Monjeloco Jeans are the real deal

Monjeloco Janessa bootcut jeanI was fortunate to be invited to the Monjeloco Jeans blogger night last week. Although the store is in ‘my backyard’ I had never shopped there before.

That all changed on Thursday.

Now, if you hate shopping for jeans as much as I do, you’re probably wondering what makes these so different. I met Nora and the lovely staff at Monjeloco, who introduced me to the unique cut and shape of their jeans. These jeans actually lift your butt while trimming your tummy. There’s an extra wide waistband that provides the comfortable, yet controlling fit. The jeans use stretch denim so they move easily with you.

Styles are available in boot, flare, skinny or straight cuts. Know that the sizes fit smaller than typical, so if you’re normally a 10, you’ll need a 14. (Don’t worry about it… just cut the size tag off, no one will know!)

If all this isn’t impressive enough, Monjeloco Jeans are made in Medellin, Colombia, as part of a Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Colombia. The factories participate in social programs that give jobs to women heads of households (single moms). Employees receiving a living wage, health benefits and their children have their educations paid for.

Given the personal benefits (you’ll look amazing) and social benefits (you’re doing good with your purchase) of these jeans, they are affordably priced between about $130-150, depending on style.

Located in downtown St. Albert on Perron Street near St. Anne Street.


Desigual opens store in West Edmonton Mall

Desigual B&W coatThis beautiful coat is one of many fabulous fashion finds at the stunning new Desigual store in West Edmonton Mall.

I joined other fashion enthusiasts at the media/blogger night June 4 that preceded the official grand opening.

< This black-and-white coat features gorgeous buttons!

Here’s what I love about Desigual:

  • The colourful rainbow of colours that make up the prints and fashions.
  • The lighthearted spirit that flows through the store and is furthered by the helpful staff
  • The name (which is pronounced dez-ih-wall)
  • Fashions for women, men and kids
  • The incredible scarf collection, in beautiful hues and patterns
  • The price points (under $100 for most dresses, under $45 for most scarves)
  • The range of fashion that fits women of all ages – there really is something for everyone.

If you are near a Desigual store, do stop in. If you’re not, well there’s always online shopping desigual.com or see the store website: deestyle.ca

Designual olive jacketThis beautiful olive jacket has amazing details, including faux snakeskin sleeves and braid details on the zipper placket. >