Nordstrom, A&F, AllSaints Ready to Move into Vancouver’s Revamped Pacific Centre

A rendering of the new Nordstrom store in Vancouver

A rendering of the new Nordstrom store in Vancouver

The ugly marshmallow palace in downtown Vancouver that was the old Sears building is ancient history. The dingy off-white facade has been replaced by gleaming glass and steel and the interior completely redone. Now it’s time for Vancouver’s retail renaissance to kick into high gear.

After years of renovation, the Pacific Centre expansion on Granville Street is finally ready to take in new tenants. High-end department store Nordstrom, which will anchor the new facility with a 230,000-square-foot space, is set to open its doors on Sept. 18. Meanwhile, a host of chic chain stores will move in this summer and get the retail party started.

From across the pond, U.K. retailer AllSaints is scheduled to open a 2,200-square-foot store on June 17. Known for its “rock-and-roll chic” aesthetic, AllSaints is strongly associated with the music industry, featuring trendy apparel with lots of leather. Later in the summer, U.S.-based clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch will brings its line of casual wear to Pacific Centre. The 4,000-square-foot location will be the first A&F in Vancouver since an outlet in the Oakridge mall closed in the early 1990s.   Continue reading:
Nordstrom, A&F, AllSaints Ready to Move into Vancouver’s Revamped Pacific Centre

New Luxury Outlet Mall Set to Open Near Vancouver’s YVR Airport

Artist rendering sourced from YVR.ca

Artist rendering of the outlet mall

The Templeton station on Vancouver’s Canada Line is about to get a lot more popular.

Just two stops from Vancouver International Airport, the SkyTrain station currently sees little traffic. But – in just a few weeks time – it will begin welcoming visitors to Canada’s newest luxury outlet mall.

The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport – 240,000 square feet of premium shopping and restaurants in its initial phase – is set to open its doors on schedule later this spring. (The exact date is a tightly kept secret.) The unique outlet mall, which has a “European” sensibility, complete with cobblestone streets and sweeping piazzas, will ultimately be home to 80 high-end and designer stores and occupy 380,000 square feet.  Continue reading:
New Luxury Outlet Mall Set to Open Near Vancouver’s YVR Airport

3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Trout Lake Farmers Market Facebook | Julia Montague photo credit

Get out your reusable shopping bags! Spring has sprung and summer is on its way…and with that, Vancouver Farmers Markets are gearing up for a busy season.

Three of the seven markets are opening this week (Yaletown, Trout Lake, and Kitsilano). The West End market opens on May 30, and three others follow in June.

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3 Vancouver Farmers Markets open this week: here’s when and where

The Legendary Army and Navy Shoe Sale is Back May 6th!

army and navy shoe sale 2015

Image courtesy of Army & Navy Department Store | Facebook.com

All of you shoe addicts out there know, there is really no such thing as having too many shoes. So if you’re looking to add a pair or two (or ten!) to your collection, it’s time to mark your calendar for Army & Navy’s Legendary Shoe Sale coming back to Vancouver on Wednesday, May 6, 2015!

For their 66th annual Legendary Shoe Sale, Army & Navy will be selling off famous designer shoe brands all priced for under $50.

“In addition to iconic names like Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, Nine West and Calvin Klein we also have a selection of luxury labels we can’t even mention. Why the secrecy? Because each and every pair will be priced under 50 dollars!” said Jacqui Cohen, Army & Navy President & CEO.

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The Legendary Army and Navy Shoe Sale is Back May 6th!

Pick up some Posies this Sunday at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Van Dusen Plant Sale 2015

Image courtesy of UC Davis Gateways Project | Flickr.com

Get your wheelbarrow ready! This weekend the VanDusen Botanical Garden is hosting their incredibly popular annual plant sale that attracts more than 10,000 people looking to score some sweet deals on over 20,000 plants! This sale is one day only, on Sunday April 26, 2015 and is held from 10am to 4pm on the Great Lawn.

Best of all, admittance to the annual plant sale is 100% free, so even if you’re not shopping for plants, it’s a great opportunity to see what’s available (orchids are cheap!), watch the crowds fighting over the last tomato plant, or learn more about planting mushrooms. Plus, entry to the VanDusen Botanical Garden is free (for this one day only!) so you can take a stroll around the gardens after picking up a few plants.

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Pick up some Posies this Sunday at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Sale