Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

Etsy Craft Market 2016

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The Etsy Market will be returning to Vancouver for its third year this weekend to provide you with a great opportunity to browse arts, crafts, and food by local artisans. If you’re REALLY organized, perhaps this could be a first kick-off at Holiday gift shopping… Or, you could just be out to buy a nice, new little present for yourself.

This year’s market will be held in a new location at the North Vancouver Pipe Shop building near Lonsdale to provide more space for browsing. It will also be held over two days, so you’ll be able to have lots of time to check it out.

Etsy itself is sort of an online version of a giant craft fair. The market they put together is uniquely and carefully curated, and getting to see the goods in real life rather than online is a great opportunity.

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Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

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Shopping for Vancouver-made treasures to return home from your travels with doesn’t have to mean your choices are limited to touristy junk. Örling & Wu, a contemporary household goods boutique in Gastown has also just opened a shop in the hip new Armoury District, on 6th Avenue and Fir Street, just up the hill from Granville Island. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

Fashion Label Scotch & Soda Opens First BC Location

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Scotch & Soda in Richmond Centre

Shopping mecca Richmond Centre is where Amsterdam unisex fashion brand Scotch & Soda has opened its doors, marking the fourth standalone store in Canada. Continue reading:
Fashion Label Scotch & Soda Opens First BC Location

Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

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All photos Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography

Launching their online boutique with a pop-up shop at Little Mountain Shop, Vancouver sleepwear label Smash + Tess are hosting two special shopping days. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Smash + Tess Pop-Up Shop, May 20-21

Roots Vancouver Flagship Store Gets a Re-Vamp

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Roots new storefront on Robson Street

The intersection of Vancouver’s Robson and Burrard Streets has been the primo downtown location for one of Canada’s favourite retailers for 18 years. Continue reading:
Roots Vancouver Flagship Store Gets a Re-Vamp

Vancouver’s Dish and Duer Opens Flagship Store

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Dish and Duer’s storefront in Gastown

Canadian athleisure brand, Dish and Duer, have opened shop in the city’s hip and historic Gastown district. Since launching the line in 2014, the performance denim line has become a huge hit with customers looking to look good, feel comfortable and buy local. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Dish and Duer Opens Flagship Store

Free Admission & Thousands of Plants at the VanDusen Gardens Plant Sale

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The VanDusen Botanical Garden will be buzzing with more than bees this weekend as thousands of avid gardeners descend on the hotly anticipated VanDusen Plant Sale. This free event takes place on Sunday, April 24th and typically attracts over 10,000 people looking for great deals on over 20,000 plants.

The sale lasts for just one day and is only made possible by the 400 volunteers that pitch in to help with the event. Best of all, admission is 100% free, so after checking out the plants (and the crowd) you can take a quick wander around the beautiful gardens.

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Free Admission & Thousands of Plants at the VanDusen Gardens Plant Sale