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In a desperate attempt to get out of the house to beat the post-Halloween blues, I went to the new Winners (491 West 8th Avenue) on Sunday afternoon. In my excitement at low prices, I exclaimed to my friend, “why doesn’t everyone shop here?!” but I soon found out. Because of its sheer size (and attachment to HomeSense), it can be quite overwhelming to shop there. If you have the patience to look, you may be able to find something to your liking. There were some Seven and Guess Jeans for way below retail price. A plain brown Coach purse from a few seasons back. Nonetheless, we both agreed that the real deals were in the bath and body section with trendy looking lotions, soaps and bath products at ridiculously discounted prices.
After 13 years making her world a Riot (the store formerly called Raya), owner Brenda McGuire has decided to move on to new surroundings. “I am definitely going to miss my neighbours and this community,” admits Brenda. “After so long, I have developed great friendships with so many people here, so I’m a little teary-eyed to go.”
On Thursday, November 6th, make the trek down to 1395 Commercial Drive one last time to take advantage of great fall collections, all marked down as much as 70%!
Sip on wine and flavoured sparkling water while you shop. And with any purchase of $200 or more, save an additional $20! Doors are open from 11am to 9pm so get there early before someone else snags your next discounted deal.
Although the entire graduating class displayed a sense of originality, I noticed three reappearing trends in the midst of their diversity:
1. The “sweetheart” shaped and strapless necklines which portrays a feminine look of glamor by accentuating the neck and shoulders.
2. Corsette-style, criss-crossing lace-ups. These appeared on the front and back of tops as well as more subtly on short-sleeved blouses.
3. Parallel columns of buttons, big and small. Similar to the buttons on double-breasted winter coats but on tops instead.
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This Wednesday, October 29, 2008, join BCBG Maxazria and Fashion magazine for their “Grand Reveal” event at BCBG (1080 Robson Street) and browse through the latest BCBG Maxazria collection while sipping on cocktails and eating hors d’oeuvres. The event is from 7pm to 9pm. RSVP to BCBG@fashionmagazine.com.