Anita Dunn, owner of Mila + Paige, grew up in New Westminster. After high school she lived in Vancouver and Victoria but moved back to New Westminster in 2013 to raise her son. In Victoria, she lived within walking distance of downtown Victoria and the Lower Johnson street or “LoJo” area. This area was known for its boutique shops and clothing stores. She missed being able to find great clothes shopping nearby and hated the fact that she would have to get in her car and drive to Main street or Gastown to find similar stores she used to shop in.
After speaking with other New Westminster residents, she realized she wasn’t the only person who felt that the downtown New Westminster area was lacking good clothing stores. She decided to take a leap and leave her accounting profession behind and embark on the new adventure of opening a clothing boutique.
Mila + Paige is born!
Mila + Paige will focus on bringing fashionable, high quality garments into store with two distinct styles. There are two muses the store will use when curating clothing, Mila and Paige.
Mila, is a classy, sophisticated woman with a flair for fashion. She’s in control of her life and has a rewarding career. Her look is clean and modern and always unique. When she’s not dominating the boardroom, she enjoys going to wine dinners with her friends or spending an evening at home with her family. She takes care of her health and makes sure to squeeze in gym time during her lunch hour or before breakfast.
Then there is Paige. Paige is a hip, young, trendsetter. She’s a foodie and loves trying new restaurants and bistros on the weekend. Her clothing choices are always fashion forward making sure she stands out in the crowd. She cares about where her clothing comes from and chooses to shop locally over chain stores.