“Your store is lovely, your selection wonderful, but what sets you apart is the incredible service.”
“If you can dream it – you can achieve it” is a motto that has kept Liz Grimes focused on and committed in her pursuit of owning a ladies fashion store. Her love of “all things fashion” led her to channel her creativity at Sir Sandford Fleming College where she earned her diploma in Fashion Merchandising.
Strongly influenced and supported by her mentor, Catherine (Cathy) Allan-Thistle, Liz opened Cathy Allan Ladieswear, in the spring of 1998. Dynamic merchandising, knowledgeable staff, outstanding customer service and an exquisite product mix are all the perfect ingredients for the store’s success.
Liz’s unwavering passion and commitment to her customers, coupled with her love for the trade and her staff, earned her an Outstanding Business Achievement Award in 2004; Retail Excellence in 2010; Business Leader of the Year in 2012 and Extraordinary Woman in Business Nomination in 2015. Liz is dedicated to giving back to her community by organizing and facilitating numerous fashions shows benefitting many local charities.
Today, located in picturesque Downtown Lindsay, the store is so much more than just a clothing store. As Liz will tell you, it’s not just about selling clothes, it is a meeting place for old and new friends to share their experience. It’s about knowing that you helped someone to find that special dress or outfit and have them leave the store looking fabulous and feeling great about themselves.
“You can have anything you want in life…. If you dress for it.”
– Edith Head.