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Win $1,000 shopping spree

One Kelowna businesses is giving local shoppers the chance to win a new wardrobe this holiday season--and all you have to do for a chance to win is stop by their store.

Maria Centuria may be one of the city’s most exciting hidden gems, but that’s not stopping them from giving a $1,000 shopping spree away to one lucky winner.

Nestled into a small location on Bernard Avenue, the designer boutique is stocked full of custom-selected clothes and accessories hand plucked from across Europe.

For the next four weeks, owner Olga Isakova will enter anyone who comes into the store into the draw, for a chance to win the substantial prize.

Isakova is a super-chic style fanatic, who says she wants nothing more than to share her love of clothes with anyone who comes through her door.

She says you’ll not only strut out of Maria Centuria looking like you’re straight off the runways of Milan, you’ll have a great time getting there, too.

“People come to the store and they have a great time,” she says. “Often they leave just as happy with their experience here as they are with their clothes.”

Isakova says her special, direct relationships with manufacturers and suppliers allows her to bring in the best European brands, without the absurd markups that often get slapped on high-end imports.

“You don’t have to be a millionaire to shop at a boutique store,” she says.

Maria Centuria already sells its products for less than what you’d likely expect, but Isakova says they’ve heaped extra savings on top of that to help ring in the holiday season.

“You don’t need to wait until Christmas to get the best deals. We’ve got great sales on right now, you can come down and get an outfit to wear to your Christmas party, or other holiday events,” she says.

For a chance to get your hands on the shop’s $1,000 spree, simply head down to Marie Centuria--located in the Nesters complex at the corner of Gordon Drive and Bernard Avenue--and you will be automatically be entered.

Isakova will draw a winner Dec. 20.

For more information visit Maria Centuria in person, at 1131 Lawson Ave., or call 250-317-2117.

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