The most recent jewel in the crown of Vancouver is Invito Couture. This gem of a store devoted to offering women beautiful European evening wear and accessories is the brainchild of a young woman with an eye for style and a passion for fashion.

After relocating in Vancouver from Istanbul, Turkey, she realized that with her knowledge of fashion honed by her European and Asian background, she could bring a wealth of design options to Vancouver women. Thus Invito Couture was born and the collection is exclusively available in Canada at the boutique. Opened in December 2009 and located in the South Granville Shopping district of Vancouver, Invito Couture specializes in high-end evening gowns, cocktail dresses, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and party dresses. All styles are Italian in design and can not be found anywhere else in North America. Dresses are hand-picked and imported directly from Turkey.

Long and short gowns in a myriad of bright colors including regal purples, royal reds, garnet black, emerald greens, and other gemstone shades such as white are temptingly embellished with embroidery, rhinestones and beadwork, all done by hand. Colorful patterns including an outstanding leopard mixed with florals. Created in Turkish and Italian fabrics including crepe, duchess satin, chiffon, jersey and lace, the styles are available with cowl necks, off-the-shoulder, strapless, one-shoulder, halter and other treatments. The luxurious sequins, beadwork, gemstones and appliqu├ęs give each dress or gown its individual look.

Every creation bears the label Invito Couture which fashion-savvy women can find in numerous  countries such as  France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Australia and Middle Eastern countries. The design team in Turkey keeps a sharp eye on the runways of the European fashion capitols and put their own touch to each collection.