There’s always something going on at ZuZu. Whether we’re hosting an in-store event, participating in a community activity or just plain out and about, this is where you can get the scoop on what we’ve been up to and what’s coming. Join us!

Second Annual Code Vitesse Sample Sale – starts Promenade Days

Happy Canada Day!  We are excited to celebrate our country's 151st birthday during downtown Barrie's 44th annual Promenade Days festival. Dunlop Street will be jumping... we'll all be hydrating... and of course, there will be shopping!

Once again we are thrilled to offer our customers the Code Vitesse Sample Sale, a rare opportunity to take advantage of Code Vitesse pieces at deeply discounted prices. The Sample Sale collection has arrived and will be available for everyone to explore starting 9:00am, Saturday June 30th. We have received a range of styles, prints and colours...some we've seen before, some not. Sizes vary and will go quickly so don't hesitate. Jump right in!

There will be lots of activity over the three days of the festival - food and beverage...outdoor fun... shopping...  music and entertainment taking place on the new stage in Meridian Place. Check it out!

Find out more about the ZuZu fashion experience.

Sample Sale!

Our final Saturday Experience – Dressing for Your Body Type and helping COPE

We are into the final days of our annual Downtown Barrie May Days where you are encouraged to come on downtown, shop local and win! Whenever you make a purchase in May at a participating downtown merchant location, you will be provided with a ballot for a chance to win the Grand Prize Pack.  And it truly is grand at a current total of $3750 in gift certificates, gift cards and/or products! ZuZu Fashion Boutique has donated a $40.00 gift card. Even better, you can boost your odds by purchasing ballots - 3 for $5.00. All proceeds will be donated to COPE Service Dogs. Draw date is June 9.  Check out the list of participating May Days merchants. 

New for 2018 are the Saturday Experiences and for ZuZu's final event, our own Karen Dorland is hosting a session from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Dressing For Your Body Type. As the Founder of Image Connections, and working for many years as an Image & Fashion Consultant, Karen is well versed on the tips and tricks to working with your body...who doesn't have their own challenges? Tummy bulge? Jiggly arms? Short neck?

For this event only, ZuZu will donate the tax from any purchases between 12:00pm and 3:00pm to COPE Service Dogs. *Regular priced items only. Does not apply to any discounted purchases (coupons, etc).*

We're all in it together so come out and pose your own questions to Karen. The whole ZuZu Team will be in-store to help too! And help the puppies!

May Days 2018

Support COPE Service Dogs at the 5th annual Mother’s Day High Tea

Get your tickets now for the 5th annual Mother's Day High Tea in support of C.O.P.E. Service Dogs on May 12th. Tickets are $45 each and available online at COPE

You will enjoy a beautiful fashion show, silent auction and scrumptious full high tea, among other activities.

Get your mom, sister, aunt, grandmother and girlfriends together for a wonderful event.

Details:

Location - Liberty North Event Centre at 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie

Saturday May 12th

Doors open at 11:00am and event starts at 11:45am

Mother's Day High Tea

ZuZu Welcomes Cartise for Spring 2018

We are honoured to welcome one of Canada's premiere lines to ZuZu Fashion Boutique. With 40+ years of experience in Canada, Cartise knows patterns, fabrics, style and fit. The Spring 2018 collection is outstanding and we invite you to join us as we share some time with Ron Wittenberg of Cartise Canada. Ron will be in-store to meet our wonderful customers, share his depth of knowledge and answer any questions you may have.

Details:

Date - Wednesday March 21

Time - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location - ZuZu Fashion Boutique, 25 Dunlop Street East in downtown Barrie

Celebrate the first full day of Spring at ZuZu with Cartise.

Cartse Launch

Spring 2018 Code Vitesse Launch

Join Us!

Once again we are thrilled to welcome Iram Sheikh, the creative genius behind our beloved Code Vitesse collection for Spring 2018. The new designs and fabrics are incredible and we can't wait to show you! Many customers have already inked the event into their calendars so make sure you save the date too.

As in past seasons, Iram will will be on-hand to lend her expertise to the line, sharing her insights into which styles work best on which body types. It is an informal gathering that typically turns into a social evening of trying on new things, sharing some laughs and enjoying a sip and a nibble.

Be sure to bring a friend and an open mind.

Not familiar with the collection? This is your chance to test it out with the experts on hand. Special occasion? Work? Every day? This is the line for you. The fabric drapes beautifully and the cut is designed to fall away from the body, minimizing any lumps and bumps.

Perfect for travel. Washes like a dream. Never fades.

 

Event Details:

Date:  Tuesday March 6

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:  ZuZu Fashion Boutique, 25 Dunlop Street E.

Bring:   Loose change for our C.O.P.E. Service Dogs donation  box. Any amounts are welcome.

Here's a sneak peek of just a few gems from the collection!

New colour - Oyster

New print - Rose print

New fabric - Mesh

And lots of new styles!

 

2018 Spring Launch

It’s somebody’s birthday… I wonder who?

We're having a party to celebrate ZuZu Owner Tracey's birthday and you're invited! There will be treats, surprises and a very special guest, Michelle Butt, who will speak to us about her work as a Facial Intelligence Expert. Never heard of it? Neither had we! But it sounds fascinating. RSVP is required by end of day Monday February 5th to attend Michelle's presentation.

As a Facial Intelligence Expert and Master Coach, Michelle helps people reach a deep and profound understanding of themselves and their relationships. Specifically, through her training and expertise, she unlocks the treasure of insights that our faces hold. With a new level of awareness, Michelle guides her clients to achieving the joyful, fulfilling, successful lives they desire.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday February 7

Location: ZuZu Fashion Boutique, 25 Dunlop Street East. Downtown Barrie.

