Not too long ago, after one of the BC Fashion week shows, I dropped by the Erin Templeton Shoppe (511 Carrall Street) and was delighted to find a quaint little vintage shop in the neighborhood. With her own handmade leather accessories at the front and an assortment of vintage finds throughout the store, this boutique is one of a kind. What added to the homely feel was the fact that Erin Templeton herself was there offering advice on styles, sizing and alteration information on vintage leather jackets. But don’t be fooled, even though her home-base is in Vancouver, according to her website, Erin’s lovingly-made goods can be found not only in Canada but also in the US and Japan. Read the Full Entry >>
One of a Few (354 Water Street) in Gastown has been voted one of the “best independent boutiques” in Vancouver and they are expression their appreciation to their customers by holding a girls-only, private shopping event on Thursday October 23rd from 7pm to 10pm. Feel free to pass on the invitation to your girl friends, sisters or even mom for a night of discounts, complementary make-up applications and personal stylists! Beverages will be served. Click to see the event invitation.
The graduating Fashion Designers from The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Fashion Design & Merchandising program will be showcasing their designs at La Musique.
October is breast cancer awareness month and Mavi Jeans is jumping on board to help this charitable cause by developing a special edition “Dress in Good Conscience” t-shirt. Support the Canadian breast cancer foundation by purchasing a stylish tshirt from any Mavi store in Vancouver this month for a minimum donation of $25. Here are the addresses of three free-standing Mavi shop locations in Vancouver:
- 2112 West 4th Avenue
- 355 Water Street (Gastown)
- 850 Granville Street (Downtown)
Mintage Vintage is coming to West 4th! Also located in Gastown and on Commercial Drive, this vintage clothing and accessories store is perhaps best known for it’s clothing by the pound sales. At price points including $5, $10 and $15 for a pound of clothing, Mintage Vintage would be a great place to shop for unique textile patterns or for clothing to cut up and alter…or even for Halloween! Earlier this year, at their Commercial Drive location, they had an innovative $5/bag sale: buy a bag for $5 and take home all the clothing you can stuff into it! It’ll be interesting to see how a store like this will fit into the Kitsilano neighbourhood…
Changes offers shoppers “lightly used” designer clothing, for “real women”. The clothing is both from consignment and store buy-outs, ranging from $20- $160, and accessories from local and Canadian hand craft designers, ranging from $3 -$60. Changes strives to provide for the modern women who is not constrained by sizes or media influences because, “size means absolutely squat!”