The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns, Nov. 23 – Nov. 25

Emily Carr Student Art Sale

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The Emily Carr University of Art and Design is a hotbed for local, artistic talent. If your walls have been looking a little bare lately, or you’re interested in checking out what the latest crop of artists is working on these days, the 45th annual Legendary student art sale is the event for you.

The Emily Carr art sale is one of of Vancouver’s most highly anticipated seasonal sales (seriously), with people lining out the door on opening day to scoop up one-of-a-kind art made by Emily Carr students.

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The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns, Nov. 23 – Nov. 25

Vancouver’s Best Vintage Clothing Stores

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I don’t know about you, but shopping is one of my favourite pastimes! There’s nothing like strolling Vancouver in search of the best vintage finds to relax and unwind. Rather than sporting similar looks from the high-street as everyone else, vintage stores open the doors to unique styles. So, if you’re new to Vancouver or returning, keep on reading to find out where to get your hands on effortlessly cool vintage pieces.

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Vancouver’s Best Vintage Clothing Stores

Freshly picked: Spring Farmers Markets opening for the season

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Spring has sprung and so have the delicious fruits and veggies that are filling up the local farmers markets! Now that the winter farmers markets have closed for the season, the larger spring/summer markets will be opening throughout May and June!

You can check the eatlocal.org website to find out what’s in season, but there’s a good chance you’ll be able to find apples, chard, dandelion greens, kale, nettles, potatoes, mushrooms, grass-fed beef & lamb, craft beer, and a whole lot more.

Check out the list below of the spring farmers markets that will be open across Vancouver starting next month:

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Freshly picked: Spring Farmers Markets opening for the season

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 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