Wings & Horns (formerly Spruce), a relatively cryptic brand of upscale streetwear and casual workwear for men, designed and manufactured in our very own Vancouver, B.C. is having a sample sale at 188 West 6th Ave. I’d be inclined to say it’s one of the best sample sales ever displayed by the label, with stock that includes some of their famous tiger fleece hoodies alongside thermals, buffalo check jackets, raw denim and tees for ridiculously low prices. Sizes are available from XS – XL, and if you go early enough in the day there’s usually enough stock to give you a great selection.
Collections of Wings and Horns can be found locally at Holt Renfrew, Roden Gray,Gravity Pope (footwear) and Dutil Denim (denim). However, it’s a fairly certain guarantee that the deals at this sample sale will outshine anything those stores can offer. While their designs are usually not out of the ordinary enough to jutsify the regular retail price they command, the sheer quality of the material and details in the construction (No YKK zippers!) are definitely worth the prices you will be finding at this sale. Note it is cash only.
The concept behind Shop Cocoon (3345 Cambie Street @17th Avenue) is simple. Artists and designers lease shelf space from the store and are also required to work a minimum number of hours behind the counter each week, allowing them the opportunity to showcase their emerging brands without having to undergo the costs of starting up their own shop. The brands available at Shop Cocoon will not be unfamiliar to Vancouverites who are interested in the local and independent designer scene. From Tyte Lids to Filou Designs, these clothing and accessories have frequented the likes of Portobello West, Spend on Trend and more!
On Thursday December 4, from 11am to 9pm, save up to 30% off the entire shop for their friends and family sale. Goodies will be served.
Fidelity Denim is having a warehouse sale from November 27 to 29th, 2008 at #121-5589 Byrne Rd in Burnaby. (Use the back entrance). Jeans are going from $10 to $99 and will be available in styles for both men and women. Payment options include cash, Visa and Mastercard.
Thursday November 27th: 4-8 pm
Friday November 28th: 12-8 pm
Saturday November 29th: 10-5 pm
Newly opened in April 2008, Boudoir (1230 Hamilton Street) is “bringing pretty back” with its first annual fashion show on Thursday November 27th at Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Doors open at 8pm with the fashion show beginning at 8:45pm. I’ll be there! Hope to see you there too.
And, afterwards, be sure to stay for the night event at Opus:
Gastown is having an XMAS SHOPHOP on Thursday November 27th from 5pm to 10pm.
Bundle up and come join us in Gastown for some early Christmas sales from some of Vancouver’s most unique clothing retailers. Follow the map, and walk around to the participating stores to enjoy a complimentary beverage and the best deals of the season.