New Westminster, BC – Mila & Paige owner, Anita Dunn, has given up her corporate career in a bid to bring fashion and fun to New Westminster. Having grown up in New West, she moved back to the area to raise her little boy several years ago. But after living in areas such as Vancouver and downtown Victoria, which offer a vibrant fashion scene, she found herself missing the boutiques that she’d grown to love shopping from and longed to bring that vibe close to home. In early 2016, Anita registered her business name and began selling the clothing that she had curated at trade shows and pop up shops while she searched for the perfect permanent location in downtown New Westminster. In June of this year, she first opened the doors to Mila & Paige clothing boutique’s longterm home on Sixth Street.
On the evening of August 25, 2016, 100 Braid Street Studios was transformed into a fasion runway to celebrate the grand opening of Mila & Paige with a fall fashion showcase. Well-dressed guests mingled over hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of champagne, clamoured over the stylish clothing pieces neatly arranged on sale racks, and browsed the artists’ studio spaces which were left open for viewing throughout the event.
They were then treated to front row seat viewing of fall fashion pieces (as well as some summer favourites) from coveted Canadian and international brand names such as bobi, state of grace, Gentle Fawn, and many more. Trendsetters can look forward to styles such as kimonos, off the shoulder dresses, jumpsuits, and joggers gracing the racks of Mila & Paige this season.
Stop by the store at 45 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, to view the full fall collection.