6:00pm - Reception

6:30pm - Michelle Butt will open the discussion - rumour has it that Tracey may have her face read [yikes!]

7:30pm - Mix, Mingle, Shop, Nibble, Sip

Please RSVP to attend the presentation. Send a Note, Call Us at 705.481.1231 or email us at ZuZu@ZuZuFashionBoutique.com before end of day Monday February 5th.

Of course, should you not wish to attend Michelle's discussion, the shop will be open and you are welcome to drop in any time and say hello, enjoy the refreshments and take advantage of the Great 6-Week Winter Escape savings!

It's going to be a lot of fun so join us!!

 

 

Happy Birthday Tracey!

6 Weeks of Escape – come inside and play with us

From January 15 to February 25 you are invited to come in out of the cold and play with us! Whether you are lucky enough to be heading south or are toughing it out here in the chilliness, you can fill your wardrobe gaps, replace the worn and tired pieces or try something new, all while you save a MINIMUM of 40% each and every day - that's on all Winter collections of clothing, jewelry and accessories.(Some restrictions apply. Limited quantities).

Do you read Goodlife magazine? Grab the January/February issue, clip our ad (due out Jan 17- see below), bring it in and save another 10% on any purchase! Original copies from the publication only please. No copies or digital print-outs.

There are entertaining events* scheduled so grab your girlfriends and come out to play with us for:

  • Store Owner Tracey's Birthday Party* on Wednesday February 7  from 6 to 8pm.
  • Single Ladies Valentine Party* on February 14  from 6 to 8pm.

*Watch Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or check the website for updates on Event details, last minute daily savings and other plain ol' fun!

 

What's better than playing dress-up in the Winter?

Winter fun

New Year’s Countdown – Five days of savings

Did you miss our 11 Days of Christmas Countdown?

You're in luck because we've decided to extend the offers through to New Year's Eve! And you have access to all 11 days of savings each and every day from Wednesday December 27 to close of business on Sunday December 31... just in time to ring in 2018.

 

 

 

 

What does that mean for you? Savings of:

30% on all Dolcezza scarves

30% on all Gloves

30% on Fashion Boots

30% on Fascinator Hats

An EXTRA 10% on the 50% off Jewelry table

30% on all Wallets, Clutches and Evening Bags

30% on all Pearl jewelry

30% on all Jeans

30% on all Tops, Blouses, Shirts and Sweaters

50% on a regular priced Necklace when you buy a Bracelet

30% on all Tunics, Cardigans and Sweater dresses

Plus… 30% on all New Year’s sparkle dresses

Start 2018 in style!

Some exceptions apply. Limited quantities. All sales final.

Five days of New year's Countdown

3 Hours of Christmas

ZuZu is honoured to be invited to join the fun at 3 Hours of Christmas on Wednesday December 6th. This two-part event starts at 5:30pm at the Speakcheasy (below J'adore Fine Cheese and Chocolate) and moves across the street to Canvas and Cabernet at 6:30pm for paint! And of course, wine throughout the evening! Tickets for the evening are $59.95+tax.

You have 3 hours (or more) to get to know new people who are food passionate and are looking to build a new relationship, whether it be a friendship or someone special.

ZUZu will be on-hand at Canvas and Cabernet with Secret Santa gift ideas should you happen to meet someone special and want to make an impression. Or perhaps just to check a name or two off your Christmas list!

Come join us in downtown Barrie for a unique experience.

For tickets call 705.503.6633

Wine, cheese and paint

This just in! In-Store Book Signing on Saturday November 18

ZuZu is thrilled to announce that Margot Denomme, author of children's book Mommy, am I pretty?, will be in-store on Saturday November 18 from 12pm to 1pm for a book signing. Crown Counsel at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General by day, children's book author by night, Margot has created a wonderfully touching story that delivers an important message for young girls. In fact, we believe there's a message for everyone!

One day at school, Molly is asked by her friend if she is pretty. Molly says yes but realizes that she doesn't really know what that means. So, she asks her mother. This story takes us through her journey to understanding that being a kind and thoughtful person, and being your best self, is the image of true beauty.

It provides a perfect opportunity to initiate dialogue with your young daughter, step-daughter, niece, granddaughter, student or any young girl for that matter about her inner "pretty". Margot's two young daughters illustrated the book.

ZuZu as been honoured to carry Margot's book for several months so it is exciting to welcome the creator in-house. She has an interesting story personally, and this is your opportunity to meet her, chat about the book and get your copy/copies signed.

The perfect gift for Christmas, the book is available at ZuZu for $20.00 plus tax. For this date only, we are making a very special offer of $17.00 plus tax.

Drop in and see what it's all about. You won't be sorry.

 

 

Book Signing

Holiday Open House for Gilda’s

ZuZu Fashion Boutique is honoured to participate in this first annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday November 29 from 4pm to 8pm.

Barrie Olive Oil Co. is hosting a wonderful opportunity to get out and do your holiday shopping, enjoy food sampling and take part in the silent auction with proceeds to Gilda's Club.

ZuZu will be on hand with great gift ideas, thank-you gifts and a chance to win a prize so grab your friends and get over to BOO at 31 Commerce Park Drive in Barrie's south end.

Local Vendors include Lotus Natural Living, Innisfil Creek Honey, Chelsea Chocolates, J’Adore Cheese & Chocolate, Our House, Celebrate The Art of Life DoTerra Essential Oils, Blume Beauty, Fogather Florist, Bark and Mewz, Shiny Soul Creations, KEEP Collective and more.

See you there!

