(Sharon Manager & Karen Owner)
Imagine shopping with a friend who knows how to choose clothes that make you look fabulous. Karen Nano opened her retail store, Watch Us Grow, in 1989. Focusing on children’s wear and featuring mother/daughter fashions, Karen’s business became a staple in the heart of the newly emerging Glen Abbey neighbourhood. As the area grew and matured, so did Karen’s focus for the store. It became apparent that women needed some better clothing options than those available in the area. By expanding the store’s square footage, switching the selection of merchandise to ladies’ wear and renaming the store Watch Us Fashions, Karen continued to cater to the needs and wants of the women in the community. Watch Us Fashions became the premiere location to purchase an outfit for every occasion. Karen’s keen eye for detail, style and selection has provided women with a complete assortment of merchandise.
Different from mall located clothing stores, Karen has always insisted on a no-pressure atmosphere for her customers by adhering to a non-commission or quota sales force. Customers can expect an honest opinion from a cohesive staff. We look for ways to make your visit a pleasant, friendly, sincere shopping experience. We believe that word of mouth is far more effective and believable than advertising campaigns. “What is most important to us is for women to leave the store feeling fantastic”, says Karen.
As recently as 2017, the store expanded again to its current 3,000 square feet. Rebranded as Watch Us Women, we carry a full selection of clothing from casual shorts and t-shirts to beaded full-length gowns. As always, Watch Us Women has a product range to fit sizes 2 to 24. Canadian made merchandise has always been a focus of the store, allowing us to special order items, a service that most stores cannot offer.
Quietly altruistic, Karen has also supported many charities through silent auction donations and financial sponsorship of several community groups.
We are here to guide our customers, to help find that perfect fitting outfit, that perfect fitting dress. A variety of different lines means that we can help you find the right items to flatter any body shape, camouflage those points that may need to be disguised and accentuate your best features.
A visit to Watch Us Women can feel like an appointment with a private stylist. We are here to guide our customers, to help find that perfect fitting outfit, that perfect fitting dress. A variety of different lines allows us to find the right items to flatter any body shape. Casual to evening, Watch Us Women has you covered.
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