I remember first hearing the name BB Bargoons back as a child growing up in Edmonton, Alberta. In late 2006, I would start a three year journey with them as they transitioned into the inVU Drapery Company. As their Toronto in home design consultant, I met many wonderful clients and talented co-workers. Its been over two years since I left to start Lily Hodgson Design but I was very sad to hear that inVU Drapery has gone out of business.
I gained invaluable experience during my time at inVU Drapery Company. With up to 4 or 5 home consults or installs a day, I quickly learnt what drapery and decorating solutions worked for Toronto clients. I will forever be thankful for the time I spent learning from all the great staff in the inVU workrooms, head office and stores. My best wishes go out to all those affected by the closure.
Like myself, many Toronto designers and decorators will also miss in VU Drapery's well curated collection of in-stock fabric. Perhaps not unlike BB Bargoons, which came back from bankruptcy in the 90's, inVU Drapery Co. will do the same.