Vancouver’s monthly artisian market, Portobello West (1755 Cottrell Street @ Rocky Mountaineer Station), is celebrating their 50th market day on Sunday October 31, 2010. What better way to commemorate this milestone than by treating yourself with an afternon of shopping with your favorite local designers? In celebration of their 50th market day, Portobello West will be giving away 50 free membership cards to the first 50 attendees. These cards will get you free admission for a year plus various discounts from our fabulous vendors. Stop by for art, clothing, Jewelry, accessories and more, while supporting local talent. Admission is only $2 and the market is open from 12pm to 6pm.
Featuring over 50 local vendors, Got Craft? has something handmade for everybody on your list from clothing to jewelry to art to ceramics and home décor. This year, Got Craft? will be happening on Sunday December 6, from 11am to 5pm at the Royal Grandview Legion (2205 Commercial Drive at E. 6th Avenue). The first 30 people through the door will receive a free, re-useable swag bag packed full of goodies from all of our vendors. Admission is $2, kids are free.
Make It Vancouver is back again from November 20 to 22nd, this time at The Croatian Cultural Centre.
Our Vancouver show will feature almost 100 of the hottest, hippest and coolest designers in Western Canada! Because Make It is like a mullet; craft show in the front, party in the back we will have a bar and DJ Leanne spinning all weekend. This is the perfect place to shop, socialize and enjoy how darn talented emerging designers really are.
Click on the below graphic to print out the coupon for 2-for-1 admission to the event.
Spend on Trend is back. Shop local at this Canadian designer event at the Scotiabank Dance Center (677 Davie Street at Granville) from Friday August 21st until Sunday August 23rd. Brands including Catalyst Reaction, Davie and Chiyo, Nate Organics, Togs Design, Filou Designs, Megan Kathryn, Two of Hearts and many more will be featured at this event. The first 25 people through the door each day will receive a gift bag which includes a copy of FASHION Magazine. Tickets at $5 and are available at the door. To read MMV’s recap of the event last year, click here.
Also, congratulations to Jennifer Peters on winning tickets to Spend on Trend through Modern Mix Vancouver. Jennifer emailed in with her main reason for shopping local – “to find something unique and to support local arts and crafts”. Keep checking your email, Jennifer, and we will put you in touch with your pair of tickets!
Spend on Trend was one of the first events I ever wrote about on Modern Mix Vancouver, and it was the friendly guidance and support from Nicole Stewart (the PR representative behind this event) which taught me a lot more about the local fashion and media industry.
Now, Spend on Trend is back again and Modern Mix Vancouver readers can get first dibs on this trendy exhibition event, featuring Canadian designers and their arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more! From August 21-23, shoppers can head down to the Scotia Bank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) to, quite literally, “spend on trend”. Tickets to this event are regularly $5 at the door, but one lucky MMV reader will have a chance to get postal-mailed a pair of tickets, directly to their door.
All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what your favorite reason for shopping local is! Submissions will be drawn at random and the winner will be notified in the first week of August!!
For MMV’s media coverage of Spend on Trend 2008, click here.