Are You Ready for Summer?

Discover all your Summer Essentials

Summer is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to get ready than at Hillside Centre! With everything from trendy fashion to beach essentials, we’ve got you covered for an unforgettable summer. Let’s dive into the must-haves that will make your summer fantastic!

Beach Days Ahead

Pearl Vision Sunglasses
Pearl Vision

Victoria’s stunning beaches are calling your name! Whether you’re planning a day of sunbathing at Willow’s Beach, kayaking at Gonzales Beach, or zip lining at Cadboro Bay our stores have all the essentials for a perfect day. Take an inventory before you hit the sand so you can focus on the relaxation once you are there:

Sunglasses: Don’t settle on just one as there are too many cute styles to rock! This pair from Pearle Visions looks fabulous on all face shapes.

Swimwear: Sustainable swimwear is making a real splash this season. Look for eco-friendly materials. La Vie En Rose carries a line of eco-friendly swimwear and many retailers have swimsuits made from recycled fabrics like this one from Below the Belt who is part of our Difference Makers program.

Sandals: Elevate your sandal game with the perfect pair for sandy strolls. Three that top our list are; Crocs from Soft Moc Sandals, the perfect Aqua Slides from Shoe Company, or these Bubel’s from Walk in Comfort that look like a little bit of sunshine for your feet.

Beach Bags: Carry your essentials in a chic beach bag or woven beach baskets from Global Village and Marshall’s.

Beach Towels: Vibrant and plush towels or beach blankets for a cozy beach experience. Availabel at QE Home.

Sun Hats: Warehouse One keeps you cool and stylish with fashionable wide-brimmed hats to the perfect pony-tail baseball cap.

Sunscreen: Don’t forget to protect your skin with high-SPF sunscreens from Shopper’s Drug Mart.

Eats & Beats

Marshalls Lemon plates

Summer is the perfect time to host BBQs and gatherings with friends and family. Create memorable moments with these essential items.

Serveware: Summer hosting means not taking yourself too seriously! Embrace whimsy and have some fun with your outdoor servingware. From watermelon serving bowls to bright & fresh lemon plates, there are so many choices to express your summer style.

Patio Furniture: Create a comfortable and stylish outdoor seating area. Configure the best conversation area to suit your backyard patio or deck with a modular sofa that allows for flexible configurations that can adapt to the space and crowd.  

Ambiance: Add a magical touch to your gatherings with outdoor colour-changing fairy lights from Showcase and outdoor speaker to rock a summer vibe’s perfect playlist.

Grilling Time: Juicy nectarines, fresh tomatoes and garden-grown cilantro make for the perfect salsa for this Grilled Pork Loin with Salsa recipe from Thrifty Foods.

Outdoor Games: Keep your guests entertained with fun outdoor lawn games. Visit Walmart, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek or Marshalls to find the right game for your occasion and guests!


Hot Summer Looks

Below the Belt
Below the Belt

Stay ahead of the fashion curve with the latest summer trends. The top five summer fashion trends spotted across Hillside Centre this season are:

  1. Bold Prints: Embrace vibrant patterns and bold prints. Summer dresses, are the perfect way to embrace this trend. 
  2. Light Fabrics: Stay cool with breathable and lightweight fabrics. Leisure wear and beach wear can be found at many of our retailers such as Bali Kiss.
  3. Pastel Colors: Soft and soothing pastel shades are in for everyone. Boathouse has great options for tees in a wide variety of soft colours. 
  4. Boho Vibes: Go for a bohemian look with macrame vests and flowy skirts.
  5. Crop Bob: Tops are the only thing rocking crop mode, the crop bob is named one of the hot styles for the summer according to Glamour Magazine. Book that appointment at Chatter’s Hair Salon or Bella Moda and get ready to enjoy that summer breeze on your neck. 

Summer in Victoria is a time for fun, relaxation, and making memories. Hillside Centre has everything you need to get ready for the season. From beach essentials to trendy fashion and BBQ must-haves, we are your one-stop destination for all things summer. So, are you ready? Cycle down and use our Bike Valet to park your ride while you grab those essentials and take a sneak peek at what’s new to help make your summer the best one yet!