Converge on Main: Shopping & Dining Discounts on Main Street, July 19

Barefoot Contessa on Main Street. Photo: Fashion Magazine.com

Gastown businesses have been hosting “shop hops”—neighbourhood-wide shopping events where multiple stores join together to stay open late for special, one-day-only sales—for a few years now. But the concept is new to Main Street, which hosts its first “shop hop” event next week: Converge on Main on July 19.

Home to some of the best independent Vancouver fashion and trendy, off-beat boutiques in the city, Main Street from East 16th to East 29th Ave is one of Vancouver’s top shopping destinations. At the Converge on Main sale, 20 Main Street shops and restaurants will come together to offer major discounts for one night; participating shops include  twigg&hottie (40% off We3 Designs, 25% off rest of store), Barefoot Contessa (25% off entire store), and Two of Hearts (where everything is made in Vancouver) (25% off regular merchandise).

Along with the shopping sales, Converge on Main also offers discounts at area restaurants, including 15% off appetizers, beer and wine at Locus and 15% off the entire menu at Slickety Jim’s. Find a complete list of participating businesses—and a map for the entire Converge on Main event—here.

If you’ve needed an excuse to shop Main Street, this is it: these are major deals at one of Vancouver’s hottest shopping districts.

Converge on Main runs from 6pm – 9pm on July 19, 2012.

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