Spotlight: August 2, 2010 – Wishes and Co.

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

“She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini…” We think if she could pull that look off, good for her! But as we all know, not all women are itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini types. So where does one find a bathing suit for all shapes, sizes and purposes? Where can you find something fun for the beach, sturdy for water aerobics or with that extra specialty fit you require? Wishes & Co. on White Rock beach – that’s where!

We are highly impressed with the swimwear selection at Wishes & Co.  They carry over 50 brands of swimwear and Owner Wendy Hewitt estimates approximately 10,000 pieces are in store at any time.  The selection at Wishes & Co. is fantastic and new stock arrives every week. They carry a great line of utilitarian (but still stylish) polyester suits, perfect for aquasize or swimming, in sizes 4 – 26. One pieces, tankinis, bikinis, sundresses, wraps, hats, footwear, goggles, ear and nose plugs, beach bags, towels… you can suit yourself up for a perfect local beach day or foreign vacation. Wishes & Co. has a huge selection of separates that fit up to HH cup. The separates are perfect for women who are a different size and shape on the top and bottom, something that is not uncommon.

Suits for long torso, post-masectomy and bra-size swimwear (up to HH cup) are also available at Wishes & Co. Their tagline reads “If you don’t find a swimsuit here… you won’t find one!” It’s true, there is something for every taste and shape at this swimwear shop located on White Rock beach. Having said that, we must compliment their staff.  Their gentle honesty is very much appreciated as they will really help you find a proper fit for your body shape. And if by chance there isn’t a good fit for you that day, they’ll tell you!

Have you ever purchased an item of clothing or a bathing suit, based on the praises of the sales staff at the store you were shopping at? Then when you get home and put it on, you are uncomfortable and know that it’s sticking to all the wrong parts of your figure? Yeah, us too. Wendy had a similar experience several years ago as well and recalls it with a grimace. Awful? Indeed, but it helped shape her model of customer service for this awesome shop. Wendy and her staff are so very helpful and will honestly help you find something flattering for you.

Because of their vast selection and friendly service, Wishes & Co. is a well-known destination for locals and visitors alike. Hearing about their specialty suits, visitors seeking specific types of swimwear arrive from all over the province.  Open 364 days per year, customers are able to visit this Fraser Valley bathing suit shop both for their summer beach days and winter vacation swimwear. Pretty handy – we’ve tried to find a good bathing suit in the winter months and it’s quite the challenge. Wishes & Co. also carries a selection of men’s polyester trunks and children’s performance suits.

In December 2010 Wendy will be celebrating 29 years in business! A fabulous achievement – congratulations, Wendy!!!

There is a wonderful sale on at Wishes & Co. right now – their annual 20%, 30%, 40% sale! Definitely worth checking out. Bring a friend, too – Wishes & Co. allows you to combine purchases to receive the greatest discount. Want a little extra encouragement to visit? We have $25 gift certificates to give away to ten lucky FVP readers! Just leave us a little note below and you will be entered to win! Winners will be chosen August 13, 2010. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS – THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Wishes & Co.
www.bikinigenie.ca
14885 Marine Drive, White Rock
Ring: 604.531.5666



Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie



30 Responses to “Spotlight: August 2, 2010 – Wishes and Co.”

  1. Dainya Sapergia says:

    Kristi — this would be a great reason for us to head to White Rock beach when we come visit… :)

  2. Corie says:

    Wow a bathing suit that fits, that is something I look forward to. I’ll definately stop by next time I’m in White Rock.

  3. Rachael says:

    We walked right past this store two weeks ago – wish I had stopped and looked!

  4. Sue says:

    I bought a bathing suit from ‘Wishes & Co’ last year and without a doubt, it’s the best fitting suit I’ve ever had! Hightly recommended!

  5. Carmaria says:

    i am entering the swimsuite contest

  6. Claire says:

    I’m moving to White Rock next week; can’t wait to check out your shop – sounds great!! (especially since I need a new bathing suit…if you can believe it I haven’t gone swimming yet this summer!)

  7. Finally I might fins a suit to fit me properly

  8. What a great idea–bathing suit shopping is so tough, but it looks like these guys have made it a cinch!

  9. Heidi says:

    I’ll have to stop by to pick up a new aquasize swimsuit!

  10. Karen Yockey. says:

    Will stop by soon, I have a unique situation. I have had r/breast mascetomny and has a gel implant there really perky…, then the l/breast
    is rather lookin ‘ at my shoes…lol! Hope you have something for me.
    in great colours, one piece // or a nice two piece that have not used one
    in many many years.

  11. Can’t wait to check it out!

  12. Brooke says:

    I’ve shopped here before, great service & selection! Wow, 29 years in business that’s fantastic!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for posting!

  14. shawna says:

    yes please!! This looks like a fun shop

  15. Jennifer T says:

    I love Wishes & Co. but haven’t been back for a few years. Would love to stop in again and test out my purchase on the beach! =)

  16. Alexis B says:

    Oh wow I will Have to check this store out next time I am in White Rock. I may finally find a suit that fits after 3 kids.

  17. Kristine says:

    This is SUCH a great shop! I purchased a bathing suit a few years back to take with me on my first trip to Australia. I still have it AND get compliments every time I’m brave enough to wear it at the lake.

  18. Pam says:

    I too purchased a bathing suit here a few years ago and I loved it! I have been to this shop several times and I can definitely say there is an awesome selection.
    SALE is on? That’s great! Thanks for letting me know. Heading to Jamaica for my wedding / honeymoon in January and I am just about to start picking up end of season items for my trip. Thanks

  19. Erin says:

    SUCHa thing atcualy exists? I have def had bad self esteem shopping trips for a bathing suit. a suit that ACTUALY makes you feel good about yourself would be amazing! After you have kids things just don’t go where they used too lol ;) def going to check it out!

  20. alexis says:

    can’t wait to check it out. so hard to find a good swimsuit for a larger bust size! :)

  21. Jade says:

    I NEED a bathing suit! I bought one here a few years ago but it had had it’s day and needed to go … and now I’m without a quality suit. Thanks for reminding me about this great shop!

  22. Sue says:

    Thanks for this great tip, Kristi! I’m in dire need of a bathing suit before our vacation on the 21st and I know just where I’ll be going. Even at my thinnest I’ve never felt comfortable in a bathing suit, but I have a feeling that just might change! Thanks again for highlighting such great businesses.

  23. Cheryl Tall says:

    So encouraging to know there are sales staff out there who have my best interest at heart. I am not a fan of bathing suit shopping and could really use some help. Next time I am in White Rock I’ll have to check out your store and see the service for myself!

  24. Rick Rake says:

    Hmmmm ….. just what Kathleen wouild love to slip into before our next vacation … be it beside a pool or in a warm, bubbling ocean.

  25. Julia says:

    Fantastic! I will definitely have to stop by the next time I’m in the area!

  26. Amy says:

    Looks like a great shop! I’d love to check it out when I get home:)
    Thanks!

  27. Michelle says:

    I don’t get out to White Rock nearly enough, but the next time I go, I’ll have to check this place out. It looks really nice. :)

  28. Sarah Gardener says:

    This looks awsome! I will definetly have to go there to check it out, a bikini for everyone huh. Thanks for the great post xo

  29. Helen says:

    I especially like “Wendy and her staff are so very helpful and will honestly help you find something flattering for you.”, you just got to love that!

  30. Debbie says:

    I’m not itsy bitsy any more but I sure would like a suit that fits. Shopped here a few years back, time to visit again.

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