Changes at Laloba

By  | November 14, 2012 | 2 Comments | Filed under: Sponsors

Cha-Cha-Changes… again!

As a small family business, we are always learning, adapting and changing. Although a retail shop, we have always been interested in the service element of having a retail space. For the last couple of years, we have been developing a Craft/Style Workshop Series and the time has come to change our space into something that can host an array of workshops, classes and events.


Come December, 2012, Laloba will be called LALOBA: Studio + Shop, as we transform half of our retail space into a studio. This will mean that half of our week is dedicated to Studio time and the other half will be open to the general public. We will be having workshops and classes throughout the week and weekends and that schedule will become available in the coming weeks.


We will be closed from Tues, Nov. 12th – Fri, Nov. 16th to prepare for a HUGE SALE happening Saturday, November 17th from 10am – 6pm. Join us on this day for MAJOR SALES!!! We will then be closed for the remainder of November to prepare for our studio space.


Q: So, you’re not going to be open five days a week?

A: We will only be open a few days of the week to the general public – our hours may fluctuate depending on the season. Classes, workshops, events, and private shopping are our new focus.

Q: What happens if I want to shop on a day that you’re closed?

A: No prob, just call or e- mail us in advance and we’ll do our best to work around your schedule so you can come for a visit. Bring a friend, or two!

Q: So you’re taking ‘Vintage’ out of your name, does that mean you will no longer have vintage items?

A: We will continue to carry vintage items along with a stronger focus on handmade items – especially giftware and home décor.

Q: Are you still going to have an online shop?

A: Yup – in fact, the online shop will be expanding to include more quality items.

Q: What happens if I want something online but I want to ensure it fits – can I come and visit?

A: Absolutely. All of the online shop will now be incorporated into our studio space, so if there’s something you would like to try on before you buy, just contact us and we’ll set-up a time.

Q: What happens if I visit your shop on a day you are not open but I can see you through the door – can I come in?

A: You can certainly try knocking. If we do not come to the door it means we have studio work to do – so please do not take it personally.

Q: I don’t understand how you are a shop, but are only open a few days a week… can you explain to me.

A: We can understand the confusion – we’ve always been a retail store, open five days a week. Our focus is changing and growing to become more of a space to gather in a group to create and connect… and a little shopping. Rather than our services complimenting our shop, our shop will compliment our services.

Q: You say Craft/Style Workshops, what does that really mean?

A: Good question! Our main goal in all of our workshops, classes and services is to honour our three C’s: Creativity, Community and Connection; we want every individual to learn a new skill, while connecting to themselves and their community. Whether it be Art Journaling, Card Making, Dressing for your Body Type or Style 101, we strive to offer individuals the opportunity to have a night out and feel good about themselves.

Q: Are your workshops and classes for women only?

A: Our location has always been more geared towards women and will continue to honour that direction. With that being said, men are always welcome to participate in any of our workshops!!

Any other questions, just e-mail us:

[email protected]


2 Responses to Changes at Laloba

  1. SV November 15, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    It’s good to see a small local business survive and adapt in today’s market. Best wishes on your upcoming changes.


  2. Scot Ferguson-Barber November 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Tamara is a really cool person, I hope this works for her.

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