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

Score Some Sweet Finds at ICONS Vintage Market at the Biltmore

Icons Vintage Market Vancouver 2014

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If you’re looking for something a bit different that you’d never be able to find at a mall, circle Sunday, January 26, 2014 on your calendar because the ICONS Vintage Market is coming to the legendary red-velvet draped Biltmore Cabaret!

Brought to you by The Eastside Flea, the ICONS Vintage Market will be a labyrinth of counterculture, focusing on vintage clothing vendors, with some local artisans & cool flea market collectors thrown into the mix – aside from the clothes, expect to find psychedelic posters, antiques & curiosities, records, taxidermy, retro lamps & small furniture, cameras, and other oddball objects.

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Score Some Sweet Finds at ICONS Vintage Market at the Biltmore

4 Unique Christmas Shopping Alternatives in Vancouver

Vancouver shopping alternatives

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With all the Black Friday sales popping up in Vancouver, it’s a great time to start thinking about all those people that are on your holiday shopping list (how did it get so long!?). But, when you’re tired of the mall and you’d rather not step foot in another big box store, it’s great to remember that there are a few unique shopping alternatives around town that will make your Christmas present shopping almost… enjoyable!

We’ve compiled a list of 4 interesting and unique places to pick up your presents this year for Christmas:

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4 Unique Christmas Shopping Alternatives in Vancouver