KAIROS: A Fashion Show For Project Red

As a former Queen’s University student it brings be a great deal of joy to see the future alumni doing their thing during their four years in Kingston. Some like me, will either stay or return in the long run, but others will move away after graduation and never return. So these are special times for everyone involved in the KAIROS show because for many it could turn out to be the only fashion event they ever produce together. I can relate as a person who joined the cast in several local theatre productions. So when I was given the opportunity to take in this charity fashion show, I jumped at the chance to cover it for you.  Continue reading “KAIROS: A Fashion Show For Project Red”

8 Amazing Canadian Plus Size Retailers

Sure, lots of brands ship to Canada, but the importing taxes involved in that process can end up being outlandish. Recently I received a package sent to me from the UK which was valued at $175 and because of an error in labeling I had to pay $110 in taxes to accept six items. Even if the package had been properly labeled, I would have had to pay almost $60 in taxes and fees. The brand was able to fix this mistake but it was still an inconvenience that could have easily been avoided by shopping from within Canada. In fact, some international brands actually say they won’t help with duties and taxes so you’d be stuck sucking up that extra cost. Many brands label the package with the full price or value even if you bought the item on sale. For example, I ordered a dress that was originally around $70 but was on sale for $35 plus shipping. The cost for taxes ended up being $65 so if I had accepted the package I’d have paid $100 plus shipping for a $70 dress. That just doesn’t make sense and we as Canadian plus size shoppers need a better option. Continue reading “8 Amazing Canadian Plus Size Retailers”