Modes Gitane


If you’re like me, these warm temperatures and sunny days just put a spring in your step. Naturally, I’m excited to get outside and get planting again and dig into some really fabulous landscape designs. With that said, it’s not just the plants I care about – I need some sun, too!

Of course, a change in the seasons comes with a change of the wardrobe. I’m beyond ready to shed the socks, boots, and jackets so I can finally let my skin breathe. I need light fabrics, fun prints, and flattering cuts in my life—hence my love for Modes Gitane.

Why I Love Modes Gitane

If you’re shopping for spring and summer clothes, Modes Gitane is the brand to look for. Modes Gitane is a Canadian fashion brand that offers women’s clothing for all body types. The fact that they’re 100% Canadian-made is huge, because as a local business owner I feel strongly about supporting businesses that employ Canadians and hold themselves to high ethical standards. However, that’s not the only reason I could shout from the rooftops about this brand.

A big reason I’m such a fan is the quality of their designs. Whether you’re 16 or 61, Modes Gitane’s pieces are tasteful, appropriate, and beautiful. They fit wonderfully and offer truly inclusive sizing, which is also very important to me. Their designs range from true basics to unexpected, funky prints. Best of all, they just feel good to wear.

Pieces for Spring/Summer 2019

As I mentioned, Modes Gitane offers inclusive sizing, but inclusivity also comes through with the range of garments they offer. I’m all too familiar that everyone’s idea of “enough coverage” is different, and Modes Gitane covers the bases with lots of options for layering. If you’re the kind of woman who prefers a pair of leggings under her skirt, they’ve got them in your size. If you prefer covered arms no matter what the temperature, they carry all kinds of layers from light to heavy to help you stay comfortable no matter what.

Personally, I think their best pieces are the dresses. Breezy and comfortable, you’ll find everything from sassy cocktail dresses to casual maxi dresses. Their party dresses are just as cute and comfortable as their more laid-back styles, so you can dress them up with accessories for a night out on the town or dress them down for a day at the office.

A few trends I’ve noticed with their 2019 pieces are abstract prints and tribal-inspired patterns. I love these options as an easy way to add some life to my wardrobe, especially if you tend to live in neutrals and basics. Their prints are vibrant without venturing into ‘gaudy’ territory, which makes even their most colourful designs feel really versatile.

Modes Gitane at Tsuga Boutique

I love the Modes Gitane brand so much that it was important to me to carry it right here at Tsuga Boutique, along with other Canadian clothing brands, like Tilley and Tribal, that have just as many great pieces. We pride ourselves on offering a fun and fresh shopping experience – after all, not many women’s clothing stores are located inside a flower-filled garden centre!


This summer, in between your usual work routine and the other responsibilities in your life, I hope you’ll take some time to think of yourself. Next time you stop by, try on a Modes Gitane piece. See how you feel. See how freely you move in it, and how great you look. You deserve to feel that sunshiney joy on the inside just as much as you do on the outside.

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