For 11 weeks this fall, Vancouver vintage fashion company Hey Jude will be opening a temporary pop-up boutique in Mount Pleasant at 196 Kingsway x East Broadway.
The date has been set for the third annual Nifty for Fifty shopping extravaganza – April 17 and 18, 2010. Targeting “style-savvy and frugal fashionistas”, over 10 local designers are ready to part with their much-loved designs and vintage finds for $50 or less. To make things even more exciting, this year Nifty for Fifty will be happening at Five-Sixty, a new space on 560 Seymour that has been serving as a gallery for the Cultural Olympiad. Local fashion favourites include: Adhesif Clothing, Planet Claire, Clutch Designs, Kulus Designs, cream puff by gg, Carny Love, Dahlia Drive, Flaming Angels, Dotted Loop, and Catalyst Reaction.
Saturday, April 17th: 11am-6pm | Sunday, April 18th: 12-5pm | Free Admission
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 >>
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…