The sirens of style at Diva! lure shoppers with vintage-influenced attire crafted by local designers. Inspired by classic pin-ups and retro glamour, the boutique's fun, flirty fashions include circle skirts ($45+), hip-hugging pencil skirts ($50+), and small, colourful satin hats ($40+) of the type Winston Churchill often wore while addressing Parliament. Shoppers can also augment their wardrobes with a wide range of jewellery options ($20–$200) or stylish purses ($45+). A sponsor of the Reign Valley Vixens roller derby, Diva! purveys derby-related merchandise as well, such as T-shirts ($25) and organically farmed shin guards.
At The Book Man’s two locations, half a million used books beckon to readers, impeccably organized into 72 categories on deep shelves and in spacious drawers. Family owned and operated by a daughter and father team, Amber and book man David illuminate wordy wares with full-spectrum lighting, which helps browsers find a specific book or take a peek at the first sentences of an unfamiliar tome. Although they stock plenty of well-known classics and bestsellers, one of David's favourite aspects of owning a bookstore is stocking unusual treasures. “That’s the whole fun of the bookstore,” he says, “finding those things that people didn’t know they were looking for until they see it.” Amber boasts 20-plus years of experience, oversees inventory databasing, and drives the internet and mail order aspect of their business, allowing customers to contact The Book Man and order books to be placed on hold.
Praised as a local gem by Fraser Valley Pulse, the shop has won awards for Best Bookstore in Chilliwack with its comfortable environment. The store’s unique, reader-friendly spirit has two mascots in store cats Nietzsche and Gatsby, who stalk the shelves of both stores and greet favoured guests with mewling demands to be petted. Customers are free to bring their dogs with them, or plop kiddies down in a play area lined with thousands of picture books and early readers.
Already home to more than 150 loose-leaf tea blends, Aromatica Fine Teas and Soaps’ shelves are also stocked with colourful teapots, hand-crafted soaps, and all-natural skincare products. At the blending bar, staffers help craft custom blends from black, green, white, and herbal teas, and also educate sippers about tea folklore, health benefits, and history during Exploring Tea classes. Handcrafted by owners Kim and Karen, biodegradable castile soaps gently scrub skin with natural ingredients, including essential oils of grapefruit, lavender, basil, and lemongrass as well as restorative green-tea extract.
Big Top Powersports is a multi-line dealership featuring Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Arctic Cat and KTM motorcycles, ATV's, dirt bikes, snowmobiles and jet skis. We have a huge accessory department featuring all the gear, accessories and clothing you could ask for. We also service your ride (even the brands we don't carry)!
At Anita's Organic Mill, millers gather sprouted flours, ancient whole grains, and cereals from local organic farms and then grind them fresh to order on a stone mill. Quick-rolled oats($27.20/11.34 kg) burst with fibre and grow without chemicals, pesticides, or pep talks. An ancient grain rich in protein and fibre, spelt flour($38.50/10 kg) provides bakers with the benefits of wheat flour without the high gluten count. Stone-ground whole-wheat flour($19.70/10 kg) fortifies bellies with hard red spring-wheat kernels grown in Western Canada, and unbleached white flour ($22.50/10 kg) proves strong enough for bread recipes but soft enough for pastries. Shoppers can also peruse a vast variety of hot cereals and baking mixes, all of which undergo a trial-bake and series of pop quizzes in Anita's on-site kitchen to ensure quality batches.