Similar to the Gastown Shop Hop a few weeks ago, Yaletown is holding a shopping night on December 19th from 5pm to 9pm. Celebrate the holiday season with 36 of Yaletown’s finest retailers and restaurants and spend the evening shopping for yourself or loved ones. From looking at the list below, it seems like most of the deals are around 20% off – which isn’t that much but if you had your eye on something in Yaletown anyway, this Friday would be the night to buy it! Skimming the list below, perhaps you can stop by Section 3 for 2 for 1 appies and drinks after you shop? Or get your hair done at Blo at 15% off before heading off to a fancy Christmas party? I would recommend clicking on the map below and printing it out to bring with you.
I stopped by the Plen+y flagship store on the corner of West Broadway and Mcdonald yesterday evening and was pleased to discover an ample amount of clothing on sale. Paper signs around the store announced 20% to 40% off selected stock. I ended up trying a couple of items but what I ended up purchasing was a high waisted, dark grey Monk & Lou grey dress-skirt with a subtle baby blue checkered pattern and pockets. It wasn’t exactly cheap or a good deal, and taxes added almost another $10 to my purchase. But it was already on sale, made in Canada, and 80% wool. If you’ve been reading my articles on all the autumn/winter fashion shows MMV has been attending, grey has been a prominent presence on the runway this season. That being said, grey matches with (almost) everything and is a whole lot trendier than black. I wouldn’t be surprised if Plen+y is advertising half-price clothing with an end-of-season sale in the coming weeks – but in my “shopping career”, I have developed the mentality that if it fits – buy it.
I wonder if Blubird Boutique (1055 Alberni Street @ Burrard) will have the hoodie I’ve had my eye on since their grand opening in August. Shop now for 20% to 50% off all fall clothing at Blubird! Brands include Juicy Couture, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Brand, Dolce Vita, Earnest Sewn, True Religion, Victoria Couture Hello Kitty and more!
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.
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.