Christmas shopping event

3rd Annual Holiday Open House is November 5, 2017

Start your holiday season shopping in downtown Barrie as ZuZu and Our House join forces once again to present the Holiday Open House. There will be something for everyone - gifts for you, gifts for her, gifts for him.

Enjoy a sip, a nibble and some surprises while you discover looks for a party, a friend or family get-together, brunch, a holiday wedding or just a relaxing day. And why not treat yourself to a 10-minute make-up freshener by our very own Mary-Anne Cribbs between 11:30am and 2:30pm. First come first served.

Date: Sunday November 5 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 25 Dunlop Street East, Barrie

Bring a friend. Find something special. Have some fun.

Holiday Open House

ZuZu Fall 2017 Fashion Show – save the date

Fall has finally arrived

It's the perfect time to see the many new collections in-store for the season and what better way than with a fashion show? We have customer models showing a wide variety of looks from casual to dressy, every day to holiday...and everything in between. And, there are new jewelry lines, some funky handbags and a lovely little line of Fall Fashion boots.

Details
Date: Tuesday October 24
Time: Reception at 6:00pm; Fashion show at 6:30pm sharp
Location:  25 Dunlop Street East
T:   705.481.1231
Ezuzu@zuzufashionboutique.com

Limited seating. RSVP is appreciated but not required. And bring a friend!

Fashion Show

ZuZu is once again featured at the Barrie Toy Tea 2017

The annual Barrie Toy Tea is back for 2017 and is shaping up to be better than ever. This holiday event for women is being held in the beautiful Georgian BMW Mini Dealership showroom, and is again supporting Simcoe-Muskoka Family Connexions, and Gilda's Club.

The cost of admission is an unwrapped toy or a donation

We are so happy to be participating for our third year in the highlight of the event - the Fashion Show featuring many retailers and suppliers. Lynn Spence is back as the guest emcee, which always adds a dash of spice and lots of humour.

The six ZuZu models have been busy working with us to put their spectacular looks together for the show... recognize any of these five?

Be sure to mark your calendars and bring a friend!

Barrie Toy Tea

Meet the Designer – Code Vitesse Fall 2017 launch

Join us as we once again welcome the Creative Genius behind the beloved Code Vitesse line. Designer Iram Sheikh will be in-store to help us unveil her incredible Fall 2017 Collection.

Please take this opportunity to draw on her knowledge and insights into the new styles, their versatility and wearability for all shapes and sizes.

Date:  Wednesday September 13, 2017

Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: ZuZu Fashion Boutique, 25 Dunlop Street East, Barrie

Bring a friend or two!

Fashion event

Promenade Days 2017 – a celebration for friends and family

Barrie's downtown Promenade Days is back in full force this year as we all come together to celebrate Canada's 150. Get your red and white on and come downtown to enjoy the food, music, shopping and fun all weekend.

Canada 150

The Snowbirds are coming! The Snowbirds are coming!

This year, Illuminate Barrie kicks off the Canada 150 celebrations in Barrie in a really BIG way!

Canada's own Snowbirds will be in our skies on Wednesday June 28 and included will be the newly painted CF18 which looks incredible!

 

 

 

As noted in the January 31, 2017 issue of Simcoe.com;

Nine jets from the Canadian Armed Forces’ iconic Snowbirds will perform above Kempenfelt Bay June 28, to help mark the Canada 150 celebration and kickoff Promenade Days and the city’s July 1 festivities.

“Barrie’s just like any small, medium or big-size town in Canada,” Capt. Blake McNaughton said, after landing at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Oro-Medonte for the announcement Jan. 31. “The Snowbirds try to travel to every Canadian location at some point in our iconic history. This year, Barrie applied and we’re happy to be coming. They’re going to see quite the show. We always have special things planned for everywhere we go. But with the tie in to the 150 celebrations, we’re going to have a very special show to celebrate that monumental occasion.”

Kempenfelt Bay will be the perfect vantage point so why not come downtown for some food, beverage and shopping before the big event? ZuZu will be participating in the festivities to celebrate the 150th birthday of the best country in the world.

The festivities carry on over Promenade Days and through to Labour Day with the Illuminate Barrie Festival.

Canada 150 celebrations

It’s a Kitchen Party!

...a Robert Kitchen party that is.

Do you know the Robert Kitchen Collection? If not, we have the perfect opportunity to get the inside scoop on this stunning Canadian collection. Denise Kitchen will be joining us in-store from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday June 17 to share her in-depth knowledge about the design, style and fabrics.

ZuZu has carried this collection for four seasons and customers who discover it, love it.

What you need to know about the Robert Kitchen collection

Designed in Canada

Contemporary and elegant while remaining casual and comfortable

Unique, versatile fabrics with a modern edge

Travel & Lifestyle collection

Sophisticated graphic prints

Designed for the woman who wants to look good and feel comfortable

Like all Kitchen parties, you'll enjoy a sip, a nibble, conversation and even a chance to win a prize or two! Oh, and our living mannequins will be on hand to show you the true beauty of the Robert Kitchen collection.

See you then...

Shopping event

Mother’s Day High Tea and Fashion Show for C.O.P.E. Service Dogs

Are you looking for the perfect way to honour your Mother? Maybe you and your sister or girlfriend want a special treat? Maybe you and your daughter are due for some fun.

Look no further.

Cope Service Dogs is hosting their annual Mother's Day High Tea at Liberty North on Saturday May 13. The fun includes a traditional high tea, a photo booth, a gorgeous fashion show, a demonstration by the C.O.P.E. Service puppies and more. It's not to be missed!

And in support of the event, ZuZu Fashion Boutique is partnering with Le Petit Chapeau by donating 30% of the purchases by ticket holders. So get your ticket and get out shopping!

