Stay Warm Dry and Protected With Columbia

by | Nov 7, 2016 | Womans Guide | 0 comments

Columbia has come so far with us pushing the expansion of their plus–‐size division, and we couldn’t be more thrilled here at Fashion Addition 14+.

We all go skiing so why was there nothing available in the sizes we needed? After all, we live, work and play in Canada.

Everyone here goes walking in the rain, whether we like to or not.

Rain jackets were very scarce and the quality was limited, but not anymore.

I have worked so hard to advocate for what has been in great demand from all of you. Every year, it gets better and better. Columbia is one of those brands that have a fascinating story. Since 1938, it has remained a family run company.

Named after the river that the family home was built on, it started out as a hat company. Seventy–‐plus years later, it is still a family run company with Gert Boyle still involved.

Gert’s Tested Tough stamp of approval can be found on all their technical products. Her son Tim Boyle is president and CEO.

We love family businesses at Fashion Addition!

My new favorite coat is the 590TD Turbo Down Hooded Jacket. I love, love this coat, and I know you will too.

While its Super sporty, it literally feels like you are curled up under your fluffiest duvet cover for a nice winter nap. It is so light in weight. You don’t feel like you are wearing bulky layers, and yet you stay warm and toasty. It is one of the performance pieces that have OMNI HEAT thermal insulation. I just had to model it for you so you can see.

We used to get so many requests for a winter jacket that worked for winter sports – one that’s both breathable and warm. And now, we finally have it! If you are hitting the slopes for a great ski weekend, the Mile Summit Jacket is the one that everyone goes for. It is designed for performance, and has every necessary feature to go skiing or boarding – yes, even the venting under the arms to make all your outdoor activities comfortable.

plus size womanplus size womanAs a Yaletown girl, I spend a lot of time outside walking–whether it’s to work or a casual stroll with my rescue Boxer dog, Izzy.

This is a super active and fun breed. We love to walk every morning, rain or shine.

I am a Columbia girl. I love their product, the company and customer service. Some of the manufacturers we carry aren’t as easy to work with as Columbia.

Columbia loves our passion for plus sizes. They  love our desire to grow this market and make everything available in ALL sizes.

So every day I get up and wear a Columbia hoodie and a mighty lite vest. My new go–‐to wardrobe staple has been the waterproof Arcadia Jacket – an absolute necessity living here on the beautiful wet West Coast. We hope that you continue to enjoy a glimpse into the company, a glimpse into plus size fashions and a glimpse into mine and Izzy’s life.

You never know – you might meet him on one of your shopping adventures.

He’s a regular in the local Fashion Addition locations.


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