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Mar 26
2015 10:33 AM 0 Comments

Nine West Pacific Centre Grand Re-Opening

Calling all shoe lovers! Nine West is having a grand re-opening shopping event tomorrow at their Pacific Centre location. Pop in the store for contests, sales, cupcakes, and frozen yogurt! Everything in store tomorrow will be 20% off, so it's the perfect time to snag those heels or booties you've been eyeing all month. The first 100 customers will also receive a $50 gift card (read: more shoes!) so be sure to get there early. And don't forget to enter their contest for a chance to win free shoes for an entire year! 

 

Friday March 26th 10am-9pm

Nine West Pacific Centre

701 West Georgia St., 604-899-9406

Ninewest.ca

 

Mar 24
2015 12:12 PM 0 Comments

Experience La Prairie at Holt Renfrew

Swiss skincare line La Prairie is hosting a 'Meet the Experts' event at Holt Renfrew today and tomorrow for the chance to learn about the brand's heritage, test drive samples, and talk skin just in time for sunshine season.  The luxe line's Director of Education, Becky Watkins, and her team will be on hand to chat/pamper so be sure to check out our favourites including the White Caviar Illuminating Moisturizing Cream (a firming and brightening formula that targets imperfections all in one go)  and the Cellular Power Serum (a deeply penetrating detoxifying agent that works to reenergize at a cellular level), but don't miss other hard-working products that target dehydration, sun spots, wrinkles & fine lines. In other words, peeling back time. 

 

 
March 24 - March 25 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)
Holt Renfrew
737 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver
604-681-3121

-By Ginger Jefferies

Mar 20
2015 10:30 AM 0 Comments

Spring Shoes Blossom

The sun is shining, the days are warmer, and it's time to put old rain boots back to bed.  Check out these new shoe collections that are perfect for springtime strolls.

 

 

 

Native
We got a taste of what Native's Apollo shoe was like last year and it's back for spring. The Apollo comes in 2 styles: Moc and Chukka. With microfiber for softness, perforations for breathing (read:sweating), and a lightweight EVA for water protection, the Apollo is Vancouver's new must-have.

Apollo Moc in Glass Green ($70) and Apollo Chukka in Sprinkle Print ($85), El Kartel, 104 East Pender, 604-336-2744. Elkartel.com

 

Blundstone
Shoe laces not your thing? Blundstone boots will be your best friend. The easy pull-on, iconic boots, are a lightweight pair perfect for the spring and summer months.  With a selection of four colours, you'll be sure to fine one suitable for your wardrobe. Note for Blundstone lovers: these boots are also waterproof so will be making it in to our winter roundup too. Any excuse really.

Canvas Boot in Denim ($130), Australian Boot Company, 1968 West 4th Ave, 604-738-2668. Australianboot.com

 

 

Palladium
Spring screams pastels: say hello to the Palladium's Macaron Collection. Inspired by the French meringue, this Spring/Summer collection features two of their popular styles in four pastel colours. Palladium is known for it's famous rubber--formally used to make tires-- and this canvas shoe's sole is made with none other than that. Available April 1st.

Flex Lace & Flex Ballet ($65) Little Burgundy, 1035 Robson St., 778-328-9757. Littleburgundyshoes.com

 

TOMS
The Avalon sneaker is one of our favourites from Tom's spring/summer 2015 line. Reinventing the classic Toms slip on and drawing inspiration from skater shoes, it features a cupsole bottom and comes in a variety of fabrics and designs including leather, nylon, and woven textile. Whether you're heading to the dog park, or having lunch with friendss, the Avalon sneaker offers comfort without sacrificing style.

Stucco Leather Embossed Avalon Sneaker ($115), Below The Belt at Metropolis at Metrotown, 4800 Kingsway, 604-439-0070. Belowthebelt.com

 

Dr. Martens

These shoes need no introduction, but their new Monotone collection demands it. The collection is inspired by musicians and fans of the 80's who customized their own Dr. Martens by painting them. The Monotone Collection features three popular Dr. Martens styles in two colours, made with smooth leather and their famous air cushioned sole. Rock and roll. If getting icecream is rock and roll that is...

Pascal Boot in Poppy Red ($175), Gravitypope, 2205 West 4th Ave, 604-731-7673. Gravitypope.com

 

-By Danielle Tsang

Mar 13
2015 10:55 AM 0 Comments

Hey Jude Pop Up Shop

Mount Pleasant's Hey Jude pop up boutique presents a perfect collection of must-have vintage wear. The trendy store has been successfully popping up all over the Vancouver fashion scene since 2010 with a selection of clothes that have been curated from New York, Australia, and South America. Cue sporty numbers from the 80s (think textured meshes and lots of leather), made-in-house jewelery and purses, and stylish menswear (check out the James Dean-esque jackets). Despite a fairly recluse location, this hidden gem is most certainly worth the voyage.  Check out the next public pop-up at their retail space on Kingsway this March 21 from 12-7pm and March 22 from 12-5pm.

 

1243 Kingsway Vancouver
heyjudeshop.com

info@heyjudeshop.com


 

-By Ginger Jefferies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 12
2015 2:09 PM 0 Comments

An Ode to the Brits: Newest in Handbags

Spring summons petite statement purses to accesorize your wardrobe in full bloom. Travelling across the pond and back, we've brought together a list of British designers and their newest spring/summer 2015 collections that will have you fleeing to Britain for more -- and we won't be opposed to coming with you.

 

1. Cambridge Satchel Company
Notable for their durable leather and clasps, this season the Cambridge Satchel Company have reshaped their designs for the Push Lock Collection: with smaller purses in a variety of so-cute colours including lilac, light blue, and pink. Our favourite is the Mini Push Lock in lilac -- perfect for a Sunday stroll through the park. $122, cambridgesatchell.com

2. Mulberry
The spring line from Mulberry presents a two-faced, reversable purse that allows you to choose between a textured leather exterior, or a biker chain material.   Check out the Delphie Bag -- it comes in a creamy ivory, a silky blue snakeskin, and many other textured materials.   $1,900, mulberry.com

3. Mint Velvet
With the creation of a series of fringe purses including the Stone Naomi Fringe Clutch, Mint Velvet offers an affordably stylish option. $187, mintvelvet.co.uk, houseoffraser.co.uk

4. Topshop
This Clean-Cut Satchel is ultra sleek, vibrant, and basically sums up any trip to Miami.  $60, topshop.com

5. Stella McCartney
This compact, denim bag is heavinly pieced together with stitchwork embroidery and finished with a chain strap and trim.  Falabella Zigarrette Cross Body Bag $ 1,120.00, stellamccartney.com, holtrenfrew.com

6. Biba
If fringe is your thing, check out this cobalt clutch bag from Biba. The January Fringed Clutch Hanbag is made of suede and has a detachable strap, meaning it can be worn both over the shoulder or as a clutch. $104, houseoffraser.co.uk

7. Ted Baker:
Keen on a staple, black purse? Ted Baker's Allira bag contains a perfect dab of spring-time inside (check out the floral lining) but is strictly business on the outside. $243, tedbaker.com or houseoffraser.co.uk

8. Vivienne Westwood

The perfect partner-in-crime for an evening on the town is this sophisticated black Opio Saffiano Bag.  Made of 100% leather, it's pulled together with a golden plaque and a squiggle backwash. $450.00, viviennewestwood.com

9. Lulu Guines
This Small Paula in Neon Pink Polished Leather is a part of the Disco Collection: think silvers, neons, and candyshop vibes. $350, luluguiness.com



-By Ginger Jefferies