 

 

Mother's Day Tea for COPE Service Dogs

Butt Blitz 2017 – Call to Action for Downtown Barrie

Thanks to Explore Lake Simcoe for their insightful article on the environmental damage done by discarded cigarette butts ... if you didn't see it, please take a read... No Ifs, Ands, or Butts

The annual Butt Blitz event is led by A Greener Future with a 2017 goal to pick up 200,000 butts nationally. Barrie's 2016 contribution was 7475 and we're targeting 10,000 this year! But we need your help to really make an impact. ZuZu is committed to the cause with store owner Tracey Baker serving as the Downtown Barrie Volunteer Coordinator for the event. She'll be reaching out to downtown businesses to spread her enthusiasm and secure involvement.

Take action by picking up all the butts on your sidewalk and in the street from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday May 6.  Bring a pair of gloves and we'll provide the rest including:

Poster

Clear bags

Map of butt receptacle locations

Encourage your customers, clients, staff and others to "butt out" in a Terracycle Receptacle (more to come on this too!), currently available in front of ZuZu Fashion Boutique or place butts in one of the bags for collection --- they will ultimately be recycled into pallets.

We all have a real opportunity to make an incredible difference in addressing this significant environmental challenge - and to spruce up our downtown beautification efforts. Of course, we're hoping it becomes an everyday activity "butt" this is a great start!

Please Talk to Tracey for more information or suggestions on how to make this a huge success!

 

 

Community event

ZuZu and the Mady – Pop-Up for Girls Nite Out

Thank you to The City of Barrie for inviting ZuZu to partner on Girls Nite Out, the first of three events in a new series for women - Women About Town. With our passion for all things creative, it's a natural and how exciting to be embarking on our first pop-up!

Announcement:

The City of Barrie Theatres is happy to announce that ZuZu Fashion Boutique is partnering with us for Girls Nite Out! Here is what they have to say…

At ZuZu, our mission is to inspire and support women in the discovery of their own personal style. What better way than by bringing fashion and theatre together for a night of beauty and laughter? A perfect fit.

Barrie’s Women About Town know how to have fun and we love to be part of it whether we’re helping them dress or sharing a night of comedy in our downtown. Join us for Girls Nite Out at The Mady Centre on April 21 as ZuZu presents a one-night pop-up of our beloved jewelry and accessories to finish off your look before the first Act.

We will enjoy the comedic stylings of The Second City's Jennine Profeta, Karen Parker and Leslie Seider under the musical direction of Kevin Baker.

See you at The Mady!

Theatre and shopping

Code Vitesse Spring 2017 Launch – meet the designer

Code Vitesse Creative Genius Iram Sheikh is returning to help us launch her spectacular Spring 2017 collection and it's not to be missed. The season is bright and bold, soft and subtle, solids and prints...and the new designs are truly inspired.

What better way to spend some Saturday time than at ZuZu with Iram and the new Code Vitesse? We are bringing in our largest collection yet so take this opportunity to grab a piece or two of your own for some ideas on how to build your collection for the season. No one knows the line like it's creator!

See you then!

 

 

Code Vitesse Spring 2017

You could win a Brick in February and Leave Your Mark!

You have until February 28 to qualify for your chance to leave a mark in downtown Barrie.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Rotary Clubs of Barrie are donating a beautiful clock that will sit prominently at the City of Barrie government dock at the foot of Bayfield Street and you can be part of it! Buy a Brick and personalize it with your name, a family member, your business or in memory of a loved one. The cost is only $100 per brick and there are a limited number remaining. The cut-off date is February 28.

ZuZu is excited to support this wonderful initiative by giving you a chance to win a brick!

  • Make a purchase during the month of February
  • Fill out a ballot
  • Wait for the call!

The draw will take place on February 28th and the winner will be required to provide the text to be inscribed.

Good luck!

 

The beautiful clock to be donated by Barrie Rotary Clubs at the foot of Bayfield Street in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday.

Rotary Club member Arlette Utton and ZuZu store Owner Tracey Baker show off two of the 1,000 bricks to be installed at the clock.

Buy in February and get a ballot to leave your mark!

Spring Things…

Need a breath of Spring?

Check out the newest handbags, scarves and jewelry fresh off the runway in 2017 Spring Pantones.

We'll have some giveaways and specials just for ZuZu guests during the event. One day only.

BRING IN A PIECE FROM YOUR CLOSET! We'll help you freshen it up with a new handbag or scarf... or maybe some jewelry... to get you started for the year.

 

When & Where

Wednesday February 22, 2017

4:00pm to 8:00pm

ZuZu Fashion Boutique

25 Dunlop Street East

 

Spring 2017 - handbags, scarves and jewelry

The puppies are coming! The puppies are coming!

Join us in-store as C.O.P.E. Service Puppies come by the shop to say hello and help us celebrate our C.O.P.E. With January event. 6 month old puppies Gordie and Posh will be in-store from 12pm to 1:30pm. Kinzie and Moose will join us from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Come in to meet and greet, ask questions about the organization and programs and maybe make an in-store purchase at 25%, 35% or 45% off...ZuZu will donate $5.00 for every $50+ purchase toward the Canines in the Classroom program.

See you then - all ages welcome!

Charity

ZuZu joins guests on Rogers daytime – Video

We are thrilled to be included in Rogers TV's daytime show on January 11, 2017 to talk all things women. Tune in to be inspired as we hear about women helping women whether it's the Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County, Random Acts of Kindness which was created recently over coffee at the kitchen table, mental health services by Family TLC or easy and nutritious recipes by Tipping Point Nutrition.

For our part, we will be sharing ideas for freshening up and stretching the wardrobe for the next few winter months.

