Our Story

A dream of vintage charm, modern personality and unparalleled design: Cherry Velvet draws on the fashion inspirations of yesteryear to create retro glam dresses that fit today’s woman.

Cherry Velvet came about in 2011 to fill a need for vintage inspired dresses that were available in a range of sizes that include plus sizes up to 3X. And to fill the void with dresses that were made locally, the old fashioned way in quality, natural fabrics like 100% cotton (and more recently in bamboo jersey that's knitted and dyed in a Canadian mill) instead of polyester.

At Cherry Velvet, we believe that beauty comes in a variety of shapes and sizes – and we design with that in mind, with sizing and styling that carefully considers comfort and fit. And of course every single dress has generous pockets!

That’s why we call it retro class with modern sass: our dresses take their cues from mid-century modern designs but are designed with fabrics, sizing and quality that are as modern as the women who wear them. Our fabrics are chosen carefully, not just for colour and pattern but for feel and quality. The end result? A fantasy of florals, polka dots, plaids, animals, magical prints, and more. There’s an ever-changing lineup to fit every fashionista’s favourite palette.

We love what we do, but it’s also important to us how we do it: we’re committed to supporting jobs and manufacturing in Canada. All of our dresses are designed and ethically produced in beautiful Vancouver, B.C.

Xox Cherry Velvet

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