|Store Type |||Accessories, Jewelry, Bath/Beauty|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 50, 51, 61|
|Cross Street |||Strathmore Road|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
Citrine brings the charm of a Parisian boutique to Langford. The shop has a sleek and sophisticated feel, with white cabinetry, chandelier lighting, ornate mirrors, groomed plants and exquisite floral displays dfenoting European class. The service at Citrine is superb, with staff adept at helping men pick out a perfect pair of earrings for the special lady in their life, and then finishing the sale with a gift-wrapping service. Customers even get to select their paper and ribbon from the impressive display. While you’re waiting for your package to be wrapped, there’s a pair of stunning high-backed white chairs where you can relax and read a magazine.
Girly Gifts Galore
With an entire wall dedicated to a display of handbags and another providing the backdrop for several glass cases of jewelry, it’s easy for women to find an object of desire. Citrine is dedicated to promoting local talent and popular lines include Vancouver-designed celebrity favourite jewelry by Sugarlime, funky hand-stitched purses by Victoria designer Leo Rising and jewelry for children and adults as well as leather purses by Burnaby native Lorena Pontis’s Lolo label. Citrine also stocks great gifts for babies and bath and beauty products by Canadian and French companies.
Caring for the Community
Citrine is dedicated to its tight-knit Langford community. Throughout the year, the boutique raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and Run for the Cure participants receive a 10 per cent discount during the month of October to reward them for their part in the program. Citrine is also a friend of the environment, and uses biodegradable shopping bags and green cleaning products to keep the boutique glowing. The shop also unites the community by hosting “Girlfriend Shopping Nights,” which are evening events at which women are socialize and shop in a relaxed environment while enjoying great discounts.