Update: Video - segment

See the full segment here..

 

TV

C.O.P.E. with January at ZuZu and SAVE●STRETCH●SUPPORT

 

 

On now only until January 31, 2017!

Don’t miss your opportunity to SAVE●STRETCH●SUPPORT during this long, cold month.

SAVE… Guaranteed 25% savings. Up to 45%.  (*applies to everything in-store EXCEPT the Code Vitesse and cashmere collections)

STRETCH… Extend your winter wardrobe with one or two items. FINALLY get those pieces you've been coveting all Fall. Fill a gap before you set off to travel. Pick up what Santa missed.

SUPPORT… ZuZu will donate $5.00 to C.O.P.E. Service Dogs for every $50+ transaction in the store to the end of January to a maximum donation of $500.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Come to ZuZu, gather up your goodies and proceed to the register.
  2. Our helpful Fashion Advisors will ring you up.
  3. Draw your savings chip and complete your purchase.
  4. ZuZu will put a $5.00 bill into the C.O.P.E Service Dogs donation box if you spend $50 or more before tax.

Wondering what your odds are on the savings?

  • 50% chance of a 25% savings
  • 40% chance of 35% savings
  • 10%chance of 45% savings

One draw only per customer, per purchase.

YOU win. WE win. C.O.P.E. wins.

Charitable

ZuZu Bra Fitting Clinic with Bravo Fine Lingerie

Get the "girls" in shape for Christmas

parts-of-a-braStruggling with bra fit? Can't get your clothing to look the way you want? It can make or break the outfit, not to mention your comfort and confidence. And it can be a sensitive subject.

"Is that the bra you plan to wear to the party this weekend?"

We consider it part of our job to provide the support you need so we're taking it to the next level.

Bra fitting experts Doris and June from Bravo Fine Lingerie will be in the house for a free Bra Fitting Clinic. You won't want to miss it..

When? Monday December 5, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Where? ZuZu Fashion Boutique at 25 Dunlop Street East

Who? Girls and ladies of all ages are welcome. Sorry, no boys

Why? It could be the best 15 minutes you invest in yourself for this season of giving

And for the event only, you will receive the equivalent of "No HST" on all regular priced items from ZuZu and Bravo.

Take a break from the season's craziness just in time for your holiday parties! We will do our best to accommodate fittings in a timely fashion.

Questions? Send us a note

Able to RSVP? It is always appreciated.

Early evening event

Barrie Santa Claus Parade

Come on downtown on November 19th to welcome Santa and all his friends to the annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade. Make it an afternoon experience with shopping in the downtown boutiques followed by a sip and nibble at one of the many restaurants and pubs serving yummy food. Then, at 5:00pm, Santa will begin his journey through our streets and he'll be looking feventphotofull_santa-2013-logo_050916-042732or you!

Event Description:

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Santa. He joins us each year for this fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours and music.

This year's parade is scheduled for 5pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The theme will be Christmas Around the World. We expect that our floats will pull in some creative ideas from different countries and cultures around the world, making this our most exciting and memorable parade yet!

We will be traveling the same route again this year, departing from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street. We will then head North on Bradford to Dunlop, then through Downtown Barrie, where we will be part of the Downtown Barrie Tree Lighting festivities!

- See more at: Santa Claus Parade

Holiday event

ZuZu Models are ready for the 11th Annual Barrie Toy Tea and fashion show

For the second year, ZuZu is excited to be participating in the Fashion Show at the 11th Annual Barrie Toy Tea. We have six gorgeous ladies modeling different looks and look forward to sharing that long runway with the other Barrie merchants.
14570676_1463742486974915_2769964044207516346_oThe cost of admission is an unwrapped toy for Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (formerly called the Children's Aid Society).
And don't forget the wonderful raffle prizes to benefit Gilda's Club.
It's a fun way to kick off the holiday season and help out our community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Daytime event

2nd Annual Holiday Open House – Come Join us!

holiday-open-house

We are looking forward to hosting our second annual Holiday Open House on Sunday November 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

It was a huge success last year and we can't wait to welcome everyone back this year.

You will enjoy:

  • Draws for special treats
  • Refreshments
  • New selections in our clothing, jewelry and accessory lines for gift giving and personal enjoyment!

We share the event with our friends at Our House as they celebrate their 23rd year! Be sure to visit them on November 6th in-store at 55 Dunlop Street East.

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Daytime event

You CAN Wear That!

Are you stuck in a style rut?

Do you need some inspiration? Perhaps a little push to try something different?

female-body-shapesWe hear it every day."I wish I could wear that style" "I never wear that colour". "That will be too clingy". Are you limiting yourself?

Join us for a special presentation that might just expand your scope a teeny bit!

Date: Tuesday October 18, 2016

Time: 4:30 to 8:00pm

Location: ZuZu Fashion Boutique at 25 Dunlop Street East

Three ZuZu customers will be modeling for you while we discuss how a shift here and a tweak there can make the look work on different body types. Bring an open mind, sense of humour and of course, a friend --- sorry, girls only.

There are three presentation time slots so choose what's convenient for you. 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

PLEASE RSVP as seating is limited

The store will be open for browsing during the sessions.

Style

#LivingWindows in teal for Ovarian Cancer month

That's right folks. Catherine is back for this special #WearTealFriday as we begin our participation in the Turn the Town Teal window decorating contest from Sept 1 to 11 in support of Ovarian Cancer Month. To kick things off, Catherine is fun and edgy in a 2-piece pant and jacket in a retro pattern of teal and navy from Samuel Dong. Add a gorgeous soft Robert Kitchen shawl and handbag in grey with teal accents... Ready for anything!

