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Fashion Parade to raise funds for Rotary

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Ravir Boutique is thrilled to be part of a Blackheath Rotary event to raise funds for the return of the Blackheath Rocket in Memorial Park.

The fashion parade will feature Ravir’s new summer range for both men and women, as well as some great entertainment, lucky door prize of $100 Ravir gift voucher, and some great raffles.


Date: Saturday, 22 October 2016
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: Blackheath Golf Club
Brightlands Avenue, Blackheath
Cost: $35.00

Tickets for the event are available online or by calling Lee Bennett on 0402 914 442. All proceeds from the event will go to Rotary. Come and join in the fun to support this wonderful community project.

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A project of the Rotary Club of Blackheath and the community of Blackheath.

New winter opening times

It’s been a bitter winter in Blackheath, and it’s only just begun. To help us last the distance, we’ve decided to change our opening hours.

From Friday July 1st we’ll be opening as follows:
Monday to Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
Weekends: 10am – 4pm.

We trust this will not cause too much inconvenience. If you need us to stay open a little longer to accommodate your visit, please call us on 02 4787 5045 and if we’re able to stay back to assist you, we will.

You can also see some of our fabulous range in our online store.

Are we happy to be slow?

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We’re thrilled, tickled pink, over the moon – I could go on – to find we’ve been included in Blue Mountains Slow Fashion brochure.

An initiative of Slow Food Blue Mountains, the group’s manifesto, written by Brisbane agricultural scientist Jane Milburn, includes the following advice when searching for fashion:

THINK – make thoughtful, kind, informed choices
UNIQUE – be creative, original, cultivate individual style, UNFOLLOW
QUALITY - buy well once, reduce, the value remains as price is forgotten
CARE – mend, patch, sort, sponge, WASH LESS, use cold water, LINE DRY
LOCAL – support local makers, those with good stories, fair trade
ADAPT – re-fashion, eco-dye, create new from old to suit yourself
SALVAGE – donate, rag, weave, recycle or compost.

Wonderful to be a part of this movement which suggests the choice of what we wear is a crucial part of caring for the Earth.

Base Layers come to Ravir

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This range is focused on economy, fabric and functionality.

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The styles are just what we love at Ravir – long merino tank tops, longer than average merino tops, as well as merino cami’s and leggings.

There’s more, but we can’t say it all here. Suffice to say, this range supplements our Tani clothing and our focus on layering. Prices include $44.95 for the fabulous merino vest with mesh inlay and $59.95 for the long sleeve merino top with mesh.

They’re worth a look. Be quick, stock is going fast!

You can check out the range in our online store.

Ravir named "Vendor of the Week"

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Ravir Boutique in Blackheath has been named Vendor of the Week by retail software suppliers VendHQ.

Raelene Allen, who has just clocked up nine years at the helm of Ravir, has been with the web-based retail management system for several years. Ravir, which is located in the old Blackheath post office building, specialises in clothing made from natural fibres for men and women, and in winter stocks a wide range of quality knitwear from around the globe.

‘About three years back our stock levels were out of hand and we needed to be much more efficient,’ Ms Allen said. ‘But retail management systems were too expensive to set up – I had several quotes around $10,000 for hardware and software – and it was out of the question.’

Further research turned up VendHQ, a relatively new web-based system which could be rented by the month and worked on either a PC or Ipad. ‘It made much more sense than other systems on offer at the time,’ Ms Allen said.

At first, Ravir used Vend to enter stock and issue receipts. But as Vend continued to develop the software, the opportunity to run an online store from the same software became available. Ravir already had a small online presence but the integration with Vend made for more efficiency online, as it works from the shop’s database.

‘It’s a fairly easy system to use, but I couldn’t have set it up on my own,’ Ms Allen said. ‘I don’t have the skills or the time. But one of my customers – Phil Went from Logiskate in Bullaburra - happens to be a Vend partner and developer, and when he showed me what we could do with Vend for our online store, we went for it. It’s been a great collaborative effort.’

For more information:

https://blog.vendhq.com/post/64901829007/vender-week-ravir-boutique

https://www.logiskate.com.au

Raelene Allen 0413 948 970

Phil Went 0400 609 368

Tani bargains going, going, gone!

