11 Mar allsales.ca : female entrepreneurship
How about we tell you our own story?
March 8 was International Women’s Day. Although every day of the year is an opportunity to highlight the achievements of women of all eras, we had a special thought for female entrepreneurs who make their path to success every day.
In the Entrepreneurs section of our blog, we introduce you to inspiring people and their success stories. In this article and in honor of Women’s Day, we would like to let Viviane, our president and cofounder, tell you our own success story.
“I have been immersed in the entrepreneurship and fashion fields since I was very young, like Obelix in his magic potion. My mom owned a high-end children’s clothing store, and I loved working with her on the weekends. It was in the damp basement of her store, lit by a small bulb hanging from the ceiling, that I labeled new arrivals, daydreaming about new trends, new fabrics, new colors and my future projects. I even had the right to choose clothes as my salary. Goals!
Unfortunately, I grew up (some would say not that much!) and my mother sold her business. One day, I discovered the Chabanel Street, then warehouse and sample sales, warehouse stores and liquidation centers. These places allowed me to get the clothes and brands I had always dreamed of!
I have always been surprised to see people’s reactions when I told them the price I paid for an item. I looked fabulous in a $12 pair of jeans, I received a thousand and one compliments for my $25 shoes or even for my winter coat (which I only paid $15)!
When my mother suggested we create a website to bring together all the deals and sales, I immediately said yes! Being two passionate women with character, we had great ambitions! We wanted allsales.ca to become THE reference for all current deals and sales.
In 2013, our appearance on the show Dans l’œil du dragon (Dragon’s Den) and the enthusiasm of the dragons for our company confirmed that we were on the right track.
Since 2009, allsales.ca has been a staple in its market, with nearly 200,000 consumers who regularly consult our website, mobile application, blog or social media. They find current and upcoming sales, and we help them save.
With my team, we are passionate about helping consumers find the best deals, but also helping our partners make their sales a success year after year.
Allsales.ca is a story to be continued!”