Next, Catherine sports the one and only Second Yoga jeans in Caribbean blue topped with a dramatic teal cowl neck sweater - also soft and squishy for the cooler temperatures!

For the grand finale, Tracey presents a stunning Dolcezza top over the Code Vitesse teal pencil skirt.

As always, gorgeous baubles and handbags finish them off! Teal Part II is next week!

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Meet Code Vitesse Designer for Fall Launch

We are thrilled to once again welcome Iram Sheikh, the talented and inspired designer behind one of our fastest growing Canadian and most loved brands. From travel to "Any-wear, Every-wear", Code Vitesse devotees know the truth. There is no other when it comes to fresh, timeless edgy design in fabric that is effortless, breathable and oh so flattering.

  • Date: Thursday September 8, 2016
  • Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Street parking available free after 5:00pm

If you were snowed in for her 2016 Spring in-store launch, you won't want to miss the Fall 2016 collection - it is truly luscious! And Iram is excited to meet our ZuZu customers.

Bring your own CV pieces in for a look at ways to build on your collection.2Cowl Neck Poncho, PCW-6012 Black. Pencil Skirt , TB-4000 RL Print 5Dress Over Pant, DOV-5013 Brown. Palazzo Pant PLT-3000 Camel (2) Angled Dress, ANG-5002 Ice Blue. Shawl, SHL-6003 Royal Blue. - Copy Deco Top DEC-1016 Brown. Slim Skirt with Slit, SLS-4007 Aubergine. Oversize Top, OVS-1006 Br Print. Palazzo Pant, PLT-3000 Camel. Point Full Sleeve Top, PFT-1013 Brown. Pencil Skirt, TB-4000 BR Print. Flare Dress, FLR-5009 Brown. Skinny Scarf SKN-7002 Aubergine. Long Leggings TT-3002 Aubergine. Forum Tunic FOR-1017 Brown & Aubergine .Long Leggings, TT-3002 Brown & Aubergine (2) Gatsby Velvet ,GTB-PSH-6014 Multi Grey. Angled Tank, TKA-1003 Brown. Classic Pant, STR-3003 Brown (2) Montage Top, MON-1019 Brown. Palazzo Pant, PLT-3000 Camel.Point Full Sleeve Top, PFT-1013 Black. Harem Pant, HAR-3001 Royal Blue (2) Sparkle Knit Classic Dress, SPC-5014 Ivory Vest, VST-6005 Ice Blue. Slim Side Slit Tank (L) SLS-1013 RL Print. Slim Skirt with Slit, SLS-4007 Black.

Let us know if you plan to drop in.

See you then!

Code Vitesse

Turn the Town Teal – support the fight against Ovarian Cancer

ZuZu will once again participate in Turn The Town Teal with another spectacular teal window display from September 1 to 12 in support of the fight against ovarian cancer. teal_lipstick

We won't know when but on the day, judging will be by Dale and Charlie from 107.5 KOOL FM and the winner will be announced on Sept 11 at the Walk of Hope at Southshore Community Centre. Register for the walk online at www.ovariancanada.org

This could be the year for ZuZu... and hopefully for those affected by Ovarian Cancer!

Show your support for our window by posting a pic with #tealwindowszuzubarrie @ZuZuBarrie or on our timeline on Facebook ZuZu Fashion Boutique!

Feel The Teal

Ingi rules the window today!

On of our faves ruled the ZuZu windows today. The ever the sassy and spunky Ingi rocked it from sophistication to bohemian chic to casual elegance.

Who will bring the window to life next week??? Stay tuned...

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It’s all in the family for the living window!

ZuZu owner's sis Joanne took to the window today to show the "hood" four different looks. She rocked them all and even got a proposal of sorts from an older gentleman who felt compelled to come in and say hello.

"You are gorgeous! We could have done great things together!!"

Well outside of her bean counter box, bookkeeper Joanne rose to the occasion and gave her audience what they wanted - glamour, elegance, sophistication, fun and just enough kookiness!  Well done sis - when can we get you back???

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Summer savings on until September 2, 2016

Can it be true???

ZuZu is reducing prices by 40% on summer clothing???? AND with a minimum $150 spend before tax you will receive a summer scarf on the house???

Better get down to the store and check it out before it's too late...

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Have you heard?

Special savings

Fashion Meets Wine on Dunlop East

There's nothing like a pairing of fashion with wine. Add your best girlfriends, a kickin' patio and hot summer weather -- there's no better party!

Sorry folks - you'll need to tilt your computer to view it!

On August 11, five gorgeous and enthusiastic ZuZu customers volunteered their time to play dress-up and take to the street as models. Leaving from the shop at 25 Dunlop E., the runway target was the ever-popular (and newest) downtown patio at Canvas and Cabernet at 72 Dunlop E. Vehicles and pedestrians alike were entertained by the show of beautiful summer looks from ZuZu and a dapper gentleman from John McNabb Clothier dropped by to escort the lovely ladies to their destination!  Thanks Jason.  Upon arrival, C&C patrons cheered on  the ladies as they were strutting their stuff!

Thanks to all who came out and purchased raffle tickets for prizes donated by downtown merchants including Our House, Kimberley Peacock yogi/aesthetician, Canvas and Cabernet and ZuZu Fashion Boutique.  Thanks also to the Barrie Olive Oil Company for the discount coupons that everyone enjoyed. Ticket sales all went to Victoria Village Manor Family Council initiatives for long term care residents.

There will be another show so if you don't want to miss it, Subscribe to our email list for notifications of upcoming events.

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Catherine’s baaack in the Window!

