Hello…My name is Elsie Anctil, and I am the Owner/Operator of Side Street Fashion & Accessories, located in the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer.
Fashion has always been a passion of mine, even when I was very young. My Mom’s friend was my seamstress, and I would be very detailed in explaining to her how I wanted to have my garments sewn, most times revamping the entire pattern.
It didn’t stop there…my first job was at Sweet Sixteen (now I’m really dating myself), where my love of fashion continued to grow. Years and years later, I went on a buying trip with my daughter for her business. My fate was almost decided. When I came home from the buying trip, I was bouncing off the walls. It is then when my life and business partner Mike, stated that we needed to find a store for me.
A few years later, I approached the owner of Side Street Fashion and asked if I could take her for coffee. I asked if she was hiring… she asked me if I wanted I job. My response was that I wanted her store. The rest is history, as Mike and I are now the proud owners of Side Street Fashion & Accessories.
I know it’s a cliché about “buying local”, however, my hope is that everyone comes and checks out the store. We carry great brands and are continually looking for new ones. The fashions are very diverse, from one of our Canadian Designer’s Joseph Ribkoff, to Lamb’s Leather garments made in Greece for Nisse, to hand-painted garments created in Barcelona for Diktons.
Our Mission at Side Street Fashion & Accessories is to sell quality women’s clothing and provide our customers with an exceptional shopping experience, while providing an environment that respects and motivates its employees.