Fashion & Retail

Spend on Trend (Friday Aug. 21st to Sunday Aug. 23rd)

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.
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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!
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MMV Contest – win tickets to Spend on Trend 2009


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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.
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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.
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All you have to do is email info@modernmixvancouver.com 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!!
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For MMV’s media coverage of Spend on Trend 2008, click here.

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Events & Lifestyle

MARKET: Got Craft? (May 3rd, 2009)

On Sunday May 3rd, visit “Got Craft?” will be taking place at The Legion (2205 Commercial Drive at East 6th Avenue). Got Craft? is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring over 50 local and handmade vendors from clothing to jewelry to children’s accessories to bath and body products. Vendors include feather headbands by A Farmers Daughter, sewn handbags by Urban Harmonie Handbags and handmade toys by the Tiny Warbler (that elephant below is so adorable!). By bringing a modern twist to the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a one stop shop showcasing the best talent Vancouver has to offer while providing the general public with an opportunity to purchase one of a kind items. The event is from 11am to 5pm and the first 30 people through the door will receive a free swag bag full of goodies. Admission is $2 and kids 10 and under are free.

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VGH – Holiday Craft Market (December 4 to 6, 2008)

Visit the 12th Annual Vancouver General Hospital Holiday Craft Market from December 4th to 6th on the first floor of the Jim Pattison Pavilion.

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Events & Lifestyle

Circle Craft Christmas Market – 35th Year Anniversay (Nov 11 to 16th)

It’s that time of the year again!! The weather is getting colder, the clocks have been switched back an hour and Halloween is over. Keep reading Modern Mix Vancouver for updates on Holiday Craft Fairs happening all over the city and get your shopping done early!

For 35 years, Vancouverites have been enjoying the Circle Craft Christmas Market. An annual tradition for thousands of holiday shoppers, today, adults who attended as children with their parents are now bringing their own kids!
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From Tuesday, November 11 to Sunday, November 16, 2008 more than 260 Canadian artisans (48 new this year) will gather under the sails of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre to present their wares at Western Canada’s largest one-of-a-kind gift fair. That’s one more day than usual!
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Shoppers and attendees will find gorgeous clay work, the newest and hottest of Canadian fashion and jewellery design, stunning glasswork, handmade candles and soaps, unique clothing and toy items for children, an assortment of amazing home décor items, fine art from acclaimed visual artists, and many more carefully handcrafted items in felt, wool, wood, leather and metal. And, there’s food—delicious chocolates, sauces, dressings and more!
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Tickets for adults are $12, Students and Seniors are $8 but any ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited re-admission for any day of the show. Just don’t forget to pick up your re-entry pass before leaving the premises.

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One of a Kind – Christmas Show (November 20th to 23rd) at BC Place

…consumers who realize the value of purchasing from local artisans as opposed to mass-produced, factory-made goods.

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