The fun and enthusiastic Catherine is back as our living mannequin this week and everyone's having a blast! Suited up for a cruise through the Greek Islands, an elegant garden party, hosting a house party or shopping the market in Marrakesh, she's found it all this week at @zuzubarrie!!

Next week is a sister act in the window... stay tuned

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Living Window is lots of fun with Catherine!

ZuZu windows came alive again with the zany and effervescent Catherine, modelling three looks for passers-by. She was determined to get some attention and boy did she succeed! Pedestrians, drivers and patio patrons alike couldn't help but smile with thumbs up.

In her own words --- "I love it--thanks! I had a riot this afternoon--so much fun helping people smile. The outfits were fabulous, and so comfortable. And the firefighters were awful cute, too!"

Great job Catherine - we'll see you again next week!

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California bound - Top down convertible on the PC1

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MOMA ready in NYC

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Molto elegante at an  Italian piazza

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ZuZu will be closed for the Civic Holiday 2016

ZuZu will be closed on Monday August 1 for the Civic Holiday.

Enjoy the day and see you on Tuesday August 2nd.

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Who is the Girl in the window?

Downtown Barrie girl Catherine Kenwell will grace the ZuZu window today from noon to 2pm so drop down for a look and a break from your day. You may just decide to sign up to do it yourself! Friday slots are available in August. Just Let us Know.

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Living Windows at ZuZu – join the fun!

The beautiful and vivacious Veronica Low will grace our windows with the latest summer looks from ZuZu today. Be sure to come by and show your support.

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This could be YOU!

Intrigued? Thinking you would like to join us? There are spots available through Fridays in July and August so Let Us Know you'd like to participate.

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Hospice Simcoe Annual Fashion Show – Save the Date

ZuZu is honoured to be invited to participate in this very special annual event in support of Hospice Simcoe. Get your tickets before they are sold out!

We are excited to be featuring four customers as  our models for the fashion show this year. Evelyn Calder, Jan Greenwood, Brenda Cockburn and Ingi Gould have graciously agreed to strut their stuff on the runway in one gorgeous look each --- you won't want to miss these wonderful performances!

Save the Date!

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That girl in the window is YOU

Following on the heels of May’s successful Fresh Air Fridays month of living windows at ZuZu, we want to bring it back! Same days, same time – every Friday from 12pm to 2pm in July and August.

Don't worry - we'll protect you!

Don't worry - we'll protect you!

BUT it should be about our customers, not us, so come on down and get your model on! We’ll provide the clothes and the window, we just need your body and sense of humour. It’s all in good fun – no pressure, no expectations. All shapes and sizes are welcome. We’ll just play dress-up!

Interested? Send us a note or call and we’ll give you all the details – don’t be afraid and bring a friend if you like

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The spotlight’s on YOU!

Following on the heels of May’s successful Fresh Air Fridays month of living windows at ZuZu, we want to bring it back! Same days, same time – every Friday from 12pm to 2pm in July and August.

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It won't hurt a bit - promise!

BUT it should be about our customers, not us, so come on down and get your model on! We’ll provide the clothes and the window, we just need your body and sense of humour. It’s all in good fun – no pressure, no expectations. All shapes and sizes are welcome. We’ll just play dress-up!

Interested? Send us a note or call and we’ll give you all the details – don’t be afraid and bring a friend if you like

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Get your model on at ZuZu

Following on the heels of May’s successful Fresh Air Fridays month of living windows at ZuZu, we want to bring it back! Same days, same time – every Friday from 12pm to 2pm in July and August.

We won't let you fall!

We won't let you fall!

BUT it should be about our customers, not us, so come on down and get your model on! We’ll provide the clothes and the window, we just need your body and sense of humour. It’s all in good fun – no pressure, no expectations. All shapes and sizes are welcome. We’ll just play dress-up!

Interested? Send us a note or call and we’ll give you all the details – don’t be afraid and bring a friend if you like

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On Canada Day ZuZu windows come to life with YOU

Following on the heels of May's successful Fresh Air Fridays month of living windows at ZuZu, we want to bring it back! Same days, same time - every Friday from 12pm to 2pm in July and August.

Don't worry - there is no runway and you can bring your own shoes!

Don't worry - there is no runway and you can bring your own shoes!

BUT it should be about our customers, not us, so come on down and get your model on! We'll provide the clothes and the window, we just need your body and sense of humour. It's all in good fun - no pressure, no expectations. All shapes and sizes are welcome. We'll just play dress-up!

Make it an extra special Canada Day Promenade event this year and #strikeaposezuzubarrie with us.

Interested? Send us a note or call and we'll give you all the details - don't be afraid and bring a friend if you like!

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Personality Style Party

Have you ever thought, "I LOVE her style" but when you try it there's only disappointment?

We're all drawn to certain styles, designs, and colours -- maybe you've got it all figured out, maybe not. Regardless, why not find out which of the six Personality Styles is yours and understand what works for you and why?

Dawn MoffattDawn Moffatt is a Style Consultant from Barrie who has built her career helping clients find their own style. Her expertise ranges from assisting with appearance to  professional etiquette and communications in order to optimize personal impact and project an influential image. She is also a ZuZu client and we are thrilled to have her join us on Tuesday June 21st from 5:00pm to 7:30pm for our first Personality Style Party.

While you sip and nibble on goodies, you will participate in a customized quiz that will help identify your Personality Style. From there Dawn will share how to leverage it to put your OWN best look forward.

There will be lots of fun and plenty of laughs so bring your girlfriends for an evening out before you head over to Donaleigh's Irish Public House for the Songwriter Series at 8:00pm or The British Arms for Downtown Barrie and Rock95's weekly Patio Prowl.

Please RSVP by Friday June 17 to guarantee your spot.

