UNIQLO Officially Opening First Vancouver Location on October 6, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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The wait is finally over, Vancouver’s first UNIQLO store will officially be opening on Friday, October 6, 2017.

The global Japanese retailer, known for its casual apparel sold all across the world, will be opening a 20,800 sq. ft. store at Metrotown in Burnaby, its third location in Canada, following the opening of two stores in Toronto last year.

Shoppers are still celebrating the recent opening of MUJI, a minimalist Japanese retailer with a wide range of generic products, including apparel & home goods. Now, UNIQLO will be joining the mall that’s just a short drive or Skytrain ride from Downtown Vancouver.

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UNIQLO Officially Opening First Vancouver Location on October 6, 2017 (Thanksgiving Weekend)

New Illumination Summer Night Market Debuts this May

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The summer is looking a lot brighter in Richmond this year with the introduction of the new “Illumination Market” that will replace last year’s Panda Market. The Illumination Night Market will feature the first ever, largest summer lighting show in North America with nine different themes, copious lanterns, and unprecedented scale. Various exquisite dazzling lanterns will be displayed throughout the market, weaving a colorful sparkling world.

The new market will debut this Friday, May 5, marking the start of night market season in Vancouver! The Illumination Night Market will be held behind Home-Depot, just west of Knight Street Bridge in Richmond. For the first weekend, May 5 – May 7, you can enjoy free admission to experience the new market for yourself!

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New Illumination Summer Night Market Debuts this May

New Store Openings On Robson Street Vancouver

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Association.

Robson Street is home to some of this city’s most sought after retailers and restaurants. With the most recent additions of Laduree, Nike and RYU Apparel, Robson Street is about to see another surge of new and familiar brands!

We’ve rounded up a list of our latest openings happening #onRobson this year. Happy shopping!

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New Store Openings On Robson Street Vancouver

Great Food Gifts Made in Vancouver

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Doing some holiday shopping while visiting? Why not put a little Vancouver in their Christmas stockings, with some of these food-lover gifts, made right here in BC. Continue reading:
Great Food Gifts Made in Vancouver

Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

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By Casey Stepaniuk

Some people might insist LGBTQ+ books are only for LGBTQ+ readers, to which I would reply, no way! It’s not that I don’t love LGBTQ+ books that are written with LGBTQ+ readers in mind, but that certainly doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy them. With that in mind, here are some solid holiday book gift options for the people on your list, LGBTQ+ or not.

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Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for a fun time in a wonderful atmosphere and a great place to find unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, Vancouver’s Women’s Winter Faire is definitely where you should find yourself the weekend before Christmas next month. But Fairegoers might not realize they’re also participating in a longstanding tradition of feminist and LGBTQ+ organizing and activism in Vancouver. I got the scoop on this tradition from Pat Hogan, organizer of the Women’s Winter Faire and co-founder of Sounds and Furies, the production company that oversees the Faire and many other rad events.

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Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns Nov 25-27

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If your walls have been looking a little bare lately and your wallet is about the same, the annual Emily Carr Student Art Sale is like a beacon of bright shining shopping light coming at you this November 25 – 27, 2016.

It’s known as the “legendary” Emily Carr student art sale for good reason. Over 100 up-and-coming local artists will be showcasing their original art, all available for purchase at reasonable prices. The show gives student artists a taste of what showing their art in a gallery setting is really like and gives you the chance to pick up a piece for $60 that might later be valued at $60,000! Hey, you never know!

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The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns Nov 25-27

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