Tani_logo2At Ravir we’ve been stocking Tani for about eight years. In that time we’ve grown to love the range, and have accumulated a lot of stock. Now we’re thinking we should let some go – hence our Tani online specials. If you haven’t tried Tani, this is an opportunity to try the product for yourself and see why thousands of Australian women can’t get enough of it.

It’s really all about the fabric. Tani is made from micromodal, a licensed fabric made from Austrian beechwood which maintains a consistently high quality. It washes and wears without a problem, is great for travel, and perfect for those with sensitive skin as the handle is silky smooth. Some of us even sleep in Tani.

Amongst our specials are some long sleeve pintuck tunics, which are being discontinued.  They’re a great layering piece, worn over leggings and boots, or with a soft Tani pant. We’re also discounting certain colours in the Tani tops. Both chestnut and slate are on the way out, so they’ve been added to the sale.

Sizes are limited, but if you find your size in a colour you like, it’s a great way to pick up some Tani staples. Specials are available online only.

Moda Immagine on sale

modacardiribAnyone familiar with Moda Immagine will know of their fabulous ribbed cardigan. It’s a beautiful, lusciously warm cardi, with a huge shawl collar that can be worn in a number of ways, including a hood. The ribbed cardi has been selling now for three or four years and still going strong. Ravir has stock of some hard-to-get colours, and we’ve decided to reduce the price and get them out there to keep you warm. Originally priced anywhere from $179 to $189, Ravir’s sale price is now $139. At this price, they won’t last, so get in while you can to secure your favourite colour.
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Ravir stock clearance

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It's that time again! Despite our determination not to host any more of our famous (infamous?) clearance sales, we've been naughty and acquired too much stock once more.

So it's on this coming holiday weekend – a two-day sale on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January, from 9am to 4pm at the Community Centre in Blackheath. Lucky door prize each day – a $100 Ravir gift voucher – drawn at 3.30pm. Just fill in your entry at the door.

Blackheath Community Centre is on the corner of Great Western Highway and Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath, just across the Highway from Blackheath Station. We hope you can join us for a day (or two) of fun and laughter and serious bargains.

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It's summer and for some of us there's the usual dilemma about wearing a dress which exposes the legs. It might be nasty varicose veins, pale or scarred skin, or issues with the shape of knees or calves.

One option – if it works – is to wear a 7/8th legging. Tani make a beautiful legging from their fabulous micromodal fabric. It's comfortable, breathable, and looks great. This option works well with tunics and dresses below the knee, worn with a snappy shoe or sandal to dress it up.

Whatever you do, don't wear leggings to the ankle, they work best when worn an inch or so higher. Experiment in front of the mirror to get the desired effect.

When leggings don't work there's another option – a soft pant that's a hybrid between legging and pant. Gabriella Frattini make several beautiful pants which work well. Made of rayon or viscose, these pants are not tight on the leg but are a slim cut, which is flattering when worn under tunics and dresses. They're generally 7/8th in length, and the hemline is usually detailed to soften the effect even further. They're super comfortable.

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Ravir carries both options in a range of colours. Tani leggings come in black, slate, white and taupe. You can find them in our online store.

The Gabriella pants come in several styles in black and white, and there's a third version which also comes in a soft grey (pictured). Don't leave it too long, they're moving fast and stocks are limited.

Tani Swing Tank

Tani launches new summer range

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The new Tani micromodal styles and colours have arrived and they're a great addition to the Tani stable.

This year Tani has continued to develop the swing shape in a few different styles. There are now three versions of the Tani swing tank – the original (pictured left), the V-neck with insert at the front, and the scoop with an insert at the back. The swing tee has also been revamped, so that the neckline is not quite so wide.

 

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Then there is the ¾ sleeve top with buttons which looks great on the body and is a good option for cooler weather.

All styles are selling well. The new colours – crimson and milk – have also had an enthusiastic reception.

Tani continues to meet the need for basics that breathe and are comfortable and stylish to wear. No woman should be without some Tani in her wardrobe. Tani can be purchased from our Online Store.