ZuZu Personality Style Party - Bring your girlfriends!

2016 Lakeside Party

Lakeside Party attendees enjoy a beautiful location

Lakeside Party attendees enjoy a beautiful location

Afternoon by the lake!

Canada Day Celebrations

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Head Downtown Barrie to enjoy the Promenade Days Festival 2016.

Canada Day Celebrations

Fresh Air Fridays!

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ZuZu is excited to be participating in Downtown Barrie's first annual Fresh Air Fridays every Friday afternoon in May. From noon to close, you can drop in to ZuZu or any participating merchant, make a donation for the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie and be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize package valued at over $2500!

Donations are requested for non-perishable food items, toiletries & feminine hygiene products, baby products and household products. For hygienic and health & safety reasons, only donations of new items are permitted.

Come by and enjoy a breath of fresh air on your Friday afternoon. Check "Fresh Air Fridays" for more details.

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Fresh Air Fridays!

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ZuZu is excited to be participating in Downtown Barrie's first annual Fresh Air Fridays every Friday afternoon in May. From noon to close, you can drop in to ZuZu or any participating merchant, make a donation for the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie and be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize package valued at over $2500!

Donations are requested for non-perishable food items, toiletries & feminine hygiene products, baby products and household products. For hygienic and health & safety reasons, only donations of new items are permitted.

Come by and enjoy a breath of fresh air on your Friday afternoon. Check "Fresh Air Fridays" for more details.

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Fresh Air Fridays!

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ZuZu is excited to be participating in Downtown Barrie's first annual Fresh Air Fridays every Friday afternoon in May. From noon to close, you can drop in to ZuZu or any participating merchant, make a donation for the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie and be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize package valued at over $2500!

Donations are requested for non-perishable food items, toiletries & feminine hygiene products, baby products and household products. For hygienic and health & safety reasons, only donations of new items are permitted.

Come by and enjoy a breath of fresh air on your Friday afternoon. Check "Fresh Air Fridays" for more details.

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Fresh Air Fridays!

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ZuZu is excited to be participating in Downtown Barrie's first annual Fresh Air Fridays every Friday afternoon in May. From noon to close, you can drop in to ZuZu or any participating merchant, make a donation for the Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie and be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize package valued at over $2500!

Donations are requested for non-perishable food items, toiletries & feminine hygiene products, baby products and household products. For hygienic and health & safety reasons, only donations of new items are permitted.

Come by and enjoy a breath of fresh air on your Friday afternoon. Check "Fresh Air Fridays" for more details.

Fresh Air Friday

Mother’s Day Kameleon Event

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Mother's Day Kameleon In-Store Event

Grand Opening Relocation Celebration!

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We are ready to receive!

New owner Tracey Baker, Store Manager/style icon Mary Catherine Love, and Sales Associate/fashion devotee Della Emms look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful new surroundings.

Drop in for a sip and a nibble while you enjoy the gorgeous new Fall collections in our warm and inviting space.

Update:
Check out the photos from our event here!

ZuZu New Location Grand Opening

Holiday Open House

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Join us for our first Holiday Open House! We will be open along with Our House who is celebrating their 22nd year! There will be refreshments, new things to see and draw prizes for a few lucky people. Grab your friends and drop by!

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2015 Barrie Toy Tea

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ZuZu is honoured to be participating in the 10th annual Barrie Toy Tea in support of children and teens under the care of Children's Aid and to raise funds for Gilda's Club. We will be featured in the fashion show and are contributing to the raffle prizes. Admission is simply a toy or gift card for the kids. Join us!

2015 Barrie Toy Tea in Support of Gilda's Club

Cavalinho In-Store Launch

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A must attend event for all handbag lovers, ZuZu is thrilled to introduce Portugal's Cavalinho line to our customers and friends. Drop in to experience the style, quality and elegance of these beautifully handmade bags and accessories. Italian leather, highest quality cotton canvas and spectacular hardware, all made in their family run manufacturing facility near the city of Porto, Portugal. You could win a Cavalinho of your own or a special gift from ZuZu!

Cavalinho Handbags In-Store Launch

Code Vitesse Spring 2016 Launch

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ZuZu Fashion Boutique is thrilled to announce that Code Vitesse designer Iram Sheikh will be in-store as we launch the gorgeous spring 2016 line. Iram will be available to discuss which pieces suit various body types and how she puts the collection together in a way that works for everyone. This is a very special opportunity to come out and meet the inspired genius who creates one of our most beloved lines. PLEASE RSVP.

Code Vitesse - Meet the Designer!

ZuZu moves a few doors west on Dunlop E.

ZuZu Fashion Boutique packed up lock, stock and barrel for a trip four doors east on Dunlop Street East. Sunday brunchers were curious and often amused by the purple T-shirt-wearing movers and volunteers parading past with mannequins, rolling racks filled with clothes and an assortment of furniture/display items, computers and Christmas trees.

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The move

Who do you Know? We’re hiring.

Many of you have had the opportunity to be served by our most recent addition, Mary-Anne Cribbs. She has been a wonderful member of our team but has decided to focus on her personal stylist business. As such, she will be leaving us. Our time together has been short...

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Butt Blitz launch at ZuZu

Thursday May 4, 2017 Great big thank you to members of the media for coming out to our media conference to launch the Butt Blitz event and the installation of 25 butt recycling receptacles along Dunlop Street. Watch for the coverage today and tomorrow. More details...

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Canines in the Classroom does great work

Check out Canines in the Classroom, a wonderful article published in BarrieToday.com on January 24. If you want to know more about one of our favourite charity programs you'll see just how incredible it is! And I am thrilled to be a new member of the volunteer group...

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