is that every woman will leave feeling better than when she came in.